Mount Aconcagua Normal Route

Guided ascent program of mount Aconcagua.

Duration: 18 days.
Departure dates: November 27th, December 11th, December 18th, December 25th, January 1st, January 8th, January 15th, January 22th, February 5th, February 19th.

  • 2 nights of lodging in Mendoza. Hotel El Portal Suites.
  • 1 night of lodging in Penitentes (meals included).
  • All the meals during the expedition (except in Mendoza).
  • Bilingual professional guide.
  • All shared equipment for the expedition (Tents, stoves, etc).
  • Complete base camp services (meals, accommodation, etc).
  • All the transfers in private vans.
  • Mule transportation of the equipment.
  • Permanent VHF radio communication.
  • We provide all our guides with a professional first aids kits and pulse oximeter for daily updates of acclimatization progress.
  • High altitude porters for common gear carries. One every four pax.
  • Assistance with climbing permit procedure.

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Arrival in Mendoza, transfer airport-hotel lodging (760 m / 2493 ft).
  • Hotel 
Free day in Mendoza.
  • Hotel 
Transfer in private vehicles from Mendoza to Penitentes where the group will spend the night (2580 m / 8,465 ft). 
  • Hotel 
  • Vehicle3 hs
From Penitentes, we take route 7, and, 7 miles away from the hotel, we arrive at the Horcones Valley (2950 m / 9,678 ft), where the trek begins, and after a short day, around 4 hours, we arrive at our camp, Confluencia (3390 m / 11,300 ft).
  • Camp 
  • Trekking3-4 hs
Confluencia - South Face - Confluencia (4050 m / 13,287 ft). Our main objective is acclimatization. On this day, after a 7-hour walk, we will be close to the imposing south face of Aconcagua. 
  • Camp 
  • Trekking6-7 hs
Confluencia - Plaza de Mulas. After a 7-hour hike we arrive at our base camp (4350 m / 14,500 ft).
  • Camp 
  • Trekking7-9 hs
Rest in Plaza de Mulas. 
  • Camp 
Climbing Cerro Bonete (5004 m / 16,417 ft)
  • Camp 
  • Trekking5-6 hs
Equipment carry to Plaza Canadá (5050 m / 16,568 ft) and we return to Plaza de Mulas (5084 m / 16,680 ft).
  • Camp 
  • Trekking3-4 hs
Rest day in Plaza de Mulas, where the climbers  will be able to have a hot shower. 
  • Camp 
Plaza de Mulas - Plaza Canadá (5050 m / 16,568 ft), where we will set up our first camp. 
  • Camp 
  • Trekking2½ - 3 hs
Canadá - Nido de Condores (5560 m / 18,241 ft), our porters will carry the tents an all the rest of the common gear. 
  • Camp 
  • Trekking3-4 hs
Nido de Cóndores - Berlín (5930 m / 19,455 ft). This will be the group´s last high altitude camp before attempting to the summit (6028 m / 19,776 ft). 
  • Camp 
  • Trekking2-3 hs
Summit day (6962 m / 22,841 ft), To secure the success of the expedition we have added two additional summit days in case of bad weather.
  • Camp 
  • Trekking8-12 hs
Extra weather day.
Extra weather day.
Berlín - Plaza de Mulas.
  • Camp 
Plaza de Mulas – Penitentes: this walk takes approximately 6/7 hours to the park entrance at Horcones Valley, from where we will be driven to Mendoza by vehicle, after picking up our gear in Penitentes.
  • Hotel 
  • Vehicle3 hs
  • Trekking6-7 hs

Extra for personal porter: U$S 955.-

Price per person: u$s 3750.-

Guide-client rate: 1/3 - 2/7 - 3/11
Terms and conditions
Gear list

The price of the program does not include:

  • Aconcagua Park entrance fee.
  • Personal porters.
  • Any cost if the climber abandons the trip.
  • Meals in Mendoza.
  • Drinks in Mendoza and Penitentes.
  • Personal gear, medications, ground or air evacuations, room services, laundry, beverages, phone communications and items of personal nature, insurance liability, hospitalization or medication of any kind, any other service not mentioned in this condition sheet.