Day 1: Meeting in the city of Mendoza, 9 am. Private transfer to Penitentes (2850 m.a.s.l.), located 120 kms from the city. We will prepare the backpacks and begin the walk to the base camp. Ascent by Quebrada de Vargas. 5-hour walk, with intermediate stops. Rest and setting up of the camp. Acclimatization. Dinner and overnight.
Note: in winter conditions or with less available time, we usually camp next to Cuevas River, at 2700 meters above sea level. In this way the first day there is almost no physical demand and on the second day we walk with less weight. In this last case, the second day is taken as the first one.
Day 2:Free day to rest and enjoy the landscapes while we are acclimatizing to the height. Short hike Hydration, dinner and early sleep.
Day 3:Early breakfast. Day to attempt Penitentes summit of 4350 masl. The ascent is long and gradual. We begin to get great views of the south wall of Mount Aconcagua. Arrival to summit around noon. Photos and celebration. Return to camp. Long day between 8 and 10 hours of walking. Farewell dinner and overnight in the mountain.
Day 4: Breakfast. Descent by the Quebrada de Vargas(4-hour walk). yPrivate transfer to Mendoza city. End of our services.
Demanding expedition. Ideal for intermediate trekkers or those looking to add experience to important goals (for example: Aconcagua summit).
-Professional mountain guides
- General Equipment
-Transfers: Mendoza - Penitentes - Mendoza
-Security elements: communication VHF, full kit. Rescue team.
-Meals: full board in the mountain.
-Bus ticket/plane ticket to Mendoza city
A height test, more than 4000 meters above sea level
5 days of trekking through the mountains, one of the most imposing places in the Andes, in the Aconcagua region
It is not suitable for beginners. Ideal to have some previous experience carrying a backpack.
You can travel by plane, bus or car.
In tents that our company provides. You have to carry sleeping bag and insulated sleeping pad.
There is a section in our itinerary where you can see what clothes you must take. Take into account that trekking poles, backpack and sleeping bag can be rented. Let us know if you need any of these items 15 days in advance.
During the day we eat fast digested food and energetic snacks like fruit, bars, nougat, nuts, etc. At noon, we have cold food to continue as sandwiches, pies, empanadas, salads, etc. At night, hot dishes such as pasta, stews, chicken with rice and others.
20% Up to 5 Kilos: Short excursion walks / Trekking Talampaya
40% Hasta 8/10 Kilos: Trek-ascenso de ida y vuelta / Vallecitos programas de 3 y 4 días
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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