Climb Mount Penitentes · 14274 ft

Climb Mount Penitentes 14274 ft

Climb Mount Penitentes, we highly recommend this trek-ascent of this wild and gorgeous mountain located on the eastern side of the Andes and close to the small village of the same name. This mountain provides an excellent and enjoyable climb without any technical difficulty and its summit offers a unique view of the Aconcagua. It is a highly recommended for anyone that wants to enjoy an unforgettable experience in the Andes.

Mount Penitentes Map

Mount Penitentes weather


• Roundtrip transfer from your hotel in the town of Mendoza
• All meals | except in Mendoza
• Bilingual guides
• Radio communications
• All shared equipment for the expedition | Tents, stoves, etc.


• Personal items | e.g. hygiene, clothes etc.
• Personal porter
• Phone communications and items of a personal nature
• Insurance liability
• Ground or air evacuations
• Hospitalization or medication of any kind
• Any expenses due to last minute cancellations or delays
• Additional costs due to any change in the activity requested by the client
• Any other service not mentioned on this condition sheet

Day 01 Meeting with the guide in Mendoza. 800m = 2624ft
Checking of equipment and renting of extra equipment if required

Day 02 Transport to Penitentes Village | 2800 m = 9190 ft
Trekking to the base camp I 3212m = 10541 ft  I  through the ‘Quebrada de Vargas’ and overnight (4-6 hours average time)

Elevation gain 411 m = 1351ft

Day 03 Climbing of Penitentes summit 14229ft, back to base camp and overnight (5-6 hours average time)

Elevation gain 1124m = 3688ft

Day 04 Return to Los Penitentes Village and from there, transport to Mendoza (3 hours average time)

Departure 8:00 am

Return in Mendoza 7:00 pm

Average trekking time 6 – 8 h

Total elevation gain 5630ft

Difficulty Moderate

Requirement Physically fit

Upper body
• 1 Top underwear, Polypropylene or thermal capeline
• 1 Long sleeve shirts
• 1 Fleece jacket
• 1 Windproof Gore-Tex jacket, it must have a hood
• 1 Down jacket, it must to have a hood
• 1 Pairs of liner gloves
• 1 Pair of fleece or wool gloves
• 1 Hat or cap for the sun protection
• 1 Fleece hat
Lower body
• 1 Bottom underwear
• 1 Trekking pant
• 1 Windproof Gore-Tex pant (only in winter conditions)
• 1 Pair of trekking boots ( we recommend Gore-Tex models )
• 1 pairs of light-weight socks
• 2 pairs of heavy-weight socks
• 1 pair of glacier glasses with side covers (100% UV)
• 1 headlamp with extra batteries
• 1 sleeping bag (-15ºC)
• 1 pair of hiking poles
• Mattress
• Utensil
• Sunscreen and lip protection min. SPF 40
• 2 water bottles


Four Days


Mendoza Mountain Guides

If you cannot find a suitable itinerary or date, please do not hesitate in contact us and we will arrange a private trip to suit your requirements. Simply call or email us and we'll construct the perfect program for you.