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Women’s Aconcagua Expedition

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Join certified pro guide Poppy from the Inka team on a unique and empowering Women's Aconcagua expedition and climb to the top of the highest mountain in the Americas!

Group

Andes

18 Days

Jan - Mar, Dec

Very high

Intermediate


Highlights

* Join a top guide to the top of the mighty Aconcagua.

* Climb the highest mountain in the Americas with a group of empowered women.

* Discover the awe-inspiring Andean landscapes and mountaineering culture.

Description

Would you like to join an 18-day ladies’ only adventure to the summit of the highest mountain in South America? Then follow Poppy on an unforgettable Women’s Aconcagua Expedition and discover the wonders of the Andes!

At 6,960.8 m (22,837 ft), Aconcagua is the highest mountain in the Americas and one of the Seven Summits. Climbing this big friendly Andean giant is a feat that any mountaineering enthusiast must tackle at least once in a lifetime. It is not technically challenging but it is a physically demanding ascent that requires a good fitness level and proper acclimatization.

This 18-day Aconcagua ascent is designed for women. It will be led by   EPGAMT certified local guide Poppy who was the first woman to summit Aconcagua in winter and has climbed to the top of this mountain 23 times!

The program will follow an 18-day itinerary via the Normal Route. During the first days, acclimatization treks to Plaza Francia will serve to prepare the group. Then, we’ll trek to Plaza de Mulas while enjoying the beautiful Andean landscapes and start climbing Aconcagua.

Of course, a good fitness level is a must and you can contact us in advance to put you in touch with a trainer if you need a program designed just for you in order to prepare for the ascent. No technical mountaineering skills are required to climb Aconcagua.

So, are you ready to join this empowering women’s Aconcagua expedition? Then contact us now and let’s start planning an unforgettable ascent!

Or join our regular 18-day Aconcagua Climbing program for both men and women.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Group porters

- Mules and horses

- Clean drinkable water

- Hot shower

- Camping equipment tents

- Camping equipment cooking utensils

Price details

SERVICES INCLUDED, in detail:

Professional mountain guide. Experienced and qualified to operate in Aconcagua.

Assistance with the procedures to obtain the permit to enter Park Aconcagua.

Ground transportation in private vehicles. Transport IN Airport – Hotel in Mendoza /Transport IN-OUT Mendoza – Penitentes – Park Entrance

Two (2) nights of accommodation in a 3* hotel in Mendoza City (Sharing room, Double/Triple occupancy), Breakfast included.

One (1) night of accommodation in Penitentes (Sharing room, Double/Triple occupancy). Breakfast & dinner included.

Transportation by freight mules of your personal equipment without limits in kg IN-OUT Penitentes-Base Camp

Lodging at base camps in mountain tents or dormitory tents for 4 or 8 persons and high camps in mountain tents.

All meals included on the mountain.

Drinking water (hot and cold) in all our camps (base camps and high camps)

Fully equipped dining dome at base camps. Exclusive restrooms for our clients.

Internet and charge of your device for free at base camps.

Hot shower for free at base camps.

Facility for the storage and care of equipment.

Full porter service to carry double tents, garbage and human waste and part of common equipment

Communications between high camps, base camp, Penitentes and Mendoza.

Medical equipment available at base camps and high camps.

Dining domes at high camps equipped with benches and tables. Restroom tents exclusive for our clients.

These items are not included in the price:

- Aconcagua Park climbing fee (tax charged by Mendoza government, according to dates. Last season, the permit fee cost USD800 on high season per person).

- Personal equipment.

- Rescue or all other costs due to the abandonment of the expedition.

- Extra nights in the hotel in Mendoza.

- Meals in Mendoza.

- Any other item not listed as included.

Out of the total amount, USD400 is a non-refundable deposit.


Details

More info

It is MANDATORY for foreigners to have rescue and evacuation insurance covering helicopter rescue. It is a formal requirement from Aconcagua Park in order to issue the climbing permit, and will also be asked when entering the Park. For a trusted recommendation, we advise exploring Global Rescue's offerings, because they have a direct collaboration with the company managing helicopter rescues in Aconcagua: https://partner.globalrescue.com/exploreshare/

We also recommend having travel and medical insurance to cover extra expenses in case of evacuation (medicine, medial exams, hospitalization, etc.).

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About the client-guide ratio:

Up to 3 clients: 1 Guide for the whole expedition 4 clients: 1 Guide for the whole expedition + 1 assistant for Base Camp-Summit-Base Camp From 5 to 8 clients: 2 Guides for the whole expedition 9 clients: 2 Guides for the whole expedition + 1 assistant for Base Camp-Summit-Base Camp From 10 to 12 clients: 3 Guides for the whole expedition

Should you hire the help of a porter? If you have never carried a backpack of 20kgs over 5000 or 6000 meters, you have to know that it's a very demanding physical activity. You need to be very well trained. Otherwise, we recommend you hire the services of a personal porter to have a better chance of reaching the top. It is very common to hire a porter (around 1000USD). If you do that, you'll carry a backpack of around 35-60 liters.

Trash and personal waste: It is mandatory to remove everything from the mountain. You can't leave food behind just because you are exhausted from carrying it. So please think about this carefully when organizing your backpack. The same happens with trash and personal waste: nothing can stay in High Camps.

Meeting point

Mendoza

Equipment you will need to bring

a) Clothing: Light Weight Long Underwear. Expedition Weight Long Underwear. Fleece Jacket. Fleece Trousers. Parka. Jacket. Waterproof/breathable. Wind Pants. Waterproof/breathable. b) Headgear: Sun hat. Balaclava. Wool or pile ski hat. Head lamp. Glacier glasses. c) Hands: Synthetic gloves. Mittens. Gore-Tex over mitts. d) Footwear: Light hiking boots or trekking shoes. Climbing double (or triple) plastic or synthetic boots. Gaiters. Wool socks. Liner socks. e) Climbing Equipment: Ice axe. Crampons. Ski poles. f) Camping: Backpack. -20°C Sleeping bag. Ridge Rest sleeping pad. Therma rest pad. Dish, glass, knife, spoon and fork. Pocketknife. Water bottles. Pee bottle. Pee Funnel (for women). Sunscreen. Lip screen. Personal first aid kit. g) Traveling: Large duffel bag with lock. Smaller duffel with lock. Plastic bags. Travel clothes. Toiletry bag. Camera gear.


FAQs

What is the best time of the year to climb this mountain?

Late November to early March.

What is the guide-to-client ratio to climb this mountain?

Every 6 climbers there will be 1 guide and 1 guide's assistant.

Will there be porters to help to carry group and personal equipment?

Personal porters can be hired and the price for a 20kg load from Base Camp to Base Camp is about USD 1000-1300.

Can I join a group?

Yes, you're welcome to join a group on our specified open group dates.

Will I need to bring any technical equipment of my own? Is it possible to rent equipment, and if so, what would be the approximate cost of that?

You will need to bring your trekking gear, which list we'll send you upon confirmation. You are responsible to bring the appropriate equipment and clothes.

How will accommodation and meals be handled on the mountain?

2 nights of lodging in a 3-star hotel in the city of Mendoza. Beverages are not included.

1 night at Mountain Hotel in Penitentes. Beverages are not included. The welcome dinner, breakfast, and taxes are included.

Double tents or dormitory domes during the expedition.

What happens in the event of bad weather?

We try to reach the summit anyway as we have two extra days included in the itinerary.

How much experience I need to climb this mountain?

Aconcagua is a beginner-friendly mountain, meaning that it is a good choice for climbers with no prior mountaineering experience.

How fit do I need to be?

A good fitness level is required. If you need help preparing for the ascent, we can put you in touch with a trainer.

What kind of training do you suggest to prepare for this ascent?

To prepare for an Aconcagua ascent, you should focus on training that will improve your cardiovascular fitness, strength, and endurance. You should also train to become acclimated to the altitude. Running, swimming, biking, and hiking are all good cardiovascular exercises. You can also focus on exercises that work your legs, core, and back. If you live at a low altitude, you can try training in a high-altitude chamber or by living at a higher altitude for a period of time before your ascent.

What's included in the price?

  • Professional mountain guide: Experienced and qualified to operate in Aconcagua.
  • Assistance with the procedures to obtain the permit to enter Park Aconcagua.
  • Ground transportation in private vehicles: Transport IN Airport – Hotel in Mendoza /Transport IN-OUT Mendoza – Penitentes – Park Entrance
  • Accommodation: Two (2) nights of accommodation in a 3* hotel in Mendoza City (Sharing room, Double/Triple occupancy), Breakfast included.
  • One (1) night of accommodation in Penitentes (Sharing room, Double/Triple occupancy).
  • Breakfast & dinner included.
  • Transportation of personal equipment: Transportation by freight mules of your personal equipment without limits in kg IN-OUT Penitentes-Base Camp
  • Lodging: Lodging at base camps in mountain tents or dormitory tents for 4 or 8 persons and high camps in mountain tents.
  • Meals: All meals included on the mountain.
  • Water: Drinking water (hot and cold) in all our camps (base camps and high camps)
  • Dining dome: Fully equipped dining dome at base camps. Exclusive restrooms for our clients.
  • Internet and charging: Internet and charge of your device for free at base camps.
  • Hot shower: Hot shower for free at base camps.
  • Equipment storage: Facility for the storage and care of equipment.
  • Porter service: Full porter service to carry double tents, garbage and human waste and part of common equipment
  • Communications: Communications between high camps, base camp, Penitentes and Mendoza.
  • Medical equipment: Medical equipment available at base camps and high camps.
  • Dining domes at high camps: Dining domes at high camps equipped with benches and tables. Restroom tents exclusive for our clients.

What is NOT included?

  • Aconcagua Park climbing fee (tax charged by Mendoza government, according to dates. Last season, the permit fee cost USD800 on high season per person).
  • Personal equipment.
  • Rescue or all other costs due to the abandonment of the expedition.
  • Extra nights in the hotel in Mendoza.
  • Meals in Mendoza.
  • Any other item not listed as included.

Do I need rescue insurance to climb Aconcagua?

Yes, it is MANDATORY for foreigners to have rescue and evacuation insurance covering helicopter rescue. It is a formal requirement from Aconcagua PArk in order to issue the climbing permit, and will also be asked when entering the Park. For a trusted recommendation, we advise exploring Global Rescue's offerings, because they have a direct collaboration with the company managing helicopter rescues in Aconcagua: https://partner.globalrescue.com/exploreshare/

We also recommend having travel and medical insurance to cover extra expenses in case of evacuation (medicine, medial exams, hospitalization, etc.).

About the guide

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Inka

4.60

(23)

Guide Agency

Mendoza based company specialized in expeditions and trekkings to Mt. Aconcagua. All the trips are run by the best certified and professional guides, with unrivalled logistics and infrastructure.

Languages

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What people are saying about Inka

Guy

5.00

Je n'ai pas pu faire le trek, car nous n'avons pas pu rester au delà du premier jour. J'attends le remboursement du trek et du permis comme l'a promis inka.

Martina

5.00

We participated on a 3 days trip to see the view point Plaza Francia which is a BEAUTIFUL view point of Aconcagua with INKA EXPEDITION/company. Our trip was VERY WELL ORGANIZED. I got an e-mail from our assistant (Hilda) immediately after booking the trip. Hilda was very nice and prepared for us all necessary documents in advance. We visited the office the day after the booking and only signed mandatory documents. Hilda was very helpful and since there were terrible landslides on our way to the meeting point, she helped us a lot, she was willing to reply to some of my messages at midnight, she was really very flexible, kind and nice, many thanks for that! :-) The first day of our trip we met in Los Penintentes in front of the Inka's base. Our two guides, Sylvia and Lula, were so nice, gave us a BIG SANDWICH, cookies atc. and also INFO about the next steps of our trip. Luckily, the weather was amazing. After reaching the base for this day, the Confluenzia camp where we spent the night, an unexpectedly DELICIOUS SNACKS were waiting for us - very nice fruit, chick peas, cheese, ham, homemade lemonade. Everything was very delicious :-) Imagine, the mulas had to bring all of those meals on their own this high (3 400 meters above sea level). The camp was very nice, CLEAN, we had also a private toilet and shower for our group (7 persons), the HOT water was AVAILABLE. The food was included and I was so surprised, how DELICIOUS everything tasted - the dinner was a three course menu (a soup, main course and dessert), a glass of wine (maybe more) included. You could ask for more food and drinks and nothing was problem. Both of our dinner menus were very rich. The same for lunch - we could make a snack by ourselves and could choose a piece of cheese, ham, mashrooms, chicken atc. The second trip was also very amazing, the ladies (our guides Sylvia and Lula) were very nice and taking care for us. However, a misunderstanding has happened. The ladies with Hilda and the boss of the company were very nice, helpful, explained every detail to us, we could ask for their help every time. Everything was explained and absolutely understandable. THE INKA COMPANY IS VERY PROFESSIONAL WITH RESPONSIBLE PERSONNEL, MANY THANKS FOR THAT!!! :-) THE PERSONNEL IN INKA'S COMPANY (THE BOSS, OUR GUIDES, HILDA, ALSO THE COOKS AND EVERYONE) WAS REALLY VERY NICE, THEY HELPED US A LOT WITH THE ORGANIZATION, THE SMOOTH PROCESS OF THE TRIP AND EVEN IN CASE OF MISUNDERSTANDING WERE ABLE TO FACE THE PROBLEM HEAD ON. THE MOUNTAINS, SERVICE, PEOPLE, EXPERIENCE IS INCREDIBLE, UNFORGETABLE!!! IF YOU ARE WONDERING TO GO FOR THIS TRIP, THE VIEW POINT TO ACONCAGUA, GO AHEAD!!! IT IS BEAUTIFUL EXPERIENCE AND THE PRICE IS WORTH IT IF YOU HAVE COMPANY YOU CAN RELY ON :-)

Koji

3.00

今回のツアーでは、結果としてはアコンカグアに登頂できずに残念な結果になりましたが、チームメンバーと仲良くなれて楽しいとざんとなりました。ただ、下山後に残りの日数のホテル代が別料金だったのが残念です。

Phill

3.00

The company itself is well run and the staff in the office are helpful. The experience on the mountain was different. 1 of the guides was exceptional, he was incredibly helpful and polite to everyone. The other 2 guides were not so great, they would make excuses and take no accountability for problems that would occur on the mountain. The itinerary given did not match up with the daily experiences on the mountain. It's a shame because frustrations would build up in the group. When people tried to voice these concerns they were often met with brick walls and excuses. When 1 person tried to talk with 1 of the guides they were blanked and told, "talk to the boss" there were these kind of unprofessional comments throughout the trip. Hidden costs as well.

5.00

Extremely happy with the whole experience. These guys will go an extra mile to help your dreams come true. You can book it with full confidence!


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