Day 1: Mendoza (760m).
Arrival at the Airport in Mendoza and transfer to the hotel. Get together with the mountain guide and other participants, mutual briefing of the exact itinerary of the upcoming days in a cosy atmosphere.
Day 2: Mendoza – Penitentes (2725m).
Transfer from Mendoza to Penitentes in private Shuttles, 2-3h. Last preparations for our climb (as for example collection of the permit). Dinner and overnight in Penitentes (flight to the basecamp this day if the conditions are good)
Day 3: Penitentes – Basecamp Plaza Argentina (4200m).
Transfer to the entrance of the Horcones Valley Park and helicopter flight to the Basecamp Plaza Argentina (if not already yesterday).
Day 4: Basecamp Plaza Argentina- Camp 1 (4877m).
Today we are off! Ascent to Camp 1 (4877m) through a stunning landscape following the 360° route. After arriving we enjoy the rest of the day in the first high camp.
Day 5: Acclimatisation day Camp 1 – Col (5300m)
Hiking to mountain Col (5300m)
Day 6: Camp 1- Camp 2 Guanacos (5456m).
Ascent from Camp 1 to Camp 2 (5456m). We will settle in Camp 2 – sourrounded by stunning scenery.
Day 7: Spare day for bad weather or for relaxation at Camp 2 to charge our batteries for the following days.
Day 8: Restday
Spare day for bad weather or acclimatisation at Camp 2 to start on the next day with much more power.
Day 9: Camp 2 Guanacos – Camp 3 (Polish Glacier) 5850m
Ascent to the beginning of the polish glacier to Camp 3
Day 10: Camp 3 – SUMMIT 6962m - Camp 2 Guanacos Today we want to climb the summit. We have to get up very early and start our direct way crossing the polish glacier to the highest point of South America. The way includes snow, ice flanks up to 50° and an exciting rock chimney to climb, so variety is guaranteed. While Walking up we have a fantastic view. The last meters, we walk on a ridge and will meet the mountaineers, who did the ascent on the normal route. From the summit you will enjoy the view with the Andes, deserts and sometimes you can even see the pacific ocean too. After these stunning moments we descend on the normal route down to camp 2.
Day 11: Camp 2 – Basecamp
Today we will do a rapid descent to basecamp.
Day 12: Basecamp – Penitentes – Mendoza
When the weather is good, we want to fly out by a helicopter. While doing so, we have the possibility to enjoy the fantastic view on Aconcagua for the last time. After the flight, we ride back to Mendoza in a van. Once arrived, we can relax and celebrate our successful expedition together.
Day 13: Spare day for bad weather.
If you have changeable flights, it is possible to leave today, if a spare day is not needed.
Day 14: Adiós Argentina! Individual flight back home or to an ongoing Destination.