Join Grajales Expeditions and admire Aconcagua from the Condor’s perspective on this 6-day trek to Plaza Argentina, Mendoza.
Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec
Come and visit Plaza Argentina, one of the main base camps in the East Face route to the Aconcagua summit, in Mendoza.
The Aconcagua (6,962 meters) is the highest mountain in the Western and Southern Hemispheres. Climbers from all over the world come to reach its majestic summit.
We’ll start our tour in the City of Mendoza. I can pick you up at the airport or bus station if you need it.
During these 6 days we will go across the Vacas Valley and visit three different base camps of the mountain: Pampa de Leñas (2,950 meters), Casa de Piedra (3,240 meters) and Plaza Argentina (4,190 meters). As you can see, we will be gradually getting higher as the trek progresses.
Some of the wonders you will see during this trek are the Polish Glacier and the East Face of the Aconcagua. What’s more exciting is that at the end of the tour we will return from Plaza Argentina to the trailhead flying in a private helicopter!
Please find a more detailed itinerary below and remember that you’ll need a good level of fitness to join this trek.
So what are you waiting for? Request to book and prepare to be amazed by the Andean landscapes, on this 6 day trek to Plaza Argentina.
Pick up at the airport. We’ll drive for 3 hours to Los Penitentes (2,580 meters) and spend the night at the lodge.
We’ll drive to Punta de Vacas. From there we’ll start the hike and, after 4 hours, we’ll reach our first camp: Pampa de Leñas (2,950 meters).
We’ll hike for 6 hours to Casa de Piedra (3,240 meters), our second camp. You will admire the Polish Glacier and the East Face of the Aconcagua.
Through Relinchos Valley, we’ll get to Plaza Argentina (4,190 meters). We’ll enjoy a meal in the base camp.
Day to rest and explore in Plaza Argentina.
We’ll arrange the helicopter flight and you’ll admire the Andes from the Condor’s point of view!
We will land in Horcones and drive to Mendoza to say goodbye.
Hotel Ayelén in Penitentes
The program on day 1 begins around 9 AM, in order to have enough time to check your gear and obtain the trekking permit before noon. Please schedule your arrival accordingly (I strongly recommend being in Mendoza the day before).
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.
Nov 19, 2021
I had a very good experience booking the hike through Explore-Share. Communication with the team was prompt and clear and the booking process was seamless. The trip itself was also just perfect. Uroš was a fantastic guide, highly skilled and talented. The hike felt safe at all times, even on more exposed routes, thanks to him. He was always up to date on the weather forecast and planned the days around it, checked the conditions on the route ahead of me, if needed, discussed and adapted the routes to my level and always made sure I was safe and comfortable. I highly recommend him, as well as Explore-Share.
Oct 25, 2021
Explore Share is a really usefull website that has a great overview of reviewed guides for a (in our case) hiking/climbing trip. During the booking I got assigned an assistent for Explore Share that helped solve questions that I might have. Great customer service, and I will come back again.
Oct 17, 2021
Explore-share was easy to use and the staff and guide w ere very responsive. The trip descriptions were accurate and the pricing reasonable. I would definitely recommend the site for people looking to do guided hiking.
Oct 13, 2021
Excellent!! Great guide and service. I had a very good experience. Id do it again.
Sep 14, 2021
Guide was very experienced and very patient with us. We learned a lot and he tried to fit in all the knowledge he could in one day, super awesome. A little tough going back and forth to get the trip set up hard to tell if the site is sketchy until you see reviews but all worked out. Ended up with an awesome day with an awesome guide. Overall pretty satisfied and thankful!
Sep 14, 2021
The whole experience was great! The customer service of explore-share was really good. I always got an answer very quick. I would absolutely recommend to use explore-share if you are looking for a great guide in a foreign country. 5 stars!
Sep 10, 2021
What a trip, fantastic guide who picked me up and dropped me off. Would use again.
Aug 25, 2021
It's the 2nd time we have been booking with Explore-Share. The booking was super easy and both Explore-Share and the guide were fast in their responses. We did rafting as a family with 3 kids for the first time in Slovenia. The guide (José) was super nice. He was doing everything he could to make everyone at ease with rafting (he gave clear explanations), have a great team spirit (we were joined by 2 other girls) and have a good time. We had lots of fun and the nature there is so beautiful. Thank you Explore-share and Soca splash for the great afternoon! I would recommend this activity to anyone without a doubt. My kids immediately told me they want to do rafting again soon !"
Aditya Kumar Jha
Aug 2, 2021
Best platform for mountain sports services. Easy to use, great personalised service and support.
Jul 5, 2021
I am very pleased to have booked with this group. All of my mails have been answered in no-time, I felt really safe on the rock and the atmosfere of the whole group helped a lot not to mind about stressing. Will be back for more!
Group of 1
|USD 3805 Each|
Group of 2
|USD 2490 Each|
Want a different number of travellers?
- Guiding fee
- Accommodation included
- Transport during the trip
- Luggage transfer
- Mules and horses
Optional: Hotel in Mendoza, pick up at the airport or bus station.
Not included: Trekking pass, lodging in Mendoza, drinks in Mendoza and Penitentes, any cost incurred by the climber if she or he leaves the trip early (such as mules, transfers, guide, etc). We strongly recommend all participants to buy a trip cancelation insurance. Personal gear, medications, ground or air evacuations, room services, laundry, beverages, phone communications and items of personal nature, insurance liability, hospitalization or medication of any kind, any other service not mentioned in this condition sheet.
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