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Aconcagua Expedition

Climb to the highest peak of South America - Aconcagua (6962m)

Location

Argentina

Duration

21D/20N

Meeting point

Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport

Group size

15

Activiry level

Demanding / Previous experience in mountaineering on peaks above 4000m is required. On average, expect about 6-10 hours of activity every day, except on days when rest or acclimatization is planned. In addition to walking fitness, experience in walking with crampons on frozen snow is also required. No ice ax required, just trekking poles.

What will you experience?

Aconcagua (6962m) is the highest peak in the world, not counting the Himalayas. Why do mountaineers want to climb this peak? Due to not requiring any special technical climbing knowledge, only winter climbing experience and being familiar with sleeping in a tent. Having this experience, climbers can reach an altitude of almost 7000m. Also, it is beneficial to know how to use an ice axe, trekking poles, and being familiar in climbing with mountaineering crampons. Our experience so far confirms that the best period for ascent is from the beginning of December to the end of February due to weather being most stable, with the least snowfalls. The ascent to Aconcagua (6962m) is organized via Plaza de Mulas BC (4200m), Via Normale route. There are also two additional altitude camps: Nido de Condores (5400m) and Colera (5900m).

Unlike others, we pay special attention to acclimatization, so our expedition takes a little bit longer. Still, our success rate is over 85%, mainly thanks to our careful preparation and acclimatization. In the Plaza de Mulas base camp, we’ll have two professional chefs who’ll take care of the team’s nutrition needs. Apart from a kitchen, we also have a dining tent, a warehouse tent for equipment, sleeping tents, and restrooms. All the equipment from Penitentes to base camp is brought by mules, while we focus on our acclimatization in Confluencia, arriving fresh to the Plaza de Mulas BC. The day of ascent is determined on the basis of satellite forecasts and arrangements with local rangers. The climb to the summit from the Berlin Camp takes about 8h and the return around 4h.

Summit information:

Name: Cerro Aconcagua – Mount Aconcagua
Elevation: 6962 m
Location: Andi, Argentina, South America
Latitude: 32˚ 39 ′ South
Longitude: 70˚ 14 ′ West
The best months to climb: December, January, February
First successful climb: Matthias Zurbriggen, 1897.

Intinerary

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Day 1

Arrival to Mendoza and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 2

Breakfast. Obtaining the necessary climbing permits. Climb preparation, equipment packing, and regulation of necessary permits. Overnight stay.

Day 3

Minibus transport to Penitentes (2600m). Overnight stay in the hostel.

Day 4

Horcones – Confluencia (3300m) trek, about 4 hours. Accommodation in the camp with beds.

Day 5

Day intented for acclimatization. Climb to Plaza Francia (4000m) and return to the camp.

Day 6

Hike to BC Plaza de Mulas (4300m), about 8 hours. Arrival to the base camp. Dinner. Overnight stay.

Day 7

Plaza de Mulas – Medical examination (pulse, blood pressure, oxygen level…). Based on the results of the examination, an acclimatization and climbing plan is made.

Day 8 - Day 15

Climbing to the highest summit of South America, Aconcagua (6962m). Return to BC Plaza de Mules.

Day 16

Descent from Base Camp Plaza de Mulas to Penitentes (about 8h hike). Gala dinner. Overnight stay.

Day 17

Returning to Mendoza by minibus (3h drive). Arrival in the city in the afternoon.

Day 18

Free time for sightseeing and gift shopping. Departure day.

What`s included?

    Airport transfers from Mendoza to hotel
    Transfers Mendoza – Penitentes –Mendoza
    Transfer Penitentes – Horcones – Penitentes
    Accommodation in 3* hotel in Mendoza (3 nights / BB)
    Breakfast and dinner in the camp – Penitentes (2 nights)
    Breakfast, lunch, dinner in the camp – Confluencia (2 nights)
    Breakfast, lunch, dinner at the base camp – Plaza de Mulas (5 nights)
    The climbing permit for Aconcagua ascent (6962m)
    Entrance fee for the National Park
    Transportation of the equipment on mules to/from Plaza de Mulas (30kg/person)
    UIAA professional English-speaking guide during the climb

What`s not included?

    Flight ticket to & from Mendoza
    Food and beverages prepared on primuses in the first and second altitude camps / These foods are bought in Mendoza and cost an average of about 50 – 80 $.
    Personal equipment (including tents, sleeping bags, climbing gear, etc.)
    Insurance covering peaks over 6000m
    Personal expenses such as telephone, internet access, souvenirs, laundry, etc

    Important note:

    Food, burners & gas will be transported on the Mulas to Camp Confuensia and then to the Plaza de Mules Base Camp, along with other equipment.

    You will need to cover flights; insurance and extra spend. You’ll need to book your flights to and from Mendoza, travel insurance and cover other personal expenses (etc. drinks, souvenirs…). Also, you can rent most of the equipment in Mendoza, and buy food and drinks for high camps (around 50-80 USD per person).

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29/01/2025 4 in stock - 250 2950 EURBook now

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