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Everything you need to know about the Aconcagua ascent
Everything you need to know to climb mount Aconcagua
Mt Aconcagua ascent, Normal Route - Mendoza, Argentina

Climbing Aconcagua (6,962m) via the “Normal Route”, 20-day Expedition with visit to Las Cuevas

Climb to the summit of the highest mountain in the Americas: Aconcagua, during this 20-day expedition along the normal route with Martin, a EPGAMT certified guide.






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  • Enjoy a 20 day expedition to the summit of Aconcagua.
  • Visit great spots like Confluencia and Plaza de Mulas.
  • Reach the summit of the highest peak in the Americas.


Aconcagua (6,962m). In a way, the name says it all. The highest mountain in the Americas, this spellbinding peak doesn’t just want your attention and your awe, it demands it. The manner in which it looms above everything else around it. The way powdered snow effortlessly and silently blows off its summit. There is something truly majestic and magical about this peak. And, For 20 days, I would like to guide you to its summit via the mountain’s normal route.

Our adventure will begin in the village of Las Cuevas (3,200m). After that, we will venture to the Aconcagua Park. In the park, we will cross the stream of Horcones, from Confluencia (3,400m) and then make our way up to Plaza de Mulas (4,300m). From there, we will make our way up the mountain, setting up camps along the way before reaching the summit.

Since this trip lasts 20 days, you can rest assured that plenty of time will be spent getting properly acclimatized, which is crucial when scaling a peak as enormous as Aconcagua. Furthermore, this trip also has 3 extra days in case of inclement weather. Thus ensuring that you reach the summit and get back down the mountain both safely and successfully, even if things don’t go exactly as planned.

For a trek of this magnitude it is important that participants are in good physical condition. Prior experience in similar expeditions is also recommended.

Climbing a peak like Aconcagua is an experience you will never forget. From the views during the ascent to the feeling you will have when you step foot on the summit and gaze at the world below, I have no doubt you will look back on this trip for the rest of your life. To enjoy it for yourself, just send a request.

Have you ever wanted to trek across the Andes? If so, come and join me on this 5-day trip that will take you from Argentina to Chile.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Mules and horses

- Personal insurance

- Camping equipment tents

Price details

Services included in the program:

• Professional guide

• Transfer Airport - Accommodation - Airport

• 2 nights accommodation in Mendoza

• 1 night accommodation in Puente del Inca shelter

• assistance with permits

• comprehensive advice before and during the expedition

• pack mule (20 kg per person)

• Tent- kitchen items during the expedition

• all meals on the expedition

• Dome of the dining room

Services not included in the program:

• Food in the City of Mendoza and transportation.

• Clothing and personal equipment.

• Expenses caused by the possible abandonment of expedition

• Entry permit to Aconcagua Park.

• Meals outside the detailed mountain itinerary.

• Porters

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Day 1: Mendoza

Reception at the Airport, transfer to lodging, presentation of guides, equipment check, advice for rental, printing of permits, assembly of mule bags, and others.

Day 2: Mendoza - Penitentes (2700 m)

Transfer to the Aconcagua Provincial Park office for the application and payment of trekking and ascent permits. Transfer to Los Penitentes (2700 m). Check-In at a mountain refuge-lodge. Rest.

Day 3: Pampa de Leñas (2950 m)

Moved to Cow Point. Control by park rangers trekking permits to Pampa de Leñas, from 4 to 5 hours. Setting up the camp.

Day 4: Stone House (3250 m)

Second section of the trek to Casa de Piedra, a beautiful place with the first view of the east face of Aconcagua. New set of camp.

Day 5: Plaza Argentina (4250 m)

This day we will ascend through the Relincho Valley, to Plaza Argentina, our base camp.

Day 6: Plaza Argentina (4250 m)

This day we will dedicate ourselves to rest in this base camp.

Day 7: Camp 1 (5000 m) - Plaza Argentina (4250 m)

Equipment porting day, return to base camp.

Day 8: Plaza Argentina

Breakfast. A new day of rest. Hydration and good nutrition. Walks short in the area.

Day 9: Camp 1 (5000 m)

Day 10: Camp 1 (5000 m)

Rest day in Field 1 with possible portage to Field 2. Hydration and acclimatization.

Day 11: Camp 2 (5500 m)

Breakfast. Ascent to altitude camp 2.

Day 12: Camp 2 (5500 m)

Rest in field 2.

Day 13: Cholera (5950 m)

Breakfast. Crossing long mountain crossing from east to north, to the Normal Route Camp, Plaza Cólera.

Day 14: Summit - Cholera (6962 m- 5950).

Day 15: Plaza de Mulas (4350 m)

Decline to Plaza de Mulas. Rest and recovery.

Day 16: Horcones (2900 m) - Mendoza

Trekking down to Horcones with porterage mules Transfer to the city of Mendoza to the hotel. End of the dispatch and our services.

Day 17 to 18: Extra day

Extra day in case of bad weather or day of Completion in Mendoza.

Day 19: End of the program

Transfer to Airport.

About the guide: Martín

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Mountain Leader

EPGAMT Mountain guide from Argentina.

The mountain is my workplace and space to enjoy what I like to do ... mountaineering.

I climbedd and promoted various mountains and volcanoes such as: Aconcagua , Ojos del Salado, Pissis , Walter Penck , Incahuasi, Plata, Rincon, Vallecitos , etc.

The mountain can find oneself, to rediscover the essence and every moment. It is a natural place that transmits balance, harmony, tranquility and at the same time, tests us and motivates us to self-improvement. The mountain is accessible to all, just enough to take the first step ... we offer a different experience to share.



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What people are saying about Martín



Many thanks to You again for excellent organization our trip to Ojos with Martin Torres! Martin very good man and I`m very glad to have this new real friend!

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