After you have rested from your flight, we wait for you at INKA EXPEDICIONES office to finalize the arrangements and give you the needed paperwork to go to the permit office and purchase your permit to enter to Park Aconcagua and your bus ticket to Penitentes.Accommodation: Not included – Meals: Not included- Transportation: Not included
Departure from Penitentes. Transport to Horcones. Arrive to the Aconcagua Provincial Park, to the control post (Ranger Station) next to “Laguna de Horcones.” Start of the trekking tour through the stream of the Horcones river. During the trekking lunch break. Continuation to Confluencia campsite. Dinner and night rest. Accommodation in tents.Trekking duration: 4 hs. – Accommodation: Tents –Meals: Lunch and Dinner
We’ll trek for about 5 hours until we arrive to Plaza Francia, base camp of the impressive Aconcagua South Wall. From this place, Aconcagua, the Stone Sentinel, appears more magnificent and intimidating than ever. We can see the entire South Wall. This is one of the nicest points of the expedition with a breathtaking first view of Aconcagua that you will never forget.Trekking duration: 6 to 8 hours – Accommodation: Double tents / dome – Meals: Breakfast – Lunch Dinner.

We will begin our trekking to Plaza de Mulas base camp. After breakfast, we start our walk across “Playa Ancha” . We slowly gain altitude up to the Horcones Superior Valley. After hiking across Playa Ancha and climbing up through a very steep path, “Cuesta Brava” (meaning Rugged Slope), we reach Plaza de Mulas, at 4.250 m.  Trekking duration: 8 to 10 hours. – Accommodation: Double tents / dome – Meals: Breakfast   – Lunch –  Dinner.

The first day in Base Camp is always a rest day. This is a good opportunity to familiarize yourself with the Camp and explore the area. We get together with the guides, do a medical checkup, reorganize and review the equipment. Plaza de Mulas is where hundreds of expedition begins the expedition to the summit, so you can talk and share experiences with people of all around the world.
Accommodation: Tent / Dormitory Dome – Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
After breakfast we strat the ascent to Mt Bonete’s summit.  From this mountain we´ll see the awesome Aconcagua west face, as well the huge Plaza de Mulas’ Base Camp. The surrounding landscape it’s amazing, you could admire the vast expanse of the Andes. Then we return to Plaza de Mulas.
Accommodation: Tent / Dormitory Dome – Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Box & Dinner
This day is a rest day and a good occasion to explore the local terrain. We will walk on Plaza de Mulas surroundings overcrossing the Horcones Superior Glacier, always with an incredible view of Aconcagua´s West Wall at sunset.
Accommodation: Tent / Dormitory Dome – Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
After we have breakfast and finish the organization of our backpacks, we began the descent to Horcones. Once we arrive at the Rangers office, a private van will be waiting to transport us back to Penitentes. If we have time enough, we will descend to Puente de Inca and see the magnificent landscape. At Penitentes we wait for our bags and then return to our hotel in Mendoza.
Trekking duration:  8 to 9 hours  – Accommodation: Hotel at Mendoza- Meals: Breakfast  – Lunch Box. – Transportation: Horcones – Penitentes – Mendoza

NOTE
The proposed itinerary can be changed due to weather conditions o other forced situations that put in risk the group security. The guides have the authority to change the program according to their criteria, to maximize the security based on his knowledge and experience.