Aconcagua Mount Expedition - Seven Summit - Mendoza

Aconcagua Mount Expedition - Seven Summit - Mendoza

Challenging the highest pick of América

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Start Date :
date_range2022-Dec-02
End Date:
date_range2022-Dec-19
Initial time :
alarm9 am
End Time:
alarm6 pm
Meeting Point:
Mendoza
Location:
Cuyo
End Point:
Mendoza
Distance:
1350 km from Bs As.
Difficulty:
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Duration:
18 days
Availability:
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Advance Purchase Price:
3490 touch_app

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ACONCAGUA is one of the most visited mountains in the world, is the roof of America and of the Western hemisphere. With its 6962 meters above the sea level, it attracts people from all over the world. The climate and conditions of the high mountain make this expedition a unique adventure.

Our style for Aconcagua:
  • We assist the group throughout the year, in physical and mental preparation . 
  • We advise you in your equipment during all the previous months.
  • We propose an itinerary that includes staggered and progressive acclimation.
Dates Season 2022/2023
  • 2nd to 19th of December 2022 - Normal Route
  • 4th to 21st of January 2023 - Normal Route
  • 3rd to 20th of February 2023 - Normal Route
Distances - Trekkings and ascent to the summit:
  • 5 Km from Puente del Inca to Horcones (entrance to the Aconcagua Provincial Park). Incluided in the programs: Short Trekking, Long trekking and Expedition.
  • 28 Km from Horcones to base camp Plaza de Mulas (56 km round trip). Incluided in the programs: Long Trekking and Expedition.
  • 16 Km round trip from Confluencia to Plaza Francia viewpoint. Incluided in the programs: Short trekking, Long Trekking and Expedition.
  • 8 Km from Confluencia to Horcones. Included in the program: Short Trekking
  • 8 km round trip from Plaza de Mulas base camp to Plaza Canadá camp 1. Incluided in the programs: Long trekking and Expedition.
  • 13 km from Plaza de Mulas base camp to the summit (26 km round trip). Incluided in the program: Expedition.

Total:

Short Trekking (4 days): 37 Km round trip
Vertical drop: 1100 mts.
Maximum height: 4050 m.a.s.l

Long Trekking (7 days): 85 Km round trip
Vertical drop: 2100 mts.
Maximum height: 5050 m.a.s.l

Expedition to the summit (18 days): 111 Km round trip
Vertical drop:4050 mts.
Maximum height: 6962 m.a.s.l

Itinerary - Exclusive programming in Aconcagua

Itinerary: Here is also included the programming of the first week, for the options of Long Trekking / Plaza de Mulas.

Day 1: Mendoza: Meeting in the city of Mendoza in the morning. Check in at the hotel. Presentation of guides, equipment check, advice for rental, printing of permits, others. Dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Mendoza-Puente del Inca (2800 masl): Transfer to the Aconcagua Provincial Park office for the application and payment of ascent permits. Last minute purchases. Transfer to Puente del Inca (2800 masl). Check in at a mountain hostel. Rest, short walks, hydration. Dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Confluencia (3300 masl): Breakfast. We will start with our great adventure in Aconcagua. Transfer to Horcones (2900 masl). Presentation of permits and entrance to the Aconcagua Provincial Park. First section of the trek. We pass through the Horcones lagoon where we get the first great view of the Colossus of America, with its impressive and majestic south wall. We cross the bridge over the Horcones River and continue to the Confluencia camp (3300 masl). Rest. Use of domes for meals and meetings. We will use mountain tents, from now on, to sleep. Dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Confluencia (3300 masl): Breakfast. We will dedicate this day to walk through the area with options between the Plaza Francia viewpoint (base south wall) or the slopes of Cerro Tolosa. Return in the afternoon, rest and hydration. We will prepare for the next, very long day, trying to go to rest early. Dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Confluencia-Plaza de Mulas (4350 masl): Breakfast. We will start early with a walk that will finish at the base camp of the normal route, Plaza de Mulas. We will cross the Horcones River and then we will cross a long sector that seems to be very flat, called Playa Ancha. Finally, we have a continuous ascent up the Cuesta Brava. In the afternoon we reach Plaza de Mulas. Rest and lots of hydration. Medical check. We will accommodate ourselves in new domes with dining tents and other tents to rest. Dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Plaza de Mulas (4350 masl): Breakfast. Rest day, medical check-up and general controls. Hydration and good nutrition. Short walks through the area to get to know the camp, one of the largest in the world. Dinner and overnight.

Day 7: Plaza de Mulas-Canada-Plaza de Mulas (4350 masl): Breakfast. To acclimatize, we will ascend to the Plaza Canada camp carrying some equipment. We will return to Plaza de Mulas and continue with rest and hydration. Option to rest or short walks. New medical and personal equipment check. Dinner and overnight. Long Trek groups and Bonete ascent: Descent to Confluencia-Horcones and transfer to the city of Mendoza. End of Program.

Day 8: Plaza de Mulas (4350 masl): Breakfast. New day of rest. Hydration and good nutrition. Short walks in the area to get to know the camp. Dinner and overnight

Day 9: Plaza Canada (4950 masl): Breakfast. First day in which we will spend the night above the base camp. We will ascend the same path as the day of the portage. Depending on the availability of water or snow, we will decide whether to stop at Plaza Canada or Cambio de Pendiente, a little further up. High mountain tents. Hydration and nutrition. Rest. Dinner and overnight.

Day 10: Plaza Canada (4950 masl): Breakfast. Rest day in Plaza Canada with possible portage to Nido de Condores. Hydration and acclimatization.

Day 11: Plaza Canada-Nido de Condores (5550 masl): Breakfast. Ascent to the height camp of Nido de Cóndores, one of the classics of the mount. Until here, in case of emergency and with good weather, helicopters can arrive. Rest, hydration and nutrition. Dinner and overnight.

Day 12: Nido de Condores (5570 masl): Breakfast. This day we will rest in this camp, before finally attacking the summit. Correct hydration and medical controls. Lunch, dinner and overnight.

Day 13: Nido de Condores or Berlin (5950 masl): Breakfast. Rest again in Nido de Condores or ascent to the highest camp of the normal route of Aconcagua, camp Berlin (5950 masl). This will be decided by the guides depending on the group. We start getting ready for the big day with good hydration and nutrition. Going to sleep very early.

Day 14: Summit-Berlin or Nido de Cóndores (6962 masl - 5950/5550 masl): Very early, we get ready to start the day we have been waiting for a long time. We ascend to Independencia (6300 masl), then we cross to a cave and begin the final attack by the famous Canaleta to the northern and main peak of the highest mountain in America. Photos and celebration. Then we start the long descent to the Colera or Nido de Condores camp. Rest and overnight.

Day 15: Colera-Plaza de Mulas (4350 masl): Breakfast. Descent to Plaza de Mulas. Rest and recovery. Overnight

Day 16: Plaza de Mulas-Horcones (2900 msnm) and Mendoza city: Descent to Horcones with porterage of mules. Transfer to the hotel in the city of Mendoza. End of the expedition and our services.

Day 17: Extra day in case of bad weather or final day in Mendoza.

Day 18: Extra day in case of bad weather or final day in Mendoza.

 

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PAYMENT PLAN:
 
We offer you a payment plan so that you can pay for your expedition throughout the year. It can be in cash with a special discount (pesos or dollars), by transfer/deposit or by credit card.
We can take your booking with an initial partial payment, and you have up to 10 more payments available to continue paying monthly. The total must be paid one month before departure.
 
EVACUATION SYSTEM AND ABANDONMENT OF EXPEDITION:

In the unlikely event of an accident or in the case one of the passengers can not continue with the expedition, the procedure we implement in our expeditions is the following:

  • During the first 4 days (until Confluencia camp), the passenger can be evacuated by our guides and helpers of the expedition. If necessary, we hire a mule.
  • In the section between Confluencia and Plaza de Mulas, the guides and assistants are able to descend the passenger. During the stay in Plaza de Mulas, the evacuation without cost is no longer responsibility of the company. We advise you and assist you during the procedure. The cost of helicopter, mule or guide-assistant, is at the expense of each passanger. Self-evacuation system is forbidden (descending by your own). However, in almost all our expeditions, on day 8, from Plaza de Mulas,  we have a group of passengers from other groups that are descending . In this case,  the person could descend with this group which is in charge of one of our guides.
  • In highest camps (last 8 days),  evacuation on foot is included, with the assistance of a guide or assistant, to Plaza de Mulas base camp. Meals and tents in Plaza de Mulas are also included. Descent can be done with the rest of the group that tried the summit. Costs of animals or helicopters for evacuation are not included.
TRAINING PLAN
 
We have designed a schedule with different trips to the mountain that will prepare you to live up to this great goal. Every month we go out to the mountains focused on physical, psychological and technical training to be prepared for the opportunity to try great mountains such as Lanin-Tronador-Domuyo-Chañi and many others in Argentina.
 
You can check our calendar with all our trips with a special discount for Aconcagua expeditionists: CLICK HERE
 
Requirements to enter the Aconcagua Park season 2022 / 2023: We will have more information soon

speaker_notesIncluded Services:

  • Professional mountain guides qualified in the Aconcagua Provincial Park.
  • Transfers to and from the City of Mendoza.
  • Face-to-face training (8 monthly classes) and distance training throughout the year.
  • Special discount on trips with us during the year (see training calendar).
  • Specific advice on materials and personal equipment.
  • Significant discount on equipment in a specialized store.
  • 2 nights in a 3 * hotel in the city of Mendoza (the night of day 1 and the night of the descent).
  • 1 night in a hostel in Puente del Inca.
  • Group preparation during the months prior to the Expedition.
  • Technical safety material, VHF radios and first aid kit.
  • Heaters and kitchen elements.
  • Base camp service (dining tent, chairs, tables, kitchen) in Confluencia and Plaza de Mulas.
  • Sleeping tents throughout the expedition.
  • Satelital phone.
  • Full board (all meals) throughout the expedition: breakfast, energy snacks, lunch, dinner.
  • Porterage of general and personal equipment to the Confluencia camp using mules.
  • Porterage of general and personal equipment to the Plaza de Mulas camp using mules.
  • General equipment carrier from Plaza Canada to Nido de Condores (camp 2).
  • General equipment carrier from Nido de Condores to Berlin or Plaza Colera (camp 3).
  • Base camp services and meals in Plaza de Mulas in case you have to descend earlier than expected and wait for the group.
  • 1 duffel bag per person, to carry personal equipment.
  • Permanent assistance.

speaker_notes_offServices NOT included:

  • Transfers from the city of origin to the City of Mendoza.
  • Permit to enter the Aconcagua Provincial Park (prices to be defined by the Park).
  • Meals in the city of Mendoza.
  • Meals and accommodations extra than those specified in the program.
  • Personal porters.
  • Expenses caused by abandoning the program.
  • Expenses for evacuation and eventual transfer in different places of the Aconcagua Provincial Park.
  • Staff team. Consult for the same.
  • Tips.