Aconcagua: Stone Sentinel in sight
We present you the most accessible route to get up close to the highest giant in America and the western hemisphere. An adventure on foot up to 4,000 masl, right at the base of one of the most imposing walls on earth, with almost 3,000 meters of unevenness.
7 days long trek (to Plaza de Mulas or Plaza Argentina):
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Itinerary - Exclusive programming in Aconcagua:
We recommend staying the day before in the city of Mendoza.
Day 1 Mendoza-Puente del Inca (2800 masl). Meeting in Mendoza city, bus terminal, airport or we will look for you in your accommodation. 9 am. Guides presentation and equipment check-up. Transfer to the Aconcagua Provincial Park office for the application and payment of ascent permits (consult the procedure online, several days before). Last minute shopping. Transfer to Puente del Inca (2800 masl). Chek In in a mountain hostel. Rest, short walks, hydration. Dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Confluencia (3300 masl). Breakfast. We´ll start with our great adventure in Aconcagua. 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 the Confluencia camp (3300 masl). Rest. Use of carpones-domes for meals and meetings. We will use mountain tents, from now on, to sleep. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Confluencia (3300 masl). Breakfast. This day we´ll dedicate to make an important 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. We´ll prepare for the next day, very long, trying to go to rest early. Dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Breakfast. Return to Puente del Inca by the same path of previous ascent. The views of the colossus begin to give us the reverse view and we say goodbye to the provincial park. In the parking lot the vehicle will wait for us to take us back to Mendoza where we will arrive in the afternoon (bus terminal end point).
End of Adventure
Minors under the age of 18 must bring authorization signed and certified by the parents.
It is necessary to complete the personal / medical file to clarify if someone does not eat some type of food.
For any mountain activity you need to have a previous physical preparation, or be physically active. In this case we suggest training (jogging twice to three times a week, cycling or swimming) and doing a good leg workout (gym, crossfit, , etc.)
We recommend walking at least once before this trekking with a backpack, although no previous experience is required. Having slept in a tent also helps as a experience for this trekking.
Overnight is spent in mountain campsite in igloo tents, comfortable and for 2/3 or 4 people.
The tents are included in the service. If you want to bring yours, ask us.
Even though we visit the area in summer, temperatures tend to fall at night.
Stops are given with a frequency and graduation according to the intensity.
There are breaks for lunch, snack, and rest.
From 12 years old onwards. We also recommend you to contact us before registering or registering a minor just to make sure that his/her experience is the suitable for this trek.
In a woman backpack, from 8 to 10 kilos, in a man from 10 to 12 kilos.
We have a mule porting service, which will carry the general equipment, such as kitchen items, food, tents, and security items, in the sections from one camp to another.
20% Up to 5 Kilos: Short excursion walks / Trekking Talampaya
40% Up to 8/10 Kilos: Round-trip trekking / Vallecitos 3 and 4-day programs
60% Up to 12/15 kilos: Crossing trekking with porting / Crossing of the Andes Paso Portillo
80% More than 15/18 kilos: Cross-country trekkings with little or no portage / Trekkings in Patagonia (Paso Vuriloche, PN Lanin or Nahuel Huapi, etc)
100% More than 25 Kilos: With a lot of equipment on top and little or no porting / Continental Ice
20% half a day or less with little unevenness.
40% more sustained slopes and longer days in the activity. 2-3 days / more than 6 hours per day.
60% Long ascents and descents with a longer duration. Ascents to more than 4000 meters in the central mountain range / intense 4-day trekking (Uruguayan plane)
80% Important work of legs in resistance. Very long days. Very long day ascents (Lanin - Domuyo) or more than 5000 meters. Ice courses.
100% Maximum demand. Aerobic work and constant effort on legs. Continental Ice, Aconcagua, mountains of more than 6000 meters.
20% flat land
40% trails with moderate ups and downs. General crossing trekkings . Sierra de la Ventana, Córdoba, Patagonia, Cuyo, north, others. Classic ascents
60% Steeper slopes and trails. Possible use of crampons. Domuyo, Cordón del Plata, Cordillera Central.
80% Mixed terrain, with snow or ice. Alvear, Lanin, Tronador. Bolivia, Peru.
100% Highly technical terrain. Glacial transit and climbing in sections. Hill climbing with sections on slopes of more than 60 ° inclination
20% We will not be much affected.
40% This is a normal level of attention.
60% We require more motivation, enthusiasm and concentration.
80% The activity will require us to be very connected and convinced.
100% Maximum control and emotional-psychological performance.
0% + sea level.
20% Up to 2000 masl.
40% + 2000 masl.
60% + 4000 masl.
80% + 5000 masl.
100% + 6000 masl.
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