20-day expedition via normal route to Aconcagua

Follow Andy, an EPGAMT certified mountain guide, on this 20-day program to Aconcagua and reach the summit of the highest peak in America.




Trip Duration

20 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

1 person

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified



    Ascending the Aconcagua is a must for anyone looking for a true mountaineering challenge!

    At 6,962 meters , the astonishing Aconcagua is the highest summit in the American continent. It is located in the Argentinean province of Mendoza, the starting point of our trip.

    In order to set off on our way to the summit,  we’ll first have to go through the Horcones Valley to Confluencia camp. Then, we’ll reach Plaza de Mulas, which will be our base camp for several days. On this expedition, we’ll take the normal route that goes from the southern to the northeastern side of the mountain. This is the most popular route taken by mountaineers to reach Aconcagua’s summit. For a detailed description of the itinerary, please take a look at the bottom of the page.

    Take into account that this ascent is not technically difficult, but it is very demanding physically. Therefore, it is mandatory to have a good fitness level as well as background mountaineering experience. Of course, I will do my best to help and assist you at all times. 

    So, if you find this expedition to Aconcagua exciting, all you have to do is send your request now. Get ready to experience the wonders of this incredible peak!

    I also offer an expedition to Ojos del Salado volcano, in Chile. Check it out!

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    4490 USD


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
    • Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)
    • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     Not included: flights, personal equipment, personal insurance, meals not included, porters for personal equipment, permits, drinks in Penitentes dinner, tips.


    • Day 1Mendoza

      Transfer to Mendoza. Night in hotel.

    • Day 2Penitentes

      First, we’ll go to Los Penitentes ski center. Then, we’ll have dinner and spend the night in a hotel there.

    • Day 3Horcones - Confluencia

      We’ll transfer to Horcones. Then, from there we will begin the trek to Confluencia (3,400 meters). Night in tents. All meals included.

    • Day 4Plaza Francia

      We will go on an acclimatization trek to Plaza Francia, the balcony of the southern side of the mountain. Night in tents. All meals included.

    • Day 5Plaza de Mulas

      Challenging ascent to Plaza de Mulas camp (4,280 meters). Night in tents. All meals included.

    • Day 6Rest day in Plaza de Mulas

      Night in tents. All meals included.

    • Day 7Cerro Bonete

      Acclimatization ascent to Cerro Bonete (5,000 meters). Night in tents. All meals included.

    • Day 8Rest day in Plaza de Mulas

      Night in tents. All meals included.

    • Day 9Plaza Canadá - Plaza de Mulas

      First, we’ll go to Plaza Canadá camp (5,000 meters). Then, we will return to Plaza de Mulas. Night in tents. All meals included.

    • Day 10Rest day in Plaza de Mulas

      Night in tents. All meals included.

    • Day 11Plaza Canadá

      Ascent to Plaza Canadá. Night in tents. All meals included.

    • Day 12Nido de Cóndores

      Ascent to Nido de Cóndores camp (5,400 meters). Night in tents. All meals included.

    • Day 13Rest day in Nido de Cóndores

      Night in tents. All meals included.

    • Day 14Plaza Cólera

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

    • Day 15Summit day

      Finally, on day 10 we will begin the long and challenging ascent to the summit. Then, we’ll return to Plaza Cólera. Night in tents. All meals included.

    • Day 16 to 17Extra days in case of bad wheather
    • Day 18Return to Plaza de Mulas

      Night in tents. All meals included.

    • Day 19Mendoza

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

    • Day 20Departure

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


    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required



    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)


    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

    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.



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