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Explore Patagonia and the stunning Andes mountain range

Climb Aconcagua, go rock climbing in El Chaltén or ski touring in Bariloche! Discover all the possibilities this amazing country has to offer.

 

 

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Good to Know

 

What’s the weather like?

It gets colder as you move south. Expect scorchingly hot summers in the north and an agreeable temperature in Patagonia (although nights can get cold). During the winter, below zero temperatures are common in Patagonia.

How to get there?

You will probably fly into Buenos Aires. If you are planning on visiting Patagonia, you will probably want to fly to Bariloche, Calafate or Ushuaia, depending on what your goals are. For Aconcagua, fly into Mendoza.

Language

Spanish

Country Code

+54

Currency

Argentine Peso, although US dollars are widely accepted in touristy spots.

Best time to visit

Considering Argentina is located in the Southern Hemisphere, visit during July, August and September if it’s skiing you are after and December, January, February and March for hiking, rock climbing and mountaineering.

 

 

More Info on Argentina

Located in southern South America, Argentina is a large and diverse country, with many different landscapes and climates. The high mountains of the Andes are in stark contrast with the endless plains in the center of the country. The remoteness of Patagonia seems a world away from busy Buenos Aires. Famous for its high-quality red meat, make sure you fit an asado (bbq) into your visit. A short stay in Mendoza, well-known for its Malbec, could also be a good option for wine lovers.

 

 

What People are Saying about Argentina

  • 84 reviews

 

Juan was very informative and offered a well-rounded trip; would definitely do it again!

Taylor Luttrell-Williams for Snowshoeing day in Bariloche, Patagonia

I thoroughly enjoyed my trip with Luciana! She is a great, knowledgeable guide with decades of experience. I felt extremely comfortable with her and she easily adapted the trip based on my experience level. Highly recommend!

I’m writing this short review as I’m often asked by climbing friends who shall I climb with on Aconcagua?

Let me tell you !hand on my heart INKA is the best on the mountain.!

I have climbed across the globe Alaska, Andes, Himalaya and in the Karakoram in Pakistan.

I have have utilised INKA on two occasions and I believe they have the best knowledge and logistics on the mountain. Their staff care about YOU.. as you are their number one priority.

They will ensure your time on the mountain is safe and you return safe even if you don’t reach the summit.

So many times I have watched operators in other countries guiding clients to the summit when they should have been turned around, this has been with drastic results.

That is why I always use professional companies and word of mouth . Trust me INKA are the best.

Aconcagua is a tough challenge high altitudes coupled by sometimes extreme cold , require you to be fit mentally and physically.

I have in the past fell to AMS and had to turn around near a summit, that is the smart thing to do.! Better to go home and re plan , the mountain will always be there. I’ve lost friends on mountains and speak from experience.

INKA guides are registered and highly experienced, they will watch you carefully and monitor your oxygen levels and general well being throughout your climb.

There is an excellent set up at Plaza de Mulas where if you need a rest day you will be cared for.

Many of my friends have used INKA and I will continue to recommend them for their expertise

I’m writing this short review as I’m often asked by climbing friends who shall I climb with on Aconcagua?

Let me tell you !hand on my heart INKA is the best on the mountain.!

I have climbed across the globe Alaska, Andes, Himalaya and in the Karakoram in Pakistan.

I have have utilised INKA on two occasions and I believe they have the best knowledge and logistics on the mountain. Their staff care about YOU.. as you are their number one priority.

They will ensure your time on the mountain is safe and you return safe even if you don’t reach the summit.

So many times I have watched operators in other countries guiding clients to the summit when they should have been turned around, this has been with drastic results.

That is why I always use professional companies and word of mouth . Trust me INKA are the best.

Aconcagua is a tough challenge high altitudes coupled by sometimes extreme cold , require you to be fit mentally and physically.

I have in the past fell to AMS and had to turn around near a summit, that is the smart thing to do.! Better to go home and re plan , the mountain will always be there. I’ve lost friends on mountains and speak from experience.

INKA guides are registered and highly experienced, they will watch you carefully and monitor your oxygen levels and general well being throughout your climb.

There is an excellent set up at Plaza de Mulas where if you need a rest day you will be cared for.

Many of my friends have used INKA and I will continue to recommend them for their expertise

the infrastructure supporting the expedition is perfect and the team very professional. Really Aconcagua Specialists!!

Ricardo Santucci for Climbing Mount Aconcagua, 18 days

The guide was not Sebastian Tetilla but Javier Guiterez and Matias Hidalgo Nicosia

Jens Hauge Andersen for Climbing Mount Aconcagua, 18 days

They totally rock! They made everything to be perfect. Best in town if you are thinking about Aconcagua. Professionals, they are passionate about what they do. Long story short: contact them and let the game begin!

Gaston Oyarzun is obviously an excellent climber/mountaineer, but he lacks a great deal of organization/logistics. This applies to all aspects of the expedition, from food to itinerary.

Everything about the experience was perfect – Sebastian was an amazing guide, the trek was incredible and every detail from the food to the equipment could not have been better. Absolutely unforgettable experience.

Just one thing; Ivan don’t understand my need in base camp when I ask for a single tent at this place. I think with a single tent that was more easy for me to sleep. But In generally Ivan and Juan Pedro are good boys. It’s diificult for me to rate Guide and Trip. I didn’t finished. I can rate only for the half trip.

Great and lovely people !! Everything was very professional. We had a great time in our treeking. We hope see you soon. Special tks to Fer Palacio and Ariel. Abraços do Brasil!!

Extremely happy with the whole experience. These guys will go an extra mile to help your dreams come true. You can book it with full confidence!

I enjoyed the previous rock climbing trip so much! We had a fantastic time climbing, it has been an awesome time in Patagonia.

We came to El Chalten late season (mid to late May) and wandered into Merlin’s office hoping to find an open climbing guide. We discussed options with him given the upcoming weather and our abilities and ended up doing a day of sport climbing and a day of mountaineering on Cerro Madsen. Through both adventures he was knowledgeable, friendly, and safe. He encouraged us through the entire climb and even brought some treats for the top. I would highly recommend Merlin if you are in search of a guide.

My friend Marc and I hired Inka for their logistics, know how, and reputation (we were self guided). Our initial email communication with Inka was very encouraging – extremely responsive, knowledgeable and helpful! They helped us plan our itinerary, execute it, and were always available for help. The Inka staff at Hotel Ayelyn, Confluencia and Plaza de Mulas were none other than amazing! We had an absolutely great experience, and I would highly recommend them to others – whether you are looking for a guided service or just logistical help along the way, give them a chance! A special shout out to Hilda (coordinator), who was extremely helpful throughout the entire process. Thanks! Aaron

The trip to Aconcagua with Gastón was really nice. Gaston was a great guide and we all learned a lot from him. In addition to his mountaineering skills he is an excellent story teller and we enjoyed his company a lot. It was unfortunate that we were not able to summit, but I was expecting that may be the case with weather so I was not disappointed. All in all, I was really pleased of the service, food, wine, company, mountain. I can not think of anything bad to say.

I have completed an expedition to Cerro Aconcagua with Inka Expeditions. Everything was very well organized and extremely well executed. Thanks to efforts of the people in the office, the gauchos, the friendly and professional staff at the Base Camp, strong porters and our excellent guides Vito Magni and Damien Colson, 4 out 5 of us were able to reach the summit on Jan. 30/17 in difficult conditions. If anybody wants his dreams to become true, should not hesitate to contact Inka expeditions.Thank you very much to everyone…

Great experience !!! Every thing was was perfect! From the people in the office, to the staff on the mountain and the very professional guide. Anybody did his best to give me my perfect experience!!!
Thank you

Our initial arrangement with Merlin involved a 2.5 ascent of Cerro Solo. However, bad weather on what would have been the summit day sunk that plan – fortunately Merlin was extremely up to date on the weather forecast, and turned up at our hostel (only about an hour after we got into El Chalten) to propose an alternative plan: that we ascend Cerro Electrico (similar height but short approach) and then spend the next two days at lower altitude rock climbing.

 

This turned out beautifully. We had a fantastic ascent of Cerro Electrico, with Merlin a very conscientious and confident guide, educating us on glacier work and axe skills. The views were fantastic and the weather superb. Upon descending (after a tough 12 hour day), Merlin took us straight to a favourite pub for happy hour.

 

The next two days we spent rock climbing (there are some fantastic multi-pitch routes 5 minutes walk out of el Chalten). Throughout we felt very well taken care of, and particularly enjoyed Merlin’s exposition of life in el Chalten – going to his favourite places for lunch and afternoon coffee and feeling wonderfully included in the life of this brilliant little town.

 

100% recommended. Merlin was also very helpful in planning our trip on the Huemul circuit, which we completed after our time in el Chalten.

We went for a 1.5-day ascent to Mojon Rojo, which is highly recommended as a technically easy but hugely rewarding summit. Merlin is an excellent guide, he will keep your spirits high and make sure he shares the right amount of local knowledge. He’s technically very skilled and will always operate in the safest way. Excellent food and good vibes, too!

 

 

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