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12 Days Trekking tour itinerary for Aconcagua: Take A Shot At This Challenging Summit Attempt


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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.

DAY 01

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.

DAY 02

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

DAY 03

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.

DAY 04

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.

DAY 05

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.

DAY 06

Rest day

  • Take rest during this day.

DAY 07

Nido de Condores (5400 m)

  • Climb from Plaza de Mulas (4350 m) to Nido de Condores (5400 m).

DAY 08

Camp 3 (Cholera, 6000 m)

  • Climb from Nido de Condores (5600m) to Camp 3 (Cholera, 6000m).

DAY 09

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).

DAY 10

Reserve Day

  • Use this reserve day in case of bad weather.

DAY 11

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.

DAY 12


  • End this fascinating tour.

  • 3864 USD Per Adult
  • Russian-speaking guide throughout the whole program

  • Argentina Mountain guides - One per 3-4 people on the day of ascent

  • Transfer airport-hotel-airport

  • 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

  • First-aid kit

  • International flights

  • Climbing permit

  • Porters

  • Personal equipment

  • 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.


Mountaineering Tour
Trekking Tour
Camping Tour

Contributed By

Sergey Baranov

starting from
USD 3864
Type of Tour

Private or Group Tour

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