Climbing Aconcagua 360° Route

Join Pablo, certified mountain guide, in this full 2-week ascent of the most famous peak in Argentina, the highest in America: the Aconcagua.




Trip Duration

16 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Dec

Type of Trip




    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!

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    9900 USD

    Group of 2
    5800 USD

    Group of 3
    4900 USD

    Group of 4
    4500 USD


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Transport during the trip
    • Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


    • Day 1Mendoza

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

    • Day 2Penitentes

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

    • Day 3Pampa de Leñas

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

    • Day 4Casa de Piedra Camp

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

    • Day 5Plaza Argentina Base Camp

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

    • Day 6Base Camp

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

    • Day 7Base Camp

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

    • Day 8Base Camp

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

    • Day 9Camp 1

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

    • Day 10Camp 1

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

    • Day 11Camp 2

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

    • Day 12Camp 2

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

    • Day 13Camp 3

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

    • Day 14Summit!

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

    • Day 15Plaza de Mulas

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

    • Day 16Return

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

    • Day 17And days 18-19

      Extra days in case of bad weather.


    Other details

    Meeting point

    In Mendoza.


    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.


    About the Guide


    I am an EPGAMT mountain guide and I live in Mendoza, Argentina.

    I’ve been guiding for more than 10 years, in which I specialized in high altitude mountains in Argentina, Bolivia and Chile. I work a lot in expeditions to Aconcagua, where I've been leader of almost 30 expeditions.

    This experience made me realize that the mountaineers who are vegetarians don’t have a quality offer in Aconcagua, that’s why I’m developing ‘Aconcagua Vegetariano’, that will offer expeditions with homemade fully vegetarian meals with the necessary dietary value to go to high altitude.
    For those who are not vegetarians I also have a very tasty option based mostly in homemade meals. Acclimatization to high altitude is a delicated physiological process not so compatible with industrialized food.

    In the past I lived in Italy and Brazil, and I speak several languages. This allows me manage groups from different parts of the world, and understand the requirements and distinctive features of the people that come to do mountain sports in the Andes.

    Other than guiding in the mountain, I also do wine tours in the region, and I am very interested in ecological construction techniques.



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    What People are Saying

    • 1 review


    Pablo is kind, passionate and extremely knowledgeable. It was an honour climbing by his side and I hope to get another opportunity to learn from him again in the future. Couldn\'t recommend him more highly.
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    David Gladwish

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