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Aconcagua

Organized trips and expeditions


7summits.com offers fully serviced trips from Mendoza, Argentina on the Normal route and the Polish traverse route.
Below are the prices and dates for the upcoming 2014/2015 season.

 

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

 

Please also read the FAQ about the Aconcagua trips

 

Aconcagua can be climbed without any technical experience, but should not be underestimated. General mountaineering and altitude experience are certainly needed to avoid injury or death.

7summits.com offer fully serviced and guided trip up the 3 most used routes.

 

Below are the prices of our regular open trips, click here for more detailed info and Itineraries:

 

Dates & Prices Normal route Polish Traverse NEW:
Polish glacier
F.A.Q.

 

All trips have 100% guaranteed departure! We have never canceled an expedition!

 

I: Fixed departure dates (striked means the trip is fully booked, marked with "*" means almost full!):

 

 NORMAL ROUTE
Start of expedition  End of expedition     
      
 (Day 1)    (Day 18)    RATES PER PERSON  
 18-Nov-2014  05-Dic-2014  

U$D 3.850

 

Limited early bookers discount:

Get 15% discount when booked and advance payment paid before 25th of October!

 

 

 25-Nov-2014  12-Dec-2014  
 28-Nov-2014  15-Dec-2014  
 04-Dec-2014 *  21-Dec-2014  
 12-Dec-2014  29-Dec-2014  
 17-Dec-2014  03-Jan-2015  
 20-Dec-2014  06-Jan-2015  
 23-Dec-2014  09-Jan-2015  
28-Dec-2014 14-Jan-2015 
 04-Jan-2015  21-Jan-2015  
 06-Jan-2015  23-Jan-2015  
 09-Jan-2015*  26-Jan-2015  
 14-Jan-2015  31-Jan-2015  
 19-Jan-2015  05-Feb-2015  
 24-Jan-2015  10-Feb-2015  
 30-Jan-2015  16-Feb-2015  
 06-Feb-2015  23-Feb-2015  
 14-Feb-2015  03-Mar-2015  
 
POLISH TRAVERSE ROUTE
Start of expedition  End of expedition     
   
 (Day 1)    (Day 18)    RATES PER PERSON  
 01-Dec-2014  18-Dec-2014  

U$D 3.975

 

Limited early bookers discount:

Get 15% discount when booked and advance payment paid before 25th of October!

 08-Dec-2014  25-Dec-2014  
 18-Dec-2014  04-Jan-2015  
 29-Dec-2014  15-Jan-2015  
 08-Jan-2015  25-Jan-2015  
 17-Jan-2015  03-Feb-2015  
 04-Feb-2015   21-Feb-2015  

 

All trips have 100% guaranteed departure! We have never canceled an expedition!

 

*: Almost full, please inquire first! (Striked dates means they are already full!)

 

(See detailed info about starting and departure dates, as well as extra days/early arrival lower on this page.)

 

Note that the technical Polish Glacier (the iceclimb) is only offered as a private climb for max 3 climbers per guide, see below.

 

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


The above are fixed dates, but we can organize private groups as well, see below. Then you can choose your own departure dates and length can be adjusted where needed. If your party is large enough, it might even be cheaper!

 

 

The prices below are indicative, and might be adjusted to fully take your wishes and luxury level into account (adding services, days, Hotelnights etc).

 

II: Private groups: flexible departure dates:

1 person 2 persons 3-4 persons 5-7 persons 8-9 persons 10-12 persons
Normal route 18 days $7500 $4950 $4295 $3750 $3595 $3395
Polish Traverse* 18 days $7750 $4990 $4250 $3850 $3695 $3495
Polish Glacier technical 19 days $8990

$7750

$6500      

 

All prices in USD and subject to change, though once booked you will never pay for price increases.

*The Polish Traverse for private groups now also includes a roundtrip around Aconcagua: Up the Polish Traverse, down the Normal route!

 

Contact us for your private bookingform. Note that the Normal Route for private groups is 18 days, the Polish Traverse route for private groups is 19 days. Both routes on group departures (fixed dates above) are 18 days.

 

Read all about Aconcagua, the history, the practical info and detailed description of the 2 most used routes in our recently published new 7summits.com guidebook: Aconcagua, summit of South America

 

Private porters:

Though group gear (tents, food etc) will be carried for you on the Normal route, you are expected to carry your own gear, snacks etc. You can hire a porter to bring (part of) your luggage up and/or down:

 

Approximate prices for a personal porter, carrying max 20kgs each are:

Polish Glacier Traverse route
From Plaza Argentina to Camp 1: U$D 250
From Camp 1 to Camp 2: U$D 350
From Camp 2 to Plaza Argentina: U$D 350
Normal route
From Plaza de Mulas to Canada: U$D 145

From Canada to Nido de Condores: U$D 220

From Nido de Condores to Berlin: U$D 270

From Berlin to Plaza de Mulas: U$D 270
(prices fluctuate, please confirm with booking)

 

Extra Acclimatisation Program (EAP):

Note that the standard programs might be too fast for some people. If you acclimatise slowly, then you can book the Extra Acclimatisation Program, in which you start 3 days before the main group (basically a private trip). This gives you extra time to acclimatise in Basecamp (3 extra nights including a training ascent), where the rest meets you.

 

Costs depend on EAP group size. Even if you book alone, if others book the same EAP, you will get the discount!

1 climber only: $580 per person (Normal route or Traverse).

2 Climbers per EAP group: $435 pp

3 or more Climbers per EAP group: $390pp

 

Note that if there are less than 4 passengers in the EAP group, the transportation from Mendoza to Puente del Inca will be in the regular bus.

 

Click here for more detailed info, what is included and detailed Itineraries:

 

Dates & Prices Normal route Polish Traverse NEW:
Polish glacier
F.A.Q.

 

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


EQUIPMENT TO RENT Aconcagua 2014/2015

 

Below are approximate local prices for renting gear. Note that these prices can fluctuate, depending on available gear. We always recommend that you bring as much as your own gear as possible: for example boots that not fit well can end your expedition!

 

Anoraks – U$D 60
Ski Goggles – U$D 15
Ski Poles – U$D 10
Telescopic Poles – U$D 25
Sleeping Bag – U$D 150
Plastic Boots – U$D 110
Gas Stoves – U$D 30
MSR Stoves – U$D 50
Waterproof Jacket – U$D 65
Down Jacket – U$D 65
Tent – U$D 120

Mattress – U$D 10
Crampons – U$D 45
Frontal Lamp – U$D 20
Down Mittens – U$D 25
Ansilta Waterproof Mittens – U$D 25
Bio Bio Waterproof Mittens – U$D 10
Backpack – U$D 50
Waterproof Pants – U$D 50
Fleece Pants – U$D 15
Ice Axe – U$D 25
Gaiters – U$D 10

 

If you did not bring all needed gear, or if your guide thinks your gear is inadequate (it will be checked upon arrival), he will accompany you to the gear rental stores.

 

Extra days, and arrival and departure dates:

 

See below for more details about the starting and end dates, so you can plan your trip better. It might be wise to arrive a day earlier in Mendoza: it is a very nice city, there are many things to see and do, you can shop for snacks and mountain gear and it will take a lot of stress off when your flight or luggage is delayed (which is very possible as many climbers take many connections).

 

We can book you in the same 4**** hotel you will be staying in as part of our program (prices probably $120 per room per night, single or double), or you can book a cheaper hotel online (there are many hostels and Hotels and most can be found and booked online).

 

Extra Acclimatisation Program (EAP):

Note that the standard programs might be too fast for some people. If you acclimatise slowly, then you can book the Extra Acclimatisation Program, in which you start 3 days before the main group (basically a private trip). This gives you extra time to acclimatise in Basecamp (3 extra nights including a training ascent), where the rest meets you.

 

Costs depend on EAP group size. Even if you book alone, if others book the same EAP, you will get the discount!

1 climber only: $580 per person (Normal route or Traverse).

2 Climbers per EAP group: $365 pp

3 or more Climbers per EAP group: $295pp

 

Note that if there are less than 4 passengers in the EAP group, the transportation from Mendoza to Puente del Inca will be in the regular bus.

 

Prices


Nº OF PASSENGERS

RATES PER PERSON

1 Person

U$D 580.-

2 Persons

U$D 365.-

3 to 12 Persons

U$D 295.-

 

Itinerary (Heights in meters)

Day 1: Mendoza (760)
We will be waiting for you at the airport to take you to the hotel. On this day our guide will check your mountain equipment and accompany you to hire the necessary things. You will lodge and enjoy the comforts of one of the best hotels in Mendoza city. (Food is not included)

Day 2: Mendoza / Puente del Inca (2.725)
Before going to Puente del Inca, the group will apply for the climbing permit with the guides’ assistance. You will have lunch and spend the night in Puente del Inca hostel. In the afternoon, you will make a short trek in the area, to start the acclimatization process. (B, L, D)

                  1. Days 03 & 04: Puente del Inca / Trekking / Puente del Inca

During these days you will climb some mountains (about 4.000 m. heights) with one of our guides. This way, you will increase you acclimatization process. (B, PL, D).

Day 05: Puente del Inca
In the morning you will rest, and at midday you will join the expedition group which is arriving from Mendoza. The whole group together will be able to enjoy lunch. (B, L, D)

 

Included Services

Apart from all the services mentioned in our Scheduled Expeditions, the EAP option includes:

Transfer from Mendoza to Puente del Inca
If the EAP group is made up of less than 3 people, the transfer from Mendoza to Puente del Inca will be in the regular bus. But if the EAP group is made up of more than 4 people, we will pick you up from your hotel and take you to Puente Del Inca in our own vehicles.

Lodging in Puente del Inca
You will spend three nights in this place, in rooms for three to six people (according to the number of members in the EAP group) and with private toilet. Complete breakfasts, lunches (or packed lunches) and dinners in the restaurant of the hostel are also included.

Our guides
Our mountain guides are qualified professionals of the AAGM (Argentinean Association of Mountain Guides) and the EPGAMT (School of High Mountain and Trekking Guides). The last qualification is the result of 3 years of study. One guide will accompany the EAP group during these days. The guide´s equipment includes: VHF radio, a first aid kit, complete with the appropriate drugs for altitude sickness, ropes, an altimeter, and professional clothing and equipment. All this will provide security and comfort.

 

Not Included Services

Drinks and other personal costs not mentioned in the itinerary
Extra expenses like food or drinks separate from those described in the itinerary should be paid by you, as they are not included.

 

Dates of the EAP Option

NORMAL ROUTE

 

POLISH GLACIER TRAVERSE ROUTE

DEPARTURE OF EXPEDITION
(Day 1)

DEPARTURE OF EAP
(Day 1)

 

DEPARTURE OF EXPEDITION
(Day 1)

DEPARTURE OF EAP
(Day 1)

25-Nov-2014

22-Nov-2014

 

01-Dec-2014

28-Nov-2014

29-Nov-2014

26-Nov-2014

 

08-Dec-2014

05-Dec-2014

04-Dec-2014

01-Dec-2014

 

15-Dec-2014

12-Dec-2014

09-Dec-2014

06-Dec-2014

 

21-Dec-2014

18-Dec-2014

14-Dec-2014

11-Dec-2014

 

29-Dec-2014

26-Dec-2014

17-Dec-2014

14-Dec-2014

 

08-Jan-2015

05-Jan-2015

20-Dec-2014

17-Dec-2014

 

15-Jan-2015

12-Jan-2015

23-Dec-2014

20-Dec-2014

 

22-Jan-2015

19-Jan-2015

28-Dec-2014

25-Dec-2014

 

01-Feb-2015

29-Jan-2015

04-Jan-2015

01-Jan-2015

 

10-Feb-2015

07-Feb-2015

09-Jan-2015

06-Jan-2015

 

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14-Jan-2015

11-Jan-2015

 

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19-Jan-2015

16-Jan-2015

 

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24-Jan-2015

21-Jan-2015

 

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29-Jan-2015

26-Jan-2015

 

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04-Feb-2015

01-Feb-2015

 

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09-Feb-2015

06-Feb-2015

 

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14-Feb-2015

11-Feb-2015

 

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Click here for more detailed info, what is included and detailed Itineraries:

 

Dates & Prices Normal route Polish Traverse NEW:
Polish glacier
F.A.Q.

 

 

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

Basecamps

Sunrise at summitday

View from the summit

Signing the Aconcagua summitbook

Plaza de Mulas; bad weather starts

The approach valley to Polish base camp