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7-day Aconcagua trek with Cerro Bonete

Admire the amazing Aconcagua mountain on this 7-day trek from the summit of Cerro Bonete along with a Grajales Expeditions mountain guide.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration7 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • Climb to Cerro Bonete and admire great views of Aconcagua.

  • Explore the Horcones Valley and the basecamps to the summit.

Description

Cerro Bonete (5,004 meters) is located in the Andes mountain range in the province of Mendoza, Argentina. It’s inside the protected area of the Aconcagua Provincial Park and it is the best natural lookout to the West Face of the highest point in the American Continent.

If you join me on this 7-day trek, you will explore the Horcones Valley and admire the South Face of the Aconcagua. Also, you will visit the Confluencia and the Plaza de Mulas camps, two key spots for the ascent to this great mountain.

We’ll start our week in the City of Mendoza. I can pick you up at the airport if you need. Remember that during the trip you will only need to carry a daypack. We will transfer the rest of the equipment in mules.

Please find a more detailed itinerary at the bottom of this description and remember that if you join me on this program a good level of fitness will be required.

So don’t hesitate! Come and discover the Andes on this 7-day Aconcagua trek to the Cerro Bonete with me. I can assure that you won’t be disappointed.

Also, you can take a look at this 6-day Plaza Argentina trek that we lead in Mendoza.

Meeting point

City of Mendoza

Accommodation

Hotel Ayelén in Penitentes

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Itinerary

Day 1: Mendoza - Los Penitentes

Pick up at the airport. We’ll drive for 3 hours to Los Penitentes (2,580 meters). We’ll spend the night at the lodge.

Day 2: Confluencia

After breakfast, we will visit the Horcones Valley (2,950 meters) and start the approach to Confluencia (3,390 meters), our first camp. This will take us three hours.

Day 3: Aconcagua's South Face

We’ll take a 7-hour hike to admire the South Face of the Aconcagua and return to the Confluencia camp.

Day 4: Plaza de Mulas

We’ll reach the Plaza de Mulas camp (4,350 meters) after a challenging hike (7 o 9 hours).

Day 5: Plaza de Mulas

Day off in Plaza de Mulas.

Day 6: Cerro Bonete

We’ll climb the Cerro Bonete (5,004 meters) and admire from up there the West Face of the Aconcagua.

Day 7: Last day

Descent to Horcones Valley. We’ll drive to Mendoza City, where this program ends.

Optional: If you want, you can arrange a helicopter flight to return to Horcones!


About the guide

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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.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 949 each

Group of 2

USD 949 each

Group of 3

USD 949 each

Group of 4

USD 949 each

Group of 5

USD 949 each

Group of 6

USD 949 each

Group of 7

USD 949 each

Group of 8

USD 949 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

• Luggage transfer during the trip

• Mules and horses as needed with driver

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• Optional services: Hotel in Mendoza, pick up at the airport or bus station, helicopter charter (extra cost for up to two persons: USD 1,300). Not included in the price: Trekking pass to the Park, lodging in Mendoza, drinks in Mendoza and Penitentes, extra expenses, personal equipment.


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