• Trip duration
    16 days
  • Trip level
    Sustained
  • Max people per guide
    -
  • Mountain range
    Andes
  • Best period
    Jan, Feb, Dec

Description

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!

Itinerary

Day 1

Mendoza

Meeting at hotel in Mendoza. Introductory talks, equipment checking, and assistance to get ascent permits and last minute purchases.

Day 2

Penitentes

Private transfer to Penitentes (2700 m). Arrangement of the equipment for the mules. Night at hotel Ayelen.
(L, D)

Day 3

Pampa de Leñas

Transfer to Punta de Vacs, where we’ll access Aconcagua Park. Hike to Pampa de Leñas (3000 m).
(B, L, D)

Day 4

Casa de Piedra Camp

Trekking to Casa de Piedra Camp (3300 m).
(B, L, D)

Day 5

Plaza Argentina Base Camp

Ascent to Plaza Argentina Base Camp (4200 m).
(B, L, D)

Day 6

Base Camp

Acclimatization day at Base Camp.
(B, L, D)

Day 7

Base Camp

Carry equipment to Camp 1 (4900 m). Then return to Base camp.
(B, L, D)

Day 8

Base Camp

Resting and acclimatization day at Base Camp.
(B, L, D)

Day 9

Camp 1

Ascent to Camp 1.
(B, L, D)

Day 10

Camp 1

Carry equipment to Camp 2 (Upper Guanacos, 5400 m). Then return to Camp 1
(B, L, D)

Day 11

Camp 2

Ascent to Camp 2.
(B, L, D)

Day 12

Camp 2

Acclimatization day at Camp 2.
(B, L, D)

Day 13

Camp 3

Ascent to Camp 3 (Cólera, 5950 m).
(B, L, D)

Day 14

Summit!

Summit day! (6962 m), and back to Cólera Camp.
(B, L, D)

Day 15

Plaza de Mulas

Descent to Plaza de Mulas Camp.
(B, L, D)

Day 16

Return

Exit Park through Horcones valley, and transfer back to Mendoza. End of services.
(B, L, D)

Day 17

And days 18-19

Extra days in case of bad weather.

Price per person

1 Person9900.00USD
Group of 25800.00USD
Group of 34900.00USD
Group of 44500.00USD

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Porters

Other details

Meeting point

In Mendoza.

Accommodation

Hotels in the cities and camping during the expedition.

More info

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.