Ascents Aconcagua 6969 m.
The ascent of the Aconcagua is a serious objective which can give you a superb reward. With its 6962m it is not only the highest mountain of South America but also the highest summit in the world outside the Himalayas.
It is a different mountain from the other high mountains as far as difficulty is concerned because there is not much snow and ice on the route leading towards it. It is surprising to see so few glaciers; the wind and the sun are too strong and intense and the snow is either frozen or melted. Because of that, during the appropriate period, when the weather forecast is favourable, the summit of the Aconcagua can be climbed by alpinists who have not much experience even if this mountain has classical routes of “extreme alpinism” on the south face.
On the normal route there are some steep slopes but no crevaces or deep gulfs.
It is necessary to be well acclimatized because as the climate is very hot it is advisable to drink a lot of liquid.
It is a mountain with moments of intense cold when there is wind and a bad weather forecast.
- Duration: 20 days
- Private transfer from airport to Lima Hotel and back
- Hotel nights in Lima
- Hotel *** nights in Huaraz or Marcara lodge, double occupancy with breakfast
- Meals as indicated: B, L, D = breakfast, lunch, dinner
- Mountain guide UIAGM –english speaking and personal cook.
- Donkeys & Donkey drivers (amount depends on the group size)
- Vegetarian options are available) ask for more information or if you have special dietary needs.
- All food during the expedition (good, healthy and varied food.
- Private transport to/from Trail Heads to start/end each / trek.
- All cooking equipment, social tent, bathroom tent, foldable chairs, etc.
- Sleeping tents (4 season tents like Mountain Hardwear) depending on the necessity of the tour.
- Entrance fee National Park Huascaran.
- Additional beverages or meals in villages
- Meals in Lima and Huaraz (other than what is indicated).
- Tips for staff.
- International Flight IN-OUT of Perú.
- Unplanned return or aborted climb/trek otherwise as planned itinerary: transport & possible accommodation costs (also for staff)
- Personal mountain equipment & sleeping bag.
- Medical or traveler's insurance. Costs as a result of an emergency rescue.
- Expenses for abandoning the expedition.