Mountain Climbing trips – Aconcagua

Go for an Aconcagua climb and reach the summit of the highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere!

In the Aconcagua Provincial Park of Mendoza, Argentina, lies the highest mountain in the world outside of the Himalayas. With exactly 6.962 meters above sea level, Mount Aconcagua is the most sought-after mountaineering goal in South America. Although its ascent involves an extremely strenuous physical and mental effort, reaching its summit is not as technical as many people think. Bear in mind, however, that altitude and rough weather conditions pose a very important challenge. An excellent fitness level, good acclimatization and the company of a certified and experienced guide are key to a safe experience. Choose between shorter-than-average programs and longer expeditions that include acclimatization and extra weather days. Wondering how much it costs to climb Aconcagua? Check out the options below.
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Located in the Mendoza province near Argentina’s border with Chile, Aconcagua is a towering mountain that draws climbers from all around the world. At 6,961 meters (22,837 feet), it is the tallest mountain outside of Asia, and the tallest peak in both the Southern and Western hemispheres. The Normal Route and the Polish Traverse are the most popular routes to the summit. Both are non-technical climbs that are nevertheless extremely challenging due to cold temperatures and the incredibly high altitudes involved. Most climbing trips are completed expedition style and last approximately 3 weeks.

 

 

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What’s the weather like?

During the peak climbing season, the weather on Aconcagua is typically dry. However, the mountain is so tall that weather can be unpredictable, with extreme cold and wind being common, especially at higher elevations. Above 5000m, the temperature usually hits -30 degrees celsius at night.

Language

Spanish, although many guides also speak English

Currency

Argentine Peso, although US dollars are sometimes accepted

How long should I stay?

Expeditions typically last about 17 - 20 days. Not only will your team need time to move gear up the mountain, you also need plenty of time to acclimatize to the extreme altitude

Country Code

+54

Best time to climb

It is possible to climb Aconcagua from November - March, although conditions are usually best in December and January.

 

 
 

 

What People Say

  • 19 reviews

 

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

Pablo is highly professional as he is very knowledgeable about mountains. Safety is high in Pablo’s priorities and one is bound to feel the he is confident about what he does. He guided me in 2013 to summit the 7000mtrs a Agoncagua, a summit that I will remember all my life.

Giovanni Camilleri for Ascent to Mount Aconcagua, 6962 m

Pablo is kind, passionate and extremely knowledgeable. It was an honour climbing by his side and I hope to get another opportunity to learn from him again in the future. Couldn’t recommend him more highly.

David Gladwish for Climbing Aconcagua 360° Route

Pablo is a fantastic guide. He is extremely professional and always made me feel calm. I highly recommend him and can assure all climbers that they will be in safe, friendly hands.

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.

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!

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.

Great guides, great equipment, amazed about how good food was. All round a very experienced and top end operator who know what they are doing and will maximise your chances of getting to the summit.
Reaching top Aconcagua was one of greatest highlights of my life thank you Aventuras Patagonicas.

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

I did a 20 day climb of Aconcagua with this company. The guides were excellent and made the trip as enjoyable as possible. We had hot meals every evening and morning. Aconcagua is a hard mountain and it takes a great deal of effort to reach the top. The guides at Patagonicas are committed to each client’s safety on the mountain. I would recommend them over any other company on the mountain.

Gaston is the most experienced guide and trustworthy person that I’ve ever met in my life. We summited Aconcagua in 9 days and it was the best adventure in my life. Definitely recommend!

 

 

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