Aconcagua South Face 4 day guided trek

A superb 4-day hiking adventure in the Aconcagua South face led by local EPGAMT mountain guide Ilan. Come feel the essence of mountaineering.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

4 days

Mountain Range

Andes

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified


 

If you want to explore Mount Aconcagua in a different way join me on this 4-day trek through its southern slope.

During this amazing hiking expedition in the highest peak outside Asia you’ll get a real taste of the high altitude mountaineering world. Exploring the Aconcagua south face you’ll discover the main spots and base camps where mountaineers from all around the world get ready for the challenge of getting to its 6692 meter summit.

Therefore we’ll visit the Confluencia base camp, which is the first stop of the normal route. We’ll also get to see the amazing Plaza Francia viewpoint from where we’ll finally admire the legendary Aconcagua south face, a 3000 meter high wall of ice and rock.

There are open groups to join in December 2017 and January/February 2018. If you want to be part of this amazing mountain trek please send your request and book your place now!

 

Price per person

 
1 Person
670 USD

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Porters
 Excluded from the price: trekking permits in the Aconcagua State Park; accomodation in Mendoza; beverages in Mendoza and Penitentes; personal gear (medications, ground or air evacuations, room services, laundry, beverages, phone communications and items of personal nature); insurance liability, hospitalization or medication.
 

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund.Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

Other details

 
Skill level required
Intermediate
Fitness level required
Fit
Meeting point
Mendoza City
Disclaimer
I strongly recommend all participants to buy a trip cancelation insurance.
 

About the Guide

 
 

For most of my adult life the mountains, especially the Andes of South America, have been a source of self realization and fulfillment. There is nowhere I feel more mindful and free then out in the hills. I fell in love with the outdoors on family hikes in the Israeli desert. My love affair with the mountains started while working in the Alta Ski Resort in Utah, USA. But it was in Argentina after a season working as a porter on Aconcagua that I decided to make guiding my profession. I am forever grateful for the chance to share my passion with others as a way of making a living.

During the austral summer I work exclusively on Aconcagua leading groups up the western hemisphere's tallest mountain. For most of my clients these expeditions are their first foray up a high altitude mountaineering destination. The altitude, extreme weather and two weeks of tent life are a new and challenging experience. Supporting clients through this experience is my favorite aspect of guiding: being able to introduce people to this knew powerful environment and to help them discover their inner strengths to complete this exciting challenge.

When I am not guiding on Aconcagua the Cordillera Real in Bolivia, the Cordillera Blanca and Huayhuash in Peru and the national parks of Patagonia are my favorite places for climbs and treks in South America. Especially the Huayhuash Trek in Peru and Mt. Illimani in Bolivia for their utter beauty and incredible cultural richness.

I am also an avid mountain biker and hill runner. There is nothing I like to do more during the off season then to explore mountain biking itineraries that cross the Andes. I offer trips that cross the Andes twice in Patagonia, go over 5,000-meter high passes from Salta, Argentina to the Atacama desert in Chile and a ride that starts in Cusco, Peru descends to mythical Machu Picchu and then climbs up to Lago Titicaca.

The amazing thing about South America is that there is an infinite number of untapped destinations ready to be discovered. Whether it be for trekking, mountaineering, mountain biking or hill running there is an ideal itinerary for everyone. Some are classic destinations offered by various outfitters but many are bespoke trips tailored for your specific interests. It would be my great pleasure to be able to organize and lead you on your next South American excursion.

 
 
FROM 670 USD per person

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