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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.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration16 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Dec
Type of tripPrivate

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!

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.

Meeting point

In Mendoza.

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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.


About the guide

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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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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 10207 each

Group of 2

USD 5980 each

Group of 3

USD 5052 each

Group of 4

USD 4640 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Transport during the trip

• Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


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