Test yourself on the highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere at 22,841 ft. (6,962 m)
|DESTINATION:||Mt. Aconcagua - Argentina|
|2019 DATES:||2-24 February|
Custom dates are available upon request
Your spectacular 23-day Argentinian adventure begins in the wine country town of Mendoza, Argentina, where you will have a day of heartwarming community service before heading to your hotel to prepare your equipment and gear for base camp. For the next 17 days, you’ll hike four to nine hours each day to a variety of camps on Mt. Aconcagua—Pampa de Leñas, Quebrada de Vacas, Plaza Argentina, and Camp 3 “Colera” among others, experiencing elevations ranging from 8,858 feet (2,699 meters) to the summit of 22,841 feet (6,962 meters).
|Day 1||Travel day to Argentina|
|Day 2:||Travel day and welcome to Mendoza, Argentina|
|Day 3:||Purchase climb permits and explore Mendoza|
|Day 4:||Drive from Mendoza to Penitentes|
|Day 5:||Hike from Punta de Vacas trailhead to Pampa de Lenas campsite|
|Day 6:||Hike to Casa de Piedra Campsite|
|Day 7:||Hike to Plaza de Argentina Base Camp|
|Day 8:||Rest day at base camp|
|Day 9:||Hike to Camp 1, return to Plaza de Argentina Base Camp|
|Day 10:||Rest day|
|Day 11:||Move to Camp 1|
|Day 12:||Hike to Camp 2, return to Camp 1|
|Day 13:||Rest day at Camp 1|
|Day 14:||Move to Camp 2|
|Day 15:||Rest day at Camp 2|
|Day 16:||Move to Camp 3, “Colera”|
|Day 17:||First attempt at summit|
|Day 18:||Second attempt at summit (if needed)|
|Day 19:||Third attempt at summit (if needed)|
|Day 20:||Descend to Plaza de Mulas Base Camp|
|Day 21:||Hike to Penitentes and drive to Mendoza|
|Day 22:||Fly out of Mendoza|
|Day 23:||Arrive home|
Note: Although we do our best to adhere to the itinerary listed above, it is subject to change due to weather conditions. Four nights of lodging in Mendoza are included. You are responsible for any additional nights if you come off the mountain early.
The weather on Mt. Aconcagua is notorious for high winds and extreme cold temperatures. You must have previous experience with use of crampons and ice axe.
Refer to the full itinerary for specific details about the trip.
$6,950 Cost Per Person For 17 days trekking and 6 days travel and leisure. Does not include international airfare and tips
A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 is required at time of sign up. Full payment is required 75 days prior to departure date.
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