Aconcagua is the highest peak outside the Asia continent. It is South America’s highest peak located in western Argentina, the heart of the central Andes. It is one of the listed peak in seven summit peak of seven continents. The height of this mountain is 6962 meters above the sea level. Aconcagua is bounded by the Valle de las Vacas to the north and east and the Valle de los Horcones Inferior to the west and south. The mountain and its surroundings are part of the Aconcagua Provincial Park. The mountain has a number of glaciers.
The first attempts to reach this peak were made by European team led by Paul Gussfeldt, but due to occur of hurricane on their way they had to cancel the trip and the first person to climb the mountain successfully was by Edward FitzGerald.
The peak is a bit technical challenging peak to summit its top. It is believed that it has the highest death rate of any mountain in South America. So we need to have enough training, guidelines and technical knowledge before climbing the peak. And here our job is to ensure your comfort and safety as our trips are led by qualified professional Expedition guides and Sherpa who are well trained by our government.
Destination: Mount Aconcagua
Group Size: Min 2 and above.
Maximum altitude: 6962 meters.
Grade: Mountaineering Expedition
Accommodation: Hotel and Camping
Duration: 19 Days
- Day 01:Arrive into Mendoza.
- Day 02:Complete permitting process and drive to Penitentes (2,720 m)
- Day 03:Trek to Pampa de Leñas (2,950 m)
- Day 04:Trek to Casa de Piedra (3,250 m).
- Day 05:Trek to Plaza Argentina Base Camp (4,200 m).
- Day 06: Trek to Cerro Colorado (4,724 m)
- Day 07:Carry loads to Camp 1 (4,950m/16,250ft)
- Day 08:Rest day
- Day 09:Climb to Camp 1
- Day 10:Carry loads to Camp 2 (5,500m/18,000ft)
- Day 11:Climb to Camp 2
- Day 12:Carry loads to Camp 3 'Colera Camp' (6,000m/19,700ft)
- Day 13:Climb to Camp 3 'Colera Camp'
- Day 14:Summit day (6,962m/22,841ft)
- Day 15:Reserve day
- Day 16:Descend to Plaza de Mulas Base Camp (4,300 m)
- Day 17:Trek to Puenta del Inca (2,740 m) and overnight in Penitentes
- Day 18:Drive to Mendoza
- Day 19:Departure for home
- Day 1Arrive into Mendoza.Upon our arrival at airport in Mendoza, Argentina we will transfer to hotels and have some rest. We will overnight at Mendoza Airport.
- Day 2Complete permitting process and drive to Penitentes (2,720 m)Early in the morning, we will complete the necessary paper works of permitting process and drive to Penitents. We will overnight there at Hotels.
- Day 3Trek to Pampa de Leñas (2,950 m)After having our breakfast, we will start trek to Pampa de Lenas and explore the place around us. Overnight there at Camp.
- Day 4Trek to Casa de Piedra (3,250 m).After having the breakfast, trek to Casa de Piedra.
- Day 5Trek to Plaza Argentina Base Camp (4,200 m).Early in the morning, we will trek to Plaza Argentina Base Camp. We will spend some time exploring around the base camp and will overnight there at Camp.
- Day 6 Trek to Cerro Colorado (4,724 m)After having our breakfast, We will trek up to Cerro Colorodo. We will overnight there at tented Camp.
- Day 7Carry loads to Camp 1 (4,950m/16,250ft)We will hike up to Camp 1 from Base Camp loading the loads which also helps us the best acclimatize towards Camp 1. We will return back to Base camp and overnight there.
- Day 8Rest dayThe day will be the rest day. We can either hike up to the higher altitude for better acclimatize. Overnight there at Camp.
- Day 9Climb to Camp 1After having our breakfast, We will start trek to Camp 1. Upon our arrival at Base Camp, we will quickly set up the camp and overnight there at tented Camp.
- Day 10Carry loads to Camp 2 (5,500m/18,000ft)Early in the morning, We will hike up to the Camp 2 with carrying the loads and return back to Camp 1. Overnight there at Camp 1.
- Day 11Climb to Camp 2After having our breakfast, We will climb to Camp 2 and quickly set up the camp. We will enjoy some time exploring the views around us.
- Day 12Carry loads to Camp 3 'Colera Camp' (6,000m/19,700ft)Early in the morning, We will hike up to the Camp 3 with carrying the loads and return back to Camp 2. Overnight there at Camp 2.
- Day 13Climb to Camp 3 'Colera Camp'After having our breakfast, we will climb up to Camp 3. We will now set the camp and either have some rest or exploring the views.
- Day 14Summit day (6,962m/22,841ft)The day is finally here that we were eagerly waiting for, The summit of the peak. At the mid night we will start climb to the peak so that we could reach at the peak before the mid-afternoon. We can get the astonishing view of different South American mountains. Once we reach at the peak, we will spend some time enjoying the views and trek back to Camp 3 and overnight there at Camp.
- Day 15Reserve dayAfter having a blissful climb of Mount Aconcagua, this will be the reserve day in case the weather of the previous day was bad. We will enjoy the day with beautiful nature and overnight there at Camp.
- Day 16Descend to Plaza de Mulas Base Camp (4,300 m)After having our breakfast, we will descend to Plaza de Mulas Camp. We will overnight there at tented Camp.
- Day 17Trek to Puenta del Inca (2,740 m) and overnight in PenitentesEarly in the morning, we will trek back to Puenta Del Inca. We will overnight in Penitents.
- Day 18Drive to MendozaAfter having our breakfast, we will drive to Mendoza from Penitentes. Overnight in hotels.
- Day 19Departure for homeAs per our flight schedule, we will take our flight to our home country.
- Full board accommodation en-route to/from Base camp.
- Airport services and hotels transfers.
- Kilimanjaro permit fees.
- One head Climbing guide/Sardar.
- Cook & kitchen boys at BC.
- Experienced & skillful High Altitude Climbing Sherpa (One Sherpa for two Client)
- Mask & regulator mask set (must be returned after the Expedition).
- Highly preferable meals at BC with complete hot drink & normal beverages.
- Best quality Tents at BC single or twin sharing as per the client desire.
- All necessary kitchen equipment.
- Comfortable & portable wooden toilet at the base camp.
- High-quality high altitude tents for above BC use.
- Necessary climbing hardware gears with fixed ropes.
- Oxygen with the regulator set for medical purpose.
- Radio walkie-talkie set to each client with base station & permits cost.
- Satellite phone for an emergency purpose ($ 4 chargeable for a personal call).
- Generator/solar panel with accessories for recharging & power supply purpose.
- Gammon bag for medical purpose.
- Insurance of all local team members.
- All airport/hotel transfers..
- Last but most important COMPLETE SETUP INTERM/MIDDLE CAMP with Sleeping bags,
- Expedition cargo charge
- Personal insurance (Suggested to have evacuation policy as well)
- South America visa.
- Personal climbing gears.
- Personal nature’s expenses.
- Cost of emergency evacuation
Mount Aconcagua Expedition is a bit challenging mountain. So the climbers should be physically fit and have enough knowledge about peak climbing. The well being of our groups are of paramount importance to us. All of our trips are led by qualified professional Expedition guides and Sherpas who are well trained by our Government. Our job is to ensure your comfort and safety as we take you where you want to go because your holiday is ours. In this regards, we work honestly and effectively to provide you the Himalayan experience that suits your interest. We encourage you to question us freely and contribute in the planning stages of your adventure in the climbing period.