trip duration TRIP DURATION
17 days
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
6 people
trip level TRIP LEVEL
best period OFFER PERIOD
Feb, Nov, Dec
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP


Are you ready to summit the highest mountain in the Western world? then join a group and get ready for this Aconcagua ascent via the normal route

Mount Aconcagua (6962 m) lies in the Cordillera de los Andes, in the Argentinean province of Mendoza.  It’s the highest peak in America, in fact it’s the highest summit outside the Himalayas. So in addition of being one of the Seven Summits, it’s a demanding test for mountaineering around the world.

And this 17-day program will take you to its summit through the most popular route. We’ll meet in Mendoza and from there on I will help you with everything: We’ll check your gear and rent something if you don’t have it, we’ll go in private transfers to the trailhead and I’ll guide you to the top in the safest possible way.

One thing I’ve learned with my years guiding in this mountain is to take things slowly and pay a lot of attention to my clients acclimatization progress. That’s why I include porters and mules in the program, to help you carry the load.

Please look at the detailed itinerary below and remember that this program requires a high level of fitness and previous mountaineering experience.

So check the dates below and send me a request to join one of the groups on this amazing Aconcagua ascent via the normal route adventure! All the departure dates are 100% confirmed. 

And if you don’t have enough time for this ascent, but you want to see this impressive mountain from a close angle, you can also check my 6-day Plaza Argentina Trek in Mendoza and my 7-day Aconcagua trek with Cerro Bonete.


Day 1


Arrival to Mendoza (760 m). Transfer from airport to hotel. Relax day.

Day 2

Transfer to Penitentes

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.

Day 3

Penitentes - Confluencia

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.

Day 4

Confluencia - Mirador de la Pared Sur

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.

Day 5

Confluencia - Plaza de Mulas.

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 6

Rest day in Plaza de Mulas

Day off to rest in Plaza de Mulas.

Day 7

Cerro Bonete acclimatization hike

A 6-hour acclimatization ascent to the Cerro Bonete (5004 m). You’ll admire the wonderful West Face of the Aconcagua from up there.

Day 8

Plaza de Mulas - Plaza Canadá - Plaza de Mulas

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 9

Rest day in Plaza de Mulas

Day to relax in Plaza de Mulas.

Day 10

Plaza de Mulas - Plaza Canadá

We’ll transfer to Plaza Canadá, our first step to the summit. The ascent will take us around 3 hours.

Day 11

Plaza Canadá - Nido de Cóndores

We’ll continue the ascent to the second camp, Nido de Cóndores (5560 m) for 3 to 4 hours.

Day 12

Nido de Cóndores - Cólera Camp

Ascent to the last camp, Cólera (5970 m).

Day 13

Summit Day

We’ll conquer the summit of this incredible mountain! Then, we’ll return to the Cólera Camp to spend the night.

Day 14 to 15

Extra days

The trip includes two extra days in case of bad weather.

Day 16

Cólera Camp - Plaza de Mulas

Descent to Plaza de Mulas.

Day 17

Back to Mendoza

Descent to Horcones (6 to 7 hours). Transfer to the Hotel in Mendoza (3 to 4 hours) and goodbye.

Next departures:

For private groups contact the guide
Next datesInfo
01/12/2018 to 17/12/2018
USD 3980
15/12/2018 to 31/12/2018
USD 3980
22/12/2018 to 07/01/2019
USD 3980
29/12/2018 to 14/01/2019
USD 3980
05/01/2019 to 21/01/2019
USD 3980
12/01/2019 to 28/01/2019
USD 3980
26/01/2019 to 11/02/2019
USD 3980
02/02/2019 to 18/02/2019
USD 3980
16/02/2019 to 04/03/2019
USD 3980

Price per person

1 Person3980USD

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Half-board meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Luggage transfer during the trip
  • Group equipment
  • Porters

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


Meeting point

Mendoza airport.