Detailed Itinerary

Day 01

15th Jan 2022
  • Arrival in Mendoza

    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.

Day 02

16th Jan 2022
  • Mendoza (B)

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

Day 03

17th Jan 2022
  • Mendoza – Los Penitentes (2700 m) ( B, D)

    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

Day 04

18th Jan 2022
  • Los Penitentes – Confluencia ( 3368 m) ( B, L, D)

    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

Day 05

19th Jan 2022
  • Confluencia – Plaza Francia (4000 m) – Confluencia (B, L, D)

    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

Day 06

20th Jan 2022
  • Confluencia - Plaza de Mulas ( 4300 m) ( B, L, D)

    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

Day 07

21st Jan 2022
  • Acclimatization and Rest at Plaza de Mulas (4,300 m) (B, L, D)

    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.

Day 08

22nd Jan 2022
  • Climb Cerro Bonete ( 5050 m) ( B, L, D)

    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

Day 09

23rd Jan 2022
  • Carry equipment day to camp 1 Plaza Canada (5050m)- Back to BC (4200 m) ( B, L, D)

    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

Day 10

24th Jan 2022
  • Rest and acclimatization at base camp (4300 m) (B, L, D)

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

Day 11

25th Jan 2022
  • Move to Camp I (Plaza de Mulas 4300 m - Plaza Canada 5050 m ) ( B, L, D)

    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

Day 12

26th Jan 2022
  • Carry equipment day to camp II- Nido de Cóndores (5,550 m ). Return to Camp 1 ( 5050 m) ( B, L, D)

    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

Day 13

27th Jan 2022
  • Move to Camp II - Nido de Cóndores (5,550 m) ( B, L, D)

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

    Approx duration of trekking; 5 to 6 hours

Day 14

28th Jan 2022
  • Rest day at Camp II - Nido de Cóndores (5,550 m) ( B, L, D)

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

Day 15

29th Jan 2022
  • Move to Camp III- Nido de Cóndores (5,550 m )- Cólera (high camp) (5.970 m ) ( B, L, D)

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

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

Day 16

30th Jan 2022
  • Summit Day (6960.8 m) ( B, L, D)

    Today we leave early to attempt the summit.

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

Day 17

31 Jan 2022
  • Additional day in case of Bad weather ( B, L, D)

Day 18

1st Feb 2022
  • Additional day in case of Bad weather ( B, L, D)

Day 19

2nd Feb 2022
  • Additional day in case of Bad weather ( B, L, D)

Day 20

3rd Feb 2022
  • Trek back to Base camp ( B, L, D)

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

    Approx duration of trekking: 5 to 6 hours

Day 21

4th Feb 2022
  • Descend and Transfer to Mendoza ( B)

    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)

Day 22

5th Feb 2022
  • Departure Mendoza

    Airport transfer for departure flight.