Set date 1: 27/12/2017 – 02/01/2018
Set date 2: 09/02/2018 – 15/02/2018
Following the footsteps of San Martin on his 1818 expedition to free Chile (Argentine general responsible for Argentinean and Chilean independence), our trek has extraordinary beauty and great historical value. The pass we chose is one of 6 passes used by San Martin’s troops to liberate Chile in a historical expedition, considered today one of major feats in world military history.
Although the trek is right between Mendoza and Santiago, two major capitals, it remais quite unexplored and receives probably less than 300 visitors per year. It is quite common to see guanacos (relative of llamas), condors, rare birds, wild rabbits among other wild animals.
The trek is not easy. We have to cross two 4000 metre passes and a few major rivers. This itself is a great adventure and we need teamwork to do it. At the end of this exciting trek we get to Chile via Valle del Yeso. Just before we get our transport we can enjoy hot springs which occur naturally in the region.
Requirements for joining this trekking are:
- International Travel Insurance;
- Trekking experience;
- Good health and physical prepared;
- Fill the booking and medical form;
- Read all the information available in this website.
Please note we do not take responsibility on your legal situation in Argentina. You should be responsible to have a legal tourist or working stamp in your passport in order to leave Argentina legally. If your situation isn’t legal (i.e. you forgot to stamp when you walked through the Bolivian border or you crossed via an uncontrolled border, etc) you won’t be able to go higher than the Portinari check point and we won’t be able to take you to Chile. Please to make sure you comply with these requirements.