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18-day guided ascent to Aconcagua

18-day guided ascent to Aconcagua 2
18-day guided ascent to Aconcagua 1
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Reach the summit of the highest peak in America on this 18-day program to Aconcagua in Argentina. Xavi, an IFMGA certified mountain guide, will be happy to guide you.

Not specified

Andes

18 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

Fit

Intermediate


Description

Looking for a challenging mountaineering trip? Then this 18-day guided  Aconcagua ascent is for you! 

At 6,960 meters above sea level, Aconcagua is the highest summit in the American continent. This astonishing peak is located in the Andes, in the Argentinean province of Mendoza and is on many mountaineers wish list. On this trip, we’ll get a chance to explore the stunning ascent of this emblematic South American peak. 

First of all, we’ll meet in Mendoza and transfer you to the hotel. Then, the next day, we’ll start heading towards Penitentes which is our point of access to the Aconcagua.  Then, throughout the following days we will enjoy this stunning ascent. During the climb, you will get to explore some amazing spots in Mendoza such as Uspallata and Puente del Inca. In addition, we’ll do an acclimatization climb to Cerro Bonete, located at 5,100 meters above sea level. For a more detailed description of the itinerary, please take a look below.

Although this ascent is not technically difficult, it is physically demanding. The final section of the climb is quite hard due to the cold and strong wind. Therefore, it is very important to have a good fitness level as well as background mountaineering experience.

Ready for this adventure to the highest summit in America? Then send your request now and climb with me to the top of this incredible peak!

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Mendoza and transfer to the hotel

Day 2: Penitentes

First, we’ll start driving to Penitentes and have lunch in Uspallata. Then, we will spend the night in a hotel before continuing on to the Aconcagua kick off point. Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 3: Confluencia

Today we’ll visit the beautiful Puente del Inca on our way to Penitentes. Then, we’ll go to the Aconcagua provincial park. From there, we’ll start a trekking to Confluencia (3,200 meters), our first camp. Finally, we will spend the night in tents. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 4: Plaza Francia

We’ll go on a 7-hour trek to the base of the of the south side of the mountain and return to the camp. Night in tents. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 5: Plaza de Mulas

A challenging 7-9 hour trek to Plaza de Mulas (4,300 meters). Night in tents. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 6: Rest day

Night in tents. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 7: Cambio de Pendiente

On this day, we’ll take our equipment to Camp I, Cambio de Pendiente, at 5,100 meters. Then, we’ll return to our camp (6 hours). Night in tents. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 8: Cerro Bonete

Acclimatization trek to Cerro Bonete (5,100 meters). Night in tents. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 9: Rest day

Night in tents. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 10: Cambio de Pendiente

Today we’ll reach Cambio de Pendiente and stay there. This is where the ascension to the summit begins. Night in tents. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 11: Cólera - Camp I

We’ll reach Camp II (6,000 meters) and return. The trek will take us around 4-5 hours. Night in tents. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 12: Cólera

On this day, we’ll go to Camp II and stay. Night in tents. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 13: Summit day

Today is the big day! We’ll reach the summit of Aconcagua after a long and strenuous climb. Then, we’ll return to Camp II. The entire journey will take us around 9-11 hours. Night in tents. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 14 to 15: Extra days in case of bad weather

Day 16: Return to Plaza de Mulas

Night in tents. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 17: Penitentes - Mendoza

We’ll trek to the entrance of the Park and then drive to Penitentes. Finally, we’ll go to Mendoza. Night in hotel. Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 18: Departure

We’ll transfer you to the airport and say goodbye.

 

Details

Accommodation

2 nights in a hotel in Mendoza 1 night in a hotel in Penitentes

Meeting point

Mendoza

About the guide

Xavi (Terrassa, Catalonia, 1963). Actually I’m living in Prullans.
During several years I have been practicing my two big passions, mountaineering and photography as hobbies. Actually I’m a High Mountain Guide and photographer in outdoor BTT races, mountaineering marathons or climbing competitions.
In 1982 I did became a member of Servei General d'Informació de Muntanya, a specialized mountain library. And from 1998 I’m working as High Mountain Guide for NKBV (Alpine dutch team).
After working 6 winters as a lifeguard patrol in a Catalan ski resort, I spent a few seasons of the southern summer working as a High Mountain Guide for Azimut 360 and Chilemontaña, two agencies located in Chile, leading clients through the Patagonia and into America's highest peak, the Aconcagua.
Since 2005 I lead my own clients around the world as a freelancer Mountain Guide. From September 2007 I manage the Companhia de Guies de Montanha web, bound to Carros de Foc. I have take part in many expeditions to Andes in South America and Himalaya, Karakorum and Hindu Kush in Asia.
I’ll like to show you “my” mountains, “my” Pyrenees and of course, other mountains around the world. I’ll like to guide you till de top of Aconcagua, Ararat, skiing down from Elbrus, or Kola’s peninsula in Russia.
I propose here few activities, but not all what I can show you!
Contact with me and go together to your dream!
Xavi

Languages

French | English | Catalan

Certificates

AEGM

Residence

Prullans


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 20207 Each

Group of 2

EUR 10104 Each

Group of 3

EUR 6736 Each

Group of 4

EUR 5052 Each

Group of 5

EUR 3506 Each

Group of 6

EUR 3299 Each

Group of 7

EUR 2939 Each

Group of 8

EUR 2836 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Dinner

Price details

Group of 9: 2700€

Group of 10: 2600€

A minimum of 4 participants is required.

Not included: flights, permits, personal equipment, personal insurance, meals not mentioned, personal porters.




 

 

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