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Aconcagua (6,962 m) expedition with acclimatization

Follow Juan, AEGM certified guide, on this 18-days Aconcagua (6,962 m) expedition with acclimatization and conquer the highest summit in Latin America!

Group

Andes

18 Days

Feb

Fit

Advanced


Highlights

  • Reach the top of one of the world's Seven Summits!
  • Experience an unforgettable 18 days expedition in the Andes Mountain Range.
  • Marvel at the extraordinary views of the Andes Mountain Range.

Description

Standing at 6,959 meters (22,841 ft), Aconcagua is the tallest mountain in the Western Hemisphere. I invite you to conquer one of the world’s greatest mountains and the highest peak outside of the Himalayas!

Our 18-days expedition will take place in the Argentinean province of Mendoza, also known as “Land of the sun and good wine”. We’ll discover this region’s extraordinary flora and fauna, outstanding landscapes and why not, its culinary delights.

Set in the Andes Mountain range, Aconcagua is one of the most popular destinations in South America. In spite of this majestic peak’s challenging height, Aconcagua is one of the easiest high altitude climbing peaks and every year thousands of advanced and adventurous climbers try to conquer its summit. As a matter of fact, this mountain is often referred to as the highest ‘trekking peak’ in the world.

During this 18-days expedition with acclimatization,  I will carefully guide you step by step and help you improve your mountaineering skills. Although this extraordinary summit is relatively straightforward to climb with almost no technical sections, this expedition is suitable for advanced climbers only. Additionally, it’s essential to be in excellent physical condition.

Ready for this 18-days Aconcagua (6,962 m) expedition with acclimatization? Then send your request and get ready for a experience you’ll never forget!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

- Mules and horses

- Clean drinkable water

- Mountain guide expenses

- Camping equipment tents

- Camping equipment cooking utensils

Price details

Price includes:

- Mountain Guide during the whole trip.

- Reception at Mendoza airport

- Private transportation from the airport to the hotel in Mendoza.For the group ( not individually).

- 2 nights accommodation in a 3* hotel in Mendoza with breakfast.

- Assistance in obtaining climbing permits.

- Transportation from Mendoza to Penitentes.

- 1 night hotel accommodation in Penitentes with breakfast and dinner.

- Transportation from Penitentes to the entrance of Aconcagua Park at Horcones.

- Transfer of the equipment by mules from Penitentes to Plaza Aconcagua.

- 2 days at Confluencia Camp (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

- 6 days full board at Plaza de Mulas Camp (breakfast, lunch and dinner).

- Transfer of the equipment by mules from Plaza de Mulas to Penitentes.

- Transportation from the entrance of Aconcagua Park in Horcones to Penitentes.

- Private transportation from Penitentes to Mendoza

- Transportation from the hotel in Mendoza to the airport.For the group (not individually).

- Double high altitude tent (2, 3 people per tent).

Price does NOT include:

- Flights Madrid-Mendoza-Madrid (1200 euros approx).

- Entrance permit to Aconcagua Park (700 euros approx).

- Meals or any other high altitude service (approx 4-5 days).

- Any extra cost if the climber abandons the expedition.

- Meals in Mendoza.

- Drinks in Mendoza and Penitentes.

- Personal equipment, medicines, aerial or terrestrial evacuations, laundry, drinks, telephone communications and elements of a personal nature, personal insurances of a personal nature, personal insurance, hospitalization or medication of any kind, and any other service of any kind, and any other service not mentioned in this list of services.

- Services not specified in the "Includes" section.


Itinerary

Day 1: Mendoza

The first day we will walk around the city and make permits.

Day 2: Transfer to Los Penitentes ski resort

Day 3: Penitentes Confluencia

Trekking begins, and in approximately 3-4 hours we will arrive at the camp (3,390 m) to spend the night.

Day 4: Confluencia - Plaza Francia - Confluencia

Our main purpose for this day will be to acclimatize, we will leave in the direction of Plaza Argentina to observe the impressive south face of Aconcagua.

Day 5: Confluencia - Plaza de Mulas (4.350 m)

It will be about 7 hours of trekking to our base camp.

Day 6: Rest day

Rest day at Plaza de Mulas.

Day 7: Bonete

Ascent to Cerro Bonete (5,004 m) and return to base camp.

Day 8: Canadá Camp

Ascent to Camp Canada and night there (4930 m).

Day 9: Nido de Cóndores

Ascent to Nido de Cóndores and night there (5560 m)

Day 10: Nido de Cóndores - Plaza Mulas

Acclimatization day in Nido de Cóndores, ascent to Berlin (optional) and descent to Plaza Mulas.

Day 11: Rest day

Day 12: Plaza Mulas - Nido de Cóndores (5.560 m)

Day 13: Nido de cóndores - Berlín (5930 m)

Day 14: Summit day

Summit day and descent to Berlin, Nido or Plaza Mulas.

Day 15: Reserve day

Day 16: Plaza de Mulas – Penitentes

In approximately 6/7 hours we will arrive at the entrance of the park. From here by vehicle to Mendoza.

Day 17: Mendoza

Day off or rest day.

Day 18: End of trip

 

Details

Accommodation

In a tent

More info

Minimum of 6 climbers required for this trip.

Meeting point

Mendoza

Equipment you will need to bring

Helmet

Ice axe

Backpack

Crampons

Sunglasses

Ski equipment

Other gear: leather high mountain boots, Trekking boots, Sneakers, 2-3 pairs of mountain socks, 1-2 long trekking pants, 1 fleece jacket or similar, Waterproof jacket, gore-tex type, Warm summit jacket, down recommended, Summit pants : waterproof (gore)+inner or warm primaloft type, 2 thermal T-shirts, Lala underwear or similar (long pants and T-shirt if you have them), Thin gloves, another pair of thicker gloves and mittens for summit, sun hat, sleeping bag, sunscreen, lip balm, flashlight, Knife, lighter, personal first aid kit, Cutlery, glass and plate, for height, Camera.


About the guide

I started climbing at a very young age and have visited almost every massif in the world. I find I'm just as comfortable on the ridges of the Alps as on the walls of the Pyrenees.

I have climbed 9 eight-thousanders in my life but still find pleasure and excitement in long treks and the ascent of 6000+-meter peaks of Nepal and Pakistan.

Languages

French | English | Basque

Certificates

AEGM | UIAGM | IFMGA

Residence

Vitoria, Spain


What people are saying about this trip

Konrad Körner

5.00

January, 2023

Juan is the best guide you could dream for. Perfectly and detailed planned expedition. He is a really nice person and you can laugh with him a lot. Even tho he was always the master of the situation safety related, so I’ve always felt safe. 10/10 would recommend!


 

 

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