In this program I propose a round expedition to get to the summit of Aconcagua. It’s the highest peak in America. In fact it’s the highest in the world outside the Himalayas. The idea is to make the ascent through one route, and the descent through another, discovering two different faces of this exceptional mountain.
In this 360° we’ll go up through “Quebrada de Vacas”, taking the route known as “Falso Polacos”, and from the top we’ll go down to Plaza de Mulas and get out through Horcones valleys, taking the normal route to descend.
Please contact me if this expedition to Aconcagua interests you. You won’t regret it! I also offer another program to climb this emblematic peak, check it out!
Meeting at hotel in Mendoza. Introductory talks, equipment checking, and assistance to get ascent permits and last minute purchases.
Private transfer to Penitentes (2700 m). Arrangement of the equipment for the mules. Night at hotel Ayelen.
Pampa de Leñas
Transfer to Punta de Vacs, where we’ll access Aconcagua Park. Hike to Pampa de Leñas (3000 m).
Casa de Piedra Camp
Trekking to Casa de Piedra Camp (3300 m).
Plaza Argentina Base Camp
Ascent to Plaza Argentina Base Camp (4200 m).
Acclimatization day at Base Camp.
Carry equipment to Camp 1 (4900 m). Then return to Base camp.
Resting and acclimatization day at Base Camp.
Ascent to Camp 1.
Carry equipment to Camp 2 (Upper Guanacos, 5400 m). Then return to Camp 1
Ascent to Camp 2.
Acclimatization day at Camp 2.
Ascent to Camp 3 (Cólera, 5950 m).
Summit day! (6962 m), and back to Cólera Camp.
Plaza de Mulas
Descent to Plaza de Mulas Camp.
Exit Park through Horcones valley, and transfer back to Mendoza. End of services.
And days 18-19
Extra days in case of bad weather.
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Transport during the trip
|Hotels in the cities and camping during the expedition.|
|If you want additional services to be included, let me know and I can work on a customized proposal according to your needs.- The hotel in Penitentes is included, but not the hotel in Mendoza. - The porters carry common equipment (tents, food, etc). Mules carry equipment, up to 30kg per pax. - 4 nights with full services in Plaza Argentina (Meals, showers, wi-fi) and 1 night with full services in Plaza de Mulas are included. - All meals specified as B,L,D in the itinerary are included.|