Climbing Aconcagua

$3,650
19 Days
Upcoming Trips
Your Own Date

Why take this trip?

  • Climb one of the world’s Seven Summits, Aconcagua or the "Stone Sentinel"!
  • Aconcagua is the highest mountain in the Americas and the highest mountain in the world outside of the Himalayas.
  • Begin this journey with a 3-day approach trek to the base camp, including a visit to the base of the impressive South Face. 
  • Previous strong hiking & camping experience, and good physical fitness are important.

Clients Reviews

Pumpkin soup at camp, crossing the equator, sleeping lion & above all making my way to the summit at night are all memories that are hard to wipe out! My life has been forever changed by this magical travel experience!!

Hala Mohie Eldin

The trip was beyond awesome!!

Noor Ashadawi

This trip really exceeded my expectations! Wild Guanabana offered me a life altering experience that I'll never forget for as long as I live. They had us well prepared & everything was well organized upon our arrival :)

Noha Hesham
4/4
Physical Grade
  1. Sightseeing and/or relaxation
  2. Light adventure, no previous experience or training required
  3. A challenge, no previous experience necessary. A moderate level of fitness and preparation are required
  4. Previous experience and intensive training is required
1/3
Comfort Level
  1. Basic: lodging in guest houses, small hotels and/or camping. Mix of private and public transportation
  2. Standard: Clean and comfortable accommodation and/or well-maintained campsites. Mostly private transportation with occasional public transport when unavoidable.
  3. Luxury: Hand-picked luxury lodging or pampered campsites. Private and upgraded transportation facilities.

CO2 Footprint

0 (tCO2e)
tCO2 = Tonnes of Carbon Dioxide Equivalent

How we do it
As an ethical and responsible travel company, we reduce our carbon footprint by designing trips that are low carbon impact and carefully calculating the impact with the help of an environmental consultancy. We then buy carbon credit equivalents to offset all emissions that cannot be reduced including those resulting from our day-to-day business operations. Our offsetting is done through an energy efficient stoves project in Kenya. On request, every traveller receives their own PDF offset certificate post-travel. Wild Guanabana is the first carbon-neutral travel company in the Middle East & North Africa. Note: We do not sell or issue flight tickets ourselves so consequently we don't offset those emissions.

What does offsetting mean anyway?
It's a way of reducing your ecological impact by 'neutralizing' the impact of your carbon footprint. Actions associated with travel amount to around a third of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Carbon offsetting offers a solution to reduce the impact of your travel by purchasing carbon credits that are invested in activities that reduce CO2. While this doesn't erase all of the environmental impact, it does serve to help reinvest into the planet and contribute to activities which help its conversation. For more information on Carbon offsetting read more from our partners ERCC Carbon and our Sustainable Travel International.

Which month to travel:

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Itinerary Details / Price Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Day 1: Arrival (760m)

    Arrive in Mendoza in the morning. You will be met at the airport and driven to the hotel.

  • Day 2: Mendoza

    Free day in Mendoza.

  • Day 3: Mendoza to Penitentes (2580m) - (L/D)

    Transfer in private vehicles from Mendoza to Penitentes where we will spend the night (3-4 hours).

  • Day 4: Penitentes to Vacas Valley (2,950m) - (B/L/D)

    Today, we will drive from Penitentes to Vacas Valley entry, where the approach begins. Around 4 hours later we arrive to Pampa de Lenas, our first trekking camp.

  • Day 5: Casa De Piedra (3,240m) - (B/L/D)

    Hike to Casa de Piedra, our second trekking camp (6 hours)

  • Day 6: Base Camp (4,190m) - (B/L/D)

    Today we'll hike to the base camp, probably the hardest day of the approach (6-7 hours)

  • Day 7: Rest Day (4,190m) - (B/L/D)

    Rest day at Base Camp.

  • Day 8: Ascent to Camp 1 (4,190m) - (B/L/D)

    Acclimatization Trek to Camp 1 at 4,800m. Each member of the group will carry equipment as you go up. Lunch at Camp 1 then back to Base Camp.

  • Day 9: Rest Day (4,190) - (B,L,D)

    Rest Day at Base Camp.

  • Day 10: Camp 1 (4,800) - (B,L,D)

    Climb back to Camp 1. Lunch and setup camp.

  • Day 11: Ascent to Camp 2 (4,800m) - (B/L/D)

    Acclimatization Trek to Camp 2 at 5,350m. Each member of the group will carry equipment as you go up. Lunch at Camp 2 then back to Camp 1. (4-5 hours)

  • Day 12: Rest Day (4,800m) - (B/L/D)

    Rest Day at Camp 1.

  • Day 13: Camp 2 (5,350m) - (B/L/D)

    Move to camp 2, chopper camp on the Guanacos valley side (5 hours).

  • Day 14: Ascent to Camp 3 (5,839m) - (B/L/D)

    Move to camp 3. (4-5 hours).

  • Day 15: Summit Attempt 1 (5,839) - (B,L,D)

    Summit day. To optimize the possibilities of the group to get to the summit, in case of bad weather, we will make up to 3 summit attempts.

  • Day 16: Summit Attempt 2 (5,839) - (B,L,D)

    Second summit attempt.

  • Day 17: Summit Attempt 3 (5,839) - (B,L,D)

    Third summit attempt.

  • Day 18: Descent to Camp 3 (4,350) - (B,L,D)

    Start the descent.

  • Day 19: Plaza de Mulas – Penitentes (670m) - {B,L)

    Today, we'll walk approximately 6-7 hours to the park entrance at Horcones Valley, from where we will be driven to Mendoza by vehicle (3-4 hours)

  • Price includes
    • This price is based on a minimum of 4 participants. 
    • Consultation on every aspect of preparation (physical and mental) 
    • 3 nights of Lodging in Mendoza, Hotel El Portal Suites.
    • 1 night of lodging in Penitentes (meals included)
    • All the meals during the expedition (except in Mendoza)
    • Bilingual professional guide and assistants.
    • All shared equipment for the expedition (Tents, stoves, etc).
    • Complete base camp services (meals, accommodation, etc).
    • All the transfers in private vans.
    • Mule transportation of the equipment.
    • Permanent VHF radio communication.
    • We provide all our guides with a professional first aids kits and pulse oximeter for daily updates of acclimatization progress.
    • High altitude porters for common gear carries. One every four pax.
    • Assistance with climbing permit procedure.
    • Offsetting all carbon emissions of the journey in an energy efficient stoves project in Kenya (Wild Guanabana is the Middle East and North Africa’s first carbon neutral travel company)
  • Price excludes

    • International flight to Argentina and domestic flight to Mendoza
    • Aconcagua Park entrance fee.
    • Personal porters (please let us know if this is something you require) 
    • Climbing permit (around $750) 
    • Medical and Travel Insurance 
    • Personal equipment (gear list will be sent separately) 
    • Costs associated with loss or delay of luggage during flight 
    • Meals in Mendoza. 
    • Drinks in Mendoz and Penitentes.
    • Any cost if the climber abandons the trip.
    • personal gear, medications, ground or air evacuations, room services, laundry, beverages, phone communications and items of personal nature, hospitalization or medication of any kind, any other service not included.
    • Tips and Gratuity

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