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Maipo Volcano (17,450 fasl)

This volcano is situated in the central-west area of Mendoza, on the border with Chile.
Its attractive shape is reflected on the Laguna del Diamante waters, today considered an ecological reserve.
To reach its base it is necessary to cross a mountain chain covered in snow until the middle of the summer. For this reason the season for climbing this mountain is short.
The effort in climbing this volcano is constantly rewarded as you climb up. The view of the lagoon and its surrounding area is quite spectacular from the volcano.


1st Day: Transfer from Mendoza City at 2,460 fasl (750 masl) to the Laguna del Diamante ecological reserve at 19,825 fasl (3300 masl), which we will use as base camp for the Maipo Volcano ascent.

2nd Day: Trekking from the lagoon to C1 at 11,480 fasl (3500 masl).

3rd Day: Trekking from C1 to C2 at 14,400 fasl (4400 masl).

4th Day: Extra day reserved for acclimatization in case the summit attempt cannot be carried out.

5th Day: Summit attempt day. Return to C2.

6th Day: C2 to Laguna del Diamante, where transportation will be awaiting to takes us back to Mendoza City.

Suggested Personal Equipment

One pair polypropylene underwear pants
One pair fleece pants (or similar warm pants)
One pair waterproof pants (gore-tex/ultrex or similar)
Two short-sleeved t-shirts
One long-sleeved polypropylene sweat t-shirt (or similar)
Two fleece tops (or similar warm top)
One duvet jacket (or synthetic)
One waterproof shell jacket (gore-tex/ultrex or similar)
One pair of first skin gloves
One pair of fleece gloves (or similar warm gloves)
One pair of waterproof gloves or mittens (gore-tex/ultrex or similar)
One fleece or synthetic balaclava
One warm stocking cap
One cap
One pair of sun glasses (UV protection)
One extra pair of glasses
One headlamp with spare batteries
One duvet (or synthetic) sleeping bag for -13°F (-25ºC) or less
One neoprene mattress
One comfortable 80 or 90 litres backpack
One pair of mountaineering double shoes -13°F (-25ºC) or less
One pair of trekking shoes (or similar comfortable ones)
Two pairs of warm cotton socks
Two pairs of warm synthetic socks
One pair of crampons
One ice axe
One pair of ski poles
1 Pair of waterproof gaiters
1 UV Sun block cream
Personal aid kit including baby towels

Technical Difficulty

Low to Medium (Low: doesn´t require previous knowledge nor special skills. Medium: requires well developed motor skills coordination and previous knowledge).

Physical condition

Good: person who trains systematically not more than three times a week


Please, contact us.


Transfer Mendoza City-Laguna del Diamante-Mendoza
Bilingual mountain guides
All meals during expedition
Nights in double base tents
General equipment

Not Included

Trfs in-out
Personal equipment
Extra beverages
Personal Porters

Discover the Andes, Expeditions: tel +54 -261-156571967, EVT Legajo 16431