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Argentina: Expedition to Aconcagua (6.962 m) route 360 the highest mountain of South America

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Expedition to Aconcagua (6.962 m) the highest mountain of South America
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Expedition the highest mountain of South America - Argentina: Mountain Guide Julver Eguiluz Castro

About Aconcagua route 360: Mt Aconcagua is the center and main motive of the Aconcagua Provincial Park , one of the most spectacular protected areas of the Republic of Argentina . The 71000 hectares are located in the Province of Mendoza , a few kilometers East of the borderline with the Republic of Chile . All its waters flow towards the interior of Mendoza , through the Horcones, Vacas and Cuevas river basins.

The Aconcagua is the highest mountain of the Southern and Occidental Hemisphere and the highest peak of the American Continent. It is one of the icons of the appraised Seven Summit circuit. It is also important for introducing yourself to high altitude, due to its elevations, geographical and climatic conditions, it constitutes the ideal stage for moderate demands, also to prepare yourself for one of the most important athletic feats the 8000 m peaks of the Himalaya demand.

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The “Colossus of America” is the goal of climbers of all latitudes and the athletic aspiration of thousands of annual lvisitors, who cherish this unique and exclusive experience, the one this magnificent mountain offers.

Travel program


Day 1: Flight from USA/Europe - Arrival to Mendoza (760 m)
Day 2: Mendoza transfer - Penitentes (2700 m)
Day 3: Penitentes - Trekking Pampa de Leñas (2950 m)
Day 4: Pampa de Leñas - Trekking Casa de Piedras (3240 m)
Day 5: Casa de Piedras - Trekking to Plaza Argentina BC (4200 m)
Day 6: Rest day at Plaza Argentina BC (4200 m)
Day 7: Carry Equipment and Food to C1 (5000 m)
Day 8: Rest at base Camp Plaza Argentina (4200 m)
Day 9: Ascent from BC at C1 (5000 m)
Day 10: Carry equipment to C2 (5500 m)
Day 11: Rest Day at C1 (5000 m)
Day 12: Ascent to C2 (5500 m)
Day 13: Ascent to C3 Colera (6000 m)
Day 14: C3 Colera - Summit day Aconcagua (6962 m)
Day 15: Extra Day - Reserve day
Day 16: Extra Day - Reserve day
Day 17: Descent to Plaza de Mulas Base Camp (4300 m)
Day 18: Return from Base Camp to Penitentes and back to Mendoza
Day 19: City Mendoza - Transport to airport - Fligh Back Home

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Detailed program:

Day 1: Flight from USA/Europe - Arrival to Mendoza (760 m)
The Guide will be waiting for you at the airport. We will stay at the hotel in the city. A group meeting will follow and you will be introduced to your guides and team -/-/-
Day 2: Mendoza transfer - Penitentes (2700 m)
We will obtain individual entrance and ascent permits. You will be personally assisted in this procedure in our commercial office. After this we travel to Villa de Penitentes, where we stay at a Hotel in the mountain. There we get the equipment ready for transportation to the base camp by mule B/-/D
Day 3: Penitentes - Trekking Pampa de Leñas (2950 m)
We drive you to Punta de Vacas, Aconcagua Park Entrance. We will get our permits checked at the Ranger station. Then, we head off to Pampa de Leñas by walking 4 or 5 hours, starting the 3 days approaching trekking to the base camp.B/L/D
Day 4: Pampa de Leñas - Trekking Casa de Piedras (3240 m)
We advance towards an intermediate camp, passing through the Quebrada de Vacas, for 6 to 7 hours. This is where we will be able to see the first sight of the Western Face of the Aconcagua. We spend our last approaching night, from Base CampB/L/D
Day 5: Casa de Piedras - Trekking to Plaza Argentina BC (4200 m)
We start trekking for 5 to 6 hours, ascending the Relincho steep slope , which takes us to Inferior Plaza Argentina. This is where we will be able to see the last native vegetation before climbing towards the glaciers, where Plaza Argentina is placed.B/L/D
Day 6: Rest day at Plaza Argentina BC (4200 m)
At Plaza de Argentina we rest and use the day for acclimatization. This is a good opportunity to get to know the Camp, take a shower and explore the area. We get together with the guide, do a medical check up, reorganize and review the equipment, prepare the loads for transportation for the next day. B/L/D
Day 7: Carry Equipment and Food to C1 (5000 m)
We transport in a way to keep our backpacks as light as possible and fundamentally to be able to gradually adapt to the altitude. During the load transportation to Camp 1, we reach a level of 5000 m. Then we return to Plaza Argentina.B/L/D
Day 8: Rest at base Camp Plaza Argentina (4200 m)
This is a day we mainly use to recover energy, to rest, to hydrate ourselves and for abundant meals.B/L/D
Day 9: Ascent from BC at C1 (5000 m)
We start the ascent to Camp 1 taking the first part of the Polish Route. After a 5 to 6 hour walk on easy terrain we arrive to Camp 1 (5000 mt). We meet with the load that we brought the day before. We assemble the camp and then we load division for carrying the following day. B/L/D
Day 10: Carry equipment to C2 (5500 m)
We continue with our gradual acclimatization to altitude. During the load transportation to high camp 2, we reach a level of 5500 mt. This is a hard day, of about 6 hours of walking, where we ascend on easy terrain. Then return to Camp 1. B/L/D
Day 11: Rest day at C1 (5000 m)
This is a day we mainly use to recover energy, to rest, to hydrate ourselves and for abundant meals. We must prepare ourselves mentally, for the final stage. We talk with our expedition mates and agree on final plans and strategies with our guides.B/L/D B/L/D
Day 12: Ascent to C2 (5500 m)
We start the ascent from Camp 1 to Camp 2 using the Ameghino Traverse Route. We meet with the load that we brought two days before. We assemble the camp and then we load division for carrying the following day. We rest and have dinner.B/L/D
Day 13: Ascent to C3 Colera (6000 m)
Early morning, after breakfast and after disassembling our tents, we start ascending for around 4 hs. We take the last part of the Upper Guanaco’s Valley Route. Our Camp 3 is placed at the same altitude as the Berlin refuge (from the Normal Route), strategically situated to cover from winds.B/L/D
Day 14: C3 Colera - Summit day Aconcagua (6962 m)
It is the most demanding day of the expedition. We climb the North Ridge to Independencia Refuge at approximately 6.500 m. We ascend through the “Portezuelo del Viento” , climb “La Canaleta”, and the “Filo del Guanaco”, that leads us to the summit. The prize is waiting for us, a 360° view and the experience of overcoming, that you only finally understand once you reach it. At the end of this experience, we descend to Camp 3. B/L/D
Day 15: Extra Day - Reserve day
We have three extra days set aside on our itinerary to attempt summit. These extra days are built in to provide the best possible conditions for each participant to summitB/L/D
Day 16: Extra Day - Reserve day
We have three extra days set aside on our itinerary to attempt summit. These extra days are built in to provide the best possible conditions for each participant to summitB/L/-
Day 17: Descent to Plaza de Mulas Base Camp (4300 m)
In our way back, we go from Camp 3 to Plaza de Mulas Base Camp, the largest camp in Aconcagua. We’ll enjoy a great dinner to celebrate the experience and enjoy the view of the west face of Aconcagua.B/L/D
Day 18: Return from Base Camp to Penitentes and back to Mendoza
We have breakfast and then start the descent from Plaza de Mulas to Penitentes. There is a private transport waiting for us to take us to the hotel in Mendoza City. B/L/-

Day 19: City Mendoza - Transport to airport - Fligh Back Home
We have breakfast at the hotel. Check Out and end of services. B/-/-


What's included


Included tripServices included in the prices:
  • Transportation - All the transportation are according to the schedule, for the group, in private vehicle.Transport Airport – Hotel in Mendoza (18 km). Transport Mendoza-Penitentes (180 km)
  • ransport to and from Penitentes – Punta de Vacas, Aconcagua Park Entrance (7 km). Return to Mendoza from Horcones (187 km)
  • Accomodation- City of Mendoza: Two (2) nights of lodging in a 3 *** hotel in the city of Mendoza, double or triple, half board, beverages not included. Penitentes: One (1) night at Mountain Hotel in Penitentes, Double or triple, half board, beverages not included. The welcome dinner, breakfast and taxes are included. Mountain Camps: All nights of the expedition at double tents or dormitory dome ( 4 or 8 persons) , Full Board
  • Meals - All meals are included during the approaching, at Base Camp and high altitude camps. Meals are prepared daily by the cooks. Our diet include, among other things, fresh fruit, meat, chicken, vegetables, fresh eggs, bread and other. Our meals are energy balanced with all your body requires for the ascent. We are also are prepared to elaborate special meals, like vegetarian, celiac and other kinds
  • Communication-There is permanent communication through VHF, UHF radios, Satellite Telephones, between Base Camps, mountain expeditions, Penitentes and Mendoza. This guarantees safety and organization that will lead your expedition to be a successful one. We also offer an e-mail service in Plaza de Mulas at reasonable costs
  • Dinning tents -The dining domes are completely equiped with tables, chairs, dishes, electricity and heat, to provide the highest comfort and quality services. You will be attended by our Camp Team, in charge of preparing meals and of offering an excepcional service with a friendly treatment
  • Mules for Equipment Transportation -We take your equipment (30 kg/person) from Penitentes to Plaza Argentina and then we transport 10 kg with the load of your preference from Plaza Argentina to Plaza de Mulas. Then from Plaza de Mulas we take back 30 kg to Horcones Park Entrance and then Penitentes
  • Our “responsibility and confidence service” means taking your equipment on time and in perfect conditions to and from Base Camp and back to Penitentes. We own our tame mules and the carriers are experimented
  • Medical Equipment -We have medical kits at base camps that include all regular medicines and oximeters, oxygen tubes and hyperbaric chambers exclusively for our clients in ready to solve all kinds of problems. The guides also carry a medical kit for high camps. We have access to rangers, rescue teams, police, professionals medicine doctors and medical institutes specializing in mountain accidents, who are immediately put on alert and get ready whenever they are required by BC personals Dormitory Tents - We provide our clients with the best mountain tents available (The North Face, Mountain Hard Wear) equipped with comfortable mats at the base camps. Also we have exclusive dormitory tents for 4 or 8 persons, with bunk beds, electric light and carpet. We have private bathroom for our clients, toilettes at Confluencia Camp and letrines at Plaza de Mulas and Argentina Camps. We also offered hot water baths at convenient prices
  • Porters -The porter is in charge of helping the group with the extra weight the group equipment represents. Our programmed expeditions includes the carry of double tents. This is to avoid extra unnecessary efforts so you can preserve your energy, for the day you reach the summit. If you need a porter to help you with your personal gear, all you need to do is ask for one.
  • Others Service - Assistance in the obtainment of Aconcagua Provincial Park entrance permits. The Aconcagua is a reserved area, managed by the Government of the Province of Mendoza. To be able to enter the park one must obtain a permit, for trekking or for ascending to the summit. You will be personally assisted in this procedure at our sales office. The permit cost is not included in our services
  • Facility for the deposit and care of equipment. A person in charge of the camp supervises your equipment while you ascend. Personal equipment reviews and advice for rental, if necessary
Not included:
  • Aconcagua Park climbing fee (tax charged by Mendoza government, according to dates)
  • Personal equipment
  • Rescue or other costs due to abandon of expedition
  • Personal expenses (tips, laundry, phone, drinks, and porters or other items not specified above.)
  • Extra nights in hotel in case of early return to the city
  • Meals in Mendoza
  • All other services not listed as included

Note: The load bearing equipment namely tents expedition participants, staff team and sleeping bag etc is by the customer, you can take the services of hiring porter in the Base Camp as required.

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Tour Information:
Season: Dicember to March

Difficulty: Moderate

Dates & Prices:
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Prices (per person): * 4,200.00 USD ✓

Deposit for reservations: * 1,605.00 USD (1,433 .00 EUR), Full payment 40 days before. No refund if you cancel less than 30 days!

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Trip- code: Code-number (►AR-100) ✓

Duration: 19 days

Participants: Minimal: 4 Maximal: 15

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Country / Location: Argentina, province of Mendoza, department of Las Heras

Mountain Guide: Julver Eguiluz Castro

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Julver Eguiluz Castro Julver Eguiluz Castro
Expert guide certified IVBV - UIAGM - IFMGA

Experience as Guide: 17 years
Aconcagua Summits: 26 (2017)
Languages: Spanish /English
E-Mail: office@peru-expeditions.org

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