Aconcagua Trekking Base Camp - Trekking - Mount Bonete (4350 masl)

Aconcagua Trekking Base Camp - Trekking - Mount Bonete (4350 masl)

trekking to Plaza de Mulas

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Start Date :
date_range2019-Dec-05
End Date:
date_range2019-Dec-11
Initial time :
alarm9 am in Menodoza city
End Time:
alarm20 hs in Menodoza city
Meeting Point:
Mendoza
End Point:
Mendoza
Difficulty:
modrate - advanced
Duration:
7 days
Availability:
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ACONCAGUA is one of the most visited mountains in the world, is the roof of America and of the Western hemisphere. 6962 meters, attracts people from all over the planet. The climate and conditions of the high mountain make this expedition a unique adventure.

 

Our style for Aconcagua:

We assist  the group throughout the year, in physical and mental preparation . 

We advise you during all the previous months in your equipment.

We propose an itinerary that includes staggered and  progressive acclimation.

 

Itinerary

We recommend overnight the day before in the city of Mendoza

Day 1: Mendoza-Puente del Inca (2800 masl)  Meeting in the city of Mendoza in the morning. Presentation of guides, check of equipment, advice for rent, printing of permits among other lats minutes details.  Transfer to the office of Aconcagua Provincial Park for the application and payment of all the permits. Last minute purchases. Transfer to Puente del Inca (2800 masl). Check In in mountain hostel. Rest, short walks, hydration. Dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Confluencia (3300 masl). Breakfast.  Transfer to Horcones (2900 masl). Presentation of permits and admission to the Aconcagua Provincial Park. First section of the trekking. We pass through the Horcones lagoon where we get the first great view of the Colossus of America, with its impressive and majestic south wall. We cross the bridge over the Horcones river and continue to Confluencia camp (3300 masl). Break. Use of domes for meals and meetings. We will use mountain tents to sleep, from here on. Dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Confluencia (3300 masl). Breakfast. Walk through the area with options between the viewpoint of Plaza Francia (base south wall) or the slopes of Cerro Tolosa. Return in the afternoon, rest and hydration.Preparation for the next day. Dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Plaza de Mulas (4350 masl). Breakfast. Walk to the base camp of the normal route, Plaza de Mulas. We will cross the Horcones river to get to Playa Ancha , a long sector that has the appearance of a great flat. Finally there is a continuous ascent through Cuesta Brava.  We reach Plaza de Mulas in the afternoon. Rest and  hydration. Medical check. Dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Plaza de Mulas (4350 masl). Breakfast. Rest day, medical check-up and general controls. Hydration and good nutrition. Short walks in the area to get to know the camp, one of the largest in the world. Dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Mount Bonete-Plaza de Mulas (4350 masl) or ascent to Plaza Canada. Breakfast. On this day , our objective is to  ascent to camp 1 of the normal Aconcagua route or to Mount Bonete(5000 masl). In case of  doing this ascent ,you need to pay the permission fee to Aconcagua (consult). Return to  camp Dinner and overnight.

Day 7: Descent to Confluencia-Horcones, 10-hour descent. Transfer to Mendoza city, arriving at 6 pm. End of our services.

 

 

speaker_notesIncluded Services:

  • Professional mountain guides
  • Specific advice on materials and personal equipment.
  • Transfers from the city of Mendoza to Valllecitos and Horcones (uphill)
  • Transfers from Horcones to the city of Mendoza (downhill)
  • Technical safety equipment, VHF radios, mountain first aid kit.
  • Base camp service (tents, chairs, tables,etc.) in Confluencia and Plaza de Mulas.
  • Tents during the whole expedition.
  • Full board (all meals) during the entire expedition: breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner.
  • Porter mules for general and personal equipment to Plaza de Mulas camp.
  • 1 night in hostel in Puente del Inca
  • Permanent assistance

speaker_notes_offServices NOT included:

  • Permits to enter Aconcagua Provincial Park (in case of climbing Mount Bonete, you need the same permit as Mount Aconcagua)
  • Meals and accommodation extra than those specified in the program.
  • Tips
  • Evacuation expenses and eventual transfer in different places of the provincial park (helicopter and mules).
  • Personal Equipment (see listing request)
  • Transfers from the city of origin of each passenger to Mendoza city (ask for bus tickets from Buenos Aires or Chile )
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