Normal Route

Itinerary

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

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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