Our expedition starts in Mendoza, Argentina. A representative of INKA Expediciones will be waiting for you at the airport. We will stay at the hotel in the city. A group meeting will follow and you will be introduced to your guides and team members.
Accommodation: Hotel double or triple room. – Transportation: Airport – Hotel in Mendoza.
We will obtain individual entrance and ascent permits. You will be personally assisted in this procedure in our commercial office. After this we travel to Villa de Penitentes, where we stay at a Hotel in the mountain. There we get the equipment ready for transportation to the base camp by mule.
Transportation: Mendoza – Penitentes – Accomodation: Hotel – Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
We drive you to Punta de Vacas, Aconcagua Park Entrance. We will get our permits checked at the Ranger station. Then, we head off to Pampa de Leñas by walking 4 or 5 hours, starting the 3 days approaching trekking to the base camp.
Transportation: Penitentes – Punta de Vacas –  Accommodation: Tents – Meals. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
On this day, we advance towards an intermediate camp, passing through the Quebrada de Vacas, for 6 to 7 hours. This is where we will be able to see the first sight of the Western Face of the Aconcagua. We spend our last approaching night, from Base Camp.
Accommodation: Tents – Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
We start trekking for 5 to 6 hours, ascending the Relincho steep slope , which takes us to Inferior Plaza Argentina. This is where we will be able to see the last native vegetation before climbing towards the glaciers, where Plaza Argentina is placed.
Accommodation: Tents – Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
At Plaza de Argentina we rest and use the day for acclimatization. This is a good opportunity to get to know the Camp, take a shower and explore the area. We get together with the guide, do a medical check up, reorganize and review the equipment, prepare the loads for transportation for the next day.
Accommodation: Tent / Dormitory Dome– Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
We transport in a way to keep our backpacks as light as possible and fundamentally to be able to gradually adapt to the altitude. During the load transportation to Camp 1, we reach a level of 5000 m. Then we return to Plaza Argentina.
Accommodation: Tent / Dormitory Dome – Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
This is a day we mainly use to recover energy, to rest, to hydrate ourselves and for abundant meals.
Accommodation: Tent / Dormitory Dome – Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
We start the ascent to Camp 1 taking the first part of the Polish Route. After a 5 to 6 hour walk on easy terrain we arrive to Camp 1 (5000 mt). We meet with the load that we brought the day before. We assemble the camp and then we load division for carrying the following day.
Accommodation: Tent – Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
We continue with our gradual acclimatization to altitude. During the load transportation to high camp 2, we reach a level of 5500 mt. This is a hard day, of about 6 hours of walking, where we ascend on easy terrain. Then return to Camp 1.
Accommodation: Tents – Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
This is a day we mainly use to recover energy, to rest, to hydrate ourselves and for abundant meals. We must prepare ourselves mentally, for the final stage. We talk with our expedition mates and agree on final plans and strategies with our guides.
Accommodation: Tents – Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
We start the ascent from Camp 1 to Camp 2 using the Ameghino Traverse Route. We meet with the load that we brought two days before. We assemble the camp and then we load division for carrying the following day. We rest and have dinner.
Accommodation: Tents – Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Early morning, after breakfast and after disassembling our tents, we start ascending for around 4 hs. We take the last part of the Upper Guanaco’s Valley Route. Our Camp 3 is placed at the same altitude as the Berlin refuge (from the Normal Route), strategically situated to cover from winds.
Accommodation: Tents – Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
It is the most demanding day of the expedition. We climb the North Ridge to Independencia Refuge at approximately 6.500 m. We ascend through the “Portezuelo del Viento” , climb “La Canaleta”, and the “Filo del Guanaco”, that leads us to the summit. The prize is waiting for us, a 360° view and the experience of overcoming, that you only finally understand once you reach it. At the end of this experience, we descend to Camp 3.
Accommodation: Tents – Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
We have two extra days set aside on our itinerary to attempt summit. These extra days are built in to provide the best possible conditions for each participant to summit.
Accommodation: Tents – Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
In our way back, we go from Camp 3 to Plaza de Mulas Base Camp, the largest camp in Aconcagua. We’ll enjoy a great dinner to celebrate the experience and enjoy the view of the west face of Aconcagua.
Accommodation: Tent / Dormitory Dome – Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
We have breakfast and then start the descent from Plaza de Mulas to Penitentes. There is a private transport waiting for us to take us to the hotel in Mendoza City.
Transportation: Horcones – Penitentes – Mendoza – Accommodation: Hotel double or triple room –Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Box.
We have breakfast at the hotel. Check Out and end of services.