4-day Aconcagua South Face Trekking

Follow a Grajales Expeditions mountain guide on this 4-day trek and discover the South Face of the Aconcagua, the highest summit of the Andes.




Trip Duration

4 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide


Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified


Take a closer look at the South Face of Aconcagua, the highest peak of the Andes.

Inside the province of Mendoza in Argentina, you will find the Mount Aconcagua. With 6,962 meters, it is the highest peak outside Asia. As you go higher, you can discover the different base camps where climbers from all around the world prepare their ascents to the summit.

Our trekking tour will start in the City of Mendoza. Take into account that I can pick you up at the airport or bus station if you need. During this 4-day hike, you will visit the Confluencia camp (3,390 meters). This is the first base camp of the famous normal route to the summit. From this point, we’ll then walk to the South Face viewpoint of this great mountain.

Please find a more detailed itinerary below and remember that if you want to be part of this trek, a good level of fitness will be mandatory.

So do not hesitate and book your trek to admire the amazing South Face of the Aconcagua. I will be happy to safely guide you in this wonderful experience.

Price per person

1 Person
670 USD


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Luggage transfer during the trip
  • Group equipment
 Optional: Hotel in Mendoza, pickup at the airport or bus station. Not included: Provincial Park pass, personal porters, food in Mendoza, food and drinks in Penitentes, personal equipment.


What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.



  • Day 1: Mendoza - Los Penitentes

    Pick up from the airport or bus station if you need it. We’ll drive for 3 hours to Los Penitentes (2,580 meters) and spend the night at the lodge.

  • Day 2: Confluencia

    We’ll drive from Los Penitentes to the trailhead and start the trek (3 o 4 hours) to the Confluencia camp (3,390 meters).

  • Day 3: South Face Viewpoint

    We’ll take a 7-hour walk to admire the South Face of the mountain (4,050 meters) and other surrounding peaks. We’ll have lunch there and return to Confluencia Camp.

  • Day 4: End of the program

    We’ll return to the trailhead, drive to Mendoza and say goodbye.


Next departures

For private groups contact the guide
Next dates Info
02/12/2019 to 05/12/2019
16/12/2019 to 19/12/2019
23/12/2019 to 26/12/2019
30/12/2019 to 02/01/2020
06/01/2020 to 09/01/2020
13/01/2020 to 16/01/2020
27/01/2020 to 30/01/2020
03/02/2020 to 06/02/2020
17/02/2020 to 20/02/2020

Other details

Skill level required
Fitness level required
Meeting point
Mendoza City

Hotel Ayelén in Penitentes


About the Guide


Back in 1976, Fernando Grajales Expeditions was granted the first license to operate mountaineering services at Aconcagua. Its founder, the legendary mountaineer Fernando Grajales, applied the same concepts of safety and ethics to his company that he applied to his own climbing expeditions. In a few seasons, the company became a trademark and a synonym of Aconcagua.

Four decades later, we are proud to continue breaking trails under the same clear Andean skies, ruled by the same transparent principles.

Today, Fernando Grajales Expeditions continues to be a family owned local company, committed to our team and to our community. At the same time, we work to keep a global perspective regarding innovation and service standards.

To us, “fair trade” means simply to do things fairly, as we always have. Our goal is to create safe and successful mountain experiences for our clients, whether they are mountaineers that utilize our fully guided expeditions or international agencies that trust us with their logistics.

FROM 670 USD per person

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