Dates: December 16, 2023 – January 2, 2024 / January 13 – 30, 2024
Cost of Aconcagua Climb: USD $5,400
Trip begins in Mendoza, Argentina
Aconcagua Climb Expeditions – 2023/24 season
For the 2022 season, we have developed a new and unique schedule on the Aconcagua climb to include:
- Accommodation at our 5 star Hotel Diplomatic in Mendoza
- Porter assisted Aconcagua climb: 1 porter per 3 climbers included in trip cost for group gear
- 3 camps on the mountain with a shorter summit day
- Normal Route with short access to the mountain and acclimatization at Confluencia
- Acclimatization in a neighboring valley for a unique trip and shorter duration on Aconcagua
- Optional Helicopter departure from base camp option available for a fee
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Highlights of our Aconcagua Climb
- Plenty of extra days built into the schedule for summit flexibility
- Porter support built into the program for group gear
- Base camp meals prepared by our local cook staff in a full kitchen
- Veteran Spanish speaking American mountain guides with over a decade of guiding in Argentina ensure seamless delivery
- Comfortable carpeted and heated dining tent at base camp
- Access to satellite phone and internet, daily dispatches of the team´s progress
- Emphasis is placed on providing great meals while on the expedition
- Stylish accommodation in Mendoza to enjoy the wine capitol of Argentina
- Our expeditions will utilize 3 camps on Aconcagua during our climb. Our recent experience shows that adding a third, higher camp will greatly increase the summit chances for all climbers.
We will use the normal route variation which includes a high camp 3 at the Colera (19,500 ft., 5943m). After climbing the normal route and reaching the summit, our team will return to high camp for rest before descending the normal route into the Plaze de Mulas Base Camp.
The Aconcagua Climb Experience
Aconcagua offers mountaineers and fit adventurers the chance to climb on a big mountain expedition in a relatively short period of time. We climb a (non-technical) route allowing climbers to gain high altitude experience on a route which can be relatively safe from objective dangers. Climbers can concentrate on testing their own high altitude ability and many will use this climb as a stepping stone to additional mountain objectives.
Mountain Professionals has over 20 years of experience leading expeditions to the summit of Aconcagua. Our senior guides have lived and worked in Argentina for many years and have developed an all around fantastic trip to climb Aconcagua. From our very comfortable hotels to the private transports and superb base camp meals, we have fine-tuned each and every detail along the way for a seamless experience.
While at base camp, we enjoy a comfortable dining tent with table and chairs, each meal is cooked by our local staff including fresh bread, meat, vegetables, deserts and more.
The Mountain Professionals Difference
Our expeditions to Aconcagua are limited to 8 clients, ensuring a small team, personalized feel to each trip we run. We invite you to join a Mountain Professionals Aconcagua expedition and experience the best all around trip available.
The entire trip was simply awesome! Ryan and Dave did an incredible job from the very beginning; Aconcagua was my 17th climb in the past year and from the get go I could tell that they were very professional and knew exactly what they were doing. I know I’ll be climbing again with them soon!
As an Austrian I have been climbing in the mountains all my life. Most of the time supported by experienced guides. Very rarely did I encounter guides like Ryan and Tomas during our February 2019 Aconcagua expedition. Despite adverse wind conditions the guides kept their nerves and calm and ultimately guided the entire team up the mountain on a beautiful day. A 19 day trip, full of sometimes difficult decisions, not one mistake and ultimately crowned by a full team success. All of this with great consciousness about the safety of the team and the individual condition of the team member. This cannot be done better. “
Cerro Aconcagua is the highest mountain in the world outside the Himalayas. It stands as the highest peak in South America and one of the 7 summits or the highest mountain on each continent.
Aconcagua Climb Preparations
Our expedition to Aconcagua climbs a route that is not technical in nature, however it is a big undertaking. There are long days and the weather can be extreme in this unique environment. Our goal on the trip is to be safe and have fun on the mountain. So arriving with a good attitude and in good shape makes things a whole lot more enjoyable. Training for a big mountain expedition is important and we work with you on an individual contact basis for several months in advance of the trip to suggest a program.
Aconcagua Climb Prerequisites
Team members should have a basic understanding of mountain expedition living that could include a previous mountaineering course and/or climb of a lower elevation mountain. We recommend experience walking in crampons and use of an ice axe. You should also have previous high altitude experience that could include an ascent or two of mountains such as Rainier, Shasta, Mt. Blanc, Mexican Volcano summit or other comparable high altitude climbing experience. You should also be in excellent physical condition.
I have never had more confidence in any ones abilities than in Ted Alexander’s. The summit of Aconcagua was a long trip in difficult conditions, being able to see all the way to the Pacific made every step worthwhile.
- Day 1: Arrive in Mendoza and met by our staff for transport to our hotel. Evening meeting, group dinner and sleep at the Diplomatic Hotel.
- Day 2: Finalize any details, guides obtain your climbing permits for you at the Permit Office in Mendoza. Second Night in the Diplomatic Hotel.
- Day 3: Early in the morning private transfer to the park’s entrance Provincial Aconcagua, located in the
Valley of Horcones where we will carry out the park entrance and then start the trek. 4 Hrs approximately to Confluencia camp.
- Day 4: Rest day and Acclimatization trek day at Confluencia camp. Sleep in Confluencia for second night.
- Day 5: Breakfast. Trek towards Plaza de Mulas, our base camp. We’ll do a long walk of approximately 7 hrs. Once we get to our base camp, we’ll assemble our tents and we will have free time until the Dinner.
- Day 6: Rest day in base camp, do the mandatory check in with park medics, possible to shower this day at base camp.
- Day 7: Climb to camp 1 with some personal gear, acclimatization rotation and return to base camp.
- Day 8: Rest Day in Base Camp.
- Day 9: Move to camp 1. Around 3-4 hours hike and sleep in camp Canada.
- Day 10: Move to camp 2 (Camp Nido de Condores) walking on scree and ice or snow. 4 hours.
- Day 11: Rest day at Camp 2.
- Day 12: Move to Camp 3 at Colera Camp 5943m.
- Day 13: Climb the traverse of rock and snow up the normal route to Independencia Hut and continue up through the Canaleta to the summit (6962m). Return to High Camp for sleep.
- Day 14 – 15: Extra days allowed for bad weather or additional acclimatization needs or adjustments to the schedule by the guide staff.
- Day 16: Descend to Plaza de Mulas basecamp.
- Day 17: Hike out the Horcones Valley to Punta del Inca gate and transport on to Mendoza for Celebration. Hotel Night.
- Day 18: Departure flight day to home country (Return Flight).
Aconcagua Climb Trip Costs
Trip Cost Includes
- Mountain Professionals Guides.
- Transfer from airport to our hotel.
- Hotel Diplomatic (5 star) in Mendoza (double occupancy) for two nights.
- Breakfasts in Mendoza.
- Private team transfer to and from Pentitentes.
- Full mountain services, meals, group equipment, tents.
- Shared Porter service for group gear at each movement to a new camp climbing day and from Camp 3 down after summit.
- Full basecamp services with a heated and carpeted dome dining tent, basecamp cook staff, available Wifi.
- Access to solar panel and satellite phone.
- Daily dispatches from the team.
- Helicopter depature from Base Camp available for a fee.
Price does not include
- Items of a personal nature, individual travel costs, delays, taxis, etc.
- Personal Climbing Permit Fee paid in Mendoza with your guide (Approx. $650 usd based on 2018 pricing).
- Personal clothing or gear.
- Alcoholic drinks and personal snacks or drinks.
- Recommended Travel/Trip Cancellation Insurance.