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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: DEPART UK & FLY TO MENDOZA

    DEPART UK & FLY 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 Upon arrival in Mendoza, those who have transfers booked with us - you will be met at Mendoza International Airport and transferred to your hotel. After check-in at the hotel, there will be an expedition briefing and a comprehensive gear check. Guides will be able to assist you with any equipment rentals or purchases required. Following the briefing, you will have the evening free to explore Mendoza and enjoy the many great restaurants in the area.

  • Day 3: MENDOZA / PUENTE DEL INCA (2,725 M)

    MENDOZA / PUENTE DEL INCA (2,725 M) After breakfast, we will start the journey from Mendoza (760m) to Puente del Inca (2,725m) to start our acclimatisation. There will be a lunch stop at Uspallata. Once we have checked into our accommodation in Puente del Inca we will prepare the loads for the mules ready for our trek to start tomorrow.

  • Day 4: PUENTE DEL INCA / CONFLUENCIA (3,300 M)

    PUENTE DEL INCA / CONFLUENCIA (3,300 M) After breakfast, we'll drive to the park entrance, show our permits, and then we're off! Today sees us completing a 3.5-hour trek to Confluencia Camp (3,300m), where we will spend two nights. Once the tents are up we'll explore the surrounding area. WiFi and hot showers are available for an additional cost. Trekking time: 3.5 hours

  • Day 5: CONFLUENCIA / PLAZA FRANCIA (4,000 M) / CONFLUENCIA

    CONFLUENCIA / PLAZA FRANCIA (4,000 M) / CONFLUENCIA Today we trek to the Plaza Francia lookout (4,000m), from where we can view the stunning South Face of Aconcagua whilst we eat lunch. After exploring the area we return to Confluencia Camp for the night. Trekking time: 6-7 hours

  • Day 6: CONFLUENCIA / PLAZA DE MULAS (4,260 M)

    CONFLUENCIA / PLAZA DE MULAS (4,260 M) Today's trek to Plaza de Mulas Base Camp (4,260m) follows the Horcones Superior River and rises onto a lateral moraine next to the Horcones Glacier. Although this will be a long day the pace will be moderate to ensure everyone arrives at the camp feeling well. On arrival in camp we will be able to relax, with hot drinks and snacks. Trekking time: 7-9 hours

  • Day 7: PLAZA DE MULAS

    PLAZA DE MULAS Although today is a rest day there will be a walk around the area surrounding base camp, so we can admire the views. In the afternoon we'll have a gear briefing ready for tomorrow's climb of Mt. Bonete

  • Day 8: PLAZA DE MULAS / MT. BONETE (5,100 M) / PLAZA DE MULAS

    PLAZA DE MULAS / MT. BONETE (5,100 M) / PLAZA DE MULAS Today we will climb Mt. Bonete, 5,100 m. For many climbers, this will be their first summit over 5,000 m. From the top, we have one of the best panoramic views of Aconcagua and the surrounding mountains. The climb also gives us the essential acclimatization necessary to climbAconcagua. Trekking time: 6-7 hours

  • Day 9: PLAZA DE MULAS / CAMP 1 “CANADÁ” (4,910 M) / PLAZA DE MULAS

    PLAZA DE MULAS / CAMP 1 “CANADÁ” (4,910 M) / PLAZA DE MULAS Another acclimatisation trek today to Camp 1, known as 'Camp Canadá' (4,910m). Aconcagua has been experiencing persistent drought so everyone will have to carry some water with them from Base Camp to Camp 1 ready for our move on day 11. After lunch and a tour of the camp we'll return to Base Camp. Note: if you have not hired a personal porter you will be able to carry some of your gear to Camp 1 today, to reduce the weight on day 11. Trekking time: 3-4 hours

  • Day 10: PLAZA DE MULAS

    PLAZA DE MULAS Rest and acclimatisation at Base Camp. It will be important to check gear today, and get plenty of rest ready for the move to Camp 1.

  • Day 11: PLAZA DE MULAS / CAMP 1“CANADÁ”

    PLAZA DE MULAS / CAMP 1“CANADÁ” We move from Base Camp to Camp 1 this morning. You'll carry your personal gear whilst porters carry tents etc. On arrival at Camp 1 we'll have lunch and set up the tents. Trekking time: 3-4 hours

  • Day 12: CAMP 1“CANADÁ” / CAMP 2 “NIDO D E CÓNDORES” (5,250M)

    CAMP 1“CANADÁ” / CAMP 2 “NIDO D E CÓNDORES” (5,250M) Today we move from Camp Canada to Camp 2 “Nido de Cóndores”, for two nights of rest and acclimatisation. You'll again carry your personal gear and water whilst porters carry expedition equipment. Once we have arrived at Camp 2 we'll set up tents, have dinner and settle down for the night. Trekking time: 3-4 hours

  • Day 13: CAMP 2“NIDO D E CÓNDORES”

    CAMP 2“NIDO D E CÓNDORES” Another rest day, however we will also practice some of the skills needed to perform safely on summit day (self-arrest, crampon use). Guides will assess each climber's skills to ensure all are well-trained.

  • Day 14: CAMP 2 “NIDO D E CÓNDORES” / CAMP 3“CÓLERA”

    CAMP 2 “NIDO D E CÓNDORES” / CAMP 3“CÓLERA” We'll climb to Camp 3 ('Cólera'); we'll carry our personal gear and water whilst porters carry expedition equipment. In Camp 3 the guides will check out summit gear whilst we rest; there will also be an orientation ready for the summit climb tomorrow. Following an early dinner we'll have an early night ready for tomorrow's early start. Trekking time: 3 hours

  • Day 15: CAMP 3“CÓLERA”/ SUMMIT (6,962M) / CAMP 3“CÓLERA”

    CAMP 3“CÓLERA”/ SUMMIT (6,962M) / CAMP 3“CÓLERA” Summit Day! There will be an early breakfast before a gradual climb following switchbacks to 'Independencia' (a small, A-framed hut). We will then traverse the North Face of Aconcagua to the Canaleta, a low-angle gully that leads to the summit ridge. A few hundred metres below the summit the route traverses east and leads directly to the top. After photos, and some time to enjoy the views, we will descend to Camp 3. Note: Amount of time spent on the summit is determined by weather and arrival time. Trekking time: 8-12 hours

  • Day 16: CAMP 3“CÓLERA”/ PLAZA D E MULAS

    CAMP 3“CÓLERA”/ PLAZA D E MULAS We have a slow descent today to Plaza de Mulas Base Camp. Once we arrive in Base Camp we'll have the rest of the day free to celebrate our acheivement and enjoy dinner. Trekking time: 4 hours

  • Day 17: PLAZA D E MULAS / HORCONES / MENDOZA

    PLAZA D E MULAS / HORCONES / MENDOZA The last day of trekking sees us descend to the park entrance, with mules carrying our belongings. We will then transfer to Mendoza and check in to our hotel. Trekking time: 6-7 hours

  • Day 18: Contingency Day

    Contingency Day This is a contingency day. If it is not needed for the climb you will have a free day in Mendoza

  • Day 19: Contingency Day

    Contingency Day This is another contingency day. If it is not needed for the climb you will have another free day in Mendoza

  • Day 20: Return Back to the UK

    Return Back to the UK This marks the end of our Aconcagua adventure, We say goodbye and transfer back to Mendoza Airport and fly back to the UK.

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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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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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