Aconcagua Plaza de Mulas and Mt Bonete trek

  • 8 days (7 nights)
Difficulty
Challenging
Comfort
Basic
Group size
up to 10 tourists
US$ 1 100
per tourist for 8 days
Date of Travel
Number of tourists
up to 10 tourists over 18 years old
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Overview

In this spectacular seven-day Aconcagua trekking you will have the opportunity to visit the camp Plaza Francia with views of the imposing south face of 3000m surrounded by glaciers, lagoons, and impressive frozen waterfalls.

In the next few days, you will also visit Plaza de Mulas (main base camp) located in the foot of the huge west face and normal route, with spectacular views of Cerro Cuerno glaciers and the surrounding valleys.

Finally, after a good rest in Plaza de Mulas, we will complete the trip ascending to Cerro Bonete of 5000 meters where you will find the impressive views of the Cerro Cuerno glaciers, Plaza de Mulas camp and the west face of the Aconcagua.

An excellent opportunity to explore the highest mountain in America from its two most important faces, share days, and learn from mountaineers from around the world who are preparing to go to the top of this mountain.

See one of the world largest walls
Impressive look at the gigantic South Face of Mount Aconcagua
Explore the highest mountain in America
Mount Aconcagua is the summit of the entire andean chain and the highest mountain in the whole of the Americas
Enjoy the spectacular views
Huge waterfalls, beautiful rivers, glaciers and many more!

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

Pick at the airport if needed (optional). 

Your guide will check your gear and assist you with the park’s trekking permit procedures. 

The program does not include hotel and meals in Mendoza.

Day 2
Mendoza – Los Penitentes
Day 3
Confluencia
Day 4
Aconcagua’s South Face
Day 5
Plaza de Mulas
Day 6
Plaza de Mulas
Day 7
Cerro Bonete
Day 8
Departure
Difficulty
Challenging
Tour provider's comments

It is imperative that everyone joining a mountaineering expedition be in a high standard of physical fitness when the expedition begins. You are recommended to do some conditioning. Be sure that a good physical preparation and training will increase chances to get the top.

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
Tent
7 nights
7 nights
Geodesic Dome and The North Face V25 Tents

Experience the comfortable base camp services with tasty and energetic food, fresh drinks, and good coffee, and spend the night in a warm and pleasant geodesic dome.

Tour conditions

Included

• roundtrip transfer from your hotel in the town of Mendoza
• professional bilingual guides
• radio communications
• all meals | Except in Mendoza
• luggage transfer during the trip
• overnight in a geodesic dome and The North Face V25 tents

Payable separately

• aconcagua entrance fee
• personal gear
• phone communications and items of a personal nature
• insurance liability
• ground or air evacuations
• hospitalisation or medication of any kind
• any other service not mentioned on this condition sheet

Optional services:

hotel in Mendoza 
• pick up at the airport or bus station 
• helicopter charter (extra cost for up to two persons: USD 1,300)

Travel recommendations

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Upper body

• 2 Top underwear, polypropylene or thermal capeline
• 1 Long sleeve shirts
• 1 Fleece jacket
• 1 Windproof Gore-Tex jacket, it must have a hood
• 1 Down jacket, it´s better with a Hood

Hands

• 1 Pairs of liner gloves
• 1 Pair of fleece or wool gloves

Head

• 1 Hat or cap for the sun protection
• 1 Fleece hat

Lower body

• Bottom underwear
• 1 Trekking pant

Footwear

• 1 Pair of good trekking boots | we recommend with Gore-Tex

Feet

• 1 Pairs of lightweight socks
• 2 Pairs of heavy-weight socks

Eyes

• 1 Pair of glacier glasses 100% UV protection

Others

• 1 Headlamp
• 1 Sleeping bag comfortable at -20ºC
• 1 Pair of hiking poles
• 1 Water bottles

Backpack

• Backpack [35-45 L]

Personal

• Extra batteries
• Personal first-aid kit
• Sunscreen and lip protection [SPF 40]
• Personal hygiene kit

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