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Aconcagua Expedition Guided Ascent Program Via the Vacas Valley Approach, Normal Route Traverse. Standing At a Height of 22,842 Feet (6962 Meters), Aconcagua is the Highest Mountain in the Americas and the Second Highest of the Seven Summits. Andes Vertical Offers Both Non-technical and Technical Climbing Routes to the Summit that Avoid the Most Heavily Used Camps, Preserving Some of the Wilderness Experience of this Massive Peak. Porter Support Available Climbers Will Be Able to Hire a Porter for All, or Some Portions Of, the Ascent for An Additional Charge. Route the Aconcagua Expedition Via the Polish Traverse, Which is Often Referred to as the False Polish Glacier Route, is a Beautiful High Altitude Climb. Not to Be Confused with the Polish Glacier Route On Aconcagua, Which is a Serious High Altitude Climb Suitable for Very Experienced Climbers Only, the Traverse Goes Below the Glacier and Involves Climbing Similar to the Normal Route. It Does Not Involve, However, Any Hiking On the Glacier. After Our Ascent We have the Option to Descend Into the Horcones Valley and Return to Our Starting Point At the Small Town of Puente Del Inca By a Different Route, Thus Completing a Circumnavigation of the Mountain. With the Opportunity to See all Aspects of the Mountain and Reach the Highest Point in the Western Hemisphere, this Surely Ranks among Our Most Rewarding Expeditions. This Trip Offers Participants the Chance to Test Their Endurance At High Altitude Without the Complexities of Glacier Travel, But Still in a Full-blown Expedition Context. And, for Those Desiring to Go On to Carry Out Himalayan Expeditions to the 8000-meter Giants, this Climb Provides Excellent Training and Experience At Higher Altitudes. all of Your Equipment is Carried to Base Camp By Mules. We Follow the Philosophy of “climb High, Sleep Low” as We Establish a Series of Higher Camps While Ascending Aconcagua. We have also Included Numerous Inclement Weather Days in the Schedule to Allow More Time to Attempt the Summit Climb. These Factors Enable Proper Acclimatization and Greatly Increase Our Chances of Success.

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Day wise Itinerary

  • Day 1 :

    Arrival in Mendoza (760 M / 2,493 Ft). Our Driver Will Pick You Up At the Airport and Drive You to Your Hotel. After Checking Into Your Room, You Can Relax or Explore the Many Sidewalk Cafes of the City. The Trip Guide Will Contact You to Explain the Schedule for the Coming Days.

  • Day 2 :

    Mendoza. Team Meeting, Gear Check, Gear Rental, Climbing Permit Procedures. Your Guide Will Help You Getting Through the Bureaucracy. The Gear Check is Important!

  • Day 3 :

    Transfer in Private Vehicles from Mendoza to Penitentes, Where the Group Will Spend the Night in a Lodge (2.580 M / 8,465 Ft). This Small Mountain Village is Where We have Our Warehouse and Where Loads for Our Mules are Prepared. / 3 Hrs Drive

  • Day 4 :

    Penitentes – Punta De Vacas (trailhead) – Pampa De Leñas Camp (2.950 M/ 9,678 Ft). After Breakfast, We Will Take a Short Ride in the Van to Punta De Vacas. Here We Get Our Climbing Permits Stamped At the Rangers’ Check Point and Begin the Approach to Base Camp. After a 4-hour Hike Along Río De Las Vacas We Arrive At Our First Camp, Pampa De Leñas, Where We Enjoy a Genuine Asado Criollo (gaucho Bbq). For the Entire Hike in to Base Camp (bc) You Will Be Carrying Only a Day Pack with Some Essentials, as the Mules Take Care of the Heavy Duties. / 4 Hrs

  • Day 5 :

    Pampa de Leñas – Casa de Piedra (3.240 m/10,630 ft.) Hike to Casa de Piedra, our second trekking camp. There is a great view of the Polish Glacier and the Eastern face of Aconcagua from the trail. / 6 hrs

  • Day 6 :

    Casa De Piedra – Plaza Argentina Base Camp (4190m/13,746 Ft.). We Follow the Trail Up the Relinchos Valley to Plaza Argentina. Our Bc Chef Greets Us with a Good Dinner in a Comfy Dining Tent. A Proper Reward After the Hardest Day of the Approach.). / 6-7 Hs

  • Day 7 :

    Plaza Argentina. Rest Day At Base Camp. Sleeping, Reading in the Dining Tent or Trying the Yoga Mats in Our Heated Domo; Whatever You Do, Get Hydrated!

  • Day 8 :

    Plaza Argentina – Camp 1 – Plaza Argentina (4.800m/ 15,748 Ft). With the Trek to Bc and the First Stage of Acclimatization Completed, the Climb Itself Begins with this Gear Carry to Camp 1. After Caching Equipment, Food and Gas We Return to Base Camp. / 5 Hrs

  • Day 9 :

    Plaza Argentina. Rest day at Base Camp.

  • Day 10 :

    Plaza Argentina – Camp 1 (4.800m/ 15,748 Ft). The Team Leaves Bc Behind and Moves to Camp 1 with the Remaining Gear. Our Porters Will Carry the Tents and other Common Gear, the Climbers Carry Their Own Gear and Their Share of the Common Gear if Needed. (expect to Carry Around 15-20 Kg in Total in Your Pack). / 4-5 Hrs

  • Day 11 :

    Camp 1 – Camp 2 – Camp 1 (5350m/ 18,143 ft). Gear carry to Camp 2, called the Chopper Camp, towards the Guanacos Valley side (North). Astonishing view of Mt. Mercedario and other peaks of the Ramada massif. Return to C1. / 4-5 hrs

  • Day 12 :

    Rest Day At Camp 1 (4.800m/ 15,748 Ft).

  • Day 13 :

    Camp 1 – Camp 2 (5.486m / 18,000 ft). Move to camp 2. / 5 hrs

  • Day 14 :

    Camp 2 – Cólera (high camp) (5.970 m / 19,586 ft). We move to our high camp, from where we will attempt the summit. / 4-5 hrs

  • Day 15 :

    Summit Day! (6.962m – 22,841 Ft). We Leave Early to Get the Most of the (long) Day. You Will Be Carrying a Very Light Backpack (water, Snacks, Some Clothing, Camera). / 8-12 Hrs.

  • Day 16 :

    Extra Weather Day. In Order to Increase the Probability of Success of the Expedition for all Our Clients, We have Factored in Two Additional Summit Days in Case of Bad Weather.

  • Day 17 :

    Extra Weather Day.

  • Day 18 :

    Camp 3 – Plaza De Mulas Base Camp (4.350 M / 14,271 Ft). We Complete the Aconcagua Traverse By Descending the Northwestern Face of Aconcagua (normal Route), Towards the Lively Bc of the Normal Route. Celebration Dinner in Dining Tents with Tables and Chairs.

  • Day 19 :

    Plaza De Mulas – Horcones – Penitentes. The Hike Out Takes Approximately 6-7 Hours. Most of the Gear is Loaded Onto the Mules, So You Walk Light. From the Trailhead, At Horcones Our Van Drives Us to Mendoza, After Picking Up the Gear At Penitentes. Hotel Check-in (not Included), End of the Program. / 6-7 Hrs + 3-4 Hrs

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Price & Rates

No of pax Age Limit Price per pax (Rs)
Adult Above 12 years $ 3980 / Adult

* Mentioned prices may vary depending upon date of travel, hotel availability, surge pricing and seasonal rush.

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Terms & Conditions

Payment Terms & Methods :
* Some Advance Percentage of total booking amount
* Airfare/Transport fare to be paid full at one time in advance.

Cancellation & Refund Policy :
* Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount.
* Retention Amount varies as per the number of days left before your package start date.

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