Aconcagua Expedition

Attraction
Location
Argentina
Trip Grade
Level Of Difficulty
Difficult
Lodging Level
Duration
20 days
Max Altitude
Max Aaltitude
6,960.8 m /22,837 ft
Max Altitude
Transportation
Flight & Private Vehicle
Max Altitude
Minimum Pax
min 2 pax

TRIP INFORMATION

Aconcagua is the highest mountain within the western and southern hemispheres within the Andes mountain range with a height of 6,961m (6.961 km). It lies to the northwest of Mendoza and is one of the seven summits.

It is believed that the name means the ‘white sentinel’ or ‘sentinel of stones’ among the indigenous communities of that region. Aconcagua is a part of the great Aconcagua Provincial Park, which has great landscapes for its visitors.

The beautiful and mesmerizing beauty of the park and the mountain itself, attract a lot of climbers and tourists every year. One can also get a chance to enjoy the vast and beautiful glaciers while traveling to Aconcagua.

The simple weather and the geographical features of Aconcagua make it one of the best options for moderate leveled mountaineering. It can also be used to climb seven summit mountains like Everest, Denali, Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Mount Vinson, Mont Blanc, Kosciuszko, and Puncak Jaya.

Different routes can be taken based on the level of difficulties that the climbers want to experience. The northern route is the easiest one which can be climbed even without axes or ropes.

However, for those who want to feel the thrill of mountaineering with more difficulties, there is also the southern route. The southern route is called the Polacos route and is much more difficult than the northern route.

One needs technical climbing skills and experience to travel through this route safely and successfully.    

Aconcagua Climbing Difficulties

Though climbing Aconcagua requires no technical climbing skills, it is only applicable to the northern route. One can climb through the northern route with the minimum knowledge of using an ice axe and crampons.

However, the southern route called the Polacos routes requires great technical climbing skills and previous experiences, else the climb cant be completed successfully.

Also, the main challenge that is faced in both routes is the weather condition. One has to face colder and more harsh weather while reaching nearer and nearer to the summit.

As the altitude increases the weather becomes colder and even becomes more and more unpredictable. Often the climbers underestimate this mountain and end up dying. Even though the routes are easier than other mountains, the success rate of climbing this mountain is only about 30%. 

Often, the climbers can’t reach the summit successfully because they underestimate this mountain and even the weather takes its toll. But with proper preparation and guidance, all the challenges can be overcome.

Aconcagua with the best Expedition company

Climbing Aconcagua is refreshing as well as a once-in-a-lifetime experience. However, it has its own set of challenges that one has to go through to reach the summit.

The southern route requires technical climbing skills as well as previous experience. And even though the northern route isn’t as difficult as the southern, there is always the unpredictable and harsh weather that one faces while getting nearer and nearer to the summit.

So, one needs experience and proper guidance to reach the summit successfully and safely. This is where Marvel Treks come into the picture. The entire team of Marvel Treks deliberately works to provide the best services .Marvel treks facilities to you and makes sure that you will have a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Taking care of the basic needs, safety measures, and legal formalities to provide satisfactory and convenient services in the best interest of the clients are the main goals of Marvel Trek.

If you want to live your dream of adding adventure to your life with full safety and if you want to take a break from your day-to-day hustle in the most exciting way with trustworthy help, Marvel Treks is there in your service.

We take care of all the arrangements that are needed for your trip at a reasonable cost. Contact us to book a trip and let’s get going in fulfilling your dream of adventure.

When is Aconcagua usually climbed?

The best season for an expedition to Aconcagua is from November to late February when the weather is somewhat less harsh and comparatively warm. Also, the weather is stable during these months, so climbers can be prepared and be ready to face the predictable challenges.

How hard is it to climb Aconcagua?

Climbing Aconcagua is easier than climbing other mountains among the seven summits as no technical climbing is required if one takes the northern route.

However, those who want to feel the thrill of climbing the mountain with a bit more difficulty can take the southern route.  The southern route needs to have good technical climbing skills and previous experience.

Also, irrespective of the route they choose, every climber has to go through the harsh, cold, and unpredictable weather of the mountain which gets worse as one gets nearer and nearer to the top.

Often the climbers underestimate this mountain and become victims of altitude sickness and other complications caused by the harsh cold weather.

How long does it take to climb Aconcagua?

Climbing Aconcagua might be an adventurous, thrilling, and self-refreshing activity yet it is dangerous too.So making a rush might not be the best thing to do considering your safety.

The trip will last for 20 days. There will be rest days and short hikes for adjusting ourselves to the high altitude and climate.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Flying to EL Plumerillo ( Governor Francisco Gabrielli ) International Airport at Mendoza

COST INCLUDES AND EXCLUDES

Cost includes(Full board service)

Transportation: Includes pickups and drop offs from and to the airport along with the jeep rides and cable car rides during the trip.

Food and accommodation: Accommodations will be provided in a 4-star hotel as well as in well equipped camps during different stops in the trip. A welcome dinner will also  be held to introduce our team with the clients. Later,3 meals will be served during the trip which will be cooked by talented cooks along with occasional teas and coffees.

Permits and fees: Papers and letters required for VISA will be managed. The company will also take care of different Royalties and permits from government of Argentina. Permits and entry fees in National Parks will also be added 

Insurance: The company will cover for insurances of all the involved staff in case of accidents.

Equipment: All the tools and equipment that will be needed for the expedition will be transported by the company .In case of unfavorable circumstances, it may also be done through other means.

Guides and porters: Members will be facilitated with guides and porters.

Base camp staffs and equipment: The base camp will be fully equipped with a separate kitchen tent, dining tent, communication tent along with a toilet tent along with all the other necessary items that are needed for a comfortable stay. Solar panels or generators will also be managed for electricity as well as the dining tent and other tents will be equipped with heaters to keep you warm. Expert cooks and porters will be there in the camp to assist you. The base camp will also have a bar and bakery.

Certificate: The members will be honored with a certificate  for their accomplishment of climbing the mountain.

Cost includes(Base camp service)

Transportation: Includes pickups and drop offs from and to the airport along with the jeep rides during the trip.

Food and accommodation: Accommodations will be provided in a 4-star hotel and in well equipped camps during different stops in the trip. A welcome dinner will also be held to introduce our team with the clients. Later,3 meals will be served during the trip which will be cooked by talented cooks along with occasional teas and coffees.

Permits and fees: Papers and letters required for VISA will be managed. The company will also take care of different Royalties and permits from government of Argentina. Permits and entry fees in National Parks will also be added

Insurance: The company will cover for insurances of all the involved staff in case of accidents..

Equipment: All the tools and equipment that will be needed for the expedition will be transported by the company through air cargo and potters. In case of unfavorable circumstances, it may also be done through land or helicopters.

Guides and porters: Members will be facilitated with guides and porters.

Base camp staffs and equipment: The base camp will be fully equipped with a separate kitchen tent, dining tent, communication tent along with a toilet tent along with all the other necessary items that are needed for a comfortable stay. Solar panels or generators will also be managed for electricity as well as the dining tent and other tents will be equipped with heaters to keep you warm. Expert cooks and porters will be there in the camp to assist you. The base camp will also have a bar and bakery.

Certificate: The members will be honored with a certificate for their accomplishment of climbing the mountain.

Cost excludes

International flights: The clients have to bear their flight fees while arriving and leaving Argentina.

Visa and insurance: The clients are responsible for their VISA while arriving in Argentina. You have to pay for their insurance in case of any accidents.

Meals in Mendoza: While staying in Mendoza, you have to pay for your lunch as well as dinner yourself.

Personal belongings and interests: The clients are requested to arrange their own clothing and required gears while joining the expedition. They also have to arrange the items required to maintain their personal hygiene. They have to bear the additional charges for services like phone calls, hot baths, laundry etc. They have to pay an extra charge in case they want to shoot videos or capture pictures.

Tips and bonuses: It will be highly appreciated if the clients can give some tips and bonuses to the hardworking guides and the base camp workers for their hard work.

Extra services: In case you want any other services that’s not mentioned above like arrangement of single room or a single vehicle ride, then you have to pay extra from your pocket.

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