Itinerary

Day 1
Mendoza – Los Penitentes (3 hs drive)
Pick up at the airport if needed (optional). The guide will check your gear and assist you with the Park’s trekking permit procedures. Transfer in private vehicles from Mendoza to Los Penitentes (2.580 m/8,465 ft), where the group will spend the night in a lodge. In this small mountain village we have our warehouse, where you can see the logistics of the full Aconcagua expeditions from inside.

Day 2
Los Penitentes – Confluencia Camp (3 to 4 hours hike)
After a short, 15 minutes drive to the trailhead, we complete the check-in and head towards Confluencia camp (3,90m/11,300ft). The trail is well marked and the slopes are gentle. We choose a good spot to have lunch in the trail. After a reception in Confluencia, we get to relax and talk with mountaineers from all over the world. Dinner in the dining tent and night in tents.

Day 3
Confluencia – South Face viewpoint – Confluencia (6 to 7 hours hike)
After breakfast we leave with light backpacks and hike up the Horcones debris-covered glacier. As we gain altitude we get to see Aconcagua’s South Face, Mt. Almacenes, Mt. Mirador and other surrounding peaks. We reach a viewpoint at 4,050m / 13,290 ft, where we have lunch in the glacier and spend some time admiring the place. Then we retrace our steps to Confluencia camp. Big dinner to recover energies.

Day 4
Confluencia – Mendoza
After breakfast we say farewell to the leading guide and the summit-bound group, and head back to the trailhead (2 to 3 hours) with a guide. We meet the transfer there and ride to Mendoza (3 hours), where we arrive at about 4-5 PM. End of the program.

Included services:

  • Private transfers (Mendoza/Penitentes/Trailhead/Mendoza).
  • One night of lodging (Hotel Ayelén, Penitentes), dinner and breakfast included.
  • Full board during the hike.
  • Base Camps services: full board, dining tents, sleeping tents, bathroom.
  • Pack mules from the trailhead to BC and back
  • Permanent communication (VHF).
  • World class, English speaking mountain guides, certified by Mt. Aconcagua State Park.
  • Gear check and assistance with climbing permit procedures.
  • Single lodging in the field.
  • Last but not least, we are delighted to let you know about our exclusive partnership with Hotel Entrecielos. Should you wish to extend your stay in Mendoza after your Aconcagua expedition, you will receive a 30% discount in their flat rate. This offer is only valid for Fernando Grajales Expeditions customers, therefore we need to make the booking for you. Please let us know if you are interested in this offer.

Optional services:

  • Hotel in Mendoza.
  • Airport or Bus Terminal pickup.

Not included services:

  • Cost of the trekking permit to enter Mt Aconcagua State Park.
  • Lodging in Mendoza.
  • Beverages in Mendoza and Penitentes.
  • Any cost incurred by the climber if she or he leaves the trip early (such as mules, transfers, guide, etc). We strongly recommend all participants to buy a trip cancelation insurance.
  • Personal gear, medications, ground or air evacuations, room services, laundry, beverages, phone communications and items of personal nature, insurance liability, hospitalization or medication of any kind, any other service not mentioned in this condition sheet.

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