Mount Penitentes ascent 14274 ft

  • 3 days (2 nights)
Difficulty
Challenging
Comfort
Basic
Group size
up to 10 tourists
from US$ 450
per tourist for 3 days
Tour starts
Mendoza
Date of Travel
Number of tourists
up to 10 tourists over 18 years old

Overview

Get unique climbing experience on the Mount Penitentes. This ascent is a great option for a short mountaineering trek right in front of the Mount Aconcagua. Here You will find amazing views!

Just 2,5 hours driving from Mendoza and You will find yourself in the uncrowded and gorgeous mountain range on the eastern side of Penitentes Village. 

Do not miss this great opportunity to have climb without any technical difficulty and enjoy stunning views of the Mount Aconcagua (the highest mountain outside the Himalayas) and also Tupungato Volcano!

Ascent without any technical difficulty
You will have one of the best short climbing experience in Argentina with outstanding views
Unique view of the Mount Aconcagua
The Mount Penitentes provides mountaineering trek right in front of the Highest Mountain in America
Comfortable camp
Сomfortable camping equipment, brand new The North Face V25 tents equipped with solar panels, light, and 12v charger and energetic food await You in this ascent

Route details

Day 1
Meeting, trekking to the base camp

Meeting with the guide in Mendoza (800 m = 2624 ft).

Departure 8:00 am.

Checking of equipment and renting of extra equipment if required Transport to Penitentes Village (2800 m = 9190 ft (2.5 hours drive)).

Trekking to the base camp (3212 m = 10541 ft) through the ‘Quebrada de Vargas’ and overnight (6-7 hours average time) + set up base camp, dinner.

Elevation gain 411 m = 1351 ft.

Day 2
Climbing of Penitentes
Day 3
Return to Los Penitentes Village and Mendoza
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
2 nights

Comfortable camping equipment, brand new The North Face V25 tents equipped with solar panels, light, and 12v charger, Common tent, Cooking equipment.

2 nights
The North Face V25 tents

Tour conditions

Included

  •  roundtrip transfer from your hotel in the town of Mendoza
  • all meals except in Mendoza
  •  bilingual guides
  • radio communications
  • all shared equipment for the expedition (tents, stoves, etc.)

Payable separately

  • personal items (e.g. hygiene, clothes etc.)
  • personal porter or mules (mule 1-60 kilos (one way) $130)
  • pick up from Uco Valley $120
  • pick up from airport $40
  • phone communications and items of a personal nature
  • insurance liability
  • ground or air evacuations
  • hospitalization or medication of any kind
  • any expenses due to last minute cancellations or delays
  • additional costs due to any change in the activity requested by the client
  • any other service not mentioned on this condition sheet

Travel recommendations

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It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Upper body
• 1 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 must to have 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
• 1 Bottom underwear
• 1 Trekking pant
• 1 Windproof Gore-Tex pant (only in winter conditions)


Footwear
• 1 Pair of trekking boots (we recommend Gore-Tex models)


Feet
• 1 pairs of light-weight socks
• 2 pairs of heavy-weight socks


Eyes
• 1 pair of glacier glasses with side covers (100% UV)


Others
• 1 headlamp with extra batteries
• 1 sleeping bag (-15ºC)
• Mattress
• Sunscreen and lip protection min. SPF 40
• 2 water bottles

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