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Aconcagua Trek

DURATION

20 days

ACCOMMODATION

Hotel or Camping

Trip Difficulty
DIFFICULTY
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Long strenuous and technical trek at high altitude

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LOCATION

Argentina, South America

MEETING POINT

London or Mendoza Airport

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Embark on an awe-inspiring journey with The Bucket List Company to Aconcagua, the highest peak in the southern and western hemispheres. Towering magnificently at 6,960.8 metres (22,837 ft) in the Argentinian Andes, Aconcagua is not just a mountain, but a thrilling expedition of adventure and exploration.

Your expedition begins in Mendoza, famed for its lively wine industry, and swiftly ascends to Aconcagua’s dizzying heights. Known as the highest ‘Seven Summit’ after Everest, this trek is an unforgettable experience for any adventurist.

The journey to the peak will take you through a diverse range of landscapes, such as dusty foothills, imposing glaciers, and challenging rock chimneys. While every camp along the way brings a new challenge, the unrivalled beauty of your surroundings will consistently reward and inspire you.

Climbing the Canaleta gully marks your entrance to the summit, rewarding climbers with sublime vistas of vast Andean terrain under the wide blue sky. Aconcagua is much more than a mountain; it’s a life-changing journey that will test your endurance and will, echoing with personal victories and the timeless spirit of exploration.

Whether you’re a seasoned climber or a first-timer led by our expert guides, the Aconcagua trek with The Bucket List Company promises memories that will leave a distinct mark on your life’s grand adventure.

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What's Included In Our Aconcagua Trek

All Activities Mentioned In The Itinerary All Activities Mentioned In The Itinerary

Max 16 Travellers Per Group Max 16 Travellers Per Group

3* Hotels & Tents (Twin Share) 3* Hotels & Tents (Twin Share)

Private Transport Private Transport

16 Breakfast, 14 Lunches & 13 Dinners 16 Breakfast, 14 Lunches & 13 Dinners

Expert Guides With You Throughout The Trip Expert Guides With You Throughout The Trip

Aconcagua Trek Itinerary

  • Day 1: FLIGHT TO MENDOZA

    FLIGHT TO MENDOZA You will meet your Bucket List Leaders at the airport and fly out as a group for Bucket Lister + Trips. If you have booked a Bucket Lister Trip we will see you in Argentina soon! If you have transfers with us we will take you to the hotel. For those making their own way, we will see you in Mendoza.

  • Day 2: EXPLORING MENDOZA

    EXPLORING MENDOZA Today is a free day to explore Mendoza and complete any last-minute trek preparations.

  • Day 3: TRAVEL TO VILLA DE PENITENTES

    TRAVEL TO VILLA DE PENITENTES We will meet to finalise all the expedition arrangements and obtain individual park entrance and ascent permits. Later we travel to Villa de Penitentes where we stay at a hotel in the mountains. There we get the equipment ready for transportation to the base camp by mule.

  • Day 4: WALK TO CONFLUENCIA

    WALK TO CONFLUENCIA We drive you to Horcones Park, where we get our first view of the mountain. We will get our permits checked at the Ranger station. Then, we head off to Confluencia by walking for 4 or 5 hours.

  • Day 5: TREK TO PLAZA FRANZIA

    TREK TO PLAZA FRANZIA We’ve included this day to better acclimatise, and give ourselves more of a chance to summit. We’ll trek for about 5 hours until we arrive at Plaza Francia – base camp for the impressive Aconcagua South Wall. This is one of the nicest points of the expedition.

  • Day 6: TREK TO PLAZA DE MULAS CAMP

    TREK TO PLAZA DE MULAS CAMP After 8-9 hours hiking across “Playa Ancha”, and climbing up through a very steep path, we reach Plaza de Mulas, the biggest base camp in Aconcagua Park. By the end of the day, most of us will feel the altitude.

  • Day 7: ACCLIMATISATION DAY IN BASE CAMP

    ACCLIMATISATION DAY IN BASE CAMP The first day in Base Camp is always a rest day, and a good opportunity to take a bath and explore the local terrain.

  • Day 8: TREKKING ALONG THE TRAIL

    TREKKING ALONG THE TRAIL This is a challenging day where we gain 1000m with a heavy load on easy terrain. Then we’ll return to Base Camp. It’s important to take advantage of the comfort and lower altitude at Base Camp.

  • Day 9: ACCLIMATISATION AND REST DAY

    ACCLIMATISATION AND REST DAY We mainly use today to recover, rest, hydrate ourselves and eat!

  • Day 10: ASCEND TO CAMP 1

    ASCEND TO CAMP 1 Until now we have been working on optimal acclimatisation, so everyone has the best possible chance to summit. Today we start the ascent to Aconcagua. We move to Camp 1, called Plaza Canada.

  • Day 11: TREK TO NIDO DE CONDORES AT CAMP 2

    TREK TO NIDO DE CONDORES AT CAMP 2 Camp 2, called Nido de Condores (meaning Condor's Nest), is located in a high pass at 5400m. It provides a spectacular view of the surrounding mountains.

  • Day 12: CLIMB TO CAMP COLERA AND RETURN TO CAMP 2

    CLIMB TO CAMP COLERA AND RETURN TO CAMP 2 Today we'll carry equipment up to Camp 3 (Camp Colera). We'll then return to Camp 2 to sleep and to give our bodies more chance to acclimatise.

  • Day 13: TREK ALONG THE NORTH RIDGE TO CAMP 3

    TREK ALONG THE NORTH RIDGE TO CAMP 3 We start a 4-hour walk to Camp 3, located on the North Ridge. We will prepare our tents, eat and rest. This will help to ensure we’re ready to get to the summit!

  • Day 14: CLIMB TO THE SUMMIT OF MOUNT ACONCAGUA

    CLIMB TO THE SUMMIT OF MOUNT ACONCAGUA This is the most demanding day of the expedition. We climb the North Ridge to Independencia Refuge at approximately 6500m. We ascend through the Portezuelo del Viento, climb La Canaleta and the Filo del Guanaco, which leads us to the summit. The prize is waiting for us – a 360° view and an experience that you only finally understand once you reach it. After coming to terms with our accomplishment and taking in the scenery, we descend to Camp 3.

  • Day 15-16: SUMMIT ATTEMPT BUFFER DAYS

    SUMMIT ATTEMPT BUFFER DAYS We have two extra days set aside on our itinerary to attempt summit. These extra days are built in to provide the best possible conditions for each participant to summit.

  • Day 17: RETURN TO BASE CAMP

    RETURN TO BASE CAMP Return from Camp 3 to Base Camp. We’ll enjoy a great dinner to celebrate the experience.

  • Day 18: DESCEND TO PENITENTES AND TRANSFER TO MENDOZA

    DESCEND TO PENITENTES AND TRANSFER TO MENDOZA We have breakfast and then start the descent from Plaza de Mulas to Penitentes. There will be private transport waiting to take us to the hotel in Mendoza City.

  • Day 19-20: RETURN FLIGHTS TO UK

    RETURN FLIGHTS TO UK This marks the end of our Aconcagua adventure.

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  • Day 11

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  • Day 12

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  • Day 13

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  • Day 14

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  • Day 15 & 16

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  • Day 17

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  • Day 18

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  • Day 19 & 20

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Our Bucket Lister+ Trips

Bucketlister+ trips are a done-for-you service from start to finish. We organise everything for you. You’ll have a UK Guide with you every step of the way and the additional option to book UK Group Flights & Transfers through us. All you’ll have to do is pack your bag.

Bucketlister+ trips are a done-for-you service from start to finish. We organise everything for you. You’ll have a UK Guide with you every step of the way and the additional option to book UK Group Flights & Transfers through us. All you’ll have to do is pack your bag.

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Aconcagua Trek Frequently Asked Questions

  • Should I buy travel insurance?

    We do require travellers to obtain a relevant insurance policy for any trip they attend.


  • Do I need a climbing permit?

    Yes, but this is included in the base trip cost. Our local guides organise this on the groups behalf.


  • Do I need a visa?

    No, you do not need a visa to enter or travel through Argentina for up to 3 months and you must have at least 3 month validity on your passport.


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