EL PLOMO - 5.424 M

EL PLOMO – 5.424 M

The Sacred Sentinel of Santiago
High Mountains
Trekking
Mountaineering
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Code

E04

Region

Central Andes, Chile

Duration

6 Days

Prices

From 920 USD

Next trip

26.12.2020

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Introduction

Reach your first 5.000 meter peak! This short expedition is ideal as an introduction to high altitude mountaineering, and is also an excellent way of acclimatizing for bigger mountains like Ojos del Salado (6.893 m), Tupungato (6.570 m) or Aconcagua (6.962 m). The climb has very few technical difficulties, but it requires a good physical condition and a strong will. We will be widely rewarded for our efforts: the great emotion of reaching the summit, as well as by the impressive views of the countless mountains of the Andes Range, including the “Roof of America”, Mount Aconcagua, is the payment for every climber. Mount El Plomo also offers a fascinating story, because this mountain hides an ancient secret. More than 500 years ago, an Inca boy was offered to the deities in the area near the summit. Thus the mountain became a silent witness to a powerful culture. The findings and ruins along the climbing route still bear testimony to this ritual. Follow us along the Inca trail to one of the most attractive summits of the Chilean Central Andes!

Highlights

  • Fantastic campsites at Piedra Numerada and Mount El Plomo Base Camp.
  • Outstanding landscape of the Central Andes and the Iver Glacier.
  • Observation of the local flora & fauna.
  • Wonderful acclimatization hikes in the surrounding area of the Base Camp.
  • Ascent to Mount Leonera (4.954 m) in the period before climbing El Plomo.
  • Optimal acclimatization and maximum security thanks to extra safety and leisure day.
  • Ascent to the Summit of Mount El Plomo (5.424 m).
  • 500 Year old archaeological site from the Inca culture, and the altar located in the area near the summit of Mount El Plomo.

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