Entrance permits for ascent and trekking need to be acquired in the city of Mendoza.
How to Proceed
1. Fill out the registration form. Print it out together with the bank deposit slip.
2. Pay in bank (adresses in the form).
3. After making the payment, you will be able to obtain the permits at the Visitors Center (Subsecretaria de Turismo), sited in 1143 rd San Martin Ave., Mendoza City.
If you hire services to mountain company, your permit gets a significant discount, and also the company will get the permit for you.
Validity of the permits:
Ascent 20 days
Short Trekking 3 days
Long Trekking 7 days
Your permit’s validity starts on the date you enter the Park, which will be written on your permit at the checkpoint in Horcones or Pampa de Leñas.
Trekking Permit
This permit only authorizes the visitor to reach the base camps, i.e., to ascend to a maximum altitude of 4300m above sea level.
Visitors who wish to ascend beyond this altitude or to walk around the Aconcagua need to purchase an ascent permit.
Minors under 14 years are not allowed to enter the Park. Minors between 14 and 21 years must present special documents to obtain permission to enter the Park.