Feb, Nov, Dec
Arrival to Mendoza (760 m). Transfer from airport to hotel. Relax day.
We’ll travel to Los Penitentes in private cars. Accommodation in the mountain Hotel (2580 m). Near the Hotel, we’ll prepare the load transfer.
We’ll have breakfast and drive from Los Penitentes to the Aconcagua Provincial Park (Horcones 2950 m). We’ll start the trek and, after 3 to 4 hours, we’ll reach the Confluencia camp.
We’ll take a 7-hour walk and you’ll discover the South Face of the mountain (4050 meters). We’ll start the acclimatization process. Night in the Confluencia Camp.
You’ll explore Playa Ancha and he Cuesta Brava in a 7-hour trek. Then we’ll reach the base camp in Plaza de Mulas (4350 m).
Day off to rest in Plaza de Mulas.
A 6-hour acclimatization ascent to the Cerro Bonete (5004 m). You’ll admire the wonderful West Face of the Aconcagua from up there.
Ascent to the first camp, Plaza Canadá (5050 m), to prepare the equipment and back to Plaza de Mulas, where we’ll spend the night.
Day to relax in Plaza de Mulas.
We’ll transfer to Plaza Canadá, our first step to the summit. The ascent will take us around 3 hours.
We’ll continue the ascent to the second camp, Nido de Cóndores (5560 m) for 3 to 4 hours.
Ascent to the last camp, Cólera (5970 m).
We’ll conquer the summit of this incredible mountain! Then, we’ll return to the Cólera Camp to spend the night.
The trip includes two extra days in case of bad weather.
Descent to Plaza de Mulas.
Descent to Horcones (6 to 7 hours). Transfer to the Hotel in Mendoza (3 to 4 hours) and goodbye.
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Hotel accommodation in Mendoza, based on double occupancy, in Diplomatic Hotel.
1 night’s lodging in Penitentes (dinner and breakfast included).
Complete base camp service (dining tents, bathrooms, meals, storage).
All shared gear for the expedition (sleeping tents, stoves and cooking gear,
Load transportat by mules, to and from base camp.
Free internet at BC (limitations apply)
Permanent VHF radio communication.
We provide our guides with professional first aid kits and pulse oximeters to
monitor acclimatization progress.
Assistance with the required climbing permit procedure.
Satellite coverage and tracking during the trip.
One porter every four climbers, to carry 20 kg of common gear.
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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