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Mount Pissis


The highest inactive volcano in the world

Pissis Volcano is the third highest peak in America, at 6.795 meters above sea level. Situated on the Andes Mountains, it serves as a limit to the provinces of La Rioja and Catamarca.

Its glaciers and spectacular lagoons allow you to immerse yourself in a unique and pure experience in the mountains.

We operate high mountain expeditions of different durations, specially designed and planned according to the needs of each mountaineer, contemplating acclimatization times and the required security.

Ask about the program and we design it your way!



The ascent to the Mount Pissis presents low technical difficulties, however, it is very demanding, since it demands a very large physical requirement, when carrying out activities in remote regions and at high altitudes.

The approach to the mountain is made in a 4×4 vehicle, in which you can enjoy a tourist journey for 90 km, being able to observe spectacular lagoons and the famous Mirador del Pissis, which allows the visitor to live a pure and unique experience in the Puna.

Argentina Trails stands out for having more than 17 years of experience operating expeditions on this mountain and others around the region, where our qualified and certified guides will offer you a high quality experience, providing security and support.

We prioritize the safety of our clients, so we count with experience and the best infrastructure, first aid kits, satellite communication systems and mountain equipment suited to the requirements of each expedition. We take care of every detail so that you can make the most of each expedition safely.

Our expeditions are focused on the client. That is why we design each one according to the needs of each mountaineer, planning an appropiate acclimatization.

Simplified itinerary model. Remember that we can design the expedition to suit your needs!

DAY 1: Arrival to Fiambalá.

DAY 2: Fiambalá – Cortaderas (3,300m)

DAY 3: Acclimatization in Cortaderas (4,000m)

DAY 4: Acclimatization in Cortaderas (4,000m)

DAY 5: Cerro Morocho Chico (4,600m)

DAY 6: Rest day

DAY 7: Ascent to C1 Chucula

DAY 8: Chucula Summit (5,900m)

DAY 9: Rest day at Hostel

DAY 10: BC Pissis (4,500m)

DAY 11: C1 Pissis (5,200m)

DAY 12: C2 Pissis (5,700m)

DAY 13: Summit attempt (6,795m)

DAY 14: Extra day in the mountains

DAY 15: Return to Fiambalá

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