All members must arrive on the first day of the scheduled itinerary and plan on staying until the last day (unless you have made special arrangements).
Please click one of the links below to view that section of our Aconcagua daily itinerary or scroll down.
Please also visit our Aconcagua route description for more about what to expect on the drive from Mendoza, the trek to basecamp, during the climb itself, etcetera.
Note: This is a proposed schedule, which has been developed through previous trips. The actual itinerary of your trip can differ depending on such factors as weather and local conditions. For example, the trip may finish earlier than these dates, or we may need every single day of the schedule. Thank you for being patient and flexible when coming to a foreign country like Argentina.
Normal Traverse Route-
Arriving in Mendoza:
1) Arrive in Mendoza. Our staff will meet you at the airport and transport you to your hotel;
2) Sort Gear and visit the Permit Office in Mendoza (Please plan on having approximately $900 in cash for your permit), private transport to Pentitentes (2720 metres/8,900 feet) sleep in hotel; back to top
Driving and Trekking to Basecamp:
3) Walk to Confluencia (3320 metres/10,900 feet). Easy trail walking; mules carry baggage. Camping;
4) Acclimatization walk to the South Face of Aconcagua. Return to Confluencia (photo right: Trekking to basecamp (Dan Mazur);
5) Walk 14 miles, to basecamp, "Plaza de Mulas" (4,360 metres/14,300 feet). Trail walking; mules carry baggage. Camping;
6) Rest in basecamp; back to top
Climbing to the High Camps:
7) Carry loads for acclimatization safety to Plaza Canada (4,900 metres/16,000 feet). Walking on scree and through melted ice mixed with rocks. 3-5 hour hike. Return to basecamp;
8) Return to Plaza Canada;
9) Carry loads for acclimatization safety to Nido de Condores (5,900 metres/19,400 feet). Walking on scree and through melted ice mixed with rocks. 6-7 hour hike. Return to Canda;
10) Return to Nido de Condores;
11) Rest in Nido de Condores; prepare for summit attempt;
12) Climb to Berlin or Colera; back to top
13) Climb to Summit (6,962 metres/22,835 feet). Descend back to Nido de Condores;
14) Extra days for further summit attempts, weather, and additional acclimatization;
15) Extra days for further summit attempts, weather, and additional acclimatization;;
16) Extra days for further summit attempts, weather, and additional acclimatization; (photo right: In the top of the Caneleta (Ryan Waters); back to top
17) Descend to basecamp;
18) Descend to Confluencia;
19) Return to Mendoza in transport and have celebration dinner, stay in hotel.
20) Depart Mendoza and head home. back to top
Thank you for joining our Aconcagua expedition.