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Aconcagua by the Normal Route, 20 days

Join Julver, an IFMGA-certified guide, on this Aconcagua summit expedition. And climb this amazing mountain while he helps with your acclimatization.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration20 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelExtremely Fit
Type of tripPrivate and Group


I would like to invite you to reach the summit of Aconcagua by its normal route.

The program I want to offer this time is longer than usual. This is because the idea of this trip is to increase the chances of success for those climbers who need extra acclimatization.

In addition to that, during this 20-day mountain trip you won’t only climb Aconcagua but also Mt. Bonete.

During this adventure we’ll take advantage of the normal route, which is technically easy. The focus will be on controlling the effects of altitude, which are what makes this route difficult. That is why I am so careful with acclimatization.

The first treks are especially important. They will help us to acclimatize well. We will first approach Plaza de Mulas (a 3-day trek) and then Plaza Francia. It is the Base Camp of Aconcagua’s south wall.

In order to help with acclimatization and enjoy the experience to the fullest, we will also climb Mt. Bonete (4900m). And then we will be ready for our biggest goal!

This program includes 2 added days of double equipment porting and extra days in case of bad weather. Please keep in mind that at high altitude there is sometimes a white wind that makes the ascent harder. That is why I use those “security days” to increase our chances of success.

If you’re an advanced climber, take a look at my 19-day program to Mount Aconcagua. It’s perfect for those who don’t need so much acclimatization.

Acclimatization issues are no longer an excuse! Contact me now and I’ll be here, ready to help you get to the Aconcagua summit.

Meeting point





Day 1: Mendoza

Altitude: 760 m.

Day 2: Mendoza - Penitentes

Altitude: 2700 m.


Day 3: Penitentes - Confluencia

Altitude: 3368 m.


Day 4: Trekking to Plaza Francia (acclimatization)

Altitude: 4200 m.


Day 5: Approach to Plaza de Mulas

Altitude: 4250 m.


Day 6: Rest day in Plaza de Mulas

Altitude: 4250 m.


Day 7: Ascent to Moun Bonete

Altitude: 5000 m.


Day 8: Rest day in Plaza de Mulas

Altitude: 4250 m.


Day 9: Carry the equipment and food to Camp 1

Altitude: 4900 m.


Day 10: Rest day in Plaza de Mulas

Altitude: 4250 m.


Day 11: Ascent from Base Camp to Camp 1 (Plaza Canadá)

Altitude: 4900 m.


Day 12: Ascent to Camp 2 (Nido de Cóndores)

Altitude: 5400 m.


Day 13: Carry the equipment and food from Camp 2 to Camp 3

Altitude: 6000 m.


Day 14: Ascent to Camp 3 (Plaza Cólera)

Altitude: 6000 m.


Day 15: Summit

Altitude: 6962 m.


Day 16 to 17: Spare days in case of bad weather conditions

Day 18: Return to Plaza de Mulas

Day 19: Return to Penitentes and Mendoza

Day 20: Mendoza

About the guide

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UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide from Peru

I´m economist but my passion are the mountains. I´m Member of Firefighters United without Borders BUSF, Professional Mountain Guide, member of the of Peruvian Mountain Guides Association AGMP, of the AAGM Argentine Mountain Guides Association and the IFMGA Union International of Mountain Guides Association, Industrial Climber, Brigade. Work in Rescue, First Aids, Vertical Places and I have experience in gas exploration.

I ´m a responsible and creative person with initiative and punctuality and I have the ability to work in team. I climbed a lot of mountains around the world like Cordillera Blanca in Perú, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Alaska, Europa and Asia.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 4227 each

Group of 2

USD 4227 each

Group of 3

USD 4227 each

Group of 4

USD 4227 each

Group of 5

USD 4227 each

Group of 6

USD 4227 each

Group of 7

USD 4227 each

Group of 8

USD 4227 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

• Luggage transfer during the trip

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• Mules for luggage transport up to Plaza de Mulas BC are included in the price. Personal porters are not. For private groups the price is USD 4100 per person (3 people minimum). Please ask me for this option.

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