ACONCAGUA Normal Premium Route


The Roof of Americawith its 6962 masl is the highest mountain outside the Himalayas. A mountain that awakens passions and invites you to make dreams come true.

We have called our itinerary “Aconcagua Normal Premium Route”. We begin with two nights in Las Cuevas, looking for our body to comfortably accommodate the altitude from the refuge nestled in this beautiful mountain town at 3300 meters above sea level.

The proposed route is the normal one entering through the Horcones valley. After a night in Confluencia 3400, we will trek to Plaza de Mulas 4200, our base camp, where we will rest for a whole day.

We will carry the equipment to Camp 1 Canada 4950 masl, and we will return to our base camp. All looking for greater acclimatization, and thus more chances of summit in the colossus.

We will move to camp 1 Canada 4950 m and the next day to the Nido de Cóndores camp 5500, we take a break there after the day of carrying to Camp 3. Finally from the third Cólera camp at 5990 m we will try to summit.

We will use an ascent style that has services and comfort. This does not take away from being well trained and bringing a previous acclimatization also helps a lot; in addition to having had similar experiences in lower mountains. It goes without saying that the forecast is a matter to check and take into account, that is why we include an extra day.

We invite you to be part of this adventure and thus delve into a level mountaineering enjoying the Andes at its best.

Physical Difficulty: High
Technical Difficulty: Middle - Low
Duration: 18 days
Necessary equipment: High Mountain
Maximum group: Up to 3 climbers per Guide
It includes:
  • Professional Mountain Guide (EPGAMT / UIMLA)
  • Assistant guide (for more than 3 mountaineers)
  • Logistics and Organization.
  • List of Equipment and Advice
  • Assistance with PPA permit management
  • Pick up at the Airport
  • Transfer Mendoza – Aconcagua Park
  • 3 nights in a hotel in Mendoza
  • 2 nights of refuge in the Caves
  • Cargo mules going up and down to Plaza de Mulas
  • 1 night in Confluencia full board
  • 5 nights in Plaza de Mulas full board (one shower and one hour of internet per day at the base)
  • Meals during the expedition: Breakfast, March Meals (or lunch) and dinner on expedition days
  • Common Equipment: Tents and cooking equipment
  • Expedition porting (common equipment: tents, kitchen, food, garbage, etc.)
  • VHF Radio / First Aid Kit.


Day 1 (1/20/24): Arrival in Mendoza. Transfer to the hotel. Welcome.

Day 2: Mendoza 770 masl (Permits and equipment review – latest details)

Day 3: Trip to Las Cuevas 3300 masl – Refuge

Day 4: Las Cuevas. Acclimatization trekking and organization of equipment for the mules.

Day 5: Check In PPA trekking to Confluencia 3400 masl (medical check)

Day 6: Trekking to Plaza de Mulas Base Camp 4200 masl

Day 7: Rest at Base Camp (medical check-up)

Day 8: Acclimatization portering to Camp 1 Canada 4950 masl – Base Camp

Day 9: Rest day at Base Camp

Day 10: We move to Camp 1 Canada 4950 masl

Day 11: We move to Nido de Cóndores 5500 masl

Day 12: Acclimatization portering to Camp 3 Cólera 5990 masl – Nido de Cóndores

Day 13: Rest in Nido de Cóndores 5500 masl

Day 14: We move to Colera 5990 masl

Day 15: Aconcagua Summit Day 6962 masl – Colera

Day 16: Descent to Plaza De Mulas

Day 17: Down to Mendoza and beers!

Day 18: Extra day