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Domuyo Volcano Mountaineering expedition - 7 days
Domuyo Volcano (4709 m / 15500 f) is the highest Peak in Patagonia, located at the northwest area of Neuquen Province. Domuyo volcano ascent is a mountaineering expedition recommended for trekkers & mountaineers looking for medium altitude climbing in Argentina with impressive moonlike landscapes and wide valleys.
- Climb the highest peak of Patagonia
- Trek through moon landscapes & wide valley
- Medium altitude mountaineering expedition
- Impressive adventure trip in North Patagonia
Price: from USD 1650.- per Person
Trip length: 7 days / 6 nights
Departure: Neuquén (Usual)
Bariloche or San Martín de los Andes (On request)
Accommodations: 2 nights at Hotel / 4 nights at mountain Camp (Tent)
Available: October to April
Activity level: Medium + / Challenging
Activities: Mountaineering & Trekking
Group size: Min.4 – Max. 12
Feb 08-14 / Feb 24-Mar 2
Mar 07-13 / Mar 19-25
Day by day itinerary:
On arrival, you will be welcomed at the Airport in Neuquén and transferred to your hotel / Inn. After being introduced to the mountain guides, there is a briefing on the expedition and the gear is checked. Welcome Dinner.
D – Hotel / Inn
The next day, we transfer by our vehicle to Puesto Covunco, a village at the Domuyo base.We will start our approach trekking across the Valley of the Covunco stream. We trek on stony terrain, cross the river stepping on large rocks and then continue along the left bank.
Slowly, we start ascending where the valley makes a left turn. Within a quite desert-like landscape we start to notice the mountain ahead of us. From time to time, we encounter smaller streams which are good for resting and hydrating.
At the end of the valley, we encounter a string of ponds. By the last pond - with deep turquoise waters - we set up base camp at 3100 meters height.
B, L, S & D – Tent / Camp
After a good breakfast, we put on our backpacks and start our ascent trekking on a stony - and in some areas extremely loose - terrain until we get to Camp 2 at 3800 meters height. You will start feeling the effects of altitude and the wind may probably start blowing hard. It is important to be well-hydrated for a better acclimatization. We have an early dinner so we may rest well before our summit attempt the following day.
B, L, S & D – Tent / Camp
Today, we attempt to reach the summit of Domuyo volcano. Depending on the weather conditions, we will cross snowfields/ ice and/or ice peaks as we keep a slow pace. Halfway up, we encounter quite steep slopes.
On the pre-summit, we may view the summit and the cross a few meters before we reach the “Techo de la Patagonia” (Roof of Patagonia). Here, we are embraced by a wide panorama and the joy of reaching the top. We have lunch and then descend to camp 1. After a short rest, we dismantle the camp so we may get to base camp in the afternoon. Here, we recover our strength and spend one more night.
B, L, S & D – Tent / Camp
Early in the morning, we prepare our gear and get back to Puesto Covunco. From there, we are transferred a few kilometers to Aguas Calientes. Here, after a pleasant thermal bath, we will fully recover from mountain expedition within a magical environment.
We transfer to Neuquén, and arrive at the Hotel / Inn in the evening.
B, L, S & D – Hotel / Inn
Extra day in case of bad weather conditions
Breakfast at the hotel.
Time on your own to go shopping, relax or visit the city of
Neuquén until transfer to the airport for departure.
End of the mountain expedition trip.
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|Price per person
|USD 1650.- p / p
Prices are expressed in USD dollars, per person. Contact us for individual rates & group pricing
- Certified Mountain guide (AAGM or UIAGM) (English, Spanish)
- Private shuttle services
- Accommodations mentioned in the itinerary
- Welcome & Celebration Dinners
- All meals (B/L/S/D) – Wholesome & tasty food
- Extra energy afternoon snacks & soft drinks
- Camping equipment (expeditions tents) & cookware
- Mountaineering equipment (crampons, helmet, Ice axe)
- Park entrance fee & permits
- First aid kit & VHF Radios
- Personal equipment (suggested list)
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Everything not mentioned as INCLUDED
On request: Vegetarian Menu / Porters / other languages guiding
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