08 Jun 2023

Argentina – Aconcagua Express

Welcome to Mendoza, the picturesque gateway to your Aconcagua adventure. Nestled in the heart of Argentina, Mendoza boasts stunning landscapes, vibrant culture, and world-renowned vineyards. Immerse yourself in the charm of tree-lined streets, bustling plazas, and warm hospitality before setting off on your expedition.

As you venture deeper into the Andes, the majestic Aconcagua awaits. Standing proudly as the highest peak in the Southern and Western Hemispheres, Aconcagua beckons adventurers with its towering presence and awe-inspiring beauty. Within Aconcagua Provincial Park, discover a pristine wilderness sanctuary teeming with diverse flora and fauna, crystal-clear streams, and rugged glaciers.

Our Aconcagua Express tour is tailored for climbers who have already acclimatized, either before arriving in Mendoza or on other major peaks. This 8-day expedition offers a thrilling ascent to the summit, with expert guidance and support every step of the way.

The climb begins with a trek through breathtaking landscapes, ascending towards high-altitude camps such as Nido de Cóndores and Colera. Along the way, you’ll be immersed in the rugged beauty of the Andes, forging unforgettable memories amidst the pristine wilderness.

Why book with us?

Why choose Aconcagua Express? Our team of experienced guides are passionate mountaineers with extensive knowledge of Aconcagua and its surroundings. We prioritize safety, providing top-notch equipment and thorough preparations to ensure a successful and enjoyable climb.

With Aconcagua Express, you’ll embark on an adventure of a lifetime, pushing your limits, and conquering one of the world’s most iconic peaks. Book your expedition today and prepare for an unforgettable journey into the heart of the Andes.

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Day 1 Mendoza

Upon your arrival in Mendoza, take the opportunity to rest and acclimate to the vibrant atmosphere of this charming city. Nestled amidst vineyards and framed by the Andes, Mendoza offers a delightful blend of culture and natural beauty.

Later in the day, join a briefing session with your climbing company and guide. This session provides a valuable opportunity to discuss the upcoming trek, ensuring you're well-prepared and equipped for the adventure ahead.


  • Arrival in Mendoza, the gateway to your Aconcagua expedition.
  • Rest and acclimatization in the picturesque city.
  • Briefing session with your climbing company and guide to discuss the trek logistics and itinerary.


  • Mendoza: Approximately 746 meters above sea level.

Day 2 Penitentes

Today, embark on a private transfer from Mendoza to Penitentes, where the excitement of your Aconcagua journey truly begins. Upon arrival, register for the climb and collect essential permits and rental gear necessary for the expedition ahead.

After completing the registration process, unwind and recharge at a comfortable hotel in Penitentes, preparing yourself for the adventures that await in the days ahead.


  • Private transfer from Mendoza to Penitentes, immersing yourself in the scenic beauty of the Andes.
  • Registration for the climb and acquisition of permits and rental gear, ensuring readiness for the expedition.
  • Relaxing overnight stay at a hotel in Penitentes, allowing for rest and preparation.


  • Penitentes: Approximately 2,580 meters above sea level.

Day 3 Confluencia Basecamp

Today, begin your Aconcagua adventure with a transfer from Penitentes to the entrance of Aconcagua Provincial Park. From there, embark on a trek to Confluencia, the first base camp of your journey.

Immerse yourself in the rugged beauty of the Andes as you trek through varied terrain, with the towering peaks of Aconcagua looming in the distance. After 4-5 hours of trekking, arrive at Confluencia Base Camp, where you'll settle in for the night amidst the awe-inspiring landscape.


  • Transfer from Penitentes to Aconcagua Provincial Park entrance, setting the stage for your adventure.
  • Trek to Confluencia Base Camp, surrounded by breathtaking Andean scenery.
  • Experience the thrill of the first leg of your Aconcagua journey.

Trek Time: 4-5 hours


  • Confluencia Base Camp: Approximately 3,400 meters above sea level.

Day 4 Plaza de Mulas

Today, continue your journey from Confluencia to Plaza de Mulas, the second base camp on your ascent of Aconcagua.

Embark on an exhilarating trek through the rugged Andean landscape, traversing rocky terrain and majestic valleys. As you ascend, soak in the stunning views of the surrounding mountains and immerse yourself in the grandeur of the high-altitude wilderness.

After 8-9 hours of trekking, arrive at Plaza de Mulas Base Camp, nestled in a vast valley beneath the towering peaks of Aconcagua. Here, you'll settle in for the night, surrounded by fellow adventurers and the anticipation of the challenges and triumphs to come.


  • Trek from Confluencia to Plaza de Mulas, advancing further on your Aconcagua expedition.
  • Traverse diverse terrain and breathtaking landscapes.
  • Experience the camaraderie of fellow climbers and the spirit of adventure.

Trek Time: 8-9 hours


  • Plaza de Mulas Base Camp: Approximately 4,300 meters above sea level.

Day 5 Aclimatization

Today is dedicated to acclimatizing to the altitude at Plaza de Mulas Base Camp, a crucial step in preparing for the challenges ahead.

Take advantage of the rest day to allow your body to adjust to the high altitude, ensuring you're well-prepared for the ascent. Engage in light activities around the campsite, such as stretching or gentle walks, to maintain circulation and aid acclimatization.

In the afternoon, embark on a short hike to Cerro Bonete, providing further opportunity for acclimatization and stunning panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Take your time to soak in the beauty of the Andean peaks before returning to Plaza de Mulas for an overnight stay.


  • Rest day at Plaza de Mulas Base Camp for altitude acclimatization.
  • Engage in light activities to aid in acclimatization.
  • Short hike to Cerro Bonete for additional acclimatization and breathtaking views.
  • Overnight stay at Plaza de Mulas, preparing for the challenges ahead.

Day 6 Camp Canada Condor

Today, continue your ascent from Plaza de Mulas to Camp Canada, your first high camp on the Aconcagua expedition.

Embark on a challenging trek through rugged terrain, gradually ascending to higher altitudes. As you climb, take in the breathtaking vistas of the surrounding peaks and glaciers, immersing yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of the Andes.

After 4-5 hours of trekking, arrive at Camp Canada, nestled amidst the towering peaks of Aconcagua. Here, you'll spend the night, preparing yourself for the next stage of the ascent and enjoying the tranquility of the high-altitude wilderness.


  • Trek from Plaza de Mulas to Camp Canada, advancing further on your Aconcagua expedition.
  • Navigate challenging terrain and ascend to higher altitudes.
  • Revel in the majestic beauty of the Andean landscape.

Trek Time: 4-5 hours


  • Camp Canada High Camp: Approximately 5,050 meters above sea level.
  • Trek time: 4-5 hours
  • Stay overnight at Camp Canada

Day 7 - Sumit day

Trek to Summit


  • Summit day!
  • Trek from Camp Canada to the summit of Aconcagua
  • Trek time: 10-14 hours
  • Descend to Camp Canada for overnight stay

Day 8 - Reserve

Today serves as a contingency day for the summit in case of inclement weather or any unforeseen circumstances. This extra day ensures flexibility in the expedition schedule, allowing for a safe and successful ascent to the summit of Aconcagua.

Alternatively, if conditions permit and the summit has already been achieved, you can opt for a leisurely hike back to Plaza de Mulas. This provides an opportunity to further soak in the stunning scenery and reflect on the accomplishments of the expedition.

Regardless of the chosen activity, spend the night at Plaza de Mulas Base Camp, surrounded by the camaraderie of fellow climbers and the serene beauty of the Andean landscape.


  • Flexibility to use the day as a reserve for the summit in case of bad weather.
  • Option for a leisurely hike back to Plaza de Mulas if the summit has been achieved.
  • Reflection on the accomplishments of the expedition amidst the majestic Andean scenery.

Day 9 End of Expedition

Today marks the conclusion of your Aconcagua expedition. After breakfast at Plaza de Mulas Base Camp, embark on a trek back to Penitentes, retracing your steps through the rugged Andean terrain.

Upon reaching Penitentes, take a transfer back to Mendoza, where you can celebrate your achievement and unwind after the exhilarating journey. Whether it's enjoying a delicious meal, exploring the vibrant city, or simply relaxing at your accommodation, take this time to savor the memories of your Aconcagua adventure.

Reflect on the challenges you've overcome and the breathtaking beauty you've witnessed, knowing that you've accomplished something truly remarkable.


  • Trek from Plaza de Mulas to Penitentes, concluding the expedition.
  • Transfer back to Mendoza, celebrating your achievement.
  • Relaxation and reflection on the unforgettable journey.

Tour includes:

  • Mountain Guide
  • Transfer from Mendoza Airport IN – OUT
  • Lodging in Mendoza, 3 * hotel, 2 nights, breakfast included, double occupancy
  • Transportation Mendoza – Penitentes – Mendoza
  • Assistance to obtaining permits ascent
  • 5 meals per day (breakfast, lunch, box lunch, teatime and dinner)
  • Transfer Penitentes – Horcones
  • Transfer Horcones Penitentes
  • Mule services: Penitentes – Plaza de Mulas
  • Mule services: Plaza de Mulas – Penitentes
  • Food in Confluencia BC (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Lodging in domo or tent (confluencia and plaza de mulas)
  • Food in Plaza de Mulas BC (breakfast, lunch or packed lunch dinner) lodging in domo in
  • Dining tent at base camp
  • Base camp toilets at base camp
  • Radial communication between base camp and high camps
  • Assistance to coordinate reservations, sending and receiving equipment.
  • Provision of weather forecast for all our expeditionary
  • Our camps have solar energy to charge your portable equipment.
  • Reserved in advance and can prepare food for vegetarians or celiacs

Not Included:

  • Airplane ticket to Mendoza and to the country of origin.
  • Personal porters (We can organice it for the best altitude movemments)
  • Ascent permit fee (USD $ 800 p/p) / (We will help with all the procedure without extra cost)
  • Individual gear (Discount in Mendoza with our rental partnership).
  • Extra costs as a result of abandoning of the expedition.
  • Evacuation and rescue insurance.
  • Costs as a result of an emergency rescue.
  • Accident and rescue insurance (you can ask us about the agreement we have with Global Rescue for a preferential price)
  • Personal expenses (drinks, laundry, mail, telephone calls)
  • All other services not listed as Included
  • Personal climbing equipment (Helmet, Crampons, Ice axe,Double Boots).

Season 2024-2025:

November – March


$4750 per person

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