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Mountain Climbing in Mendoza

Ascend the premier peaks of the Andes, discover Latin wilderness

Conquer the mountains of Mendoza and discover some of the most stunning summits along the Andes mountain range. The striking triangular peak of Cerro San Bernardo, the snow-blanketed summit of Cerro El Plata, or the king of the Andes, Aconcagua, which is the highest mountain peak outside of Asia. Visit during the warmer months between November and March for ideal mountain climbing conditions.
 
 
 
 
 

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What people are saying about these trips

Rutger de Groen

5.00

August, 2022

3-day Cerro San Bernardo ascent in the Cordon del Plata, Mendoza

San Bernardo was my first 4k plus summit ever. Guillermo is a very good guide and helped me learn how to encounter such a summit. It went really well, which resulted in a very pleasent expidition!

Rutger de Groen

5.00

August, 2022

3-day Cerro Penitentes (4,350m) climb in the Andes, near Mendoza

Although we didnt climb penitentes due to weather circumstances, I would still rate Mirador del Tolosa a 5 star. The climb was amazing. There was a lot of snow, which made the trip very challenging but really nice!!

Maria Stinner

5.00

April, 2022

2 days Mountaineering in the Andes near Mendoza with a 4,000m summit

Highly recommended!!! Joaquín and Venina were fantastic and fun guides! On the first day we went out to approx 3200m for acclimatization and enjoyed a delicious meal next to the tent with fantastic views. On the second day we went up to the summit. We felt save and in great company during the whole trip. Communication before and after was easy, fast and helpful e.g. for renting some equipment. Would definitely do it again!

Matthew M.

5.00

January, 2022

Climbing Mount Aconcagua, 18 days

Awesome!

Robyn Collins

5.00

January, 2022

3-day Cerro Penitentes (4,350m) climb in the Andes, near Mendoza

The entire trip from the admin side with explore-share to Guillermo’s organisation and personality was superb. The mountain is stunning, with vivid colours of the rainbow. Guillermo provided support, humour and knowledge along the way to the summit with breath taking views of Aconcagua and the Andes. I spent New Year’s Eve playing cards, drinking the finest Cab Franc from Zapata wine, salami from Tandil, and trying to identify the constellations in the magical sky, near the fire with Guillermo. Highly recommended.

Sophie T.

5.00

January, 2020

2 days Mountaineering in the Andes near Mendoza with a 4,000m summit

This was truly a wonderful two days, I had one objective which was to experience altitude prior to beginning a long high altitude expedition in the coming days. Joaquin curated the two days around this objective and we headed to an area off the beaten track. I just loved this and feel so fortunate to have experienced this area, the Guanaco's were fascinating and I just loved watching them and spotting them in the mountains. Joaquin provided me with so much knowledge and useful tips to help me during my expedition. The two days ended in an unexpected storm which just added to the fun and really rounded out what was one of the most memorable hikes I have done to date. Next time I'm back in Mendoza I will definitely call on Joaquin again.

Balázs Szili

5.00

January, 2020

Aconcagua guided climb in only 12 days

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David Lee

5.00

December, 2019

2 days Mountaineering in the Andes near Mendoza with a 4,000m summit

Overall, this was a fantastic hike. You get some astonishing views and can take different routes according to your fitness level and interest. Personally, I enjoyed our quick stay at the high camp where we got to meet several people who were acclimatising for their ascends to the higher peaks. Also, we really enjoyed the time with Joaquin. Thanks to his fun personality and intersting conversations (also fluent in English which helped in my case) the time together went by way too quickly. Even before the beginning of the trip he gave us a lot of proactive advise when we wanted to choose a route that suited our demands and later he helped us with finding places to get some extra gear. During the trip and thanks to Joaquins deep knowledge of the region, he was able to adapt the route we were taking when my friend suffered from some altitude sickness. Also, a big plus was the great food that we had during the trip, including some (fantastic!) homemade carrot mayo and the asado we prepared on the first evening which was the best meal we had in Argentina.

Tina Nef

5.00

November, 2019

2 days Mountaineering in the Andes near Mendoza with a 4,000m summit

Destino Montana was a superb guiding service. I would highly recommend them!

Remo

5.00

March, 2019

2 days Mountaineering in the Andes near Mendoza with a 4,000m summit

I did a four days mountaineering tour with Joaquin and it was great. Joaquin understands to put the foucs on the needs of the customers and his knowledges about the region in the Andes is quite extensive. It was especially great beacuse the nice personality of Jaoquin allowed us to have good talks and insights about the Argentinian culture and life. Can only recommend him!

James Ryan

4.00

February, 2019

Expedition to Mount Aconcagua, 6962 m

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Tony

5.00

February, 2019

Aconcagua 360°, 19-day expedition from Valle de Vacas

The expedition was great. Andy was a great guide who was very attentive to all the climbers and was constantly checking how we were feeling both physically and emotionally. He was always focused on one objective, to get us all to the summit and back down safely. In this regard he would always go the extra mile! Andy is the best guide i have climbed with by far and all guides should be as professional and attentive as him. The food was fine for a non meat eater but there is only so much cheese someone can eat no matter how well it is served:grinning: The huts and tents were all good. The mountain was hard, the summit was harder! I was totally exhausted but felt great after the summit. The Hotel was good with a nice pool and Mendoza was a really nice place to be with very nice people. All in all a great trip with a great group of climbers and two of the best guides. Would I recommend this trip? simple answer is..... Hell yeahh!!

Luc Morin

5.00

January, 2019

Climbing Mount Aconcagua, 18 days

It was a true life experience. I enjoy every moment of it. Our guides were excellent and inka facilities for this journey were up to par with what I expected.

Anne-Laure Tinardon

5.00

October, 2018

Cerro Penitentes 2-day guided ascent in Mendoza

These 2-days in Cerro Penitentes were amazing in the environnement of Aconcagua and the Andes in general. Eduardo has been very professional, very reactive to my questions before and during the trek, very aware or my wellness. We had a very good time and I should recommend it for sure.

Ken

5.00

April, 2018

Climbing Mount Aconcagua, 18 days

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

Ricardo Santucci

5.00

March, 2018

Climbing Mount Aconcagua, 18 days

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

Giovanni Camilleri

5.00

March, 2018

Ascent to Mount Aconcagua, 6962 m

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.

Mark Henry

5.00

March, 2018

Ascent to Mount Aconcagua, 6962 m

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.

David Gladwish

5.00

March, 2018

Climbing Aconcagua 360° Route

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.

Jens Hauge Andersen

5.00

March, 2018

Climbing Mount Aconcagua, 18 days

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

Alejandra Bazzi

5.00

February, 2018

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!

Nicholas Francoeur

1.00

February, 2018

Expedition to Mount Aconcagua, 6962 m

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.

Armand Comeau

3.00

February, 2018

Climbing Mount Aconcagua, 18 days

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.

Fernando Gemi

5.00

January, 2018

Climbing Mount Aconcagua, 18 days

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!!

Matthew

5.00

January, 2018

Climbing Mount Aconcagua, 18 days

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!

Aaron

5.00

March, 2017

Ascent to Mount Aconcagua, Extended Route

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

Kisumu

5.00

March, 2017

17-day Aconcagua ascent via the normal route (with optional porters)

From the start Aventuras Patagonicas was welcoming, which set the trip up on the right foot. The guides, Wes, Lucia and Sebastian were all excellent and worked very hard to get the group of climbers safely up and down the mountain. The food was excellent and well organized. The gear provided on the mountain (tents) were also of good quality. I would climb again with Patagonicas.

Kimmo Savolainen

5.00

March, 2017

Expedition to Mount Aconcagua, 6962 m

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.

Pawel

5.00

February, 2017

Aconcagua guided climb in only 12 days

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.

Amir

5.00

January, 2017

Climbing Mount Aconcagua, 18 days

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

Peter

5.00

January, 2017

Climbing Mount Aconcagua, 18 days

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...

Anonymous

5.00

January, 2017

Aconcagua Ascent via Guanacos Valley Route

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.

Oleksii

5.00

March, 2016

Expedition to Mount Aconcagua, 6962 m

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!


 

There are many reasons for choosing Mountain Climbing in Argentina

The province of Mendoza is home to some of the tallest mountains on Earth. The king of the Andes mountain range is Aconcagua. Measuring 6,960 meters above sea level, it is the highest peak in both the Western and Southern Hemisphere, and the highest outside of Asia. Other giants include Cero El Plata, which measures 5,955 meters, and stands along a subsection of the Andes.

 

Good to know:

Country Code

+54

Language

Spanish

Currency

Argentinian peso

Best time to visit

Visit during the warmer months between November and March for ideal mountain climbing conditions

What’s the weather like?

The province is dominated by a continental climate. The lowlands are hot in summer while the higher altitude sections are cooler

More info about Mountain Climbing in Mendoza:

The province of Mendoza lies across the central west region of Argentina, along the border with Chile. The Andes mountain range runs down the border with Chile, while at lower altitude its vineyards are famed from across the world for its quality. The province of Mendoza is home to the enormous Aconcagua, which at 6,960 meters above sea level is the highest mountain in both the Southern and Western Hemisphere

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