Ojos del Salado expedition

Ojos del Salado expedition


From £4,195
Altitude 6,893m Grade: 2B

Just sixty meters lower than Aconcagua, Ojos del Salado can be found on the edge of the Atacama Desert (the driest spot on earth). It is the world’s highest volcano and one of the seven continental volcanic summits.

Just sixty metres lower than Aconcagua, Ojos del Salado can be found on the edge of the Atacama Desert (the driest spot on earth) and is the world’s highest volcano. Our journey to the mountain takes us by jeep to the remote region of the Chilean Altiplano where few people go, passing through salt flats and pristine mountain lakes in this region of amazing beauty. We acclimatise on the beautiful peak of Volcan Copiapó 6052m, before making our ascent of the majestic massif of Ojos del Salado where the 360º summit views are beyond description. No crowds on this peak!

Ojos Del Salado is also the highest of the Seven Continental Volcanic Summits challenge and the highest volcano in the world. An easier and better peak than Aconcagua to climb after Kilimanjaro.

You can extend your stay to climb Aconcagua.

Dates & Prices

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Availability

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18th Nov 2022 - 4th Dec 2022 Closed17 £4,225£5,475
23rd Dec 2022 - 8th Jan 2023 Guaranteed17 £4,225£5,475 Book Now
6th Jan 2023 - 22nd Jan 2023 Spaces17 £4,295£5,545 Book Now
17th Nov 2023 - 3rd Dec 2023
£150 Early Booking Discount Next 3 Places
Spaces17 £4,295
£4,145
£5,545
£5,395
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8th Dec 2023 - 24th Dec 2023
£150 Early Booking Discount Next 3 Places
Spaces17 £4,295
£4,145
£5,545
£5,395
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23rd Dec 2023 - 7th Jan 2024
£150 Early Booking Discount Next 3 Places
Guaranteed with Next Booking16 £4,195
£4,045
£5,445
£5,295
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* A deposit of £400 will be required at checkout.

Extras

Extras can be added per-person when you book onto a date

ItemPriceDays
Aconcagua extension from £4,250 £3,255+14 days

* A deposit of £200 (or the full extra price, whichever is lower) will be required at checkout for each extra added per-person on this trip

What's Included

  • Estimated International flights from London to Santiago (Flight inclusive package)
  • A British expedition team leader. Small groups may use a local leader. 
  • Permits, charges, importation taxes and levies payable to the Local Authorities in connection with the expedition. 
  • Food, fuel and cooking equipment whilst on the mountain.
  • Hotel and other valley/town accommodation on a Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • All tents and other communal equipment necessary for the climb. 
  • Medical safety equipment and supplies
  • 90-120 litre kit bag for expedition members for UK based clients. A logoed top will be substituted for all clients residing outside of the UK and for returning clients
  • 24 hour back up and support from UK staff
  • 15% off the RRP on clothing and equipment purchases from Adventure Peaks shop

What's Excluded

  • Travel to and from UK airport
  • Domestic return flights between Santiago and Copiapo (approx £200)
  • Personal climbing clothes and equipment
  • Personal insurance, visas, departure tax and inoculations
  • Drinks and hotel or guest house meals, unless specified
  • Personal medical supplies 
  • Personal use of communication equipment
  • Excess baggage
  • Tips for porters and local guides.
  • Costs associated with an expedition finishing early
  • Costs associated with you leaving an expedition early
  • Costs associated with extending a trip due to bad weather or other circumstances

Insurance

It is essential for a trip of this type that you are adequately insured. When researching insurance options, please ensure the policy covers you for the following:

  • Cancellation or curtailment
  • Helicopter rescue (most insurance companies will no longer cover for ‘search and rescue’ but providing you stay with the group, they will assist with ‘rescue’)
  • Repatriation
  • The altitude that you are expected to attain
  • The location especially when travelling to Antarctica
  • Grade of trek/climb/expedition
  • Medical cover

Adventure Peaks partners with Global Rescue to offer the world’s leading travel protection services.  Medical and security emergencies happen. When they do, we rely on Global Rescue to provide our clients with medical, security, travel risk and crisis response services. Without a membership, an emergency evacuation could cost over $100,000. More than one million members trust Global Rescue to get them home safely when the unexpected happens. We highly recommend our clients enroll with Global Rescue:
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We are aware the following provide insurance:

For UK based clients:

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC sales@hccmis.com  Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services: www.travelexinsurance.com  Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins: www.truetraveller.com  Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK) www.aacuk.org.uk  Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
Rothwell & Towler: www.world-first.co.uk  Tel: 0345 908 0161 (under 6400m)
Campbell Irvine: www.campbellirvine.com  Tel: 0207 938 1737 (Not for treks/climbs with ropes – OK for Aconcagua)
J S Insurance: www.jsinsurance.co.uk  Tel: 0844 848 1500
Snowcard: www.snowcard.co.uk  Tel: 01295 660836
The B.M.C.: www.thebmc.co.uk  Tel: 0161 445 6111 (call and speak to Jim. Please note the BMC cannot cover Mt Damavand)
Dogtag: www.dogtag.co.uk  Tel: 0800 036 4824 (Check excess etc)

For non-UK based clients:

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC sales@hccmis.com  Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services: www.travelexinsurance.com  Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins: www.truetraveller.com  Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK): www.aacuk.org.uk  Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
AXA Worldwide Travel Ins: www.axainsurance.com  Tel: +44 (0)844 874 0360
Ingle International: www.ingleinternational.com  Tel: (USA) 1.800.360.3234
Insure for Less: www.insure4less.com.au (Australian clients)

You do not have to use any of the above, but if you make your own insurance arrangements documentary evidence of your own policy is required.

Please forward the details of your Insurance as soon as you have it: we need the insurance company’s name, their 24 hour emergency telephone number and your insurance policy number – admin@adventurepeaks.com

 

Reviews

Jim · 4 years ago ·

I was very happy with the service I received from start to finish

Nick H · 4 years ago ·

Trip was well organised, the guide very knowledgeable, the food great, the weather was very nice as well...leader was a decent chap...an amazing trip

Andrew Bryce · 5 years ago ·

I did this climb in January 2018. The tour was led by a guide who was highly experienced and knowledgeable. Given the isolation of the area the food was surprisingly good, had steak several times and the best coffee I had in Chile.

The tour gradually proceeded up in altitude and difficulty of climbs. A couple of the climbs appeared to be rarely climbed by others, including Volcan Copiapo and it was a treat going off the beaten path.

I think we lucked out with the weather on both Copiapo and Ojos, both days were calm during the climb and no snow though I think windy weather should be expected.

This climb is definitely a step up from, say Kili, prepare for cold conditions (though it can get quite warm during the day) and expect some rough camping in an isolated place but is a god experience.

Now my next challenge....trying to find a badge, sticker or t-shirt with Ojos el Salado on it :)

Barry · 8 years ago ·

This was an excellent trip and I would highly recommend it, in particular the local guides were fantastic and provided everything we needed, including great food and advice.

I chose adventure peaks because of its professional attitude but relaxed at the same time and British company with good prices.

Iain · 8 years ago ·

Very satisfying trip and exceptionally well looked after. More comfort than one might have expected - but that all for the better as far as I am concerned. As for the food...well, I've never seen anything like it on a trip.

I really liked the fact that all of the peaks were completely devoid of company until Ojos itself - and it was hardly packed. We did really well with the weather - though I can't imagine that it is always clear skies and presume that the winds can get very much worse than we had. It was generally a pretty comfortable temperature throughout, rarely too hot (unless you thought to relax in the tent during the day) or too cold. The buildup was very well chosen - hadn't thought that it was possible to hit 5000 m quite so early on in a trip, but it worked out well.

It seemed physically tougher than I might have expected for a 2B - but that isn't a complaint, just a measure of me being at my limit.

Thanks to Jeff and Carrie for taking such good care of us.

Rob S · 8 years ago ·

Carry was very friendly and laid-back. She coped well with the varied personalities. Faultless, spot on!

Geoff and his team were well organised and had a very high standard. Food was excellent!

Phil · 8 years ago ·

I had a fantastic time on Ojos, far exceeding any expectations I had. The hard work Carrie, Jeff and Enrique combined with the fact I was on the mountain with great group of people made it a truly memorable trip (the stunning views may have helped too).


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