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Climbing Mont Aconcagua, 18 days

Climbing Mount Aconcagua, 18 days

Join one of the Andes mountains' top guides on an 18-day mountain climbing trip to the summit of Mount Aconcagua, the highest peak in South America!

Mountain Range: Andes

Duration:18 days   

Offer Period: Jan, Feb, Dec

Skill Level: Intermediate

Fitness Level: Extremely Fit

Type of Trip: Group

 

Highlights:

  • Join one of the most experienced guides of the Andes to the top of Aconcagua.

  • Live a truly unforgettable experience in the Andes mountains.

  • Climb one of the world's Seven Summits!

 

Description

Climbing Aconcagua is a mountaineering feat you will never forget! Join me on this 18-day program and discover the most iconic mountain of the Andes! 

Mount Aconcagua (6961 m) is the highest summit in Argentina and also in the Americas. It’s located in the Andes Mountains, 112 kilometres away from the city of Mendoza.

This is an 18-day expedition via the Normal Route. During the first days, we’ll do acclimatization trekkings to Plaza Francia. Then, we’ll trek 40 kilometers in three days and reach Plaza de Mulas while enjoying the beautiful Andean landscapes. After that, we’ll be ready to start climbing Aconcagua. For further details about this trip, you can find the itinerary and the next departure dates below.

Keep in mind that one of the advantages of this route is that it offers a medical service in Confluencia, which provides wider medical support. Also, the approaching camp is set permanently and the distance between high camps is very regular and short in comparison with other routes. Therefore, acclimatization will be easier.  Furthermore, white wind is one of the most common obstacles during the climb. We have taken this into account and scheduled in extra days to increase the chances of reaching the summit.

So, are you ready for the rush of climbing to the top of the highest mountain in all of the Americas? Then contact me now and let’s start planning an adventure of a lifetime! I will be happy to be your guide to the top of this iconic peak!

 

Details:

Accomodation

- Two (2) nights accommodation at a three-star hotel in Mendoza City (prices based on double or triple occupancy), breakfast included.

- - One (1) night accommodation at Penitentes, breakfast and dinner included. 

- Tents.

 

Disclaimer

Please note that while you will pay the total amout at the time of booking, USD400 are considered a non-refundable deposit and will not be refunded in case of cancellation regardless of how much notice you give

More Information

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.

Note:

  • Don't forget to inquire about the basic equipment required. You can rent it on site.

  • Also, don't forget to ask if you should use a porter.

Summary Itinerary:

Day 1: Mendoza, Argentine

 

A representative will meet you at the airport.

A group meeting will follow and you will meet the team members.

Accommodation: Hotel double or triple room.

Day 2: Penitentes

 

We will obtain the individual entry and ascent permits.

You will be personally assisted in this procedure.

Accommodation: Hotel in the mountain

Meals: Breakfast and dinner.

Day 3: Penitentes / Confluencia (3368 m)

 

We will drive you to Horcones Park.

Then we will head to Confluencia walking 4 or 5 hours.

Accommodation: Tents

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 4: Trek to Plaza Francia (4200 m)

 

We will walk for about 5 hours until we reach Plaza Francia, base camp of the impressive south wall of Aconcagua.

Accommodation: Tents.

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 5: Confluencia / Plaza de Mulas (4250 m)

 

After 8-9 hours of walking through Playa Ancha and climbing a very steep path, we will reach Plaza de Mulas, the largest base camp in Aconcagua Park.

Accommodation: Tents.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 6: Rest day at Plaza de Mulas

 

The first day at base camp is always a day of rest and a good opportunity to take a bath and explore the local terrain.

Accommodation: Tents.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 7: Transportation of equipement to camp 1

 

It is a challenging day where we will gain 1,000m with a heavy load on easy terrain.

We will then return to base camp. It is important to take advantage of the comfort and lower altitude at base camp.

Accommodation: Tents.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 8: Rest day at Plaza de Mulas

 

It is a day that we mainly use to recover energy, to rest, to hydrate ourselves and for heavy meals.

Accommodation: Tents.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

Day 9: Ascent to Camp 1 (4900 m)

 

The next morning, we will begin the ascent to Aconcagua. We will move to Camp 1, called la Plaza Canada.

Accommodation: Tents.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 10: Move to camp 2 (5400 m)

 

Camp 2, called Nido de Condores (which means Condor's nest), is located in a high pass at 5400 m.

Accommodation: Tents.

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

 

Day 11: Transport the equipment to Camp 3

 

That day, we will transport equipment to Camp 3 called Camp Colera.

We will return to Camp 2 to sleep.

Accommodation: Tents.

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 12: Ascent to Camp 3 (6000 m)

 

We will start a 4 hour walk to Camp 3, located on the north ridge.

We will prepare our tents and we will eat.

Accommodation: Tents.

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 13: Summit day (6961 m)

 

It is the most demanding day of the expedition. We will climb the north ridge to the Independencia hut, about 6500 m. We will climb through the Portezuelo del Viento, the Canaleta, and the Filo del Guanaco, which will take us to the top.

The prize awaits us, a 360° view and the experience of overtaking, which we ultimately only understand once we have reached it. At the end of this experience, we will go back down to Camp 3.

Accommodation: Tents.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 14 à 15: Spare Days

 

We will have three additional days set aside on our itinerary to attempt the summit. Accommodation: Tents

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 16: Reurn to Base Camp

 

Return from camp 3 to base camp. We will enjoy a great dinner to celebrate this experience.

Accommodation: Tents.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 17: Base Camp / Penitentes / Mendoza

 

We will have breakfast then we will start the descent from Plaza de Mulas to Penitentes. A private transport will be waiting for us to take us to the hotel in the city of Mendoza. Accommodation: Hotel, double or triple room.

Meals: breakfast, lunch.

Day 18: Mendoza

We have breakfast at the hotel. Check out and end of services.

 

Languages: Spanish | English

Residence: Mendoza

 

Prices per person     

Groups from 1 to 8 : 4403 USD/each

Want a different number of travellers ? Contact the guide

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

- Transport during the trip

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

- Personal porters

- Mules and horses as needed with driver

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- Camping equipment: Tents

Price details               

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 costed USD800 on high season per person).

- Personal equipment.

- Rescue or all other costs due to the abandoning 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 are a non-refundable deposit.

Porters can carry up to 30kg per person from Penitentes to Plaza de Mulas and back.

From 4403 EUR

Duration: 18 days
Offer Period: Dec, Jan, Feb 
Skill Level: Intermediate
Fitness Level: Extremely fit
Type of Trip: Group
Mountain Range: Andes
Prices per person
Group of 1   EUR 4403 each
Group of 2   EUR 4403 each
Group of 3   EUR 4403 each
Group of 4   EUR 4403 each
Group of 5   EUR 4403 each
Group of 6   EUR 4403 each
Group of 7   EUR 4403 each
Group of 8   EUR 4403 each