trip duration TRIP DURATION
12 days
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
Andes
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
4 people
trip level TRIP LEVEL
Sustained
best period OFFER PERIOD
Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP
Private

Highlights

  • Take advantage of an innovative system and acclimatize from home
  • Consider flying to Base Camp by helicopter!
  • Reach the summit of Aconcagua in record time!

Description

As a pioneer in climbing Mount Aconcagua, I bring a new alternative way to reach the summit. I invite you to join me on a 12-day ascent (the usual trip takes around 20 days).

I would like to introduce you to a great and unique system that makes spending 10 days in the mountain for acclimatization unnecessary. It is basically an Altitude Training System that uses a Hypoxic tent. By using it at home, you will be well acclimatized even before you get to the mountain.

And how does this Altitude Training System work? Simple! You will sleep for 4 to 6 weeks inside these Hypoxic tents in the comfort of your home. While you are watching a movie or resting in the tent, you’re already pre-acclimatizing your body for Aconcagua. All you have to do is adjust your altitude level week after week.

This acclimatization method is only available for rental in the US and Canada. Its price starts at USD 175 a week. However, I am offering a special rental program in which you can try it during 8 weeks. It is a good way to test the equipment and make sure it really works. I think it is the great invention for mountaineers who love heights but do not have time for the acclimatization process.

Returning to the Aconcagua expedition itself, there is another option I would like to propose to you. I can also offer a helicopter flight from the trailhead to the Aconcagua base camp. That way you’ll save two ascent days . Remember that, due to weather conditions, I can’t guarantee this option till the day of the expedition. The total cost of this service is USD1800 for 3 people.

As for the itinerary of this climbing trip, you’ll arrive at Mendoza from your country and spend the first night in a hotel in the city (Mendoza Park Hyatt). The next day we will drive from Mendoza to the foot of Aconcagua and hike to Confluencia or fly directly to Base Camp by helicopter.

Depending on your choice, the third day we will rest or walk to the Base Camp. The following day we will continue the ascent towards Canada Camp with the help of mules. From Canada we will move to Nido and then, to the High Camp, the last campsite before the summit.

Once we conquer the 6962-meter summit of Aconcagua, we will hike down to the Base Camp to finally return to Mendoza by transfer.

So, are you ready to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain outside Himalaya in record time? Contact me now and make your reservation! I am sure you won’t regret it. 

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive to Mendoza

Pick up at airport and transfer to the Mendoza Park Hyatt.

Day 2

Transfer and start of the hike

Transfer from Mendoza to the trailhead and hike to Confluencia or Fly Into Base Camp.

Day 3

Hike to Base Camp

We’ll go to the Base Camp or enjoy a Rest Day if you flew there.

Day 4

Carry to Canada – Stay in Mulas

We’ll carry the gear to Canada camp and go down to Plaza de Mulas to spend the night.

Day 5

Move to Canada

Hike to Canada camp and night there.

Day 6

Move to Nido

Hike to Nido del Condor and night there.

Day 7

Move to High Camp

Hike to High Camp and night there.

Day 8

Summit Day

Early start to go for the Summit.

Day 9 to 10

Extra days

Extra days in case of bad weather.

Day 11

Hike Down to Base Camp

Hike all the way down to the Bascamp

Day 12

Return to Mendoza

Hike out to the trailhead. Transfer to Mendoza Park Hyatt. End of trip.

Next departures:

For private groups contact the guide
Next datesInfo
01/12/2018 to 12/12/2018
08/12/2018 to 19/12/2018
17/12/2018 to 28/12/2018
22/12/2018 to 02/01/2019
27/12/2018 to 07/01/2019
05/01/2019 to 16/01/2019
12/01/2019 to 23/01/2019
19/01/2019 to 30/01/2019
26/01/2019 to 06/02/2019
02/02/2019 to 13/02/2019
09/02/2019 to 20/02/2019
16/02/2019 to 27/02/2019

Price per person

1 Person3900USD
Group of 23900USD
Group of 33900USD
Group of 43900USD

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Group equipment
  • Porters
The price does not include:- Round-trip flights to and from Mendoza, Argentina - Aconcagua climbing permit fee ($700 to $900 depending on season) which you will pay in Mendoza, accompanied by your guide. South Americans pay about half of this amount and Argentinean Citizens about 1/4 of that amount. - Flight out of Base Camp to trailhead (cost is about USD 1,800 for 3 people ($600 each)) - Meals in Mendoza - Personal equipment - Passport - Personal items and services (laundry, snacks, drinks, tips, etc.) - Expenses incurred in the case of a rescue or early departure from the expedition - SAT phone charges - Porter fee (If used)

Other details

Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Extremely Fit

Meeting point

Mendoza

More info

1) NON-STOP FLIGHT OPTIONS FROM LONDON TO MENDOZA (*)

From London to Buenos Aires:

- Airline: Norwegian Air UK
LGW-EZE (13 h 40 m) US$774 round trip
- Airline: British Airways
LHR-EZE (13 h 50 m) US$1,216 round trip

From Buenos Aires to Mendoza:

- Airline: Aerolineas Argentinas
AEP–MDZ (1 h 55 m) US$115 round trip
- Airline: LATAM Operated by Latam Airlines Argentina
AEP–MDZ (1 h 52 m) US$117 round trip

2) NON-STOP FLIGHT OPTIONS FROM NEW YORK TO MENDOZA (*)

From New York to Buenos Aires:

-Airline: United
EWR–EZE (11 h 5 m) US$1,005 round trip
- Airline: American - LATAM Operated by American Airlines for Latam Airlines Argentina
JFK–EZE (10 h 44 m) US$1,083 round trip
- Airline: Aerolineas Argentinas - Delta
JFK–EZE (10 h 55 m) US$1,270 round trip

From Buenos Aires to Mendoza:

- Airline: Aerolineas Argentinas
AEP–MDZ (1 h 55 m) US$115 round trip
- Airline: LATAM Operated by Latam Airlines Argentina
AEP–MDZ (1 h 52 m) US$117 round trip

(*) Total price includes taxes + fees for 1 adult. Additional bag fees and other fees may apply.

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