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Aconcagua (6962 metres/22,841 feet) is the highest mountain in all of the Americas and one of the "7 Summits". This magnificent Andean peak offers a high altitude adventure; a chance to walk or climb on a big mountain expedition for a relatively low cost and in a short amount of time. Walking or climbing Aconcagua should qualify you for Everest from Tibet or Everest from Nepal


Day 1 – Arrival to Mendoza, 900m (2,953’):Transfer from airport to hotel and have dinner with the team
Day 2 – Drive to Penitentes, 2300m (7,546’): Orientation meeting and gear check, rent/buy and necessary equipment, and acquire permits
Day 3 – Penitentes toConfluencia, 3300m (10,827’): Breakfast at hotel, private transport to the National Park, trek 3-4 hours to camp
Day 4 – Acclimatization hike to Plaza Francia, 4150m (13,615’): Day hike to Plaza Francia, camp at Confluencia
Day 5 – Confluencia to Plaza de Mulas, 4300m (14,108’): Hike 18km (11miles) to the next camp. Walking time: 5-8
Day 6 – Rest day
Day 7 – Acclimatization hike to Plaza Canada, 4900 meter (16,076’)
Day 8 – Rest day
Day 9 - Plaza de Mulas to Plaza Canada, 4900meter (16,076’): Hiking time: Approximately 4 hours
Day 10 – Plaza Canada to Nido de Condores, 5600m (18,373’): Hiking time: Approximately 5 hours
Day 11 – Rest day
Day 12 – Nido de Condores to Colera, 5950m (19, 520’): Hiking time: Approximately 3-4 hours
Day 13 – Colera – Summit – Colera – 6962meter / 22,841’: Start around 2am. Average round trip time is 12 hours
Day 14 – Colera to Plaza de Mulas
Day 15 – Plaza de Mulas to Mendoza: Hiking time: 8 hours
Day 16 – Extra day for acclimatization/weather
Day 17 – Flight home


  • Leader: Cost includes a very experienced and qualified British, European, or American leader;
  • Hotels and meals in Pentitentes on a twin sharing basis in tourist class hotel;
  • Private transfer to and from Pentitentes and Park Gate;
  • Assistant guides and cooks;
  • 5 days of hot delicious meals and tents at BC and 2 days at Confluencia;
  • Mules for group and personal gear (25 kg/45 pounds, personal) to and from BC;
  • All meals on the mountain;
  • Camping equipment including tents, stoves, etcetera;
  • Group climbing equipment.
  • Transfer from Mendoza airport to Mendoza hotel is included.
  • Exclusions

  • Personal climbing permit. About: for January U$ 860 & for February U$ 625;**
  • Hotel and meals in Mendoza,hotels are $95/double room and meals about $30 USD/day;
  • Items of personal nature, individual travel costs, delays, taxis, etc.;
  • Personal Argentina entry visas if applicable;
  • Staff and leader tips (about $200 is recommended)
  • Duffle bags for packing your personal equipment on mules;
  • Recommended travel Insurance;
  • Personal clothing or equipment;
  • Alcoholic drinks and personal snacks;
  • International flights to Mendoza and back to your home country
  • Any extra costs related to an early leave of the expedition due to medical or personal reasons;
  • Staff gratuities.
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    Expedition Information
    Q1, Q4
    Fitness Level
    Technical Level
    Group Size
    Well Organized Expeditions and Treks
    South America
    6,962 m / 22,841 ft
    -32.6532 N°, -70.0109 E°