We are all professional, experimented and highly qualified guides, with degrees and licenses from organisms that guarantee their special training, graduates from th Provincial School for Mountain and Trekking Guides (EPGAMT), the only school that specializes on the Aconcagua, accredited in the Argentine Association for Mountain Guides (AAGM) and members of the Professional Mountain and Trekking Guides (AGPMT). Some of the guides have licences from the UIGAM.
Normal Route EXT · Included Services
All the transportation are in private vehicle. Transport Airport – Hotel in Mendoza (18 km). Transport Mendoza-Penitentes (180 km). Transport to and from Penitentes-Horcones,Aconcagua Park Entrance(7 km). Return to Mendoza from Horcones (187 km).
City of Mendoza: Two (2) nights of lodging in a 3 *** hotel in the city of Mendoza, double or triple, half board, beverages not included.
Penitentes: One (1) night at the Ayelen Hotel in Penitentes, a 3***, Double or triple, half board, beverages not included. The welcome dinner, breakfast and taxes are included.
Mountain Camps: All nights of the expedition at tents, Double, Full Board.
All meals are included during the approaching, at Base Camp and high altitude camps. Meals are prepared daily by the cooks. Our diet include, among other things, fresh fruit, meat, chicken, vegetables, fresh eggs, bread and argentine wine. Our meals are energy balanced with all your body requires for the ascent. We are also prepared to elaborate special meals, vegetarian and other kinds.
There is permanent communication, 24 hours a day, through VHF, HF radios, Satellite Telephones, between Base Camps, mountain expeditions, Penitentes and Mendoza. This guarantees safety and organization that will lead your expedition to be a successful one. We also offer an e-mail service in Plaza de Mulas at reasonable costs.
Mules for equipment transportation
We take your equipment (30 kg/person) from Puente del Inca to Plaza de Mulas (Base Camp) back and forth. Our “responsibility and confidence service” means taking your equipment on time and in perfect conditions to and from Base Camp and back to Penitentes. We own our tame mules and our carriers are experimented.
The kitchen and dining domes are completely equiped with tables, chairs, dishes, electricity and heat, to provide the highest comfort and quality services. They are attended by our Camp Team, in charge of preparing meals and of offering an excepcional service, a friendly treatment.
Our Base Camps have their own portable altitude chamber, oxygen equipment, oximeters and first aid kits for an immediate response under any situation.
We provide our clients with the best mountain tents available (The North Face, Mountain Hard Wear) equipped with comfortable mats at the base camps. Also we have exclusive bathroom for our clients, toilettes at Confluencia Camp and letrines at Plaza de Mulas and Argentina Camps. We also offered hot water baths at convenient prices.
The porter is in charge of helping the group with the extra weight the group equipment represents, such as tents, food and fuel. This is to avoid extra unnecessary efforts so you can preserve your energy, for the day you reach the summit. If you need a porter to help you with your personal gear, all you need to do is ask for one.
*Assistance in the obtainment of Aconcagua Provincial Park entrance permits. The Aconcagua is a reserved area, managed by the Government of the Province of Mendoza. To be able to enter the park one must obtain a permit, for trekking or for ascending to the summit. By government disposition, this procedure must be done personally in the offices in Mendoza, with your passport or personal document. Our job is to accompany you to the offices to fill in the forms. The permit cost is not included in our services.
*Facility for the deposit and care of equipment. A person in charge of the camp supervises your equipment while you ascend.Personal equipment reviews and advice for rental, if necessary
This program does not include:
* Aconcagua Park climbing fee (tax charged by Mendoza government, according to dates)
* Personal equipment
* Rescue or other costs due to abandon of expedition.
* Personal expenses (tips, laundry, phone, drinks, and porters)
* Extra nights in hotel in case of early return to the city.
* Meals in Mendoza