Aconcagua polish traverse route 2023/2024

  • 19 days (18 nights)
Difficulty
Extreme
Comfort
Basic
Midscale
Group size
up to 10 tourists
from US$ 4 480
per tourist for 19 days
Tour starts
Mendoza

Overview

The Mount Aconcagua (22842 ft = 6962 m) is the highest peak outside Asia. It is the most significant mountain in Americas.

The Aconcagua Expedition via the Polish Traverse gives the chance of non-technical climb. You will get experience to test your endurance at high altitude without the complexities of glacier travel, but still in a full-blown expedition context. This route goes below the Polish glacier. This ascent is similar to climbing along the normal route, but it does not involve any hiking on the glacier.

The flexible program of our tour which includes numerous inclement weather days in the schedule increases your chances of good acclimatization and successful ascent.

Prepare for future climbs
This ascent provides excellent training and experience at higher altitudes
Admire the beauty of Aсoncagua
Enjoy the unforgettable view of snowy mountain peaks from the highest top outside the Himalaya
Get experience with comfort
Stay at cosy camps with quality sleeping and dinning tents, stoves and cooking gear, radio. All of your equipment is carried to base camp by mules

Route details

Day 1
Arrival in Mendoza

Our driver will pick you up at the airport and drive you to your hotel

After checking into your room, you can relax or explore the many sidewalk cafes of the city. 

The trip guide will contact you to explain the schedule for the coming days.

Day 2
Team meeting, gear check
Day 3
From Mendoza to Penitentes
Day 4
Penitentes – Punta de Vacas (trailhead) – Pampa de Leñas camp
Day 5
Pampa de Leñas – Casa de Piedra
Day 6
Casa de Piedra – Plaza Argentina Base Camp
Day 7
Rest day
Day 8
Plaza Argentina – Camp 1 – Plaza Argentina
Day 9
Rest day
Day 10
Plaza Argentina – Camp 1
Day 11
Camp 1 – Camp 2 – Camp 1
Day 12
Rest day
Day 13
Camp 1 – Camp 2
Day 14
Camp 2 – Cólera (high camp)
Day 15
Summit day
Day 16
Extra weather day
Day 17
Extra weather day
Day 18
Camp 3 – Plaza de Mulas Base Camp
Day 19
Plaza de Mulas – Horcones – Penitentes
Difficulty
Extreme
Tour provider's comments

Physically fit and previous experience in altitude are necessary in this climbing.

Photo Federico Z.
Federico Z. is the provider of this trip
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Federico is an outdoor lover with plenty of adventures in The Andes. Specialized in the tour logistics and Organization of Expeditions and Treks in the Central Andes, Patagonia, Peru, Bolivia, and French Alps.

Accommodation

Comfort
Basic
Midscale
Hotel
2 nights
Guest House
1 night
Tent
15 nights

In the tour we will stay at hotel in Mendoza for 2 nights, in a lodge in Penitentes for 1 night and spend 14 nights in camps (brand new the North Face V25 tents equipped with solar panels, light, and 12v charger).

2 nights
Hotel in Mendoza
1 night
Lodge in Penitentes
15 nights
The North Face V25 tents

Tour conditions

Included

  • hotel accommodation in Mendoza as indicated in the itinerary, based on double occupancy (climbers descending early will incur extra hotel fees);
  •  1 night of lodging in Penitentes (dinner and breakfast included);
  • full board during the expedition (all the meals while in the Park, meals in Mendoza not included);
  • fully certified, English-speaking guides;
  • all shared gear for the expedition (sleeping tents, stoves and cooking gear, radio, etc.);
  • complete base camp services (dining tents, bathrooms, meals, storage);
  • loads transportation by mule, to and from base camp;
  • free internet at BC (limitations apply);
  • all transfers in licensed, private shuttles;
  • permanent VHF radio communication;
  • all guides provided with professional first aids kits and pulse oximeters for daily updates of acclimatization progress;
  • assistance with climbing permit procedure;
  • satellite coverage and tracking during the trip, through an InReach device;
  • one porter for every four climbers, to carry 20 kg of common gear.

Payable separately

  • Aconcagua entrance fee;
  • personal porters;
  • any cost incurred by the climber if she or he leaves the trip early (such as mules, transfers, guide, etc.). We strongly recommend all participants buy trip cancellation insurance;
  • meals in Mendoza;
  • drinks in Mendoza and Penitentes;
  • personal gear, medication, ground or air evacuations, room services, laundry, beverages, phone communications and items of personal nature, insurance liability, hospitalization or medication of any kind – any other service not mentioned in this condition sheet.

Travel recommendations

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It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

During your expedition in Aconcagua, you will encounter a very wide range of temperatures and weather conditions. At one end of this range is the pleasantly warm and beautiful City of Mendoza, while at the other end of the spectrum is found the cold and often windy weather on the summit of Aconcagua. 

The equipment you bring must function well in a wide variety of conditions. Your clothing should be warm, lightweight, dry quickly, and allow good freedom of movement. Adhere to the layering principle: several thin layers of insulation (rather than one thick one).

We will send you detailed list of expedition climbing gear after booking.

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