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Expedition Mount Aconcagua, 17 Days

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Join one of the Andes mountains’ top expeditions of Mount Aconcagua in Argentina, the highest peak in South America!

Embrace the thrill of Aconcagua in just 17 days! This concise program seamlessly integrates acclimatization with summit attempts, ideal for adventurers seeking a focused yet rewarding experience.

What's included

  • Professional mountain guide. Experienced and qualified to operate in Aconcagua.
  • Assistance with the procedures to obtain the permit to enter Park Aconcagua.
  • Ground transportation in private vehicles. Transport IN Airport – Hotel in Mendoza /Transport IN-OUT Mendoza – Puente de Inca – Park Entrance
  • Two (2) nights of accommodation in a hotel in Mendoza City (Sharing room, Double/Triple occupancy), Breakfast included.
  • One (1) night of accommodation in Puente de Inca (Sharing room). Breakfast & dinner included.
  • Transportation by freight mules of your personal equipment without limits in kg IN-OUT Puente de Inca-Base Camp
  • Lodging at base camps in mountain tents or dormitory tents for 4 or 8 persons and high camps in mountain tents.
  • All meals included on the mountain.
  • Drinking water (hot and cold) in all our camps (base camps and high camps)
  • Fully equipped dining dome at base camps. Exclusive restrooms for our clients.
  • Hot shower for free at base camps.
  • Facility for the storage and care of equipment.
  • Full porter service to carry double tents, garbage and human waste and part of common equipment
  • Communications between high camps, base camp, Puente de Inca and Mendoza.
  • Medical equipment available at base camps and high camps.
  • Dining domes at high camps equipped with benches and tables. Restroom tents exclusive for our clients.

Not included

  • Aconcagua Park Entrance Permit. Ascent Fee. (Tax charged by Mendoza government, according to the selected route, dates and nationality. You will get a discount for hiring the assistance of authorized company).
  • Mandatory MEDICAL INSURANCE FOR EXTREME SPORTS (Should cover evacuation and rescue by helicopter)
  • Required personal equipment.
  • Rescue costs or other costs due to the abandonment of the expedition. (Riding mule, pack mule, individual transfers, extra nights, meals, extra costs for changes in your flight ticket, personal porter service, etc.) – It is recommended to take a Travel Insurance to cover these expenses.
  • Personal expenses (tips, laundry, phone, drinks, satellite phone, internet access, showers and porters)
  • Extra nights in a hotel in case of early return to the city/ in case you don’t use the “spare days” and decide to descend to Mendoza.
  • Transfer out Puente de Inca – Mendoza in case of early returning or abandon the expedition.
  • Meals and Drinks not specified in the itinerary. E.g.: Lunches and Dinners in Mendoza. Lunch in day 2 of itinerary.
  • Any other service not specifically mentioned as included in this document.


Aconcagua Normal Route

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be received and transferred to the Hotel.
Overnight Hotel.

H | | |

After you obtain individual park entrance and ascent permits, assisted by your guide, we meet at your hotel to finalize all the arrangements of the expedition.
Welcome Dinner.
Overnight Hotel.

H | B | | D

Driving time 5 hours aprox.
Overnight Hotel

H | B | L | D

We head off to Confluencia by walking 4 or 5 hours.
Overnight Camping

| B | L | D

We’ve included this day in order to acclimatize better, and give you more chances to summit. We’ll trek for about 5 hours until we arrive to Plaza Francia viewpoint
Overnight Campsite

| B | L | D

After 8-9 hours hiking across “Playa Ancha” and climbing up through a very steep path, we reach Plaza de Mulas, the biggest base camp in Aconcagua Park.
Overnight Campsite

| B | L | D

The first day in Base Camp is always a rest day and a good occasion to take a bath and explore the local terrain.
Overnight Campsite

| B | L | D

We’ve included this climbing in order to acclimatize better, and give you more chances to summit.
Overnight Campsite

| B | L | D

Ascent from Plaza de Mulas – Camp 1 (5050 m.).
Overnight Campsite

| B | L | D

Camp 2, called “Nido de Condores” (meaning Condor Nest), is located in a high pass at 5550m and provides a spectacular view of the surrounding mountains.
Overnight Campsite

| B | L | D

This day is dedicated to improving the acclimatization to altitude. The guide may propose different activities according to the condition of the group. We take the opportunity to rest and give our body more opportunities to acclimatize.
Overnight Campsite

| B | L | D

We start a 4 hours walk to Camp 3, located on the North Ridge. We will prepare our tents, eat and rest, to be ready to get the summit.
Overnight Campsite

| B | L | D

It is the most demanding day of the expedition. We climb the North Ridge to Independencia Refuge at approximately 6.500 m. We ascend through the “Portezuelo del Viento” , climb “La Canaleta”, and the “Filo del Guanaco”, that leads us to the summit. The prize is waiting for us, a 360° view and the experience of overcoming, that you only finally understand once you reach it. At the end of this experience, we descend to Camp 3.
Overnight Campsite

| B | L | D

We have two extra days set aside on our itinerary to attempt summit. These extra days are built in to provide the best possible conditions for each participant to summit.
Overnight Campsite

| B | L | D

Return from Camp 3 to Base Camp. We’ll enjoy a great dinner to celebrate the experience.
Overnight Campsite

| B | L | D

We have breakfast and then start the descent from Plaza de Mulas to Penitentes. There is a private transport waiting for us to take us to the hotel in Mendoza City.
Overnight Campsite

H | B | L |

After breakfast at your hotel, one of our representatives will meet you at your hotel and take you to the airport for your journey home or on to your next destination.

– | B | – | –

The proposed itinerary can be changed due to weather conditions or other forced situations that put in risk the group security. The guides have the authority to change the program according to their criteria. These are to maximize the security and the summit chances. And they are based on our guides knowledge and experience.

B Breakfast | L Lunch | D Dinner | Tent | H Hotel


Good to Know

A deposit of 40% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 60 days prior departure. For any bookings within 60 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

If you have payment problems or want to pay with other method please contact us.

Price estimation based on people in a double/triple room.

The hotels mentioned in the program are in the 3 * standard category. As your tour is custom-made, you may upgrade your hotel category contact us.

We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. Peru Adventure Travel recommends World Nomads’ travel insurance.

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Departure dates: you or your group choose the best date according to convenience.

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  • PERU ADVENTURES TRAVEL, does not assume total responsibility in case of canceled trips as a result of acts of vandalism, strikes, wars, government actions, natural disasters or any other type of factor that prevents your trip.
  • PERU ADVENTURES TRAVEL, is not responsible for adverse situations that may happen to our clients, such as: loss of personal belongings, illnesses, accidents, physical or mental disabilities that may endanger the health or integrity of him or third parties during the expedition. Therefore, the Company will NOT recognize any expenses, claims or refunds for the aforementioned concepts.
  • PERU ADVENTURES TRAVEL does not assume additional expenses for changes in the itinerary due to health problems, mechanical problems, external conditions such as roads under maintenance, climatic problems or bad weather before and/or during the expedition.


  • Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, but the 40% deposit paid is non-refundable.
  • Loss of 100%, when the cancellation is made less than 60 days in advance.
  • In case of not attending or arriving late at the agreed time, there will be no refund of the deposit.
  • Lenses with solar filter.
  • Fresh and light clothing for the walk, warm for the cold parts and at night.
  • Waterproof clothing in case of rain.
  • Sun protection: Sunscreen, hat, etc.
  • Camera/Cellphone.
  • Personal documents.
  • Extra money for personal expenses.


  • 2 sinthetic/thermic t-shirts
  • 2 expedition Long Underwear, tops and bottoms. Polypropylene or Capilene, cotton blends are not acceptable.
  • 2 Fleece Jacket: Power strech and Primalof.
  • 2 Fleece Trousers: Light-weight pile. Could be an extra mid long underwear bottom. We suggested one primalof and other waterproof.
  • 1 Parka: Down parka with good hood. Expedition type; needs to fit over all insulation layers.
  • Expedition Jacket: Waterproof/ breathable. Good storm-proof mountain jacket with attached hood. We suggested: Gore-Tex.
  • Wind Expedition Pants: Waterproof/ breathable. We suggest: Gore-Tex. Full separating side zips required to allow for easy accessibility and effective ventilation.


  • First Layer Gloves: 2 pair light weight, pile or polypropylene.
  • Fleece and Waterproof Gloves: 1 pair for cold weather
  • Duvet Mittens: 1 pair.
  • Gore-Tex’s over mitts: Recommend “tough-tek” shell palms for better grip. Suggested: Outdoor Research Alti Mitts.Could be down or synthetic big mittens for extremely low temperatures.
  • Hand warmers: for summit push (no direct contact with skin)


  • Sun hat: with good visor and white bandana for protecting neck.
  • Climbing Helmet. Certified.
  • Wool or pile ski hat.(Keep in mind that you must wear a helmet on it.)
  • Head lamp (LED). We suggest 800 lumens: Petzl / Black Diamond
  • Glacier glasses: Must have side covers. If you wear contacts or glasses, we recommend packing a spare pair of glasses; as well extra mountain sunglasses. We suggested: Category 4 or more (Julbo or Bolle).
  • Goggles: High mountain (Not Ski) We recommend it for snow storms.
  • Buff or similar.


  • Mountaineering Axe: General mountaineering tool (Not Technical Ice tool).
  • Crampons: Step-in bindings. We suggested: Charlet Moser Super 12 or Griven Air Tech (With protection bag). No Footfangs or Simond Scorpions or Grivel Rambo (because these are for technical icefall climbing)
  • Climbing Harness, 60cm Sling and two (2) Locking Carabiner. To use in case the guide requires it in places where it is necessary to reinforce security.
  • Trekking poles: 1 pair collapsible. Not for mountain running.


  • Backpack: Internal frame pack for at least 80lts. You must have ice axe haul loops
  • Daypack 45 lts. Optional but highly recommended. (No Quechua or Simmond)
  • Sleeping bag: Expedition quality. 1 kg. of down preferred. (0 to 20 F or -18 to -30 C°)
  • Ridge Rest sleeping pad. 1 full length foam.
  • Therma rest pad: 1 3/4 length with repair kit. Optional. We suggested reflective.
  • Dish, bowl, glass, knife, spoon and fork: Unbreakable set for high camps. (Suggested Plastic or else titanium)
  • Pocketknife: Swiss Army knife.
  • Water bottles: 1 one-liter wide-mouth water bottle, 1 one-liter stainless steel thermos.
  • Pee bottle: 1litre wide mouth water bottle. We recommend: Nalgene.
  • Pee Funnel (for women). Suggested: Freshets.
  • Sun screen: SPF 50 minimum.
  • Lip screen: SPF 50, at least 2 sticks.
  • Personal first aid kit. Simple and light. (Compeed, analgesic, disinfectant)


  • Mountain boots. Sinthetic boots suggested (less weight) Ex: La Sportiva Boulder X Mid, Scarpa, Millet, Bestard (NOT The North Face)
  • Climbing Boots:Double or triple plastic boots. With removable liner.It is very important have a warm and good boots able to fix crampons. We suggested: Scarpa phantom 8000, La Sportiva G2.
  • Lightweight Hiking Shoes for rest days at base camps. Ex: Salomon RX Slide 3.0 or similar.
  • Gaiters: Gore-Tex + Cordura. We suggested: Outdoor Research Crocodiles.
  • Wool socks. (3 pair) Cold weather socks. Expedition-weight wool or woolen blend.
  • Liner socks. 2 pair of smooth wool, nylon or polypropylene to be worn next to the skin. This reduces the incidence of blisters and hot-spots.
  • Sandals (During Aconcagua 360º Route you will be crossing shallow portions of streams, for which you can wear trekking shoes or sandals).


  • Large duffel bag with lock (120). For transporting gear by freight mules. Should be large enough to hold your fully packed internal frame pack inside as well as other equipment.
  • Smaller duffel with lock. (To store excess gear at Inka’s deposit in Penitentes.)
  • Plastic bags. To line stuff sacks to keep gear dry.
  • Travel clothes and extra clothes to use in a warm Mendoza
  • Toiletry bag.
  • Camera gear. Optional.

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