Itinerary 12+2

    If you are hurry, this is a better option than the 18 day + 2 extra days itinerary to climb Aconcagua via Vacas Valley Route. Keep in mind that if things get harder, we will take the extra days to recover force and proceed with the expedition.

    Day 1

    Mendoza 2508feet

    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 Inca8992feet

    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

    > Confluencia 10890feet

    Drive to the entrance of the Park. Trek to Confluencia Camp. You will only carry your daypack, our mules will carry your personal equipment. (B, PL, D)
    Day 4

    Confluencia

    > Plaza Francia 13200feet

    Trek to Plaza Francia, base of the south face of the Mount Aconcagua, lunch and return to Confluencia. (B, PL, D)
    Day 5

    Confluencia

    > Plaza de Mulas 14058feet

    Trekto Plaza de Mulas Base Camp. Lodging in the base camp. You will only carry your daypack, our mules will carry your personal equipment. (B, PL, D)
    Day 6

    Plaza de Mulas14058feet

    Resting day. Short trek to Horcones glacier. Practice with crampons. (B, L, D)
    Day 7

    Plaza de Mulas

    > Mt. Bonete Summit 16702feet

    > Plaza de Mulas

    Acclimatization trekking to Mt. Bonete Summit and return to Plaza de Mulas. This trekking will take about 6 hours and you will reach 16702ft – 5091m of altitude. This activity will definitely turns on all acclimatization mechanisms in the body. (B, PL, D)
    Day 8

    Plaza de Mulas

    > Camp 1 Canadá 16203feet

    Acclimatization trek and transportation of material to Camp 1 Canadá. Lunch and return to Base Camp. (B, PL, D)
    Day 9

    Plaza de Mulas14058feet

    Resting and acclimatization day. Checking of equipment for the ascent.(B, L, D)
    Day 10

    Plaza de Mulas

    > Camp 1 Canadá 16203feet

    Climb to Camp 1 Canadá. Setting up of tents and resting. You will be carrying personal gear and additional supplies if any. Our porters will carry the tents, garbage and first aid kits. (B, PL, D)
    Day 11

    Camp 1 Canadá

    > Camp 2 Nido de Cóndores17325feet

    Climb to Camp 2 Nido de Cóndores. Setting up of tents and resting. Checking of equipment for the ascent. Our porters will carry the tents, garbage and common equipment. (B, PL, D)
    Day 12

    Camp 2 Nido de Cóndores

    Rest and acclimatization day. (B, L, D)
    Day 13

    Camp 2 Nido de Cóndores

    > Camp 3 Berlín – Cólera 19470feet

    > Camp 2 Nido de Cóndores

    Acclimatization trek and transportation of altitude meals and cooking elements to Camp 3 Berlín–Cólera. Lunch and return to Camp 2 Nido de Cóndores. (B, PL, D)
    Day 14

    Camp 2 Nido de Cóndores 17325feet

    > Camp 3 Berlín – Cólera 19470feet

    Climb to Camp 3 Berlín – Cólera. Setting up of tents and resting. Checking of equipment for the ascent. You will be carrying personal equipment and and additional supplies if any. Our porters will carry the tents, garbage and first aid kits. (B, PL, D)
    Day 15

    Camp 3 Berlín – Cólera

    > SUMMIT22834feet

    Climb from Camp 3 Berlín – Cólera to the SUMMIT!!! and return to Camp 3. (B, PL, D)
    Day 16

    Camp 3 Berlín – Cólera

    > Plaza de Mulas base camp14058feet

    Descent to Plaza de Mulas base camp. You will be carrying 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 base camp

    > 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)

    Includes: B: Breakfast / L: Lunch / PL: Packed Lunch / D: Dinner

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