We present you the most accessible route to get up close to the highest giant in America and the western hemisphere. An adventure on foot up to 4,000 masl, right at the base of one of the most imposing walls on earth, with almost 3,000 meters of unevenness.
Dates Season 2022/2023:
Short trek - 4 days:
Long trek (Cerro Bonete or Plaza Canada, camp 1) - 7 days:
We recommend staying the night before in the city of Mendoza.
Day 1: Mendoza-Puente del Inca (2800 masl): Meeting in the city of Mendoza, bus terminal, airport or we pick you up for your accommodation. 7 am. Presentation of guides and equipment check. Transfer to the office of the Aconcagua Provincial Park for the application and payment of climbing permits (ask for the procedure online, several days before). Last minute purchases. Transfer to Puente del Inca. Mountain lodge. Rest, short walks, dinner, overnight.
Day 2: Puente del Inca-Confluencia (3400 masl): Start of the trek. Horcones (2900 masl), base of Aconcagua. 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 (3400 masl). Rest. Use of canopies-domes for meals and meetings. We will use mountain tents, from now on, to sleep. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Confluencia - Plaza Francia (4000 masl) - Confluence (3400 masl): We will dedicate this day to an important walk through the area with options between the Plaza Francia viewpoint (base south wall) or the slopes of Cerro Tolosa, with spectacular views of the south wall of Aconcagua and its glaciers. Return in the afternoon, rest and hydration. Dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Return to Puente del Inca along the same path used to enter the Aconcagua Provincial Park: The colossus begins to give us the reverse view and we say goodbye to this beautiful protected area of ??the Province of Mendoza. The vehicle will wait for us in the parking lot to take us back to Mendoza City, where we will arrive in the afternoon (bus terminal end point).
End of the adventure and our services.
Minors under the age of 18 must bring authorization signed and certified by the parents.
In all our expeditions we provide the meal service ON FULL BOARD:
It is necessary to complete the personal / medical file to clarify if someone does not eat some type of food.
For any mountain activity you need to have a previous physical preparation, or be physically active. In this case we suggest training (jogging twice to three times a week, cycling or swimming) and doing a good leg workout (gym, crossfit, etc.)
We recommend walking at least once before this trekking with a backpack, although no previous experience is required. Having slept in a tent also helps as a experience for this trekking.
Overnight is spent in mountain campsite in igloo tents, comfortable and for 2, 3 or 4 people.
The tents are included in the service. If you want to bring yours, ask us.
Even though we visit the area in summer, temperatures tend to fall at night.
Stops are given with a frequency and graduation according to the intensity. There are breaks for lunch, snack, and rest.
From 12 years old. We also recommend you to contact us before registering or registering a minor just to make sure that his/her experience is the suitable for this trek.
In a woman backpack, from 8 to 10 kilos, in a man from 10 to 12 kilos.
We have a mule porting service, which will carry the general equipment, such as kitchen items, food, tents, and security items, in the sections from one camp to another.
20% Up to 5 Kilos: Short excursion walks / Trekking Talampaya
40% Up to 8/10 Kilos: Round-trip trekking / Vallecitos 3 and 4-day programs
60% Up to 12/15 kilos: Crossing trekking with porting / Crossing of the Andes Paso Portillo
80% More than 15/18 kilos: Cross-country trekkings with little or no portage / Trekkings in Patagonia (Paso Vuriloche, PN Lanin or Nahuel Huapi, etc)
100% More than 25 Kilos: With a lot of equipment on top and little or no porting / Continental Ice
20% half a day or less with little unevenness.
40% more sustained slopes and longer days in the activity. 2-3 days / more than 6 hours per day.
60% Long ascents and descents with a longer duration. Ascents to more than 4000 meters in the central mountain range / intense 4-day trekking (Uruguayan plane)
80% Important work of legs in resistance. Very long days. Very long day ascents (Lanin - Domuyo) or more than 5000 meters. Ice courses.
100% Maximum demand. Aerobic work and constant effort on legs. Continental Ice, Aconcagua, mountains of more than 6000 meters.
20% flat land
40% trails with moderate ups and downs. General crossing trekkings . Sierra de la Ventana, Córdoba, Patagonia, Cuyo, north, others. Classic ascents
60% Steeper slopes and trails. Possible use of crampons. Domuyo, Cordón del Plata, Cordillera Central.
80% Mixed terrain, with snow or ice. Alvear, Lanin, Tronador. Bolivia, Peru.
100% Highly technical terrain. Glacial transit and climbing in sections. Hill climbing with sections on slopes of more than 60 ° inclination
20% We will not be much affected.
40% This is a normal level of attention.
60% We require more motivation, enthusiasm and concentration.
80% The activity will require us to be very connected and convinced.
100% Maximum control and emotional-psychological performance.
0% + sea level.
20% Up to 2000 masl.
40% + 2000 masl.
60% + 4000 masl.
80% + 5000 masl.
100% + 6000 masl.
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