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Mount Aconcagua, with Its Height of 6962 Meters, It is the Highest Mountain of Americas, the Highest Mountain Outside of Asia, and the Highest Peak of Both the Southern and Western Hemispheres. Despite the Relatively Low Technical Difficulty of the Normal Ascent Route, the Remoteness of this Mountain, as Well as Its Exposure to Sudden Climate Changes and Notorious High Winds Called “viento Blanco”, Make It a Challenging Objective, Attracting Numerous People to Attempt Its Summit Every Year. Aconcagua is a High Mountain that Culminates in Two Peaks, the North (the Highest) and the South, and Where We have to Deal with High Altitude and Unstable Weather. The Normal Route is More Straightforward Than the Alternative Polish Traverse Expedition that We also Offer (which Shows a Wilder Side of the Mountain and Where the Spirit of Adventure is Present At Every Step, Crossing the Base of the Legendary Polish Glacier to Join the Normal Route Higher Up), But Nonetheless Presents Significant Challenges. the Key to Reaching the Summit of Aconcagua is a Good Acclimatization, and We Plan Carefully, Allowing Contingency if Required, to Give You the Best Possible Base from Which to Succeed. It is Important to Be in Good Physical Shape, But Even Then It Can Be Difficult to Predict How Altitude Can Affect Different People So We Carefully Monitor How Our Clients’ Acclimatization is Progressing in Order to Refine Our Schedule as We Go if Necessary. Also Important is to Allow Enough Time to Optimize the Chances of Hitting Good Weather Windows, and Being Agile Enough to Respond Quickly When Opportunities Open. Andes Vertical Offers a Real and Classic Mountain Expedition with Small or Personalized Groups Which Allow Us to Provide that Agility and a More Tailored Service Than You May Experience in Larger Groups. We Guarantee Quality Services and a High Possibility of Submitting with Our Carefully Selected Guides and More Than Hundred Successful Expeditions to Date. The Trek Into Base Camp Will Take You Through Wild Desert Terrain, with a Side-hike to See the Spectacular South Face of Aconcagua, and When You Reach Base Camp You Will have a Beautiful View of the Mountain Itself. As You Scale Its Slopes, Higher and Higher, Breathtaking Views Will Unfold On all Sides as You Gaze Along the Magnificent Chain of the Andes from Its Very Summit. If You are Lucky, You May Even See the Condor, Lord of the Andean Skies, Circling Nearby One of the Higher Camps (known as Nido De Condores, or Condors’ Nest). For An Experience You Will Never Forget, Come and Join Us!!

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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 Discuss the Schedule for the Coming Days.

  • Day 2 :

    Mendoza. Team Meeting, Gear Check, Gear Rental, Climbing Permit Procedures. Your Guide Will Help You Get 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 the Mules are Prepared. / 3 Hrs Drive

  • Day 4 :

    From Penitentes to the Trailhead. After Breakfast, We Take a Short Ride in the Van to the Horcones Valley (2,950 M / 9,678 Ft). Here We Get Our Climbing Permits Stamped At the Rangers’ Checkpoint and Begin the Approach to Base Camp. After a Relaxed Hike, We Arrive At Our First Camp, Confluencia (3,390 M / 11,300 Ft). For the Entire Hike Into Base Camp (bc) You Will Be Carrying Only a Day Pack with Some Essentials, as the Mules Take Care of the Heavy Duties. / 3-4 Hrs

  • Day 5 :

    Confluencia – South Face Viewpoint – Confluencia (4,050 M / 13,287 Ft). We Take a Detour to Admire the Imposing South Face of Mt. Aconcagua. The Main Objective of the Day is Acclimatization. After a 7-hour Hike We Spend the Night Again in the First Camp. / 6-7 Hrs

  • Day 6 :

    Confluencia – Plaza De Mulas. After a Demanding 7-hour Hike We Arrive At Our Well-equipped Base Camp (4,350 M / 14,500 Ft). / 7-9 Hrs

  • Day 7 :

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

  • Day 8 :

    Cerro Bonete trek (5,004 m / 16,417 ft). An acclimatization hike to the neighboring Cerro Bonete: an awesome view of the West Face of Aconcagua and a 5000 mt peak to be bagged! / 5-6 hrs

  • Day 9 :

    Gear Carry to Plaza Canadá (5,050 M / 16,568 Ft). The Team Climbs to the First High Altitude Camp to Carry Part of the Gear and Then Returns to Plaza De Mulas. / 3-4 Hrs

  • Day 10 :

    Rest Day in Plaza De Mulas, Where You Can Treat Yourself to a Hot Shower (a Very Satisfying Reward After Completing the First Stage of the Climb!).

  • Day 11 :

    Plaza de Mulas – Plaza Canadá (5,050 m / 16,568 ft). The team leaves base camp and moves to the first camp. First step of the summit push. / 2 ½ – 3 hrs

  • Day 12 :

    Plaza Canadá – Nido De Cóndores (5,560 M / 18,241 Ft). The Team Moves to the Second Camp. (expect to Carry a 18-22 Kg Backpack). / 3-4 Hrs

  • Day 13 :

    Nido de Cóndores – Cólera (high camp) (5,970 m / 19,586 ft). Move to the the highest camp of the trip. You’ll have dinner at almost 6,000 m… It’s higher than most places on this planet! / 2-3 hrs

  • Day 14 :

    Summit day! (6.962 m / 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 15 :

    Extra Weather Day. To Optimize the Chances of Success of the Expedition We have Added Two Additional Summit Days for Contingency in Case of Bad Weather/acclimatization Issues.

  • Day 16 :

    Extra weather day.

  • Day 17 :

    Cólera – Plaza De Mulas. Back to the Comfort of the Base Camp and a Well-deserved Celebration Dinner. / 2-4 Hrs

  • Day 18 :

    Plaza De Mulas – Horcones – Penitentes. The Hike Out Takes Approximately 6-7 Hours. Most of the Gear Goes On 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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Inclusions

  • Hotel
  • Meals
  • Sightseeing

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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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