Arrival to Mendoza and transfer to the hotel. Dinner at the restaurant.
Obtaining the necessary climbing permits. Organizing the transport to the base.
Minibus transport to Penitentes (2600m). Overnight in the hostel.
Horcones – Confluencia (3300m) – (about 4 hours). Accommodation in the camp with beds.
Confluencia. Day for the acclimatization. Climb to Plaza Francia 4000m and return to the camp.
Confluencia – Plaza de Mulas (4300m) – (about 8 hours). Arrival to the base camp.Rest.
Plaza de Mulas – Medical examination (pulse, blood pressure, oxygen level…). The plan of acclimatization and climbing will be made according to the results.
Climbing period to the highest summit of South America, Aconcagua (6962m).
Plaza de Mulas – Penitentes (about 8 hours). Gala dinner.
Returning to Mendoza by minibus. Arrival in the city in the afternoon.
Mendoza. Departure day.
|16/12/2019 to 02/01/2020|
|31/01/2020 to 17/02/2020|
Mendoza Airport, Mendoza, Argentina
Hotel, hostel and tent accommodation depending where we are.
You need high level fitness level. The previous hiking experience at altitudes up to 4000 above sea level is mandatory. Your guide will give you full instructions and a safety briefing at the start.
All the activities on this trip will be led in English by qualified and professional guide.
Please bring with you:
- Backpack (up to 50l)
- Sleeping bag (up to -15 degrees Celsius / comfort zone)
- Trekking poles
- Head lamp
- Cotton t-shirts
- Trekking socks
- Active underwear
- Polar jacket
- Gore-Tex jacket
- Down jacket
- Trekking pants
- Gore-Tex pants
- Polar of woolen cap
- Hiking shoes
- Climbing boots
- Toiletries kit
- Sunscreen SPF 50 & lip balm
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