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ACONCAGUA (6962m) (AZE 002)

The ascent of the Aconcagua (6962m) is more than a dream for mountain climbers from all over the world. With AZIMUT 360 you can be one of the privileged ones. This ascent does not involve any technical difficulty but requires a goof fitness level and excellent acclimatization. Our catalogue roundtrip includes an ascent by the regular route, though we can also arrange a different itinerary for you. We highly recommend that you combine the present program with an acclimatization climb to Mount Plomo (5430m).

Conquer the Roof of America!!!

Type of trip: mountaineering
Duration: 18 days
Suggested period: December to April
Fitness level: very demanding
Technical level: moderate

  • Aconcagua (6962m)
  • Mendoza
  • Andes panorama

DAY 1: MENDOZA

Reception at Mendoza airport (Argentina) Transfer to Hotel. Afternoon briefing with your lead guide to review itineraries and check equipment. Lunch included.
Night in 3* hotel

DAY 2: MENDOZA – PENITENTES

We get the climbing permits Drive to Penitentes. Short afternoon walk in the nearby area. Breakfast, and dinner included.
Night in hotel

DAY 3: PENITENTES – CONFLUENCIA

Short transfer to Horcones and walk (approx. 2-3 hours) to Confluencia where we camp (approx. 3200m). Mules for charge from Penitentes directly up to Plaza de Mulas. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Night in camp

DAY 4: CONFLUENCIA

Hike (approx. 7-9 hours) to the impressive south face of Aconcagua (Plaza Francia). Back to Confluencia Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Night in camp

DAY 5: CONFLUENCIA – PLAZA DE MULAS

Hike (approx. 8-10 hours) to Plaza de Mulas base camp (approx. 4300m). Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Night in camp

DAY 6: PLAZA DE MULAS

Acclimatization day in Plaza de Mulas base camp. (rest or day trek or minor summits to be defined on spot with the guide as preparation for Aconcagua). Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Night in camp

DAY 7: PLAZA DE MULAS

Portage day (4-5 hr) to Camp Canada (4800m). Return to Plaza de mulas. base camp.)  Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Night in camp

DAY 8: PLAZA DE MULAS

Acclimatization day in Plaza de Mulas base camp. (Short trek to a glacier to use crampons suggested). Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Night in camp

DAY 9: PLAZA DE MULAS – CANADA

From Plaza de Mulas, we walk up to camp at Plaza Canada. (3-4hr). Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Night in camp

DAY 10: CANADA – NIDO DE CONDORES

Rest day with possibility to carry some food or personal gear to Cólera and return to camp. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Night in camp

DAY 11: NIDO DE CONDORES

Rest day with possibility to carry some food or personal gear to Cólera and return to camp. Breakfast and lunch and included.
Night in camp

DAY 12: NIDO DE CONDORES – COLERA

Climb (4-5 hours) to Colera camp (approx. 6000m). Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Night in camp

DAY 13: COLERA – ACONCAGUA – COLERA

Summit day.  Back to camp Colera. Breakfast and lunch included.
Night at camp

DAY 14: COLERA – PLAZA DE MULAS

Walk back to Plaza de Mulas base camp. (Possible 2nd summit attempt). Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Night at camp

DAY 15: PLAZA DE MULAS

Security day in Plaza de Mulas base camp. (Possible 2nd summit attempt). Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 16: PLAZA DE MULAS

Security day in Plaza de Mulas base camp. (Possible 2nd summit attempt). Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Night at camp

DAY 17: PLAZA DE MULAS BASE CAMP – PENITENTES

Hike (approx. 6-8 hours) back to Penitentes. Mules for charge from Plaza de Mulas to Penitentes.. Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Night at hotel

DAY 18: PENITENTES – MENDOZA

Transfer to Mendoza airport. Breakfast included.