Look at the itinerary to climb Aconcagua via Vacas Valley Route .

Day 1: Mendoza (2508ft – 760m)
Receiving in Mendoza / Lodging in a 4* superior hotel . In the afternoon there will be an instructive talk about the Mount Aconcagua and the guides will check your equipment. Time to rent or buy some equipment if you need.

Day 2: Mendoza / Penitentes-Puente del Inca (8992ft – 2725m)
Obtaining of permits. Transfer to Penitentes-Puente Del Inca. Lodging in hotel.Preparation of the loads for the mules.(B, L, D)

Day 3: Penitentes / Pampa de Leñas (10,230ft – 3100m)
Drive to Quebrada de Vacas. Beginning of the trekking to Pampa de Leñas. Setting up of tents and resting. You will only carry your daypack, our mules will carry your personal equipment. (B, PL, D)

Day 4: Pampa de Leñas / Casa de Piedra (11880ft – 3600m)
Trek to Casa de Piedra. You may only carry a small backpack, our mules will carry your personal equipment. (B, PL, D)

Day 5: Casa de Piedra / Plaza Argentina Base Camp (13200ft – 4000m)
Trek to Plaza Argentina base camp. Lodging. You will only carry your daypack, our mules will carry your personal equipment. (B, PL, D)

Day 6: Plaza Argentina Base Camp (13200ft – 4000m)
Resting day in Plaza Argentina. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Plaza Argentina / Camp 1 (16335ft – 4950m) / Plaza Argentina
Acclimatization trek and transportation of material to Camp 1. Lunch and return to Plaza Argentina. (B, PL, D)

Day 8: Plaza Argentina Base Camp (13200ft – 4000m)
Resting day in Plaza Argentina. Checking of equipment for the ascent. (B, L, D)

Day 9: Plaza Argentina / Camp 1 (16335ft – 4950m)
Climb to Camp 1. Setting up of tents and resting. You will have to carry your personal equipment and additional supplies if any. Our porters will carry the tents, garbage and first aid kits. (B, PL, D)

Day 10: Camp 1 / Camp 2 – Upper Guanacos (18095ft -5500m) / Camp 1
Acclimatization trek and transportation of material to Camp 2. Lunch and return to Camp 1 (B, PL, D)

Day 11: Camp 1 / Camp 2 – Upper Guanacos (18095ft -5500m)
Climb to Camp 2. Setting up of tents and resting. You will have to carry your personal equipment and additional supplies if any. Our porters will carry the tents, garbage and first aid kits. (B, PL, D)

Day 12: Camp 2 (18095ft – 5500m)
Resting day in Camp 2. (B, L, D)

Day 13: Camp 2 / Camp 3 (19740ft – 6000m) / Camp 2
Acclimatization trek and transportation of material to Camp 3. Lunch and return to Camp 2 (B, PL, D)

Day 14: Camp 2 / Camp 3 (19740ft – 6000m)
Climb to Camp 3 by making a traverse to the Normal Route crossing the mythic base of the Polish Glacier. You will have to carry your personal equipment and additional supplies if any. Our porters will carry the tents, garbage and first aid kits. (B, PL, D)

Day 15: Camp 3 / SUMMIT (22974ft – 6962m) / Camp 3
Climbing day from Camp 3 to the SUMMIT!!! using the Normal Route and returning to Camp 3. (B, PL, D)

Day 16: Camp 3 / Plaza de Mulas base camp (Normal Route)
Descent from Camp 3 to Plaza de Mulas base camp. You will have to carry your personal equipment and additional supplies. Our porters will carry the tents, garbage and first aid kits. (B, PL, D)

Day 17: Plaza de Mulas / Puente del Inca / Mendoza
Descent to Puente del Inca. You will only carry your daypack, our mules will carry your personal equipment. Drive to Mendoza. Lodging in a 4* superior Hotel. (B, PL)

Day 18: Mendoza
Breakfast. Optional transfer from the hotel to the airport. (B)

Day 19: Extra day for contingencies as bad weather that may prevent the normal development of the program.(B, L, D)

Day 20: Extra day for contingencies as bad weather that may prevent the normal development of the program.(B, L, D)

(Height in feet – meters above sea level)
Includes: B: Breakfast / L: Lunch / PL: Packed Lunch / D: Dinner

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