TUPUNGATO – 6.570 M
Wild Giant of the Central Andes
Central Andes, Chile
From 1.790 USD
Very close to the border between Chile & Argentina, and not far away from Santiago de Chile, Tupungato rises to the sky. Wild and majestic at the same time, this mountain dominates the surroundings by reaching a remarkable altitude of 6.570 meters. Both the normal route (rock) and the South face route (glacier), offer countless possibilities to all mountaineers that look for a special challenge far from the beaten track. The approach and ascent of this mountain, make of this expedition one of the most extraordinary climbing experiences in all the Chilean Central Andes. This mountain meets all the requirements of a great expedition.
- Scenic beauty and traditional lifestyle in the Maipo Valley.
- Fantastic high mountain landscape in the Central Andes.
- Approach the mountain along the beautiful Colorado River Valley.
- Base Camp + 2 high camps located in outstanding, unique places.
- Equipment and food transported by mules to the Base Camp and back.
- Optimal acclimatization and maximum security thanks to extra safety and rest days.
- Ascent to the summit of Tupungato Volcano (6.570 m).
Level of difficulty
We offer this expedition on FIXED DATES, but also as PRIVATE EXPEDITIONS.
Fixed dates - Season 2021/2022
The participants can make reservations freely for fixed date expeditions. SPONDYLUS will define the starting / ending dates of each expedition.
Minimum number of participants: 5 persons
Maximum number of participants: 12 persons
If there are less than 5 participants in the group, there will be a small group extra charge.
The dates for private expeditions are requested by the participants. In general it is not possible to add external persons to the group. If required, the itinerary can be adapted to the group´s needs and priorities.
The price depends on the number of participants, and they are based on a double room/tent.
Single Tent Supplement: * 120 USD
* The extra charge for single room & tent will be done at the moment of making a reservation for the single room. If there is no other person found for sharing a room at the moment of making the reservation of a double room, we will charge half of the extra charge.
Small Group Surcharge:If the size of the group is smaller than the minimum number of participants (5 persons), a small group fee will be charged. All this depends on the final number of participants.
Expedition jacket, Breathable windbreaker (Goretex, Windstopper or similar), Polartec or fleece jacket, Medium weight polartec fleece, Thermal underware (it is very important it is breathable, no cotton, or similar), Breathable windbreaker mountain trousers (Goretex or similar), Trekking trousers, Thermal expedition socks.
Head & Hands
Sun hat, hat with ear protection, Ski mask (balaclava) or mask, First layer thin gloves, Trekking gloves (Goretex, Windstopper or similar), Goose down or synthetic expedition mittens
Goose down or synthetic expedition sleeping bag (comfort zone -20ºC) with compression bag, Expedition mattress (Therm-a-Rest type or similar).
Trekking boots, High mountain expedition boots with inner boot and adequate for using with crampons, Light trainers and sandals or similar to wear at camp, Water proof hiking gaiters
Crampons, Telescopic trekking poles, Harness, 2 Climbing carabiners
Sun glasses with 100% UV protection, Skiing goggles, Wide mouth water bottle, Thermos, Sun block factor 30+, Lip sun protector factor 30+, Pocket knife, Watch with alarm, Personal first aid kit, Expedition Duffel Bag, Head lamp with batteries & extra batteries, Back pack 70L +, Swimwear, Towel
To guarantee maximum security, all along the expedition we always take with us oxygen, satellite phone, VHF radios and medicine for emergencies.
Besides this, we strongly recommend every participant to hire a Foreign Health insurance and an Accident insurance for South America.
We know that reaching the top of a mountain is the dream of every mountaineer. This is the reason why we make our best effort to make a successful ascent possible. Due to our wide experience on climbing high mountains, we normally succeed. However, it is not possible for us to guarantee reaching the summit of any mountain, and we will never put our health at risk trying to achieve the goal. The security of our clients, our mountain guides and the whole expedition team is our highest priority!