Join Tomás, an EPGAMT certified guide, on this Aconcagua summit 360-degree circuit. And discover Aconcagua from every angle while you attempt its summit!
Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec
Aconcagua summit 360-degree circuit is the right way to climb this impressive mountain!
Mount Aconcagua (6962 m) is the highest peak outside the Himalayas. It's also the second highest peak of the “Seven Summits Circuit” and a big "check" in climbers' check-lists around the world.
This expedition is recommended as an introduction to big heights since its elevation, geographical and weather conditions are perfect for a moderate demand. Also it's good preparation for bigger challenges, such as eight thousand meter peaks and other mountains in the Himalayas.
The feature that makes this route so special is that we'll start with a three day trekking approach from the southeast. We'll hike through Vacas Valley up to Plaza Argentina Base Camp. Then we'll attack the summit from the northeast. And the descent will be through the Normal Route, that runs from the west down south. This will allow us to enjoy this mountain in all its magnitude, from every perspective.
So please contact me to make this Aconcagua summit 360-degree circuit happen. And send me all your requests so I can make the proper arrangements to speed up the process.
Arrival in Mendoza, transfer airport-hotel lodging. Assistance with climbing permit procedure. After lunch, we will have an equipment check and briefing for the climb.
Transfer in private vehicles from Mendoza to Penitentes where the group will spend the night. Hotel Ayelen / Dinner (without drinks).
We will drive from Penitentes to Vacas Valley entry, where the approach begins. Around 4 hours later we’ll be arriving to Pampa de Leñas, our first trekking camp. Tents /Asado.
We continue hiking up the Vacas River, 11 miles to the Camp Casa de Piedra. There we may receive our first view of Aconcagua perched at the head of the Relinchos Valley. Tents /Asado.
After a 5-6 hours hike we arrive at our base camp, Plaza Argentina. Tents / Camp services.
Rest day in Plaza Argentina. Medical Check. Tents / Camp services.
Equipment carrying to camp 1 and return to base camp. Tents / Camp services.
Rest day in Plaza Argentina. Medical Check. Tents / Camp services.
Move up to the Camp 1 where we will spend the night. Tents / Meals.
Equipment carrying to camp 2 and return to camp 1. Tents / Meals.
Move to camp 2, Chopper Camp on the Guanacos valley side. Tents / Meals.
Rest day in Camp 2. Tents / Meals.
We move to Camp 3. The Polish Traverse crosses north and west on slopes up to 35 degrees and joins the Normal Route at Camp Cóera. Rest and get ready for summit push. Tents / Meals.
Summit day begins at 4:00 am. After breakfast we generally leave camp at 6:00 am and climb the North Ridge to Black rocks and finally to the Refugio Independencia. From there, we traverse the West Face and climb up into the Canaleta, a couloir that leads to the summit ridge. Finally, the Guanaco Ridge poses an easy traverse to the summit. On the top we have a spectacular 360° view. All around you will see the Andes Mountains, with several six thousands peaks, including another of the highest peaks in South America, Mercedario. To the west lies Chile and the Pacific Ocean, and to the east, the plains of Argentina. Tents/Meals.
Extra Summit days
We descend from high camp to Plaza de Mulas. Once at base camp we will relax and enjoy dinner. Tents / Camp services.
Trek out from Plaza de Mulas. This walk takes approximately 6/7 hours to the park entrance at Horcones Valley, from where we will be driven to Mendoza by vehicle, after picking up our gear in Penitentes.
- 2 nights of lodging in Mendoza (dinner not included) - 1 night of lodging in Penitentes (dinner included without drinks) - Complete base camp services
Items included in the price:
Mendoza International Airport.
Mountain Guide - EPGAMT - Argentina
I was born in Patagonia, Argentina and formed at an early age as a climber in the Nahuel Huapi National Park. Currently I completed a large number of rock and ice climbing routes, backcountry skiing and ascents in many mountains around the world such as Mt. Lhotse (8.516 mts.), the 4th highest peak in the world, without using supplemental oxygen (May, 2012).
I'm a certified Mountain Guide from the EPGAMT and a member of the Argentinian Mountain Guides Association (AAGM) and work on Mt. Aconcagua, which I had repeatedly ascended, as well as in other peaks in the Central Andes, Patagonia, Chile, Peru, Bolivia and in The Himalayas in Nepal.
During the winter season, I practice backcountry skiing, mostly on the volcanoes in Patagonia, where I can offer you different adventures, according to your level (beginner, learner or advanced learner).
I feel very privileged to work as a mountain guide, to do the job that I love, and to be able to share it with people that have the same passion.
Join my expeditions and I will provide you a high standard of safety and personal attention!
EPGAMT | AAGM
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Group of 1
USD 8454 Each
Group of 3
USD 4330 Each
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