Climb to the top of South America's highest peak, a fantastic achievement and great challenge.
A complete 360 view of Aconcagua, walk up the Vacas Valley and descend via the Normal Route.
Fully qualified, professional, local and bilingual mountain guides who have summited many times, with a ratio of one guide to every 3 to 4 clients.
Plenty of acclimatisation built in to give you the best chance to summit.
Two buffer days in case of poor weather on summit day.
Great food, equipment and briefings - ideal preparation - plus hire extra porters to help lighten your loads.
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.
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, Aconcagua 360
Arrive Mendoza, transfer to hotel
Travel to Penitentes (2,700m) (B,D)
Trek Penitentes to Pampa de Leñas (2,950m) (B,L,D)
Trek Pampa de Leñas to Casa de Piedras (3,240m) (B,L,D)
Trek Casa de Piedras to base camp, Plaza Argentina (4,200m) (B,L,D)
Rest day base camp, Plaza Argentina (4,200m) (B,L,D)
Carry food and kit to camp 1 (5,000m), return to Plaza Argentina (B,L,D)
Trek to camp 1 (5,000m) (B,L,D)
Carry food and kit to camp 2 (5,500m), return to camp 1 (B,L,D)
Rest day at camp 1 (5,000m) (B,L,D)
Trek to camp 2 (5,500m) (B,L,D)
Ascent to camp 3, Colera (6,000m) (B,L,D)
Summit day (6,962m), return to camp 3 (6,000m) (B,L,D)
Buffer day (B,L,D)
Trek camp 3 to Plaza de Mulas base camp (4,250m) (B,L,D)
Trek out to Penitentes, transfer to Mendoza, hotel (B,L)
Tour ends (B)
Mountain guides and assistants, radio communication, GPS, double tents, cooking equipment and utensils, mountain equipment (ropes, harnesses, carabiners, maps, compass etc), crampons and technical equipment, transfers in Mendoza, accommodation and meals as indicated.
Any flights, personal equipment, tips, extra nights required, permit fee (USD 950 high season/USD 727 med/low season), services not mentioned in this program, alcoholic/soft drinks, insurance
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Dates: From February 2018 to February 2019
Duration: 20 days
Capacity: 12 people
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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.
A. Wheatstone, UK, 2012
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