18-day guided ascent to Aconcagua

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.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

18 days

Mountain Range

Andes

People per Guide

10 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    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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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    19600 EUR

    Group of 2
    9800 EUR

    Group of 3
    6533 EUR

    Group of 4
    4900 EUR

    Group of 5
    3400 EUR

    Group of 6
    3200 EUR

    Group of 7
    2850 EUR

    Group of 8
    2750 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Transport during the trip
    • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     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.
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Arrival to Mendoza and transfer to the hotel
    • Day 2Penitentes

      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 3Confluencia

      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 4Plaza 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 5Plaza de Mulas

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

    • Day 6Rest day

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

    • Day 7Cambio 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 8Cerro Bonete

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

    • Day 9Rest day

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

    • Day 10Cambio 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 11Cólera - 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 12Cólera

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

    • Day 13Summit 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 15Extra days in case of bad weather
    • Day 16Return to Plaza de Mulas

      Night in tents. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

    • Day 17Penitentes - 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 18Departure

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

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    Mendoza

    Accommodation

    2 nights in a hotel in Mendoza

    1 night in a hotel in Penitentes

     

    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

     
     

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