Aconcagua, 360 Traverse
Strenuous expedition / 19 days from Mendoza, Argentina
Trek to Aconcagua's summit via the beautiful and scenic Vacas Valley, then descend the shorter Normal Route.
This stunning alternative climb of Aconcagua gives you a complete 360 degree view of this enormous mountain.
Cerro Aconcagua (6,952m), the highest peak in the Western Hemisphere, lies just within Argentina, some 12 kilometres from the Chilean border.
By hiking to the top of Aconcagua this route, you avoid the more popular Normal Route, where we also offer treks.
The 19-day itinerary is perfectly planned to allow maximum acclimatisation and the best chance of reaching the top of South America's highest peak.
Extra information about Aconcagua trek
The itinerary is physically strenuous and a great challenge, but is not technically demanding. It is suitable for most adventurous people with a good level of physical fitness.
Any experience of winter trekking and camping in remote mountain areas is a plus, but our excellent English-speaking guides can instruct you.
For information about high altitude, visit the Medex website, where there is a guide called Travel at High Altitude - a guide to staying healthy in the mountains.
Check our Books and Maps section where you will find a range of literature to help you get the most out of your South American adventure.
Call us on +44 (0)131 467 7086 / 554 6025.
email us email to a friend
Food was great, very good for vegetarians. Good guides. The tents were obviously new.R Crawford
The two guides that we had were exceptional. They were extremely well versed in Aconcagua and its weather patterns etc. The group were really pleased with the guides' efforts and believe that the efforts of the guides helped the group considerably.
I was extremely impressed with the assistance that Tom Shearman provided for the trip. He was always helpful and answered all of the questions we had promptly and as fully as possible.S Riley
I did a very enjoyable mountain holiday in Aconcagua. I am one of the five people who reached the summit in our group (we were 16 people in total).
In my opinion, the 360 route is an excellent route for non-technical climbers, the landscape is far more than the normal route. So, the whole ascent can be treated as the highlight, especially from the end of approaching day 2 (when you first see the Mt. Aconcagua) to Camp 3.
The summit day was tough, and the temperature was extremely low (below -30 to -40 celsius is very common including wind chill). You have to insist on, otherwise, you may easily give up.
In Mendoza, the facility of hotel is very good, and reception staff can speak very good English.
The food was good and enough. We had 4 guides, all of them were very good.
South America is a magic land, it is my fourth time to visit there, but definitely I will go back again and again.Zhengwei Lu
I was relatively late coming onto the trip and was impressed by how quickly and efficiently my flight were organised for me. Pre trip dossier was comprehensive and invaluable in preparing for the trip.
I thought both our mountain guides were excellent – they were knowledgeable, professional, interacted well with the whole group and were adaptable and helpful when members of the group were in difficulties. They both worked very hard to make the trip a success.I Gunn
Great exped overall, personally, it was tough, though a fantastic experience.
Very good guides who always came up with the goods. Accommodation was good and adequate, camp was very good with very good facilities and food.Andrew Wheatstone
If you've experienced this trip, please take a moment to get in touch and tell us what you thought.