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Argentina – aconcagua expeditions 2017 – 2018

DESCRIPTIONDIFFICULTYITINERARYINCLUSIONSDATES & PRICES

Aconcagua Climbing at 6,966m – Argentina Climbing

Mount Aconcagua ( 6,966m./ 22,842ft)  is the highest mountain in the west , the highest apart from the Himalaya, and the second highest summitin the circuit of the seven summits . it is difficulty lies in its high altitude and the low temperatures.

From the city Mendoza , Argentina, as our starting point , we go towards  Puente de inca, after a 3 day trek, we get to the base camp. Our itinerary is developed to give us the greatest opportunity of acclimatization including the ascend to Mt. Bonete as part of this acclimatization procces.

We also include two extra days in case of bad weather that might prevent us from proceeding in the normal way.

You have the possibility of hiving a spot in our expeditionand enjoying the unforgettable experience

 

THE BEST OF THE EXPEDITIONS:

A program that gives you the best opportunities to test yourself at an altitude of up 7.000m, and it is the great stepping stone for climbing the Himalaya Mountains of 8,000m.  as it is the highest mountain in America is part of the 7 summits circuit, which consists  in climbing the highest mountain in each continent .

You will climb Mt, Bonete, so you will have the opportunity to return home with the satisfaction of having reached two summits above 5,000m

TECHNICAL  DIFFICULTY :

The Northeast  or Normal Route climbing does no present any technical difficulty, meaning that the participants does not need to have have any previous climbing experience on rock or ice, this rout maybe done just on foot. You may have to use crampons and fixes ropes for your security , depending of the conditions of the route  these decisions will be taken by guides during the expedition.

PHYSICAL DIFFICULTY:

In order to avoid any kind of inconvenience in the process of acclimatization and to succed in reaching the summit we suggest you to follow a training program adapted to activity that your are going to do ( specifically to get a good acclimatization , carrying  a load in your backpack , as well as eating balanceddiet some months before the start date of the expedition.

OTHER TYPES OF DIFFICULTIES:

The biggest problem that you can face on your expedition is the altitude effects on your body , this can be overcome with a previous training and a correct acclimatization ( this aspect is covered  in all our programs). Another difficulty is the low temperatures in the mountains , such effects are reduced with a high- quality clothing and equipment.

ITINERARY IN HEIGHTS IN METERS:

Day 1.-  Flight to Mendoza 2,760 m.

You will enjoy the comforts of one of the best hotels in Mendoza city. On this day our guide will check your mountain equipment and accompany you to hire the the necessary things. ( food is not included)

Day 2.- Mendoza – penitents 2,725m.

Before going to penitents , the whole group will apply for the climbing permit with the guides assistance. You will have lunch and spend the night in penitents hostel . In the afternoon, the mules are loaded and prepared for the following day (B,L,D)

Day 3.- Penitentes – confluencia 3,300m.

The group will be taken to the entrance of the park in a private van. There permits will be presented and you will start with trekking to confluencia camp. The equipment will be carried by mules. At arrival, sep up your tent with your partner and will able to rest(B,L,D)

Day 4.- Confluencia – Plaza France 4,000m. – Confluencia

Trek to plaza francia, base of the south face of Mt. Aconcagua. Here you will enjoy a delicious lunch and a spectacular view. Then you will return to confluencia. This trekking is considered part of the acclimatization process, fundamental in our expedition. (B,PL,D)

Day 5.- Confluencia – Plaza de Mulas 4,260m.

The trek to plaza de mulas base camp lasts around 8 hours. You will stay in our own base camp with the necessary commodities for you to be as comfortable as possible

Day 6.- Plaza de Mulas.

Resting day , you will make a short trek in plaza de mulas  area, to contemplate the beauty of the mountain. On this day you will also leave ready the crampons, which will be used in the altitude. (B,LD)

Day 7.- Plaza de Mulas – Mt. Bonete 5,100m. – Plaza de Mulas

Acclimatization trekking to Mt Bonete Summit and return to plaza de mulas. This trekking will take about 6 hours and you will reach 5,100m. of altitude. This activity will definitely turn on all the acclimatization mechanisms on your body (B,L,D)

Day 8.- Plaza de Mulas – Camp 1 Canada 4,9100m.- Plaza de Mulas

Acclimatization trekking to camp 1 Canada. You will take part of the altitude equipment and the food taht will be needed in plaza canada / each member of the group will carry – without excepción a food load and fuel for the expedition that will be 10kg as the maximum )you will have lunch and then return to the base camp (B.PL,D)

Day 9.- P’laza de Mulas

Resting and acclimatization day. On this day you will make sure that your equipment is ready and you will rest to be strong for the next days that demand more effort. (B,L,D)

Day 10.- Plaza de Mulas – Camp1 Canada

After a 3 hour trek, you will reach  to camp 1 Canada , the group will enjoy lunch and sep up tents . on this day you will only carry your personal equipment . our porters will carry the sleeping tents and the rest of the ordinary equipment

Day 11.- Camp 1Canada – Camp 2 Nido de Condores5,250m

Climb to camp 2 Nido de Condores , this trek  lasts 4 hours and when you reach Nido de Condores you will set up the tents with the guides´help . you will be able to rest after this. On this day, each member of the group will carry the personal equipment and will carry – withtout exception a food load and fuel for the expedition that will be 5gkas the maximum . our porters will carry the sleeping tents  and the r est of the ordinary equipment(B,L,D)

Day 12.- Camp 2 Nido de Condores – Camp 3  Berlin 5,900m

Climb to camp 3 Berlin which will be the last camp before the Summit. This will be a short hike, around 3 hours, but all your strength  is needed due to the characteristics of this part of the route. During this

Day 13.-Camp 3 – Berlin – Summit 6,962m. – Camp 3 Berlin

Climb from camp 3 to the summit and return to camp 3, the great day the group will get up very early in the morning, have breakfast and start climbing. You will get to the summit , where you will live an unforgettable experience, and return to berlin . Y6ou will sleep that night with the satisfaction of having reached your aim.

Day 14 Camp 3 Berlin – Plaza de Mulas

You will descend to Plaza de Mulas Base Camp after 3 hour trek. The group will havethe day free to share those emotions experienced throughout the expedition. During this day you will only carry your personal equipment including the garbage up to plaza de mulas

Day 15.- Plaza de Mulas – Puente del Inca – Mendoza

Descent to puente del inca and last trek in the expedition. Your belongins will be carried by mulas so you will only take a light bag pack with a jacket and your packet lunch. Transfer to Mendoza city, lodge in the hotel

Day 16.- extra day for contingencies that may prevent the normal development of the program

Day 17.- extra day , We can use in any camp as acclimatizing day

Day 18.-  Mendoza

Breakfast. End of service

 

INCLUDE IN THE PRICE:

  •  Professional Certified Mountain Guide
  • All the meals during the expeditions ( except in Mendoza)
  • Camp staff on the mountain such as a cook and camp assistants
  • 2 nights hotel in Mendoza 
  • 1 night hostel in Penitentes
  • Private trasportation in vans
  • All equipment for expeditions as tents , stoves, etc
  • Complete base camp service
  • Mule transportation of the equipment
  • High altitude porters
  • VHF radio communication
  • Satelital phone ( on pay per minute basic)
  • First aid kit including pulse oximeter
  • Assistance with climbing permit procedure.

NOT INCLUDE IN THE PRICE:

  • Personal gear for trekking and climbing
  • International and domestic flights
  • Travel Insurances
  • Aconcagua permit fee
  • Meals in Mendoza
  • Any extra cost for early departure
  • Tips 
  • Extra porters US 900

A private expedition is exclusively for you, your own families or friends and also you can choose the departure date.

Departure dates: you or your group choose the best date according to convenience.

Itinerary: 

The group: The number of members per expedition can be from 1 to 12 people

Services: We offer the best professional guides and the best infrastructure in Aconcagua. Transportation, lodging, food … no need to worry about anything … just enjoy and get ready for an unforgettable experience.

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 Price :

SHEDULED  EXPEDITION  

  Days      start the Expeditions       End the Expedition    Price per Person
   18      December 28st, 2016     January  14th, 2017     USD 4400
   18      January   4th, 2017     January 21st, 2017     USD 4400
   18      January  8th, 2017     January 25th, 2017     USD 4400
   18      January  11th, 2017     January  28th, 2017     USD 4400
   18      January  25th, 2017      February 11th, 2017     USD 4400
   18      February 1th,  2017      February 18th, 2017      USD 4400
   18      February  5th, 2017      February   22nd, 2017      USD 4400
   18      February  8th, 2017      February  25th,  2017      USD 4400
   18      February  15th 2017      March  4th, 2017      USD 4400

 

 

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