Aconcagua Expedition 2024 (6961m)

Aconcagua is a mountain in the Principal Cordillera of the Andes Mountain range, in Mendoza Province, Argentina. It is the highest mountain in the Americas, the highest outside Asia, and the highest in both the Southern and the Western Hemispheres with a summit elevation of 6,962 meters.  


Aconcagua is a peak that attracts thousands of tourists and climbers who climb its slopes every year, especially since it is part of the 7 Summits Trophy, of the highest mountain peaks on every continent!
The highest peak in South America, Cerro Aconcagua, is located in Argentina, being considered the highest mountain outside of Asia and one of the seven important peaks of the world. It is part of the Cordillera Andes chain and is bordered by Valle de las Vacas to the north and east, but also by Valle de los Horcones Inferior to the west and south.
If you want to get there, you must know that you need a very good physical preparation and the experience of at least one expedition in high mountains: Elbrus in the Caucasus, Damavand in Iran, Kilimanjaro or Rwenzori, Africa. It must be said that this mountain is part of the regional park called Aconcagua Provincial Park and having glaciers, the most massive of which are the Poles Glacier and the English Glacier.


Also, in the area there is a river of the same name, Rio Aconcagua, which springs from the southern slope of the mountain range and then flows west to reach the Pacific Ocean north of the city of Valparaíso, Chile.
The mountain is not a volcano, but a wrinkle mountain. About the name of the mountain, there are opinions that claim that it comes from the Quechua language, from the expression “Ackon Cahuak” which means “Stone Sentinel”. Some historians attribute the name of the mountain to the Arauca language, being a transformation of the expression “Aconca-Hue”, the former name of the Aconcagua river. In Chile it was said that it means that the respective river “is from the other side”, especially since the natives believed that the river originates from the western slope of the mountain.
Aconcagua is a relatively easy mountain to climb from a technical point of view, but difficult from a physical point of view, requiring many hours of cardio training, running or walking on the mountain in adverse weather conditions, but also endurance laps in mountains, which can last several days in a row and in which you can train your body for what you have to face up on the Argentinian mountain.
You should also know that at the altitude of the Andes, the atmospheric pressure on the summit of Aconcagua is about 40% of the atmospheric pressure at sea level. However, it is not necessary to use supplemental oxygen.
It should also be said that the second most frequent route involves crossing the Polonezilor Glacier, the route starting from the Vacas valley, climbing to the base of the glacier and then going on the final part of the northern route. Experienced climbers are attracted to the routes on the southern and southwestern edges, which are more difficult from the mountaineering point of view. In addition, in Aconcagua the south face is considered very difficult, so be careful what you want to achieve and what route you take! If you propose to climb this mountain and you have no altitude experience, it is good to be accompanied by a guide with mountain experience.
It is good to know that it is necessary to purchase a permit from the authority responsible for the maintenance of the entire area, the Aconcagua Regional Park located in Mendoza, the Argentine mountain rangers.
Reaching the maximum altitude is usually done on the northern slope, which is more accessible.


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EXPEDITION DATE: 13 Jan – 31 Jan 2024


Day 1 and 2, 13 and 14 January :

On the first day Santiago de Chile to Mendoza, a city located at the foot of the Andes mountains, from here the expeditions to Cerro Aconcagua start. We will arrive the next afternoon in Argentina, in Mendoza, after a long and tiring flight.
After settling in at the hotel, we start the operations to obtain the access permit to Parque Aconcagua and stock up on the food and fuel needed for the expedition.
Accommodation – Mendoza hotel

Day 3, January 15 :

During the day we will reach the settlement of Penitentes, at 2600m, and stay at the cabin. During the day, we prepare the heavy luggage, tents, food, fuel, altitude equipment, these will be transported by mules to the base camp Plaza de Mulas 4350m.
You must know that we will recover the heavy luggage on the day of arrival at the base camp.
Accommodation at the Penitentes cabin.

Day 4, January 16 :

We enter the “Parque Provincial Aconcagua”, and at the access gate the documents are checked. We will start to climb gently towards the Horcones valley and the Confluencia camp, 3300m, where we will arrive after about 4 hours of walking.
Here we will settle in Dome Tents, which are equipped with individual beds and mattresses. Also on this day, we do the mandatory medical check-up.
Accommodation in camping tents in the Confluencia camp.

Day 5, January 17:

It’s time for an acclimatization tour to Plaza Francia, 4,000m, which will take about 7-8 hours total time. Here, we will admire the impressive steeps of the southern face of the Aconcagua peak, 3000m difference in level compared to Plaza Francia!
In the southern area of ​​the peak there are extremely difficult wall and ice climbing routes, where only experienced climbers climb. We descend towards Confluencia, where we rest for the next day’s ascent.
Accommodation in Dome Tents, Confluencia camp.

Day 6, January 18:

We will leave for Plaza de Mulas and we will start by crossing Horcones superior, a mountain river, then we will pass by Piedra Roja and Piedra Ibañez, two rocky areas where we will stop and have a small snack.
In about 8-10 hours from our departure, we will reach the base camp – Plaza de Mulas, 4,350m.
Here we set up in camp tents (Dome Tents), provided with beds and mattresses, also here we will find our heavy luggage, sent 2 days before, which was transported by mules.
We do the medical visit again, which is mandatory. The health condition of climbers is very important.
If they are not in a suitable state of health from the point of view of acclimatization, the doctors can decide to send them to the lower camps or even evacuate them from the Park.
Accommodation in Dome Tents,
Plaza de Mulas camp.

Day 7, January 19:

On this day, we will do an easy acclimatization tour of about 4-5 hours and we will climb one of the higher areas around the camp.
We will climb towards the upper Horcones Glacier, where you will get to know the ice formations called “penitentes”.
Accommodation in camping tents in the Plaza de Mulas camp.

Day 8, January 20:

Today we will continue the acclimatization process and climb a peak of over 5000m – Cerro Bonete, 5004m in a circuit of 4-5 hours.
Accommodation in camping tents in Plaza de Mulas.

Day 9, January 21:

This day we will go up to Camp Alaska 5,350m or Nido de Condores, about 150m higher (we will decide together where to put the altitude camp) and we will take part of the equipment: the altitude tents where we will sleep the following nights, fuel and food – after which we go down to Plaza de Mulas.
Circuit duration: 7-9 hours.
And today we will have to go to the medical visit!
Accommodation in camping tents, Plaza de Mulas camp.

Day 10, January 22:

We will go up again to Camp Alaska or Nido de Condores, taking the rest of the equipment with us.
We will settle in the altitude tents and serve a hot meal that we will take care to prepare at the primus. We will have a discussion with the National Park rangers from the camp at Nido de Condores, so we will find out the last details about the weather. Also, we will
take care of the tea for the next day.
Route duration: 5-6 hours.
Accommodation in high-altitude mountain tents, in the Alaska camp.

Day 11, January 23:

We pull up the tent and the equipment and set off for the “Cólera” Camp, altitude 5950m. We will set up our tents here, prepare tea (at least 3 liters per person, prepared from the snow that we will constantly melt at the primus) and rest as soon as possible, because we have a short night and a little morning waiting for us “attack” the highest peak in the 2 Americas, Aconcagua!
Accommodation in high-altitude mountain tents.

Day 12, January 24:

This is Peak Day!
Early in the morning, around 4 o’clock, we will leave for Cerro Aconcagua, 6962m, the highest peak of the Americas. During the ascent, carried out in a piercing cold, we will pass the area called Piedras Blancas – altit. 6050m, we reach the former Refugio Independencia, 6350m.
Here, a break is mandatory for hydration and for mounting the corners, because there are areas with snow and even ice.
We will climb to the “Las Cuevas” area – approx. 6,650m, a location located at the base of “Canaletta”, an inclined trail that requires a sustained effort to climb it, a trail located right before the peak.
Here we will stop for the last time before the final climb to the summit! After about 7-9 hours from the time of departure we will be on the peak of Aconcagua 6962m! We enjoy the immense success of being on this amazingly beautiful peak, we take photos and record on film the beauties around us!
Total duration: 13-15 hours, the route being steep, but without technical difficulties.
But beware! Next comes the hardest part of the route, namely the descent to Camp Cólera which lasts around 6 hours, our body is already tired, so we will have to call on the last energy resources!
We arrive at Cholera Camp in the evening and settle down again in our tents, but we don’t forget that we have to hydrate and make water again and again at the primus, by melting the snow and enriching the resulting water with electrolytes, mineral salts, magnesium!
Accommodation in high-altitude mountain tents – Cholera Camp.

Day 13, January 25:

In the morning we wake up in the Andean sunrise, gather our equipment and go down to Plaza de Mulas.
The duration of the route to Base Camp is about 5-6 hours. On this day, we will stay in the “Dome Tents” campaign tents in this camp.
Also today, we will hand over the heavy luggage, which will go down with the mules to Penitentes.
Accommodation in camping tents, Aconcagua base camp – Plaza de Mulas.

Day 14, January 26:

On this day, we descend for about 7-9 hours through the wilderness of the valley of the Horcones river to Confluencia, a physically quite difficult route, but we still retreat to the exit of the Park, where we will stay at the Penitentes cabin, during the evening!
Penitentes area cottage accommodation.

Day 15, January 27:

Early in the morning we will have the transfer to Mendoza with all the equipment provided, transfer made with a local minibus made available by our collaborators from Argentina!
After about 3-4 hours of driving, we meet again with the capital of Argentine wine, the beautiful city at the foot of the Cordillera Andes, Mendoza!
We settle down at the hotel and relax! This evening, we will celebrate the success of the ascent of the Aconcagua peak at a festive meal in the city and we will taste the famous Argentinian wine!
Hotel accommodation in Mendoza (not included)!
We will have 2 days in reserve, because in the Andes mountains we can face moments of unfavorable weather, but also in case of the installation of some difficulties generated by the acclimatization of the climbers!
****If we manage to climb the peak on the 12th day – we will then spend our time until the date of the flight to the country in the capital of the Andes, Mendoza. Each of us will pay for our accommodation at the hotel, only 2 days of accommodation are included in the program, according to the contract with the local agency of mountain guides in Argentina.
****If we stay up on the mountain during these reserve days, due to weather conditions or acclimatization problems, you must know that accommodation is provided in our altitude tents brought from Romania!
If we go down to Mendoza according to the original schedule, we will be able to visit the city at the foot of the Andes!

Day 16, January 28!

If we followed the initial schedule and managed to climb the peak on day 12, this day – number 16 – will be a day of relaxation at the foot of the Cordillera Andes, and we will determine the day’s schedule together!
***We can walk around the city or visit some local vineyards famous for their wine: Salentein, Zuccardi Fournier or Catena Zapata are just a few of them!
***We can rent bicycles and visit the surroundings of the city with extraordinary views of the Andes mountains! Raul Mendoza. the one that passes through the area, is a river with meanders dedicated to rafting enthusiasts, so we can also try such a water sport with professional guides! Its rapids are classified as grade 2 and 3, which means they are only good for amateurs of this sport!
Hotel accommodation in Mendoza (not included)!

Day 17, January 29:

***Free program at the participants’ choice!
If you want, we can go to a zebra ‘hacienda’ in the area, where we can go horse riding or go for a wine tasting!
Hotel accommodation in Mendoza (not included).

Day 18, January 30:

We will fly early, at the first hour of the morning from Mendoza to Buenos Aires or Santiago de Chile (depending on the plane ticket) and according to the available time, we will visit the charming capital of Argentina or Chile!
In the afternoon we will board the airport for the flight to Home Country.

Day 19, January 31:

We will arrive in Bucharest at Henri Coanda International Airport, during the evening.

*Itinerary is subjective to change based on the weather conditions. All accommodation on sharing basis.

Services Included/Excluded:

Included services:

  • Professional mountain guide services
  • 2 nights accommodation at the Mendoza hotel, 3* with breakfast included – sharing basis
  • 2 nights accommodation at the Penitentes cabin 2600m alt. , with dinner and breakfast included – sharing basis
  • Accommodation on the mountain in “Dome Tents”, 2 nights at the Confluencia camp and 5 nights (4 on the way out and 1 on the way back) at Plaza de Mulas.
    – All meals are included at the Confluencia camp (2 days) and then at the Plaza de Mulas camp (5 days).
    ****In the higher camps, accommodation will be provided by us in mountain tents, which we will share and take up the mountain!
    – includes a large tent of the Dome Tents altitude type – where the ‘Dinning tent’ meal will be taken (Confluencia and Plaza de Mulas)
  • Use of ecological toilets in the Confluencia and Plaza de Mulas camps
  • All car transfers between Mendoza airport and entry points/ exit from the Park and return.
    (Attention! It is carried out in one trance with one minibus, with the whole group, not per person).
  • Transport of heavy equipment by mules, on the route from the entrance to the Penitentes park – to the Plaza de Mulas base camp and return (maximum 20 kg per tourist, but the transfer of the luggage of the whole group is carried out once, not per tourist)
  • Free storage spaces at the hotel in Mendoza and at the Plaza de Mulas Base Camp
  • 5W radio stations tuned to the frequencies of the base camp and the Guardaparque mountain rangers

Services not included:

  • All International and Domestic Flights
  • An Visa or Arrival permits in each country
  • Access permit to the Aconcagua National Park: approx. 800 USD or more
    (rate with assistance from us for the procurement of ascent permits) – season 2023- 24
    – does not include more than 2 nights at the hotel in Mendoza, on the way back from the mountain we will each pay for our accommodation (50 USD per night/person) or more
  • Other meals than those specified, for example those in the city.
****Careful! Altitude porters are not included (each of us carries our equipment higher up the mountain, including the altitude tents that will be shared between the participants)!
****If any climber wants to use the porters to transport their luggage to the upper camps, above the Plaza de Mulas, they will negotiate and pay the porter personally!) – meals during the 3 days
of at altitude, from the moment of leaving the Plaza de Mulas camp to the higher camps, Nido de Condores and Colera: in this case, we will buy dehydrated food together and prepare breakfast and dinner at Primus.
***In this sense, we will make sure to have reserve food (also dehydrated) in case we use the 2 days reserve!
Although it is absolutely necessary, the caloric consumption is quite low, due to the lack of appetite caused by the high altitude
– it does not include the high mountain search and rescue insurance (about 90 USD), as well as the cost of evacuation or rescue from the mountain ( everyone will have insurance purchased personally for such operations).
****We recommend Global Rescue’s high mountain expedition insurance!
– other services not specified in the “included” category.


Technical equipment required:

– corners
– axe
– helmet recommended!
Personal equipment
– altitude boots for 7000m, resistant to temperatures up to -25 degrees (La Sportiva, Mammut, Kayland)
– trekking boots for the tours up to the Plaza de Mulas camp
– down jacket
– trousers and overpants
– sweatshirt goretex
– gloves and overgloves
– snow guards
– polar blouse
– indispensable polar, softshell
– thermos 0.75 -1lt
– frontal flashlight, with spare batteries
– sleeping bag -16˚C thermal comfort (EN 13537)
– self-inflating mattress
– altitude boots
– trekking boots
– cap,
– hood, balaclava
– primus (there will be several people in one primus), saucepan, bowl, personal cutlery
– large rucksack 70-80lt
– rucksack for the peak 35-40lt
– SPF50 sun protection cream, SPF30 lip balm
– UVA, UVB polarized sunglasses for ascents on glaciers
– personal first aid kit
– survival sheet

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