Aconcagua

NEXT ADVENTURE: 5 – 24 January 2019
At 6962m, Aconcagua is the highest mountain in South America and the highest mountain in the world outside of Asia. Summiting Aconcagua is “Bucket List” territory, and one of the many reasons why we focus on careful acclimatization en route to give you every chance of success!
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Itinerary Overview
Our trek begins in Pampa de Lenas, having arrived in Mendoza on Day 1 and commuting to Penitentes by bus on Day 2. Day 4 sees us trekking to Casa de Piedra (3420), and up to Base Camp at Plaza Argentina (4200m) on Day 5 for a rest and acclimatization day. Day 6 sees us doing a load carry to Camp 1 before heading back to Base Camp. We then trek back to Camp 1 to overnight, and make our way to Camp 2 the next morning for a rest day. Day 11 sees us climb to Camp 2 via the Ameghino Traverse to set up camp. Day 12 is another load carrying day as we head up to Camp 3 (6000m) where we will overnight on Day 13. Day 14 is SUMMIT DAY – a demanding and challenging day that involves 12 – 14 hours of trekking. We then enjoy two spare days (built in to the itinerary in case weather prohibits us from summiting), before beginning our descent on Day 17. Day 20 sees us bid farewell to the warmth and hospitality of the Argentinean people as we set off on the journey home.
Skill Level
While this is not a technical climb, the combination of intense altitude, unpredictable weather and 12 – 14 hours of trekking on summit day moves this expedition into its “challenging” ranking. It is for this reason that we build additional days into our itinerary to allow for a slower ascent, careful acclimatization and more opportunities to summit in case the weather does not play fair.
Visas and Vaccinations

Visas

Please check with our office or your local tourism authority for the latest information.

Vaccinations

There are currently no vaccinations required for entry into Argentina, however an International Certificate of Vaccination is required for Yellow Fever if arriving from an infected area.

It took me three attempts to finally summit Aconcagua. I had been to the summit of Everest, but the Stone Sentinel tripped me up on two previous occasions before I finally stood on her summit. The climb required grit and determination, but that is what big mountains are all about and Aconcagua is a big mountain. I have been on many other expeditions with Adventures Global. Ronnie is truly passionate about what he does and his logistics and leadership comes straight out of the top drawer. Steve

Sydney, Australia

Climbing Aconcagua was a profound and life changing experience for me. It was extremely tough, but it has revealed to me that I can go on and do bigger things. Thank you Adventures Global for a truly remarkable experience. Will

Cape Town, South Africa

Duration: 21 Days door to door
Difficulty: 8
Elevation: 6962 m | 22 841 ft
Co-ordinates: 32°39’20″S 70°00’57″W
Location: Argentina
Price: USD$4,295
Inclusions
  • Conservation/National Park fees and all Government taxes
  • All climbing permits
  • Three nights’ hotel accommodation in Marangu/ Moshi on a bed-and-breakfast basis (twin beds sharing)
  • Visit to the Chagga museum, lunch with our main guide and a visit to the local market
  • All airport/hotel/airport transfers
  • Three course meals three times a day whilst on the mountain
  • Hot drinks – tea, coffee, hot chocolate, juice and boiled water
  • Western leader/facilitator
  • Experienced main guide
  • Assistant guides as required
  • Porters as required
  • Insurance for all Tanzanian staff
  • General first aid kit
  • 2-man tents, groundsheets and mattresses while on the mountain
  • Dining tent at the various camps
  • Celebration Meal after the climb
Exclusions
  • International travel
  • All personal climbing gear
  • Emergency evacuation
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and summit bonus. (Please check with the office regarding our recommended gratuity.)
  • Personal medical expenses, medical and evacuation insurance
  • Any costs arising from flight cancellation/ delays, political disturbance or natural disasters. “
Aconcagua is undoubtedly the hardest thing that I have ever done in my life. If it wasn’t for Adventures Global and Ronnie’s experience, guidance and encouragement, I am not sure I would have made it. I have done many trips with Adventures Global and I am not done yet Mark

Cape Town, South Africa

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