ACONCAGUA

6,962 m.a.s.l.

ACONCAGUA

6,962 m.a.s.l.

ACONCAGUA

6,962 m.a.s.l.

Duration

20 days, 19 nights

Elevation

6,962 m.a.s.l.

Difficulty

physically it is a very big challenge. You must be in the Best physical shape.

Recommended season

November - March

Itinerary
DAY 1: MENDOZA (760 m / 2493 feet)

Transfer from airport to hotel in Mendoza. Lodging.

DAY 2: PENITENTES (2.725 m / 8940 feet)

Aconcagua Park permits purchasing. Drive to Penitentes. Lodging.

DAY 3: CONFLUENCIA (3.390 m / 11122 feet)

Transfer to Horcones (trailhead). Hiking to Confluencia. Camp.

DAY 4: CONFLUENCIA │PLAZA FRANCIA │CONFLUENCIA

Trekking to Plaza Francia (4.200 m / 13780 feet), and back to Confluencia.

DAY 5: PLAZA DE MULAS BASE CAMP (4.370 m / 14337 feet)

Hike to Plaza de Mulas. Camp

DAY 6: PLAZA DE MULAS BASE CAMP

Acclimatization day. Instructions on using crampons on Horcones Glacier.

DAY 7: PLAZA DE MULAS BASE CAMP │ MOUNT BONETE CLIMB │ PLAZA DE MULAS

Acclimatization day. Ascent to Mount Bonete (5100 msnm) and back to Plaza de Mulas. Camp

DAY 8: PLAZA DE MULAS BASE CAMP

Acclimatization and rest at Plaza de Mulas Base Camp.

DAY 9: PLAZA DE MULAS │CAMP 1 (4.910 m / 16108 feet) │PLAZA DE MULAS

Transport of equipment and supplies to Camp Canada. Return to Plaza de Mulas Base Camp.

DAY 10: PLAZA DE MULAS BASE CAMP

Acclimatization and rest day.

DAY 11: CAMP 1

Climb to Plaza Canada. Camp.

DAY 12: CAMP 2 (5380 m / 17650 feet)

Climb to Nido de Condores. Camp.

DAY 13: CAMP 2

Carry equipment and supplies to Camp 3. Return to Nido de Condores. Camp.

DAY 14: CAMP 3 – (5870 m / 19258 feet)

Ascent to Camp Colera. Camp.

DAY 15: SUMMIT (6.962 m / 22840 feet)

Camp 3 – Summit – Camp 3.

DAY 16: CAMP 3 │PLAZA DE MULAS

Return to Plaza de Mulas Base Camp.

DAY 17: MENDOZA

Hike out to Penitentes and drive to Mendoza. Lodging.

DAY 18: MENDOZA

End of the Aconcagua climbing expedition.

DAY 19: CONTINGENCY DAY

Extra day. It can be used in the altitude camps or base camp in the case of bad weather.

DAY 20: CONTINGENCY DAY

Extra day. It can be used in the altitude camps or base camp in the case of bad weather.

NOTE
This itinerary can be altered during the expedition, depending on climate and the acclimatization of the client.
Terms
INCLUDED

– 3 days lodging in hotel (+ breakfast) in Mendoza.

– 1 day lodging in hotel in Penitentes (half-pension).

– 2 days lodging in Confluencia Camp (full pension).

– 8 days lodging in Plaza de Mulas (full pension).

– 4 days lodging in altitude camps (with our provisions)

– Mule and mule driver from Puente de Inca to Confluencia and Plaza de Mulas. Round trip.

– Base tents.

– Stove and kitchenware in the mountain.

– All transfers in Mendoza. Airport to hotel, to Penitentes, to Horcones. (Round trip).

NOT INCLUDED

– Mountaineering boots

– Trekking boots

– Mountain socks, 3 pairs

– Waterproof pants

– Mountaineering pants (insulating)

– Base-layer pants (long underwear)

– Jacket

– Down jacket

– Hat with visor

– Beanie

– Thin gloves + mittens

– Sunglasses

– Mountaineering gators

– Backpack (60 liters)

– Sleeping bag + pad

– Ski pole

– Crampons

– Water bottle

– Lighter (for the stove)

– Head lamp

– First aid kit

– Suitcase (for the trip)