Aconcagua summit expedition (6962m)

Join Tomás, a AAGM certified guide, on this amazing expedition to the summit of Aconcagua and stand on the highest point of America!

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

17 days

Mountain Range

Andes

People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    This Aconcagua summit expedition is the perfect introduction to try your hand in the high mountain!

    Mount Aconcagua is the highest peak outside the Himalayas. Plus, it’s the second highest peak of the Seven Summits Circuit (the highest mountains of each continent). So this expedition is a big achievement for many climbers all over the world.

    Due to its elevation, geographical and weather conditions, Aconcagua is perfect for a moderate challenge. Also, it’s good training for bigger mountains, like the 8000-meter peaks in the Himalayas.

    I’ll take you via the Normal Route which starts in Horcones Valley. It will take us three days to reach Plaza de Mulas Base Camp. I’ll pay special attention to your acclimatization. Hence, we’ll take a few rest days during the climb.

    We’ll ascend through the North ridge to Refugio Independencia. From here, we’ll traverse the West Face and climb up into a couloir that reaches the summit ridge. Finally, we’ll traverse through Guanaco Ridge to the summit. Here, we’ll have incredible 360° views!!

    So please contact me to make this Aconcagua summit expedition happen! And if you want to ascend some other mountains in the area check out some of my other trips: Climbing Lanin Volcano and San Francisco Volcano.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    8900 USD

    Group of 2
    4280 USD

    Group of 3
    4280 USD

    Group of 4
    4280 USD

    Group of 5
    4280 USD

    Group of 6
    4280 USD

    Group of 7
    4280 USD

    Group of 8
    4280 USD

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
    • Luggage transfer during the trip
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     Included: - Assistance with climbing permit procedure. - All the transfers in private vans. - Mule transportation of the equipment. - All the meals during the expedition (except in Mendoza). - All shared equipment for the expedition (tents, stoves, etc.). - Complete base camp services (meals, accommodation, etc.). - Permanent VHF radio communication. - Access to solar panel and satellite phone (extra cost). - Daily dispatches to TCE news page. - First aids kits and pulse oximeter for daily updates during acclimatization progress. - Medical oxygen. Meals in Mendoza and drinks in and Penitentes are not Included in the price.
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Arrival

      Arrival to Mendoza (800 m). Transfer from the airport to the Hotel. Assistance with climbing permit procedure. After lunch, we’ll have an equipment check and briefing for the climb.

    • Day 2Transfer to Penitentes

      Drive in private vehicles from Mendoza to Penitentes.Ayelen Hotel. Dinner (drinks are not included).

    • Day 3Transfer and Trekk

      Drive from Penitentes to Horcones Valley entry, where the approach trail begins. 3/4 hours hike to Confluencia, our first trekking camp. Tents/Camp services.

    • Day 41st hike

      Acclimatization is our main objective. 7 hours hike. Tents/Camp services.

    • Day 5Hike to Base Camp

      7 hours hike to Plaza de Mulas Base Camp. Tents/Camp services.

    • Day 6Rest Day

      Rest day in Plaza de Mulas. Medical Check. Tents / Camp services.

    • Day 7Acclimatization climb

      Climbing Bonete Peak and return to base camp. Tents /Camp services.

    • Day 81st hike to camp 1

      Equipment carrying to camp 1 and return to base camp. Tents/Camp services.

    • Day 9Rest day

      Rest day in Plaza de Mulas. Medical Check. Tents/Camp services.

    • Day 10Move to camp 1

      Move to camp 1. Tents / Meals.

    • Day 11Move to camp 2

      Move to camp 2. Tents / Meals.

    • Day 12Move to camp 3

      Move to Camp 3. Rest and get ready for summit push. Tents/Meals.

    • Day 13Summit day

      We’ll wake up at 4:00 am. Breakfast and set up. At 6:00 am we’ll start the hike. Tents/Meals.

    • Day 14 to 15Extra days

      Extra Summit days in case of bad weather.

    • Day 16Hike back to Base Camp

      We’ll descend from high camp to Plaza de Mulas. Once at base camp we will relax and enjoy dinner. Tents/Camp services.

    • Day 17Departure to Mendoza

      Trek down from Plaza de Mulas. 6/7 hours walk to Horcones Valley, the park entrance. Drive to Mendoza on private vehicle. We’ll pick up our gear in Penitentes.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Advanced

    Fitness level required

    Extremely Fit

    Meeting point

    Mendoza airport.

    Accommodation

    2 nights of lodging in Mendoza.

    1 night of lodging in Penitentes - Ayelen Hotel.

    Tents and camping services during the expedition.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    Mountain Guide - EPGAMT - Argentina
    I was born in Patagonia, Argentina and formed at an early age as a climber in the Nahuel Huapi National Park. Currently I completed a large number of rock and ice climbing routes, backcountry skiing and ascents in many mountains around the world such as Mt. Lhotse (8.516 mts.), the 4th highest peak in the world, without using supplemental oxygen (May, 2012).
    I'm a certified Mountain Guide from the EPGAMT and a member of the Argentinian Mountain Guides Association (AAGM) and work on Mt. Aconcagua, which I had repeatedly ascended, as well as in other peaks in the Central Andes, Patagonia, Chile, Peru, Bolivia and in The Himalayas in Nepal.
    During the winter season, I practice backcountry skiing, mostly on the volcanoes in Patagonia, where I can offer you different adventures, according to your level (beginner, learner or advanced learner).
    I feel very privileged to work as a mountain guide, to do the job that I love, and to be able to share it with people that have the same passion.
    Join my expeditions and I will provide you a high standard of safety and personal attention!

     
     

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