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.




Trip Duration

7 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip



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

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


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.

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Price per person

Group of 1
920 USD

Group of 2
920 USD

Group of 3
920 USD

Group of 4
920 USD

Group of 5
920 USD

Group of 6
920 USD

Group of 7
920 USD

Group of 8
920 USD


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
 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.


  • Day 1Mendoza - 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 2Confluencia

    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 3Aconcagua'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 4Plaza de Mulas

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

  • Day 5Plaza de Mulas

    Day off in Plaza de Mulas.

  • Day 6Cerro Bonete

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

  • Day 7Last 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!


Next departures

For private groups contact the guide
Next datesInfo
27/01/2020 to 02/02/2020
03/02/2020 to 09/02/2020
17/02/2020 to 23/02/2020

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


Meeting point

City of Mendoza


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.



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