12 Days Trekking tour itinerary for Aconcagua: Take A Shot At This Challenging Summit Attempt
Take on this short Aconcagua ascent program that is well suited to alpinists in good physical shape with the experience of climbing above 5500 m. If you don’t have proper mountain experience, it is recommended to spend more time and take advantage of a more spread out Aconcagua ascent classic program.
Arrival in mendoza - Penitentes (2700m)
Arrive in Mendoza.
Obtain the permit to Aconcagua. (Important! On Saturdays, the office issuing permits is open only until noon.)
Transfer to Penitentes (2700m).
Sending the main cargo mules to Base Camp.
Transfer to a Hotel.
laguna horcones - the confluence (3300 m)
Transfer to the entrance of the National Park (Laguna Horcones) and proceed to the Confluence (3300m, 2-3 hours).
Reach the Camp.
After lunch, do a light acclimatization walk
Plaza de Francia acclimatization (4200 m)
Go on an early acclimatization walk to Plaza de Francia (4200m), with views of the South Face (2700 meters high). (4-5 hours)
Return to the camp.
Plaza de Mulas (4350m)
Do a long hike (8-9 hours) to the main base camp - Plaza de Mulas (4350m). The path runs along the wide valley of Playa Ancha.
Reach the Camp.
Camp-2 (Nido de Condores, 5400 m) - Plaza de Mulas (4350 m)
Ascend from Plaza de Mulas to Camp-2 (Nido de Condores, 5400m).
Descend to Plaza de Mulas (4350m) and take rest.
Take rest during this day.
Nido de Condores (5400 m)
Climb from Plaza de Mulas (4350 m) to Nido de Condores (5400 m).
Camp 3 (Cholera, 6000 m)
Climb from Nido de Condores (5600m) to Camp 3 (Cholera, 6000m).
Aconcagua summit Day (6957 m)
Take on the Aconcagua summit ascent (6957 m) with the aid of Argentinian mountain guides.
Descend to Camp 3 (6000 m).
Use this reserve day in case of bad weather.
Descend to mendoza
Descend to Plaza de Mulas Base Camp.
Trek from the Base Camp to the Laguna de Horcones.
Transfer to Mendoza.
Enjoy a farewell dinner.
End this fascinating tour.
Russian-speaking guide throughout the whole program
Argentina Mountain guides - One per 3-4 people on the day of ascent
Hotel in Mendoza, 1 night. Double room + breakfast
Assistance in obtaining necessary permits
Transfer Mendoza-Puente del Inca-Mendoza
Hotel in Puente del Inca + breakfast
Mules for equipment and food from Puente del Inca (Los Puquios) to Plaza de Mulas and back. Personal baggage maximum of 20kg.
Two nights in Confluence with full board
The base camp at Plaza de Mulas (5 nights)
Food and fuel for the upper camps
Additional costs associated with deviation from the program
Health insurance and expenses relating to evacuation in case of accident
Personal expenses (drinks, internet, telephone calls, etc.)
Climb Aconcagua, 12 days.
Aconcagua ascent program for 12 days is a shortened version of the classic Aconcagua ascent program. Acclimatization in this program has a much tighter schedule, so the mountain forgives you much fewer mistakes in tactics and physical preparation.
Do not forget about the medical supervision at the base camp, where the doctor is required to check the acclimatization degree of members and allows them to go to the mountain or doesn’t allow. Of course, it is possible to abandon the national park responsibility, but in this case, you lose the free ranger's help in case of emergencies.
It can be added that, for obvious reasons, this program remains the most popular among all companies conducting Aconcagua ascent. The percentage of climbs is lower than in the three-week program.
Type of Tour
Private or Group Tour
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