Join a 20-day program to the top of Aconcagua including a previous ascent to Cerro Bonete (5000 m). Ideal for climbers that want to make sure they acclimatize right.
Jan, Feb, Dec
* Take advantage of extra acclimatization days, including a Mt Bonete ascent
* Join a highly skilled guide with extensive experience in Aconcagua
* Reach the top of the highest mountain in the world outside Himalaya
At 6,960.8 m (22,837 ft), Aconcagua is the highest mountain in South America. It is located in Mendoza and belongs to the beautiful Andes Range. On this program, we will get to the summit of Mount Aconcagua via the “Normal Route” and enjoy a prior acclimatization climb to the stunning Cerro Bonete (5000 m).
The Aconcagua “Normal Route” does not present technical difficulties. However, altitude is usually an important obstacle and good acclimatization is therefore key. This program’s main goal is to increase the chances of summit success and it’s the ideal choice for climbers who want to obtain some extra acclimatization.
On this unforgettable adventure, we will set off on a 40-km long trek to Plaza de Mulas Base Camp which will take three days. Once there, we’ll head up to the top of Cerro Bonete (5000 m) and enjoy magnificent views of Aconcagua. After that, we’ll start climbing towards our main objective: the Aconcagua summit. The last part of the expedition consists of going a little higher each day, spending the night in different high camps.
This program has been thought to take into consideration the real demands of an Aconcagua trek, including some extra rest days in case the weather is bad or we need more time to recover. A type of white wind is very common in Aconcagua and can make the ascent more difficult. If this happens, we’ll use our extra days to increase our chances of reaching the summit.
For further information, you can find the complete itinerary and the next departure dates for this trip below this description.
So, are you ready for an unforgettable Aconcagua trek? Then contact me and join me on this amazing 20-day expedition to the highest summit in South America!
- Accommodation included
- Guiding fee
- Transportation start and back
- Transport during the trip
- Luggage transfer
- Group porters
- Mules and horses
- Clean drinkable water
- Mountain guide expenses
- Hot shower
- Camping equipment tents
- Camping equipment cooking utensils
SERVICES INCLUDED, in detail:
Professional mountain guide. Experienced and qualified to operate in Aconcagua.
Assistance with the procedures to obtain the permit to enter Park Aconcagua.
Ground transportation in private vehicles. Transport IN Airport – Hotel in Mendoza /Transport IN-OUT Mendoza – Penitentes – Park Entrance
Two (2) nights of accommodation in a 3* hotel in Mendoza City (Sharing room, Double/Triple occupancy), Breakfast included.
One (1) night of accommodation in Penitentes (Sharing room, Double/Triple occupancy). Breakfast & dinner included.
Transportation by freight mules of your personal equipment without limits in kg IN-OUT Penitentes-Base Camp
Lodging at base camps in mountain tents or dormitory tents for 4 or 8 persons and high camps in mountain tents.
All meals are included on the mountain.
Drinking water (hot and cold) in all our camps (base camps and high camps)
Fully equipped dining dome at base camps. Exclusive restrooms for our clients.
Internet and charge of your device for free at base camps.
Hot shower for free at base camps.
Facility for the storage and care of equipment.
Full porter service to carry double tents, garbage and human waste and part of common equipment
Communications between high camps, base camp, Penitentes and Mendoza.
Medical equipment is available at base camps and high camps.
Dining domes at high camps equipped with benches and tables. Restroom tents exclusive for our clients.
The following items are not included in the price:
- Lunch and dinner in Mendoza.
- Aconcagua Park climbing fee (tax charged by Mendoza government, according to dates).
- Rescue or all other costs due to the abandonment of the expedition.
- Personal equipment.
- Rescue or all other costs due to the abandoning of the expedition.
- Extra nights in the hotel.
- Any other item not listed as included.
Out of the total amount, USD400 are a non-refundable deposit.
Our expedition starts in **Mendoza, Argentina.** A representative of INKA Expediciones will be waiting for you at the airport. We will stay at the hotel in the city. A group meeting will follow and you will meet me and the team members. \-Accommodation: Hotel double or triple room.
We will obtain individual entrance and ascent permits. You will be personally assisted in this procedure. After this, we’ll travel to **Villa de Penitentes**, where we’ll stay at a hotel in the mountain. There, we’ll get the equipment ready for transportation to the base camp, by mule. \-Accommodation: Hotel \-Meals: Breakfast & Dinner.
We drive you to **Horcones Park** Entrance, where we’ll get our first view of the mountain. We will get our permits checked at the Ranger station. Then, we’ll head off to **Confluencia** by walking 4 or 5 hours. \-Accommodation: tents. \-Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
We’ve included this day in order to acclimatize better and give you more chances to summit. We’ll trek for about 5 hours until we arrive at **Plaza Francia**, the base camp of the impressive **Aconcagua South Wall.** This is one of the nicest points of the expedition. \-Accommodation: Tents. \-Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
After 8-9 hours hiking acrossPlaya Ancha and climbing up through a very steep path, we’ll reach **Plaza de Mulas**, the biggest base camp in Aconcagua Park. By the end of the day, most of us will feel the altitude. \-Accommodation: Tents. \-Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
The first day in Base Camp is always a rest day and a good occasion to take a bath and explore the local terrain. \-Accommodation: Tents. \-Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
We’ve included this climbing in order to acclimatize better, and give you more chances to summit. Also you’ll enjoy a spectacular view of the west face of Aconcagua. \-Accommodation: Tents \-Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
We’ll stay in Plaza de Mulas to rest from the climbing of Bonete. Then, we will divide expedition loads to carry to the high camps (community gear, fuel and food). We double carry to keep pack weight down and help ensure good acclimatization. \-Accommodation: Tents. \-Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
This is a challenging day where we’ll gain almost 700 m with a heavy load on easy terrain. Then we’ll return to Base Camp. It’s important to take advantage of the comfort and lower altitude at Base Camp. \-Accommodation: Tents . \-Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
This is a day we’ll mainly use to recover energy, to rest, to hydrate ourselves and for abundant meals. \-Accommodation: Tents. -Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
The following morning we’ll finally **start the ascent to Aconcagua**. We’ll move to Camp 1, called **Plaza Canada**. Until now, we were working on getting an optimal acclimatization. We want everyone to have the best possible chance to summit. \-Accommodation: Tents. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Camp 2, called **Nido de Condores** (meaning Condor Nest), is located in a high pass at 5560 m and provides a spectacular view of the surrounding mountains. \-Accommodation: Tents \-Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
This day, we carry equipment to Camp 3 called **Camp Colera**. After carrying the equipment up, we return to **Camp 2** to sleep, to give our bodies more chances to acclimatize. \-Accommodation: Tents. \-Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
We’ll start a 4 hour walk to **Camp 3**, located on the North Ridge. We will prepare our tents and eat and rest, to be ready to get the summit. \-Accommodation: Tents. \-Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
It is the most demanding day of the expedition. We’ll climb the North Ridge to **Independencia Refuge** at approximately 6500 m. We’ll ascend through the **Portezuelo del Viento,** climb **La Canaleta**, and the **Filo del Guanaco,** which leads us to the summit. The prize is waiting for us, a 360° view and the experience of overcoming, that you only finally understand once you reach it. At the end of this experience, we descend to **Camp 3.** \-Accommodation: Tents. \-Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
We have three extra days set aside on our itinerary to attempt summit. These extra days are built in to provide the best possible conditions for each participant to summit. \-Accommodation: Tents. \-Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Return from Camp 3 to Base Camp. We’ll enjoy a great dinner to celebrate the experience. \-Accommodation: Tents. \-Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
We’ll have breakfast and then start the descent from Plaza de Mulas to Penitentes. There is a private transport waiting for us to take us to the hotel in Mendoza City. \-Accommodation: Hotel double or triple room \-Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
We have breakfast at the hotel. Check out and end of services.
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Fue una hermosa experiencia de la cual guardaré bellos recuerdos y lazos. Al recordar volveré a viajar a las montañas de la Cordillera amada. Gracias por brindarme seguridad y confort en la realización de mis sueños.
It was a true life experience. I enjoy every moment of it. Our guides were excellent and inka facilities for this journey were up to par with what I expected.
The expedition was great. Andy was a great guide who was very attentive to all the climbers and was constantly checking how we were feeling both physically and emotionally. He was always focused on one objective, to get us all to the summit and back down safely. In this regard he would always go the extra mile! Andy is the best guide i have climbed with by far and all guides should be as professional and attentive as him. The food was fine for a non meat eater but there is only so much cheese someone can eat no matter how well it is served:grinning: The huts and tents were all good. The mountain was hard, the summit was harder! I was totally exhausted but felt great after the summit. The Hotel was good with a nice pool and Mendoza was a really nice place to be with very nice people. All in all a great trip with a great group of climbers and two of the best guides. Would I recommend this trip? simple answer is..... Hell yeahh!!
Just one thing; Ivan don't understand my need in base camp when I ask for a single tent at this place. I think with a single tent that was more easy for me to sleep. But In generally Ivan and Juan Pedro are good boys. It's diificult for me to rate Guide and Trip. I didn't finished. I can rate only for the half trip.
The guide was not Sebastian Tetilla but Javier Guiterez and Matias Hidalgo Nicosia
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