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19-day trip to Aconcagua 360° route

Come with Andy, an EPGAMT certified mountain guide, on this 19-day ascent to Aconcagua and look at the world from the highest point in America.

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Andes

19 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec

Fit

Intermediate


Description

Climbing one of the highest summits in the world is not something to be taken lightly. It requires knowledge, experience, and dedication. That’s why I invite you to join this ascent to the Aconcagua with an experienced guide. Reach this incredible summit by joining this 19-day program.

At 6,962 meters above sea level, Aconcagua is one of the highest summits in the world. This stunning mountain can be found in the Argentinean province of Mendoza and is part of the Andes mountain chain.

On this program, we will take the 360º route through the northeastern side of the mountain. We’ll explore the Vacas Valley and the Quebrada de los Relinchos until we reach the base camp. Because this route is less popular than the normal route it is therefore less crowded. Please, take a look at the bottom of the page for a more detailed description of the activities.

This ascent is not technically difficult. However, it is physically demanding. Consequently, it is important to have background mountaineering experience and a good fitness level.

Ready for an incredible adventure to the Aconcagua’s summit? Then send your request to book this trip now and start preparing for this unique experience.

Would you like to explore Chile? Then take a look at these programs to Ojos del Salado and San Francisco volcanoes that I also lead.

Itinerary

Day 1: Mendoza

Transfer from the airport to the city of Mendoza. Night in hotel.

Day 2: Penitentes

Transfer to Los Penitentes ski center. Dinner and night in a hotel.

Day 3: Pampa de Leñas

We’ll go to Punta de Vacas and enter the Aconcagua Park. Then, we’ll start the trek to our first camp, at 2,850 meters. Night in tents. All meals included.

Day 4: Casa de Piedra

Ascent to Casa de Piedra camp (3,400 meters). Night in tents. All meals included.

Day 5: Plaza Argentina

Challenging ascent to the base camp, Plaza Argentina (4,200 meters). Night in tents. All meals included.

Day 6: Rest day in Plaza Argentina

Night in tents. All meals included.

Day 7: Camp I - Plaza Argentina

We’ll go to Camp I (5,000 meters) and then return to base camp. Night in tents. All meals included.

Day 8: Rest day in Plaza Argentina

Night in tents. All meals included.

Day 9: Camp I

Ascent to Camp I. Night in tents. All meals included.

Day 10: Camp II - Camp I

We’ll take our equipment to Camp II (5,500 meters) and return to Camp I. Night in tents. All meals included.

Day 11: Rest day in Camp I

Night in tents. All meals included.

Day 12: Camp II

Ascent to Camp II. Night in tents. All meals included.

Day 13: Plaza Cólera

Ascent to Camp III, Plaza Cólera (5,930 meters). Night in tents. All meals included.

Day 14: Summit day

After a long and demanding ascent, we’ll reach the summit of Aconcagua. Then, we’ll return to Camp III. Night in tents. All meals included.

Day 15 to 16: Extra days in case of bad weather

Day 17: Return to Plaza de Mulas

Night in tents. All meals included.

Day 18: Mendoza

We’ll descend to Horcones and transfer you the city of Mendoza. Night in hotel.

Day 19: Departure

After breakfast, we’ll transfer you to the airport and say goodbye.

 

Details

Accommodation

1 night in a hotel in Penitentes (dinner and breakfast included). 2 nights in a hotel in Mendoza (breakfast). 2 nights in Confluencia camp (all meals). 6 nights in Plaza de Mulas camp (all meals)

Meeting point

Airport in Mendoza

About the guide

I´m Andy Jones, I was born in Rosario, Argentina's capital of the pampas (flatlands). During my early career I worked as a physical educator (a job I’m still very proud to keep), but I eventually moved to Mendoza and live there for the last 27 years.
I have been feeling a deep attraction to the environment for years, specially for the high altitude, as much as a sport option or an spiritual refuge. I have climbed every sort of Andean mountain since I started climbing in the 80s. I also climbed several high peaks including the highest in Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina.

For the last 23 years I’ve been working as a High Altitude Mountain Guide. During the Southern Hemisphere summer my job has been focused on Aconcagua, leading expedition teams to the summit, where I’ve been 48
times.

I am a relaxed and easy going person, who really loves to introduce people in the high altitude experience, being able to help them enjoy this magic challenge, providing specific logistic, accurate security criteria and dedicated commitment.

Languages

English

Residence

Mendoza, Argentina


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 4629 Each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Group porters

- Breakfast

- Dinner

Price details

Not included: flights, personal equipment, personal insurance, meals not included, porters for personal equipment, permits, drinks in Penitentes dinner.




 

 

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