Itinerary Details

Upon arrival in Mendoza you will be met at the airport by our representative and transferred to the hotel.
The rest of the day is free at leisure: you can relax or explore the city.
Overnight in Mendoza.

Today you will have gear check and briefing.
You will be assisted as well to get your Aconcagua permit.
Overnight in Mendoza.

Today you will be transferred to Los Penitentes- a small mountain village.
You will spend the night in a hotel in Los Penitentes.

Approx duration of driving: 3 hrs

Today morning we will be driven to the gate of Aconcagua Park. Here we will get our climbing permits stamped at the rangers check point and begin the approach to base camp. After a relaxed hike we arrive at our first camp- Confluencia (3368 m).

Distance 7km
Hours trekking; 4 to 5hours
Altitude gain: 440m

Today we trek to Plaza Francia -imposing South face of Mt. Aconcagua. From the top we enjoy amazing views of the entire region. The main objective of the day is acclimatization. After the hike we return and spend the night at the first camp.

Approx duration of trekking: 6-7 hours, up and down
Distance; 6 km. 12 km up and down
Altitude gain: 810m

After a demanding 7 or 9-hour hike we arrive at our well-equipped Base Camp Plaza de Mulas (4300 m).
This day, is very long.. We start around 7am,. The first 4 hours, are not to stepp, we cross the famous Playa Ancha, (Wide Beach), it is river valley super wide and dry, to Ibañes rock (lunch time). After Ibañes Rock the treck become more steeper to Colombia Hut ( destroyed since 1990). From Ibañes to Base Camp is not to long but very steep, take 2 hours more...

Approx duration of trekking: 7 to 9 hours
Distance; 17km
Altitude gain: 905m

Acclimatization day at Base Camp. Most climbers will begin to feel the altitude at this point. Here we will rest, hydrate, acclimatize and enjoy the stunning views.

An acclimatization hike to the Cerro Bonete which offers an incredible view of the West Face of Aconcagua. On the way Bonete we can see and visit the old Hotel Plaza de Mulas, (abandoned since 5 years ago).

Approx duration of trekking: 5-6 hours
Distance; 6km to the top
Altitude gain: 720 m

Today you will climb to the first altitude camp to carry part of the gear and then return back to Plaza de Mulas.

Approx duration of trekking: 3-4 hours up and only one hour down
Distance; 2km one way
Altitude gain : 750m

Another day of rest and acclimatization at base camp, before we return to Camp 1 tomorrow.

Today we return to Camp 1 where we spend the night. This time we must each carry all our personal equipment and will not return to Base Camp until after our summit push (unless bad weather).

Approx duration of trekking: 3 to 5 hours

Today the team will carry equipment to the second camp- Nido de Cóndores (5550 m).
Return to Camp I.

Approx duration of trekking: 5 to 6 hours up. 2 hour down
Distance; 3km
Altitude gain: 550m

Today the team will move to the second camp where will spend the night.

Approx duration of trekking: 5 to 6 hours

A rest day will provide us with time to acclimatize.
We will focus on sleep, hydration and eating well.

Today you will move to Camp III- Colera (high camp) (5.970 m ).

Approx duration of trekking: 5 to 6 hours
Distance: 2km

Today we leave early to attempt the summit.

Hours to summit: 7 to 10 hours up. and 3 to 5 hours down.

Today you will trek back to base camp – Plaza de Mulas 4200 m.

Approx duration of trekking: 5 to 6 hours

Today you will descend to Penitentes and travel to Mendoza.

Approx duration of trekking: 7 to 9 hours
Approx duration of driving: 3 hrs

Overnight in Mendoza. (Hotel is not included for this night)

Airport transfer for departure flight.