19 days / 18 nights.
Transfer from the airport to the hotel in Mendoza. In the evening there will be an instructive talk about the Aconcagua Mountain followed by some pictures of the mountain. (Food is not included)Day 2: Mendoza - Puente del Inca 2726m
Today you will obtain all the necessary permits. Transfer to Puente Del Inca for lunch. During the Inca Empire this area was a strategic point for the crossing of the Andes mountain. Over the last few years it has become the point of departure for every expedition whose aim is to get the summit of Aconcagua. Puente Del Inca hotel was built here and it is the only lodging in this strategic zone, five kilometers from the Aconcagua Park trailhead. Lodging in hostel. Preparation of the loads for the mules. Dinner.Day 3: Puente del Inca - Confluencia
Drive to the entrance of the Park. Trek to Confluencia Camp. Dinner.Day 4: Confluencia - Plaza Francia - Confluencia
Today you will visit the base of the mythical South Face of the Aconcagua mountain. This is the most vertical face of the mountain, with glaciers and walls almost 3000 metres tall. During the trekking, you will gain 700 metres that will give your body good acclimatisation. Reach Plaza Francia. Lunch and return to Confluencia. Dinner.Day 5: Confluencia - Plaza de Mulas
Trek to Plaza de Mulas Base Camp through the Horcones Valley. Once you have arrived at Plaza de Mulas, you will spend the night in the fully prepared campsite. With dining tents, another for the kitchen, a third tent for equipment storage, and toilets. Here workers will prepare delicious meals and provide an excellent service. Lodging in the base camp. Dinner.Day 6: Plaza de Mulas
Resting day. Short trek to the glacier. Practice with crampons.Day 7: Plaza de Mulas - Camp 1 (Canada) 4900m - Plaza de Mulas
Trek to Camp 1 and return to Base Camp.Day 8: Plaza de Mulas
Resting and acclimatisation day.Day 9: Plaza de Mulas - Camp 1 "Canadá"
Climb to Camp 1. Dinner.Day 10: Camp 1 "Canadá" - Camp 2 "Nido de Cóndores" 5200m
Climb to Camp 2.Day 11: Camp 2 "Nido de Cóndores"
Resting and acclimatisation day.Day 12: Camp 2 "Nido de Cóndores" - Camp 3 "Berlín" 5800m
Climb to Camp 3.Day 13: Camp 3 "Berlín" - Summit - Camp 3 "Berlín"
Climb from Camp 3 to the summit and return to Camp 3.Day 14: Camp 3 "Berlín" - Plaza de Mulas
Descent to Plaza de Mulas. Dinner.Day 15: Plaza de Mulas - Puente del Inca
Descent to Puente del Inca. Lodging in the hostel. Dinner.Day 16: Puente del Inca - Mendoza
Drive to Mendoza. Lodging in the hotel. Farewell dinner.Day 17: Transfer to the airport
Transfer from the hotel to the airport.Day 18: Reserve day
Extra day for contingencies that may prevent the normal development of the program.Day 19: Reserve day
Extra day for contingencies that may prevent the normal development of the program.
"Highly recommended, professional and well-organized, 'perfect tour', knowledgeable guides" Footprint Handbook 2013
"Transportation services and accommodations are top-notch, and the guides are flexible and extremely helpful" Fodor's Guides 2013
Amazing Destinations is a reputable firm with an impressive variety of unique excursions…" - At Home and Away with Alan Whicker CBE, Magazine At Home and Away with Alan Whicker CBE
Recommended in Bonnie's South America Travel Blog at About.com .
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