Aconcagua Climbing Expedition

Peru Sur Nativa

Aconcagua Climbing Expedition

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Highlights

Experiencing the culture and beauty of Argentina - and the thrill of summiting the highest peak in the Americas!

TRIP ITINERARY

Day 1. Mendoza

We will be waiting for you at the airport to take you to your hotel. On this day our guide will check your mountain equipment and accompany you to hire the necessary things. You will spend the night enjoying the comforts of one of the best hotels in Mendoza city.

Meals not included
Accommodation Hotel

Day 2. Mendoza / Puente del Inca

Before going to Puente del Inca, the whole group will apply for the climbing permit with the guides’ assistance. You will have lunch and spend the night in Puente del Inca hostel. In the afternoon, the mules are loaded and prepared for the following day.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation Hostel

Day 3. Puente del Inca / Confluencia

The group will be taken to the entrance of the Park in a private van. There the permits will be presented and you will start the trek to Confluencia Camp. The equipment will be carried by mules. At arrival, you will set up your tent with your partner and will be able to rest.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation camp

Day 4. Confluencia / Plaza Francia

Today we will trek to Plaza Francia, at the base of the south face of Mt. Aconcagua. Here you will enjoy a delicious lunch and a spectacular view before returning to Confluencia. This hike is considered part of the acclimatization process; a fundamental requirement for success in our expedition.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation camp

Day 5. Confluencia / Plaza de Mulas

The trek to Plaza de Mulas Base Camp should take approximately 8 hours. You will stay in our own base camp with all the necessary amenities for you to be as comfortable as possible.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation camp

Day 6. Plaza de Mulas

Rest day. You will make a short trek to the glacier to practice using your crampons for the snow and ice crossings on our route.

Accommodation camp

Day 7. Plaza de Mulas / Camp 1 Plaza Canada

We will take another acclimatization trek to Camp 1 Canada where you will have lunch and then return to the Base Camp. This trek lasts around 5 hours.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation camp

Day 8. Plaza de Mulas / Mt. Bonete

Another acclimatization trek to Mt. Bonete summit ,and return to Plaza de Mulas. This trek will take approximately 6 hours and you will reach 5,100mt/16,732ft altitude. This activity will definitely trigger your body’s acclimatization process

Day 9. Plaza de Mulas

Rest and acclimatization day. On this day you will make sure that your equipment is ready and that you are rested in order to reserve your strength for the next days that demand more effort.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation camp

Day 10. Plaza de Mulas / Campo 1 Plaza Canada

After a 3-hour trek, you will reach Camp 1, Plaza Canada. The group will have lunch and set up the tents. You will begin feeling the effects of altitude on your body.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation camp

Day 11. Camp 1 Plaza Canada / Camp 2 Nido de Condores

Climb to Camp 2. This trek lasts 4 hours. As on the previous days, you will set up the tents with the guides’ help. You can rest for the remainder of the day.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation camp

Day 12. Camp 2 Nido de Condores / Camp 3 Berlin

Climb to Camp 3 Berlin. This will be a short hike, around 3 hours, but all your strength is needed due to the challenging terrain of this part of the route. This is the last altitude camp before the summit.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation camp

Day 13. Camp 3 Berlin / Summit

Climb from Camp 3 to the summit and return to Camp 3. This is the great day! The group will get up very early in the morning, have breakfast and start climbing. You will get to the summit, and the reward for all your effort is the unforgettable experience of knowing that you are at the highest point in the southern and western hemispheres before returning to Berlin. You will sleep that night with the satisfaction of having achieved a feat many people can only dream of.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation camp

Day 14. Camp 3 Berlin / Plaza de Mulas

You will descend to Plaza de Mulas Base Camp. The group will have the day free to reflect on their experiences during the expedition.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation camp

Day 15. Plaza de Mulas / Puente del Inca / Mendoza

Descent to Puente del Inca and last trek in the expedition. Your belongings will be carried by mules so you will only take a light backpack with a jacket and your packed lunch. Transfer to Mendoza city. Lodge in the hotel.

Meals Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation Hotel

Day 16. Mendoza

End of the services

Meals Breakfast
Accommodation not included

Day 17. Extra day for contingencies that may prevent the normal development of the program.

Accommodation not included

Day 18. Extra day for contingencies that may prevent the normal development of the program.

Accommodation not included

  • Transfer Airport / Hotel 
  • Hotel in Mendoza 
  • Assistance to buy the Climbing Permits 
  • Transfer Mendoza / Puente del Inca / Mendoza 
  • Meals 
  • Lodging in Puente del Inca 
  • Assistance for the arrangement of loads to be transported by mules 
  • Mules 
  • Transfer to Aconcagua trailhead 
  • Confluencia Base Camp 
  • Trekking to Plaza Francia 
  • Plaza de Mulas Base Camp 
  • Trekking to the Horcones Glacier and Mt. Bonete Climbing 
  • Porters 
  • Our Guides 
  • Tents 
  • Extra Days 
  • Radio communication service
  • Climbing Permit 
  • Drink and other personal costs not mentioned in the itinerary 
  • Expenses in the event of cancellation
  • Sleeping bag and personal equipment 
  • Personal Insurance 
  • Porters for personal equipment 
  • Transfer Hotel / Airport
  • Problems with your luggage (Loss or delay during the flight)
  • Other Related Tours

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