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Aconcagua, Northeast Route, 20 day Guided Ascent

Join certified guide Juan on a 20 day climbing adventure to the top of the highest mountain in the Americas, the great Aconcagua in the Andes of Argentina.


20 Days

Jan, Dec




The mightiest mountain in the Americas, the highest mountain outside of Asia, Aconcagua (6,962m) is a true wonder.

For 20 wonderful days, I would like to guide you to the top of Aconcagua by way of the peak’s northeast side, and lead you back down. Every day of this unforgettable trek will bring you new and stupendous views of not just the peak’s surroundings, but of the Andes as well.

The trip will begin in the lovely Argentinean city of Mendoza. From there we will enter the Aconcagua national park. After that, we will progress our way to the summit.

Since this trip lasts nearly 3 weeks, there will be no need to rush during this adventure. Instead, we will be taking our time, making steady progress day after day. There will also be several rest days as well. Hence giving you a lot of time to not just admire the glorious views you get throughout Aconcagua, but to also properly acclimatize. This is very important, as it will ensure you don’t have to endure any altitude sickness.

You will get to visit many popular spots on Aconcagua during this ascent. Those spots include the following.

  • Confluencia camp (3,368m)

  • Plaze de Mulas base camp (4,300m)

  • Cerro Bonete (5,100m)

  • Canada Camp (4,910m) 

  • Nido de Condores (5,380m)

  • Colera Camp (5,870m)

And every night, you will get to rest after a long day’s climbing and practising at a comfortable campsite.

Climbing a mighty mountain like Aconcagua is an experience you will never forget. The views you will get throughout the ascent, and especially at the mountain’s apex, will stay with you for the rest of your life. All you have to do to experience this incredible climb for yourself is send me a request.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Group porters

Price details

Along with the guiding fee, the price also includes two nights in a 5 star hotels in Mendoza and Penitentes, 2 nights Hosteria in Uspallata, 7 nights full board at Plaza de Mulas base camp, meals, camping and cooking gear, mules, porters, satellite phone service, private ground transportation. However, the price does not include plane tickets, park fees, drinks, personal equipment and personal costs.


Day 1: Mendoza

Day 2: Uspallata

Day 3: Confluencia (3,368m)

Day 4: South Face Lookout

Day 5: Plaza de Mulas base camp (4,300m)

Day 6: Rest Day

Day 7: Cerro Bonete (5,100m)

Day 8: Active Rest Day

Day 9: Canada Camp Transport of Supplies

Day 10: Rest Day

Day 11: Canada Camp (4,910m)

Day 12: Nido de Condores (5,380m)

Day 13: Nido Rest Day

Day 14: Colera Camp (5,870m)

Day 15: Aconcagua Summit (6,962m)

Day 16: Extra Day

Day 17: Plaza de Mulas

Day 18: Park Entrace/Uspallata

Day 19: Mendoza

Day 20: Departure Home



More info

Participants should bring the following items with them: climbing equipment, including crampons, ice axe, helmet, ropes, hiking boots or shoes, liner socks, gaiters, double boots, 3 pairs of expedition weight socks, soft and hard shell pants, trekking pants, soft shell hooded jacket, cotton t-shirts, warm hat, buff, sunglasses, gloves, large backpack, sun screen, lip balm, 1 thermos, 2 water bottles, and personal items.

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About the guide

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Mountain Guide

I´m based in Bariloche, Patagonia, where I guide full time, mostly technical custom trips with small groups.

I started guiding in 1998, and my job took me all around the globe. In Montana, USA, where I lived for many years I worked extensively in the Rockies, guiding in the Tetons, Wind Rivers, and the Beartooths. Back to Argentina, I spend most of my time ski guiding volcanoes, rock climbing at Frey and mountaineering in Chalten and Tronador.

The rest of time I work as a Technical director at the AAGM, forming new guides, and trying to be an exciting dad for my two kids, taking advantage of the great backyard we have at home!





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