Mount Aconcagua normal route

  • 18 days (17 nights)
Difficulty
Extreme
Comfort
Basic
Midscale
Group size
up to 10 tourists
US$ 4 480
per tourist for 18 days

Overview

 The Mount Aconcagua is the highest peak outside the Himalaya. It is the most significant mountain of America. Do not miss the opportunity to take part in expedition which will become a great stepping stone to the world's highest peaks. 

This climbing is not easy, but all the efforts are worth it! We offer you a flexible program with extra days, which will give us enough time to optimize the chance of getting good weather windows. 

The key to reaching the summit of Aconcagua is a good acclimatization. We realize how important to monitor our clients’ acclimatization progress and physical condition. Be sure that we will do our best to give you an ideal starting point to achieve your goal!

Conquer the highest peak in America
Climb one of the top from the list of the Seven Summits which includes the highest mountains of each of the seven traditional continents
Get experience for future high altitude ascents
Test yourself in spectacular mountaineering in the Andes — great introduction to full-blown expeditionary climbing
Feel supported by expedition team
Our selected guides, which have more than 20 years of experience and more than a hundred successful expeditions to date, will assist you and monitor your condition at every stage of ascent

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. 

Later your personal guide will contact you to discuss the schedule for the coming days.

Day 2
Team meeting, gear checking
Day 3
From Mendoza to Penitentes ski resort
Day 4
From Penitentes to Confluencia
Day 5
From Confluencia to South Face viewpoint and way back
Day 6
From Confluencia to Plaza de Mulas
Day 7
Rest day in Plaza de Mulas
Day 8
Cerro Bonete trek
Day 9
Gear carrying to Plaza Canadá
Day 10
Rest day in Plaza de Mulas
Day 11
From Plaza de Mulas to Plaza Canadá
Day 12
From Plaza Canadá to Nido de Cóndores
Day 13
From Nido de Cóndores to Cólera high camp
Day 14
Summit day
Day 15
Extra weather day
Day 16
Extra weather day
Day 17
From Cólera to Plaza de Mulas
Day 18
From Plaza de Mulas to Horcones, Penitentes, Mendoza
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
14 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
14 nights
The North Face V25 tents

Tour conditions

Included

  • two nights hotel accommodation in Mendoza as indicated in the itinerary, based on double occupancy (climbers descending early will incur extra hotel fees);
  • one night of lodging at Penitentes (dinner and breakfast included);
  • full board during the expedition (all meals in Aconcagua Park are included, meals in Mendoza are 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 in mules to and from base camp;
  • free internet at base camp (limitations apply);
  • all the 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 every four climbers, to carry 20 kg of common gear.

Payable separately

  • Aconcagua entrance fee;
  • late arrival (extra transport and mule) $300 – this option is for those people arriving a maximum of one or two days after the departure (meeting in Confluencia Camp with the group);
  • 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 to buy a trip cancellation insurance;
  • meals in Mendoza;
  • drinks in Mendoza and Penitentes;
  • personal gear, medications, 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

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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