Climbing Aconcagua (22,835ft/6.962m) in 18 days

Itinerary

Arrival in Mendoza, transfer from the airport to your hotel. Overnight in the hotel (-/-/-)
Group meeting point, check permits and climbing gear. Overnight in your hotel (B/-/-)

Transfer in private vehicles from Mendoza to Penitentes Refuge, which takes about 4 hours. The group will spend the night at the refuge. (B/-/-)

From Penitentes, we will drive on  the “Route 7” and after 15 minutes will arrive at the Horcones Valley (9,678ft72950m), where the trek begins. Following a  4 hour hike, we will arrive at our camp, Confluencia (11,300ft/3.390m). Overnight in a Shared Dome Camp (B/BL/D)

Our main objective for today is to get acclimatized. We will go for a hike to the base of the imposing south face of Aconcagua to Plaza Francia. That will take us around 6 to 7 hours up and down again to Confluencia Camp. Overnight in a Shared Dome Camp (B/BL/D)

After a 7 to 9 hour hike, we will arrive at the base camp (14,500ft/4.350m) We will be hiking through a very dry, wide and seemingly endless area called “Playa Ancha”. We will reach camp by late afternoon. Overnight in tents (B/BL/D)

We will use this day to rest and relax and to organize ourselves for the next higher camps. Overnight in tents (B/BL/D)

After an early breakfast, we will start hiking. It will take us around 4 to 5 hours to get to the summit of Bonete (16,417ft/5.004m) and 2 to 3 hours to go down again to base camp. Overnight in tents (B/BL/D)

We will start in the morning towards the first high camp, Canada (16,568ft/5.050m). We will carry some gear and food to leave at this camp for later use. It will take us about 3 to 4 hours to get to this camp and 1 to 2 hours to go back again to base camp. Overnight in tents (B/BL/D)

We will start early in the morning towards Camp Canada. It will take us 3 to 4 hours to get there. We will set up the tents, accommodate our gear in the tents and relax for the rest of the afternoon. Overnight in tents (B/BL/D)

We will start in the morning towards Camp II, called Nido de Condores. It will take us 3 to 4 hours to get there. The porters will carry the tents and all the rest of the common gear. We will set up the tents, accommodate our gear in the tents and relax for the rest of the afternoon. Overnight in tents (B/BL/D)

We will start in the morning towards Camp III, called Berlin. It will take us 3 to 4 hours to get to this point. The porters will carry the tents and rest of the common gear. We will set up the tents, accommodate our gear in the tents and relax for the rest of the afternoon. Overnight in the tents (B/BL/D)

We will start very early in the morning towards the summit. This will, most likely, be the hardest day of the whole expedition for you. It will take us around 8 to 10 hours to get to the summit and 3 to 4 hours to return back to the Berlin Camp. Overnight in tents (B/BL/D)

We will pack all our gear and start going down all the way to Plaza de Mulas “Base Camp”. This will take us around 5 hours. Overnight in tents (B/BL/D)

Overnight in tents (B/BL/D)  
Overnight in tents (B/BL/D)  

We will pack all our climbing and camping gear, ready to load on the mules, and start our long walk to the park entrance at Horcones Valley which will take us about 7 to 8 hours. From here we will be driven to Mendoza by vehicle, which will take us another 3 hours. After picking up our gear in Penitentes we will celebrate our summit success in Mendoza. Overnight in the hotel (B/BL/-)

Transfer from the hotel to the airport. (B/-/-)

Price: Please contact us

3 nights lodging in Mendoza
1 night lodging in Penitentes (meals included)
All the meals during the expedition (except in Mendoza)
Bilingual professional guide, guide-client ratio: 1/3 - 2/7 - 3/11
All shared equipment for the expedition (tents, stoves, etc.)
Complete base camp services (meals, accommodation, etc.)
All the transfers in private vans
Mule transportation of the equipment
Permanent VHF radio communication
We provide all our guides with a professional first aids kit and pulse oximeter for daily updates of acclimatization progress
High altitude porters for common gear carrying. One every four guests
Assistance with climbing permit procedure
Entrance fee to the Aconcagua National Park
Personal porters
Single supplement
Any cost if the climber abandons the trip
Meals in Mendoza
Drinks in Mendoza and Penitentes
Personal gear, medication, ground or air evacuations, room service, laundry, beverages, phone communication and items of personal nature, liability insurance, hospitalization or medication of any kind, any other service not mentioned in this condition sheet.

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