Aconcagua is a highest mountain outside of Asia,being the Highest in both the Southern and Western Hemispheres with a summit elevation of 6,960.8 metres. It is located in the Mendoza Province, Argentina, and lies 112 km northwest of its capital, the city of Mendoza, about five km from San Juan Province and 15 km from the international border with Chile. Its is bounded by the Valle de las Vacas to the north and east and the Valle de los Horcones Inferior to the west and south. The mountain and its surroundings are part of the Aconcagua Provincial Park. The mountain has a number of glaciers. The largest glacier is the Ventisquero Horcones Inferior at about 10 km long, which descends from the south face to about 3,600 in altitude near the Confluencia camp. Two other large glacier systems are the Ventisquero de las Vacas Sur and Glaciar Este/Ventisquero Relinchos system at about five kilometres long. The most well-known is the north-eastern or Polish Glacier, as it is a common route of ascent. Aconcagua is technically an easy mountain if approached from the north, via the normal route. Aconcagua is arguably the highest non-technical mountain in the world, since the northern route does not absolutely require ropes, axes, and pins.The routes to the peak from the south and south-west ridges are more demanding and the south face climb is considered quite difficult. The Polish Glacier Traverse route, also known as the "Falso de los Polacos" route, crosses through the Vacas valley, ascends to the base of the Polish Glacier, then traverses across to the normal route for the final ascent to the summit. The third most popular route is by the Polish Glacier itself. First time we Imagine Nepal Trek and Expedition Pvt ltd. going to organize Aconcagua Expedition in 2019-December 6 to 26 .
Peak: Aconcagua Peak
Expedition Duration:18 days
Expedition Season:2020 December 6 to 26
Country: Mendoza Province. Argentina
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Leader: Mingma G
DAY 1: Mendoza
Arrival to Mendoza and transfer to the hotel. Dinner at the restaurant.
DAY 2: Mendoza
Obtaining the necessary climbing permits. Organizing the transport to the base Camp.
DAY 3: Penitentes
Minibus transport to Penitentes (2600m). Overnight in the hotel.
DAY 4: Horcones – Confluencia
Horcones – Confluencia (3300m) – (about 4 hours). Accommodation in the camp.
DAY 5: Confluencia
Confluencia. Day for the acclimatization. Climb to Plaza Francia 4000m and return to the camp.
DAY 6: Confluencia – Plaza de Mulas
Confluencia – Plaza de Mulas (4300m) – (about 8 hours). Arrival to the base camp.Rest.
DAY 7: Plaza de Mulas
Plaza de Mulas – Medical examination (pulse, blood pressure, oxygen level…). The plan of acclimatization and climbing will be made according to the results.
DAY 8: Aconcagua
Climbing period to the highest summit of South America, Aconcagua (6962m).
DAY 16: Plaza de Mulas – Penitentes
Plaza de Mulas – Penitentes (about 8 hours). Gala dinner.
DAY 17: Mendoza
Returning to Mendoza by minibus. Arrival in the city in the afternoon.
DAY 18: Finish
Mendoza. Departure day.
1. Guiding fee
3.. Transportation during the trip
4.. Luggage transfer during the trip
5. Permit and entrance fees
6. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
7. Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)
1. International air fare
2. Personal climbing Insurance
3. Visa fee
4. Heliopter Rescue if needed
5. Alcoholic drinks
Heavy-weight fleece / pile jacket
Light/medium-weight, long thermal underwear shirt (polypropylene/capilene)
Long underwear shirt, medium weight fleece shirt,
Water proof / breathable jacket with hood (Gore Tex is strongly recommended)
Long sleeve, light weight shirt
Down or hollow fiber filled jacket with a hood, large enough to put on over a fleece jacket
Fleece pants (with full side zips to allow ventilation)
Two pairs of long underwear pants (one light-weight and one medium-weight)
Waterproof / breathable pants (or bib pants) with full side zips for easy putting on and taking off
Light weight trekking boots
Climbing expedition boots
Crampons (well fitting, preferably “step-in”) with a maintenance&repairing kit
2-3 pairs of liner socks
3 pairs of wool or poly socks (medium-heavy thickness)
2 pairs of liner gloves
Medium weight fleece gloves
Nylon shell gloves
Wool or fleece mittens
Thick hat (wool or fleece)
Extra pair of your ordinary glasses (if you wear them)
Down or hollow fiber filled sleeping bag good for 10-20 degrees Fahrenheit
Sleeping pad, either a Therm-a-Rest, or a closed-cell foam pad
Two water bottles 1 liter each (with insulators)
One 70-80 liters rucksack
One day pack (should be big enough to hold two
liters’ thermos, a snack, extra clothing, and a camera for
the summit day)
Ice axe 60-70 cm
Telescopic ski poles
Glacier cream (spf 40)
Your specific first aid kit
Lip balm (spf 25+)
Favorite lightweight snacks
Camera and accessories
Book, playing cards, walkman, reading stuff etc.
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