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Aconcagua, 17-day Expedition along the Normal Route

Aconcagua ascent
Aconcagua Base Camp
Aconcagua climb

Stand at the top of the highest mountain in America: the Aconcagua. Join Carlos, an IFMGA certified guide, on this 17 days expedition to its summit.



17 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec




  • Discover a marvellous landscape in Argentina
  • Reach the summit of the highest peak in America: the Aconcagua
  • Get breathtaking views of the Andes from its top


Aconcagua is one of the most majestic mountains on Earth! So don’t miss out this opportunity to reach its summit on this 17 days ascent via the Normal Route.

Cerro Aconcagua is a magnificent peak in the province of Mendoza, in Argentina. It rises above 6,962 meters over the Central Andes and it is the highest mountain in America

The journey to get to Aconcagua will be an unforgettable adventure as we pass by different spots that are wonderful on their own, such as the Penitentes ski resort, Plaza de Mulas, and Plaza Canada. Moreover, there are several glaciers across its terrain, making this a truly exciting trip.

Then, the normal route we’ll take to Aconcagua’s summit is amazing. It is one of the most famous ones. And it will allow us to enjoy the mesmerizing sceneries and get acclimatized as we ascend.

Also, I have set some days for the sole purpose of resting and acclimatization. Being such a high peak, ascending Aconcagua will require all our effort. But don’t worry. I will follow you all the way to the top, to make sure you are safe while having a fantastic time.

So if you want to join this expedition, just send me a request. It would be my absolute pleasure to be your guide on this marvelous adventure.

Are you looking for a completely different adventure? Then check this Mont Blanc Gouter Route 2-day ascent, on the other side of the world!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Dinner

Price details

The price includes: guide fee, transportation, half board meals, a cook, group gear.


Day 1: Mendoza or Santiago de Chile

Day 2: Transfer to Penitentes

Day 3: Penitentes - Confluencia

Day 4: Confluencia - South wall viewpoint

Day 5: Confluencia - Plaza de Mulas

Day 6: Rest day in Plaza de Mulas

Day 7: Cerro Bonete acclimatization hike

Day 8: Plaza de Mulas - Plaza Canada - Plaza de Mulas

Day 9: Rest day in Plaza de Mulas

Day 10: Plaza de Mulas - Plaza Canada

Day 11: Plaza Canada - Nido de Cóndores

Day 12: Nido de Cóndores - Cólera Camp

Day 13: Summit Day - Return to the Cólera Camp to spend the night

Day 14 to 15: Extra days

Day 16: Cólera Camp - Plaza de Mulas

Day 17: Back to Mendoza o Santiago





More info

You can extend this trip adding 5 days for acclimatization at the Cajon del Maipo in Chile, ascending the San Jose (5,800 m) volcano. If you want to add this option, just mention it in your message.

Meeting point

Mendoza or Santiago de Chile

About the guide

IFGMA/UIAGM Guide from Chile

I have extensive experience guiding in the Andes and Europe. I am a resident in Chile, Spain and Chamonix. I am very sociable and motivated. I am always available for projects in the mountains.


French | English

What people are saying about Carlos Vasquez Barriga

Arthur Tiberge


September, 2023

El guía Carlos, siempre fue muy atento y responsable en lo que compete a sus funciones, nunca me sentí desconfiado o desprotegido. Posee un alto conocimiento técnico asi también como una gran experiencia como guía. estoy sumamente agradecido pues su perfil fue muy acertado para mi persona. 100% recomendados para cualquier otra persona que busque un guía. El servicio brindados por Uds. la organización Explore-share tambien esta bien bien puntuado, siempre me proporcionaron informacion clara, transparente y real. 100% recomendados



August, 2023

Carlos was very professional and friendly!

Alec Saccogna


August, 2023

Carlos was amazing! It was a very smooth climb and a very fun trip!

Sumru Tamer


August, 2023

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Greg Wilson


August, 2023

This was my first time using explore share. Due to my work I asked for a guide on short notice. Luckily, the Explore Share representative was able to get me a guide for my requested trip. I was able to do both my climbs that I requested. Carlos was friendly and knowledgeable of the area and routes. He was able to answer any questions I had before hand as well. Overall a great first trip to the Alps and I look forward to climbing there again.

Adrien van den Branden


July, 2023

Expérience inoubliable avec le sommet du Mont Blanc en prime! Carlos est un super guide qui connaît son métier. Il a eu la bonne idée d’emprunter la voie italienne qui est géniale et moins fréquentée. Attention néanmoins à être en bonne forme physique car Carlos gardera un certain rythme.

Ivan Schenck


July, 2023

Carlos is a very experienced guide and a fantastic person to be in the mountains with. Thanks to Carlos me and my son of 21 years old reached the top of Mont Blanc from the Italian side and descended on the French side. Even though it was a hard and tough route, It was an unforgettable trip with only positive memories.

Mihai Giurgiulescu


January, 2023

Unfortunately our trip did not go as planned due to weather and conditions in the mountains, so we had to change our second objective. Our guides handled that with professionalism and determination, which resulted in a successful summit. We summitted the first mountain as well. Overall it was a successful trip and we are grateful for the opportunity to have experienced the country of Chile the way it happened.

Warren Bryan


September, 2022

Great experience from start to finish. Lupe found my group a great trip on very short notice and our Guides Carlos and Edu were great. Nice long backcountry tours that led to gnarly terrain in the Maipo Valley. Fantastic experience, highly recommend!

Konrad Domanski


July, 2022

Carlos was guiding us very well in the mountains and he knew perfectly, what he was doing on rock or on ice. However, the communication was not the easiest and we also did not learn as much as we wanted on our two "training days" - it was mostly teaching through doing rather than showing us new techniques.

Rudolfs Kregers


July, 2022

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Jason McDonald


July, 2022

Carlos was a fantastic guide.

Mihai Simoniac


June, 2022

Had a Wonderful Time in the french alps. However, the down side of it, is that I did not make it to the summit because of the weather, and had to make a U-turn from 4,400m altitude, just 1-2h away from the summit. Now after the first try, I think this can be organised differently so the chance for the summit is twofold or even three fold. How can it be done differently? Acclimatisation can start at Tete Rouse refuge with overnight stay plus two nights at Goutter refuge. If done this way the chance of making it to the Mont Blanc summit increases. You have a bad weather one morning, but you try it from 12noon & have plenty of time as you'll slip at Goutter. If all day has bad weather you try again next morning...

Christian Carrillo


June, 2022

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Susie Jones


December, 2021

Carlos is a very accomplished rock climber, speaks great English, and is fun to be around. We felt very safe while climbing with him on the Sharks Fin, and learned a lot too.


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