Enjoy an unforgettable Aconcagua Base Camp Trek with certified local guide, Manuel. Explore the highest mountain of South America, catch awe-inspiring views from the nearby Bonete summit, visit the famous Plaza de Mulas art gallery, and discover the vibrant mountaineering environment of the Andes!
At 6,960.8 m (22,837 ft), Aconcagua is the highest mountain in South America, and one of the famous 7 summits. On this one-week adventure, we will trek to the Plaza de Mulas base camp, which lies at an altitude of 4,200 m (13,779.53 ft). We will also climb to the summit of the nearby Cerro Bonete, which will give us great views of Aconcagua’s west face. You can find a detailed itinerary below.
Please keep in mind that this is not a technical climbing program and that we won’t reach the summit of Aconcagua. However, although you don’t need to be an experienced mountaineer to join this program, you do need to have a very good fitness level. Of course, I will be there to help and guide you on the way and to facilitate logistics so as to make the trip all the more enjoyable!
So, are you ready for an amazing Andes experience? Then contact me now and let’s start planning an unforgettable Aconcagua Base Camp trek, I will be happy to guide you!
Or, if you prefer, you can join me on a shorter 4-day program to the Plaza Francia Base Camp!
In this first day we have our meeting in Mendoza Airport. Then we will go to our accommodation in the city to check the personal equipment. If necessary, we will go to a rental shop. After that, we will go to the Aconcagua Park Office to get the ascent permits and we will talk about the development of the expedition. From our accommodation, we will have transportation to Penitentes.
After breakfast, we will go to the Horcones Valley 2.950 m Here we get our climbing permits stamped at the rangers checkpoint and begin the approach to Confluencia camp. After a relaxed hike, we arrive at the camp, Confluencia 3460 m. For the hike, you will be carrying only a day pack with some essentials, as the mules take care of the heavy duties.
After breakfast, we will start our trek to South Face Aconcagua Viewpoint 4.000 m We will see a giant wall that stands 3,000 meters above us, really impressive. From this place, Aconcagua appears more magnificent and intimidating than ever. We can see the entire South Wall. We’ll trek for about 5 hours. We will back to Confluencia Camp.
After breakfast, we start our walk across “Playa Ancha”. We slowly gain altitude up to the Horcones Superior Valley. After hiking across Playa Ancha and climbing up through a very steep path, “Cuesta Brava” (meaning Rugged Slope), we reach Plaza de Mulas, at 4.250 m.
Rest day in Plaza de Mulas, at 4.250 m. This day will be to know the Plaza de Mulas camp. You can visit the tallest Art Gallery in the World (World Guinness Record.) The immediate vicinity of the camps, with the incredible view of the Western Wall of Aconcagua, the Horcones Superior Glacier, and Cerro Cuerno.
After breakfast, we start the ascent to Mt Bonete’s summit. From this mountain, we´ll see the awesome Aconcagua west face, as well the huge Plaza de Mulas’ Base Camp. The surrounding landscape it’s amazing, you could admire the vast expanse of the Andes. Then we return to Plaza de Mulas.
Descent to Penitentes. Transportation to Mendoza. Accommodation. End of our services.
1 night in mountain huts in Penitentes. 5 nights in dormitory domes (4 or 8 persons).
The trip can be canceled by the company due to causes beyond the organizers’ control when safety cannot be guaranteed due to weather conditions or other reasons; or because the minimum number of participants could not be reached. The participant can choose between a new date of departure or a full refund.
Tourism in wild areas has characteristics that make it stand out from conventional tourism. Logistics are particular due to complexity and the proposals depend on factors that may change. That is why the entire schedule may vary even though the whole trip has been carefully planned.
The guides who are in charge of the activity may modify the itinerary totally or partially when they consider that one or more participants’ physical or psychological integrity is at risk or due to weather conditions or security reasons.
The guides firstly guarantee the participants’ safety and are present during the whole trip.
Manuel is a professional licensed guide and Head guide and general director of MONS – Actividades de Montaña, company provider of expeditions and treks in Cordillera de los Andes.
He has also summited in several mountains in Argentina.
Nov 19, 2021
I had a very good experience booking the hike through Explore-Share. Communication with the team was prompt and clear and the booking process was seamless. The trip itself was also just perfect. Uroš was a fantastic guide, highly skilled and talented. The hike felt safe at all times, even on more exposed routes, thanks to him. He was always up to date on the weather forecast and planned the days around it, checked the conditions on the route ahead of me, if needed, discussed and adapted the routes to my level and always made sure I was safe and comfortable. I highly recommend him, as well as Explore-Share.
Oct 25, 2021
Explore Share is a really usefull website that has a great overview of reviewed guides for a (in our case) hiking/climbing trip. During the booking I got assigned an assistent for Explore Share that helped solve questions that I might have. Great customer service, and I will come back again.
Oct 17, 2021
Explore-share was easy to use and the staff and guide w ere very responsive. The trip descriptions were accurate and the pricing reasonable. I would definitely recommend the site for people looking to do guided hiking.
Oct 13, 2021
Excellent!! Great guide and service. I had a very good experience. Id do it again.
Sep 14, 2021
Guide was very experienced and very patient with us. We learned a lot and he tried to fit in all the knowledge he could in one day, super awesome. A little tough going back and forth to get the trip set up hard to tell if the site is sketchy until you see reviews but all worked out. Ended up with an awesome day with an awesome guide. Overall pretty satisfied and thankful!
Sep 14, 2021
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Sep 10, 2021
What a trip, fantastic guide who picked me up and dropped me off. Would use again.
Aug 25, 2021
It's the 2nd time we have been booking with Explore-Share. The booking was super easy and both Explore-Share and the guide were fast in their responses. We did rafting as a family with 3 kids for the first time in Slovenia. The guide (José) was super nice. He was doing everything he could to make everyone at ease with rafting (he gave clear explanations), have a great team spirit (we were joined by 2 other girls) and have a good time. We had lots of fun and the nature there is so beautiful. Thank you Explore-share and Soca splash for the great afternoon! I would recommend this activity to anyone without a doubt. My kids immediately told me they want to do rafting again soon !"
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Aug 2, 2021
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Jul 5, 2021
I am very pleased to have booked with this group. All of my mails have been answered in no-time, I felt really safe on the rock and the atmosfere of the whole group helped a lot not to mind about stressing. Will be back for more!
Group of 1
|USD 1031 Each|
Group of 2
|USD 1031 Each|
Group of 3
|USD 1031 Each|
Group of 4
|USD 928 Each|
Group of 5
|USD 928 Each|
Group of 6
|USD 877 Each|
Group of 7
|USD 825 Each|
Group of 8
|USD 825 Each|
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- Guiding fee
- Luggage transfer
- Personal insurance
- Accommodation included
- Transport during the trip
Meals: all the meals from lunch on Day 1 to lunch on Day 7.
Special dietary needs (vegetarians, celiacs, etc.) please inform the organizers in advance.
Trekking food: all trekking food: dried fruits, cereal bars, chocolate, etc.
Accommodation: 1 night at mountain refuges in Penitentes. 5 nights in dormitory domes (4 or 8 persons).
Guides from MONS – Actividades de Montaña. Professional Guides – registered by the Province of Mendoza, with specific qualifications in First Response in wilderness areas.
VHF Communication equipment.
Transfers: Mendoza City – Penitentes – Mendoza City.
Counseling in equipment and the necessary process to access Parque Aconcagua.
Transport of group equipment to Confluencia Camp.
Personal equipment to Confluencia and Base Camp, 10 Kg each.
Insurance: Personal accidents. Civil Responsibility.
The service does not include:
Unspecified extra meals or drinks.
Accommodation before and after the expedition. It is strongly advised booking in advance.
Transfer to Mendoza.
Individual equipment and clothing.
Travel insurance, medical evacuation insurance.
Access permits to Parque Aconcagua.
Occasional expenses due to the eventual abandonment of the program.
Tips, phone calls, Internet, and showers in Parque Aconcagua.
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