AAAR01 Climbing Mount Aconcagua (6959m/22826ft)     18D/17N

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Aconcagua is one of the greatest mountains in the world and it attracts mountaineers from all over the globe. It is the highest peak in America. The mountain's major difficulties are its altitude and its unpredictable weather, which sometimes can be very severe, so the attempt to the summit requires a very good physical preparation and the use of very good climbing equipment. The following itinerary describes the ascent of the normal North Face route, technically easy but offering great views of the Argentinean Andes.

Normal Route Itinerary:

Day 1. Arrival at Mendoza.

Reception at the airport (or train, or bus station) and transfer to your hotel. In the evening our guide will brief you about the next day's activities.

Day 2: Mendoza - Puente del Inca Lodge (8992ft – 2740m)

Morning in Mendoza: Obtaining permits, then in the afternoon transport to Puente del Inca Village (or Penitentes). Lunch. Lodge accommodations (in shared rooms) and preparation of the loads for the mules. B, L, D.

Day 3: Puente del Inca – Confluencias camp (10890ft – 3320m).

Drive to the entrance of the Park (Horcones Valley). Trek to Confluencias Camp. B, LB, D.

Day 4: Confluencias - Plaza Francia (13200ft – 4025m) – Confluencias.

We make an acclimatization trek to Plaza Francia at the base of the famous south face of Aconcagua. Return to Confluencias camp. B, LB, D.

Day 5: Confluencias Camp - Plaza de Mulas camp (14058ft – 4286m)

Long day trekking to our Plaza de Mulas Base Camp. B, LB, D.

Day 6: Plaza de Mulas (14058ft – 4286m).

Resting day. Short trek to the Horcones glacier and climbing practices on the glacier. B, L, D

Day 7: Plaza de Mulas / Mt. Bonete Summit (16732ft – 5100m) / Plaza de Mulas

Acclimatization trekking to the summit of Mt. Bonete and return to Plaza de Mulas. This trekking will take about 6 hours and this activity will definitely turns on all acclimatization mechanisms in the body. (B, LB, D)

Day 8: Plaza de Mulas - Camp Canada (16203ft – 4940m) – Plaza de Mulas

Acclimatization trek and transportation of material to Camp 1 (Canada Camp) and return to Base Camp. B, LB, D.

Day 9: Plaza de Mulas Camp (14058ft – 4286m).

Resting day at Base Camp. B, L, D.

Day 10: Plaza de Mulas - Camp Canada (16203ft – 4940m)

Climb to Camp 1 (Canada). B, LB, D.

Day 11: Camp 1 Canada - Camp 2 Nido de Condores (17325ft – 5280m)

Climb to Camp 2 Nido de Condores. B, BL, D.

Day 12: Camp 2 Nido de Condores - Camp 3 Berlin (19470ft – 5936m).

Climb to Camp Berlin. (B, LB, D).

Day 13: Camp 3 Berlin - Aconcagua Summit (22834ft – 6959m) - Camp 3 Berlin.

Summit day and return to Camp Berlin. B, LB, D.

Day 14: Camp 3 Berlin - Plaza de Mulas Camp.

Climb down to Plaza de Mulas. (B, LB, D)

Day 15: Plaza de Mulas - Puente del Inca Lodge - Mendoza.

We trek down to Horcones Valley where we meet our car and then transport down to Puente del Inca and then from here back to Mendoza City. Hotel accommodations. (B, LB)

Day 16: Mendoza Out.

Transfer from the hotel to the airport (or bus station). (B)

Day 17: Extra, summit reserve day.

Day 18: Extra, summit reserve day.

Note: 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 circumstances.

 

 Gross Rates per Person in US$:

  Pax Number 

2/3

4/6

7/9

10/12

SS

   NET Prices  

 4390 

 3840 

 4740 

 3685 

 350 

 

Note: The noted prices are valid from November 15, 2014 until March 15, 2015.

Included: all transfers, 2 nights hotel (3/4 star) accommodations in twin bed room with private facilities, professional mountain guides, all meals while on the mountains (as noted: B=breakfast, L=lunch, LB=picnic lunch, D= dinner), private transport from/to Mendoza to/from Puente del Inca, mules for cargo, complete camping equipment, high altitude tents, communal climbing gear (ropes).

Not included: Tips, meals and other expenses in Mendoza, Puente del Inca, and Aconcagua Park Entrance fee, personal travel insurance.

Aconcagua Climbing with Alternative Routes:

We also offer climbing expeditions for the more demanding and interesting Polish Glacier Traverse Route (18D/17N). Please contact us for more detailed information and prices.

Nov 2014 / March 2015 Aconcagua Park Climbing Fees:

These prices are fixed by Aconcagua Park authorities in October. As a reference here you find the prices which were applied for the season Nov 2013 / March 2014:

•    November 15 to 30 (low-season): us$350.- per person

•    December 01 to 14 (mid-season): us$400.- per person

•    December 15 to January 31 (high-season): us$550.- per person

•    February 01 to 20 (mid-season): us$400.- per person

•    February 21 to March 15 (low-season): us$350.- per person

Recommended months for climbing:

November, December, January, and February.

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