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Aconcagua

Organized expeditions: NEW: Aconcagua from all sides


7summits.com offers fully serviced trips from Mendoza, Argentina on the Normal route and the Polish traverse route.
Below is the information about our new "Aconcagua from all sides" route program; Check here for the prices and dates.

 

Bookings: sign up using the bookingform or  email us for special requests!


Please also read the FAQ about the Aconcagua trips about what's included etc.

 


Dates & Prices Normal route Polish Traverse NEW: Aconcagua
from all sides
NEW:
Polish glacier
F.A.Q.


Aconcagua can be climbed without any technical experience, but should not be underestimated. General mountaineering experience is certainly needed to avoid injury or death, even on the "Normal routes".

 

7summits.com offer fully serviced and guided trip up the 2 most used routes as well as an additional couple of days to acclimatize even better (EAP, or Extra Acclimatization Program, available for both routes).

 

On our new "Aconcagua from all sides route", you will ascend using the Polish traverse route, summit and descend using the faster normal route!

This has many advantages: the descent is much quicker, summit day is shorter and you get to see all sides of Aconcagua! 

 

Ascent: on our Polish Traverse route you will ascend slowly. This route follows the technical Polish Glacier route until the beginning of the glacier, and then traverses to the normal route!

This means you will be able to enjoy the more wild and remote Vacas valley (less than 15% of the climbers use this route, 85% use the normal route!), without needing ropes and ice-axes etc.

This route is recommended for it's beauty and versatility.

Descent: you go down using the normal route, only a few hours to basecamp Plaza de Mulas, where your loads will be taken over by mules, the rest of the trek is an easy full day hike back to Puente de Inca.

 

 

Itinerary 7summits.com Aconcagua from all sides route

 Day    Itinerary (Height in meters) 
 01 Mendoza (760m)
Transfer to the Hotel. Lodging (no food). 
 02 Mendoza / Puente del Inca (2725m).
Procure of permits. Welcome lunch. Transfer to Puente Del Inca. Lodging in hostal. Dinner.
 03 Puente del Inca / Pampa de Leñas (3100m).
Transportation to the Quebrada de Vacas. Beginning of the trekking to Pampa de Leñas. Camp. Dinner. 
 04 Pampa de Leñas / Casa de Piedra (3600m).
Trekking to Casa de Piedra.
 05 Casa de Piedra / Base camp Plaza Argentina (4000m).
Trekking to the Plaza Argentina base camp. Camp. Dinner.
 06 Plaza Argentina (4000m).
Resting day in the Plaza Argentina base camp.
 07 Plaza Argentina / Camp 1(4950m) / Plaza Argentina.
Transportation of material to camp 1, and return to Plaza Argentina.
 08 Plaza Argentina (4000m).
Resting day in Plaza Argentina.
 09 Plaza Argentina / Camp 1 (4950m).
Climb to Camp 1. Camp. Dinner.
 10 Camp 1 (4950m).
Resting day in Camp 1.
 11 Camp 1 / Camp 2 (5800m).
Move to Camp 2. Camp. Dinner
 12 Camp 2 /camp3 (White Rocks, 6000m).
Traverse to White Rocks close to the Normal Route 
 13 Summitday! Camp 3- summit- camp3: 6000-6962-6000. Early start.
 14 Extra day
 15 Extra day
 16 Camp 3 / Plaza Plaza de Mulas:
Descent from Camp 3 to base camp Normal route. About 3-4 hours.
 17 Plaza de Mulas- Puente de Inca: descent from 4200m- 2700m, 6-10hrs without luggage. Night in hostel with great showers!
 18 Transfer from Puente del Inca to Mendoza. Lodging in hotel.
 19 Airport.
Transfer to the airport. End of the services.

 

Click here for the other programs and dates & prices:

 

Dates & Prices Normal route Polish Traverse NEW: Aconcagua
from all sides
NEW:
Polish glacier
F.A.Q.

 

 

Bookings: sign up using the bookingform or  email us for special requests!

 
Happy me on Aconcagua summit

Erik at camp I

Nightly departure

Down normal route

Signing the Aconcagua summitbook

Hotel Plaza de Mulas

Aconcagua Day 3

Mushroom on Aconcagua

Puente de Inca

Mules to Basecamp