|STARTING DATE – DAY 1||FINAL DATE – DAY 20|
|DEC 01 th||DEC 20 th|
|DEC 04 th||DEC 23 rd|
|DEC 08 th||DEC 27 th|
|DEC 18 th||JAN 6 th|
|DEC 29 th||JAN 17 th|
|JAN 08 th||JAN 27 th|
|JAN 19 th||FEB 7 th|
|FEB 05 th||FEB 24 rd|
|All departure dates are 100% guaranteed|
Climbing Aconcagua via Polish Glacier Traverse route does not present any technical difficulty. Even though in this expedition you take some part of the Polish Glacier, you do not require a previous climbing experience on rocks or ice.
As in the Normal or Northeast route the process of acclimatization is really important in order to succeed in getting the summit. As this is a factor on any of our expeditions, the only pre requirement would be to follow a program of training that is adapted to the activity that you are going to make. The rest of the program is planned in order to make you enjoy and know one of the most beautiful traverse in the Aconcagua mountain.
Other types of difficulties
The biggest problem that you may face on your expedition are the effects of the altitude on your body. These can be overcome with a previous and correct acclimatization to Aconcagua climb, which is a factor on any of our programs. Another difficulty are the low temperatures on the mountain, the effects of which are reduced with a high-quality clothing and equipment.
– 2 pairs of synthetic inner socks
– 4 pairs of thick socks for cold (ski type)
– 1 pair of comfortable trekking boots
– 1 pair of gaiters
– 1 pair of fine synthetic pants
– 1 pair of thick shelter pants
– 1 pair of rainproof pants
– 1 pair of comfortable long pants (trekking type)
– 2 synthetic underwear shirts
– 1 turtleneck of synthetic material
– 1 fleece jacket of alike
– 1 shelter jacket (down or synthetical)
– 1 rainproof jacket
– Sun cap or hat
– Shelter hat (wool or fleece)
– Light ski mask
– A good pair of sunglasses with UV filter and nose and side protection
– A pair of ski goggles
– A handkerchief for the neck
– 2 pairs of light inner gloves
– 2 pairs of rainproof gloves for shelter (mitten type)
– Wet towels
– Book or anything that helps to be entertained in the tent
– 1 Sunscreen
– Water bottles for three liters in total
– 6 pairs of hand warmers
– Sleeping mattress for high mountain
– Personal care elements
– Front lamp with extra batteries
– An stainless steel thermo of one litter or half a litter
– Personal crockery (Bowl, cup, fork and spoon)
– A synthetic or duvet sleeping bag for – 35 º C
– 1 comfortable backpack of 80 liters
– 1 Pair of double or triple boots for high mountain (suitable for 23000 feet – 7000 meters and – 40ºC temperature)
– Semi-automatic crampons
– 1 pair of telescopic poles
– 1 helmet
The expedition can be hired with the PAE option, which consists in a previous two or three days stay in Puente del Inca or El Plata valley and guided trekkings around the area (up to 4000/5000 masl), to ensure further the process of acclimatization (wich is very important to get the summit). If PAE is of interest, please consult us for more information.
In case you have to cancel or postpone your expedition for any reason, our policy is to protect your money.
If you book with us, you may have a Flexible Booking, that in case you are not able to join your expedition for any reason, allows you to cancel the services you have booked, even if you cancel the previous day of your arrival (writen confirmation by email is required for all cancellations). Only in case you cancel your services under these conditions, you will have an Available Credit (from 100% to 30% of your prepayment, depending on the anticipation of your writen cancellation, from 90 days to 1 day prior to the 1st day of your program). Your Available Credit may be used for different services offered by Acomara in the following 5 seasons (100% transferable free of charge, it may be used by you or by any other person you want to transfer your credit to) or you may also request a REFUND (only 35% of your available credit, refunds will be made in the next 15 days after written request and they will exclusively be paid to the client’s paypal account, Acomara will pay paypal fees of all Refunds). At the moment of usage of credit, the current prices of the season when the new reservation is made will be taken as valid. In case your expedition doesn’t reach the summit, you may have 35% OFF to try again to reach the summit in one of our Open Expeditions by the Normal Route to be used in the following season in a specific departure date set by Acomara or 20% discount in any of our Open Expeditions of the following season (discounts will be applied from regular prices, subject to availability). Additional services may have special booking conditions.
To confirm the reservations, Acomara – AconcaguaExpeditions asks for a downpayment, we accept credit cards or banking transfers. To ensure the security of your information all credit cards transactions are handled by PayPal (your credit card information will never be required). The balance must be paid in Mendoza, before starting the expedition.
Vacas Valley + Upper Guanacos + Plaza Argentina + Camp 1 & 2 on Polish Route + Traverse to Normal Route + Summit + descent via Normal Route
An alternative and beautiful path. Aconcagua will express its most rustic side, as an adventurous spirit will enlighten the trail with every step. We will walk across the Vacas Valley up to Plaza Argentina base camp. Then we follow the Polish Glacier route up to Camp 2. Crossing the mythic base of the Polish Glacier we will take the Normal Route, in the last stretch up to Camp 3. From there we will try the Summit of Aconcagua. The descent follows the normal route, knowing the famous Plaza de Mulas base camp. This special trail, for special people with the best Aconcagua company.
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
- A program that gives you the opportunities to succeed.
- Visit the Aconcagua on one of its most beautiful and less visited faces.
- Visit both base camps in Mt. Aconcagua, Plaza Argentina in the Polish Route and Plaza de Mulas in the Normal Route.
- An excellent chance to test yourself at an altitude of up to 23,000 feet, which is a great stepping stone for climbing the Himalaya mountains of 26,000 feet.