Known as the highest peak of America, its real 6,962 meters are considered around 8,000 due to its altitude conditions, and it is generally used as training ground for the Himalaya.
Its name is Quechuan and it means ‘stone guardian’ It was chosen by the Incas as a sacred mountain. They tried to climb it up through the southwest face reaching a height of 5,300 m.a.s.l., where they performed a burial. The mummy was discovered in 1985.
The mountain mass is located entirely in Argentina, in the province of Mendoza, and it is not on the national border.
It is located inside Aconcagua Provincial Park. To the West and Southwest, it borders with Valle de los Horcones. To the East and North, it borders with Valle de las Vacas and Valle de los
Patos, respectively. It is located at 180km from Mendoza on international route N° 7.
Being the highest peak in America, it is part of the ‘Seven Summits Project’ along with the highest mountains of every continent. This is a highly desired mountaineering world challenge. It consists of reaching the highest peak of each continent.
VIA CLASSIC - NORMAL ROUTE
Duration: 18 days
Practicable: November to March
The highest mountain in the Americas. Its classic or normal route is developed by its side Noroeste no technical complications as their escalating concerns and can not present or delicate cruises up to the large haul, weather conditions are generally good, but can become very severe, because severe storms from the Pacific ocean and progress in height require meticulous acclimatization.
ITINERARY 18 days
PHYSICAL LEVEL Very good condition
Second level TECHNICAL LEVEL
ALTITUDE 2700/6962 meters.
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT Ascent
Park entrance fee Ascension Aconcagua
Day 1: Reception and accommodation in Mendoza Meeting with the guide, check clothing. Last details. Hotel Internacional night accommodation. www.hinternacional.com with half board.
Day 2: Getting permission Aconcagua Park. Transfer to Penitentes. Accommodation. Preparations loads Mulas.
Day 3: Trek to Confluencia (3-4 hours) Reception. Overnight
Day 4: Trek to Plaza Francia. (4-5 hours) and return to Confluence (3-5horas) Overnight
Day 5: Trek to Plaza de Mulas. 7-9 hours Overnight
Day 6: Rest in Plaza de Mulas hike around
Day 7: Porteo to Canada and back to Plaza de Mulas 3-4 hours
Day 8: Rest.
Day 9: Ascent to Canada 3-4 hours
Day 10: Ascent 3-4 hours Condors Nest
Day 11: Condors Nest portage Berlin 2-3 hours
Day 12: Ascent to Berlin 6000 m. 2-3 hours
Day 13: Ascent Summit (8-10 hours), return Berlin (4-5 hours) Overnight
Day 14: Descent to Plaza de Mulas 4-5 hours Preparation mule loads
Day 15: Trek to Horcones, transfer and accommodation in Penitentes
Day 16: Transfer to Mendoza, Hotel Internacional night accommodation with half board service. End of Service.
Day 17-18: Extras
Reception at the airport or bus terminal in Mendoza, transfer to hotel and vice versa.
Two nights accommodation with breakfast in Mendoza (in double rooms)
Assistance to apply for a permit to enter the Aconcagua Park.
private car transfer from Mza to Penitentes and Horcones and vice versa
Two nights accommodation with breakfast at Hotel Mountain
Two nights camping Confluence
Six nights at Plaza de Mulas base camp
All meals during the expedition
Mules to transport loads from Penitentes, Confluencia to Plaza de Mulas and back Capacity 25 Kg. Per person round trip
General Camping equipment
Professional guide, assistant enabled and as many climbers
Safety equipment, radios, first aid kit, ropes, etc.
Permit to enter the park
expenses caused by evacuation or abandonment of the program
Food and drinks not specified in the program
1 PERSON 8756.00
X 3 PEOPLE 3703.00
X 5 PEOPLE 3469.00