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Located at the foot of Aconcagua mountain, in Mendoza – Argentina, we provide you guided climbing and trekking expeditions to Aconcagua with all services by Normal Route or Polish Glacier Route. Our team of guides is highly experienced in Aconcagua climbing expedition.
We can provide you complete logistic services to Aconcagua Mountain Expeditions (equipment, mules, porters, etc.)
Safety, higher chances of success, commitment to the environment and society, better food and equipment and permanent presence in the park are the hallmarks of our expeditions to climb Aconcagua mountain. The team of ACOMARA – Aconcagua Expeditions is waiting for you.
n order to reach the highest peak in the Americas, a professional mountain team has developed a complete program to offer you security on the mountain with the best acclimatization. You have the opportunity to participate in the best Mount Aconcagua expedition and enjoy this wonderful experience.
THE BEST OF THE EXPEDITION
- A program that gives you the best opportunities to succeed
- The Mount Aconcagua is the highest mountain in America and is part of The 7 Summits Circuit. This consists of climbing the highest mountains of each continent.
- An excellent opportunity to test yourself at an altitude of up to 23,000 feet / 7000 meters, which is a great stepping stone for climbing the Himalaya mountains of 26,000 feet / 8200 meters.
- Porters for common gear to altitude camps. Most of the groupal gear (tents, kitchen sets, stoves, ropes and the garbage produced for the group) will be carry to altitude camps for a team of porters. This helps you to save energy to achieve your goal.
- Share with people around the world, that like you, are looking for a challenge inside full communion with the mountain.
Confluencia Base Camp
While you are gaining height, your body needs some time to start with the process of acclimatization. Therefore, it is extremely important to stop for two nights at an intermediate level, to help your body to start with this process. During that time, you will camp in the Confluencia campsite, which has the enough comfort to spend a good deal of time, being fully equipped.
Aconcagua expeditions-Normal route
Trekking to Plaza Francia
On the 4th day of the expedition, you will visit the base of the mythical South Face of the Mount Aconcagua. This is the most vertical face of the mountain, with glaciers and walls almost 10500 fasl / 3000 masl tall. During that trekking, you will gain 700 meter that will give your body a sign that the acclimatization process is starting.
Aconcagua Climbing-Normal route
Plaza de Mulas Base Camp
Once you have arrived at Plaza de Mulas, you will spend 5 nights in the campsite. It´s fully prepared to make the trip around the magnificent South American mountain as comfortable as possible. There are tents for eating, kitchen, equipment storage. Toilets are available too. An excellent team of people will attend you, preparing delicious meals and providing you an excellent service. The advantages of the campsite are not only its commodities, but also the direct contact with nature.
Aconcagua expeditions-Normal route
Trekking to the Horcones Glacier
Acclimatization is a dynamic process in which your body needs a minimal activity to increase the response to the altitude. During the resting day in the base camp, a short trek in the area of Plaza de Mulas is useful and interesting. Also, you will have an introduction class about the use of crampons and some advice to help you on your way to the top of the mountain.
Trekking to Mt. Bonete´s Summit (16732 fasl – 5100 masl)
To improve the acclimatization process in your body, the expedition includes in the itinerary a trekking to the summit of Cerro Bonete. To reach this altitude before starting the way to the Aconcagua summit, definitely increase the chances of success.
Aconcagua Climbing-Normal route
IMPORTANT – It includes porters for altitude camps
Our expeditions to Aconcagua include the help of porters in the altitude camps so that our climbers can walk from camp to camp carrying less weight and this being able to concentrate their energies on summit day. Porters appear on stage with the need of people and expeditions that, due to their logistics, need to transport a great quantity of equipment to altitude camps. Our porters are people very well adapted to working in the altitudes of Aconcagua. They have reached the summit many times and theresponse of their body to altitude is considerably faster and better than that of many athletes. Our porters are in charge of carrying tents, team garbage (including toilet garbage that must be transporter by each expedition according to regulations of Aconcagua Park) and they will also carry the first aid kits. Porters transport all these loads from Plaza de Mulas Base Camp to Camp 1 Plaza Canada, from Camp 1 Plaza Canada to Camp 2 Nido de Condores, from Camp 2 Nido de Condores to Camp 3 Berlin-Colera and the descent, from Camp 3 Berlin-Colera to Plaza de Mulas Base Camp. Each expedition member must transport their personal equipment (backpack, sleeping baf, boots and personal belongings) plus their share of meals and cooking elements. During acclimatization treks, climbers will not have to transport their personal equipment (which will be left behind in the previous camp). The purpose of acclimatization treks are to acclimatize and transport the meals that will be consumed on the following day. Anyway, if you want to hire a porter to transport your backpack and acclimatization trek weight in all expedition days (but summit day) or you want to hire a porter for transporting only your personal backpack, do not doubt in requesting this service to us (such porter services may have additional cost and they will are non-included and optional services).
(Height in feet – meters above sea level)
It includes: B: Breakfast / L: Lunch / PL: Packed Lunch / D: Dinner
Day 1: Mendoza (2508ft – 760m)
Receiving in Mendoza / Lodging in a 4* superior Hotel . In the afternoon there will be an instructive talk about the Mount Aconcagua and the guides will check your equipment. Time to rent or buy some equipment if you need.
Day 2: Mendoza / Penitentes-Puente del Inca (8992ft – 2725m)
Obtaining of permits. Transfer to Penitentes-Puente Del Inca. Lodging in hotel.Preparation of the loads for the mules.(B, L, D)
Day 3: Penitentes / Confluencia (10890ft – 3300m)
Drive to the entrance of the Park. Trek to Confluencia Camp. You will only carry your daypack, our mules will carry your personal equipment. (B, PL, D)
Day 4: Confluencia / Plaza Francia (13200ft – 4000m) / Confluencia
Trek to Plaza Francia, base of the south face of the Mount Aconcagua, lunch and return to Confluencia. (B, PL, D)
Day 5: Confluencia / Plaza de Mulas (14058ft – 4260m)
Trekto Plaza de Mulas Base Camp. Lodging in the base camp. You will only carry your daypack, our mules will carry your personal equipment. (B, PL, D)
Day 6: Plaza de Mulas (14058ft – 4260m)
Resting day. Short trek to Horcones glacier. Practice with crampons. (B, L, D)
Day 7: Plaza de Mulas / Mt. Bonete Summit (16702ft – 5091m) / Plaza de Mulas
Acclimatization trekking to Mt. Bonete Summit and return to Plaza de Mulas. This trekking will take about 6 hours and you will reach 16702ft – 5091m of altitude. This activity will definitely turns on all acclimatization mechanisms in the body. (B, PL, D)
Day 8: Plaza de Mulas / Camp 1 Canadá (16203ft – 4910m) / Plaza de Mulas
Acclimatization trek and transportation of material to Camp 1 Canadá. Lunch and return to Base Camp. (B, PL, D)
Day 9: Plaza de Mulas (14058ft – 4260m)
Resting and acclimatization day. Checking of equipment for the ascent.(B, L, D)
Day 10: Plaza de Mulas / Camp 1 Canadá (16203ft – 4910m)
Climb to Camp 1 Canadá. Setting up of tents and resting. You will be carrying personal gear and additional supplies if any. Our porters will carry the tents, garbage and first aid kits. (B, PL, D)
Day 11: Camp 1 Canadá / Camp 2 Nido de Cóndores (17325ft – 5250m)
Climb to Camp 2 Nido de Cóndores. Setting up of tents and resting. Checking of equipment for the ascent. Our porters will carry the tents, garbage and common equipment. (B, PL, D)
Day 12: Camp 2 Nido de Cóndores
Rest and acclimatization day. (B, L, D)
Day 13: Camp 2 Nido de Cóndores / Camp 3 Berlín – Cólera (19470ft–5900m) / Camp 2 Nido de Cóndores
Acclimatization trek and transportation of altitude meals and cooking elements to Camp 3 Berlín–Cólera. Lunch and return to Camp 2 Nido de Cóndores. (B, PL, D)
Day 14: Camp 2 Nido de Cóndores (17325ft – 5250m) / Camp 3 Berlín – Cólera (19470ft – 5900m)
Climb to Camp 3 Berlín – Cólera. Setting up of tents and resting. Checking of equipment for the ascent. You will be carrying personal equipment and and additional supplies if any. Our porters will carry the tents, garbage and first aid kits. (B, PL, D)
Day 15: Camp 3 Berlín – Cólera / SUMMIT (22834ft – 6962m) / Camp 3
Climb from Camp 3 Berlín – Cólera to the SUMMIT!!! and return to Camp 3. (B, PL, D)
Day 16: Camp 3 Berlín – Cólera / Plaza de Mulas base camp (14058ft – 4260m)
Descent to Plaza de Mulas base camp. You will be carrying your personal equipment and additional supplies. Our porters will carry the tents, garbage and first aid kits. (B, PL, D)
Day 17: Plaza de Mulas base camp / Puente del Inca / Mendoza
Descent to Puente del Inca. You will only carry your daypack, our mules will carry your personal equipment. Drive to Mendoza. Lodging in a 4* superior hotel. (B, PL)
Day 18: Mendoza
Breakfast. Optional transfer from the hotel to the airport. (B)
Day 19: Extra day for contingencies as bad weather that may prevent the normal development of the program.(B, L, D)
Day 20: Extra day for contingencies as bad weather that may prevent the normal development of the program.(B, L, D)
The above itinerary is intended as a guideline only. Although every effort will be made to adhere to it, changes may be caused due to weather conditions or other unforeseen events. Please be flexible if necessary.
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From the first day we met our guide Adrian Demaria we knew that this would be a great expedition. It's a pretty easy mountain technically, but it's a harsh environment. The altitude is your main concern on this mountain. So the reason we had a guide is not only to get us up, but get us down safely again. Adrian was perfect for our small private expedition. This way we were not depending on other expedition members to go up. I think that's one challenge on this mountain, if you go in a group, there's a lot of difference in skills and experience. This time we could have influence on all choices, but Adrian kept us safe all the time. Really enjoyed it!