Just as in Asia there are 14 mountains that exceed 8000 masl, there are also 13 mountains higher than 6500 masl in America and in the Western Hemisphere. The seventh (7) of those 13 is the Llullaillaco Volcano, the highest Inca sanctuary, at 6739 masl, a majestic mass that rises in the west of Salta province, in the Andes Mountains that borders Chile.
In 1999, in an organized archaeological expedition, they found very close to the summit, two Inca mummies that today are displayed in the high mountain museum of Salta city.
In this expedition we also include, in the acclimatization process, an ascent to the Tuzgle Volcano (5550 masl), another of the emblematic mountains of northern Argentina.
Day 1: Salta (1187 mts.). Meeting in the city. Equipment check and guide presentation. Night in hostel.
Day 2: Salta / San Antonio de los Cobres (3,700 meters). Vehicle transfer. Night in a hostel.
Day 3: San Antonio de los Cobres. Short acclimatization walks around the town. Night in hostel
Day 4: San Antonio de los Cobres / Tuzgle Volcano Base Camp (4,500 meters). Transfer to the base camp of the Tuzgle Volcano. Camp.
Day 5: Tuzgle Base Camp / Tuzgle Volcano Summit (5,518 mts.) / San Antonio de los Cobres. Hostel night. We will try to reach the summit of the volcano, we will return to the vehicles and from there again to San Antonio de los Cobres.
Day 6: San Antonio de los Cobres / Tolar Grande (3,500 mts.). Vehicle transfer and en-route circuits. Night in hostel
Day 7: Tolar Grande / Llullaillaco Volcano Base Camp (4,900 meters). 4x4 vehicle transfer to the Llullaillaco base camp. Rest, hydration, high camp.
Day 8: Base Camp / Camp I (5800 mts.) / Base Camp. Porting of equipment to camp 1 and return to base camp.
Day 9: Base Camp (4,900 mts.). Rest at base camp.
Day 10: Base Camp / Camp I. Ascent to Camp 1. Camp and preparation for the summit day.
Day 11: Camp I / SUMMIT (6,732 mts.) / Camp I. Summit attempt day (check the use of extra days); return to camp 1
Day 12: Camp I / Base Camp / Tolar Grande. Hostel night. Descent to base camp and transfer to Tolar Grande.
Day 13: Tolar Grande / San Antonio de los Cobres / Salta. Final transfer to Salta. End of the expedition.
Day 14 and 15: Extra days to use in case of bad weather or that you need to use for better acclimatize.
The ascent to Llullaillaco Volcano presents no technical difficulties on rock or ice. It has a VERY DEMANDING level of difficulty, demands a large physical requirement and a high risk level since it combines demanding activities in remote regions (without infrastructure for medical care) at high altitudes. (see difficulty)
It is necessary to complete the personal / medical file to clarify if someone does not eat some type of food
in hostels with basic amenities and high mountain tents.
As long as you are physically fit and you can take previous trekking and mountaineering trips with us or on your own. In case your experience is basic , it is essential that you take a long or two short trip to summits higher than 4000 m.a.s.l.
We will advise you on this. Almost everything can be rented. There is equipment that should be purchased as underwear, footwear and trekking clothes, trekking poles, headlamp, gloves ,among others.
We do not walk every day. The expedition length is due to the period of acclimatization to the height that our bodies need; there are days when we only rest.
Overnight is in mountain camps in igloo tents, for 2/3 or 4 people; or hostels depending the night
Tents are included in the service.
18 years old
Between 8 - 12 kilos to the base camp. 15 kilos from the base camp (except on the summit day. That day we will be carrying only water,food and headlamp.
No. In this isolated mountain, porting must be done by ourselves.
In all our expeditions we provide the meals service ON FULL BOARD
It is necessary to complete the personal / medical file to clarify if you have any special diet
20% Up to 5 Kilos: Short excursion walks / Trekking Talampaya
40% Up to 8/10 Kilos: Round-trip trekking / Vallecitos 3 and 4-day programs
60% Up to 12/15 kilos: Crossing trekking with porting / Crossing of the Andes Paso Portillo
80% More than 15/18 kilos: Cross-country trekkings with little or no portage / Trekkings in Patagonia (Paso Vuriloche, PN Lanin or Nahuel Huapi, etc)
100% More than 25 Kilos: With a lot of equipment on top and little or no porting / Continental Ice
20% half a day or less with little unevenness.
40% more sustained slopes and longer days in the activity. 2-3 days / more than 6 hours per day.
60% Long ascents and descents with a longer duration. Ascents to more than 4000 meters in the central mountain range / intense 4-day trekking (Uruguayan plane)
80% Important work of legs in resistance. Very long days. Very long day ascents (Lanin - Domuyo) or more than 5000 meters. Ice courses.
100% Maximum demand. Aerobic work and constant effort on legs. Continental Ice, Aconcagua, mountains of more than 6000 meters.
20% flat land
40% trails with moderate ups and downs. General crossing trekkings . Sierra de la Ventana, Córdoba, Patagonia, Cuyo, north, others. Classic ascents
60% Steeper slopes and trails. Possible use of crampons. Domuyo, Cordón del Plata, Cordillera Central.
80% Mixed terrain, with snow or ice. Alvear, Lanin, Tronador. Bolivia, Peru.
100% Highly technical terrain. Glacial transit and climbing in sections. Hill climbing with sections on slopes of more than 60 ° inclination
20% We will not be much affected.
40% This is a normal level of attention.
60% We require more motivation, enthusiasm and concentration.
80% The activity will require us to be very connected and convinced.
100% Maximum control and emotional-psychological performance.
0% + sea level.
20% Up to 2000 masl.
40% + 2000 masl.
60% + 4000 masl.
80% + 5000 masl.
100% + 6000 masl.
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