EXPEDITION ACONCAGUA NORMAL ROUTE with ACCLIMATIZATION IN VALLECITOS

During the ascent to Cerro Aconcagua, the benefits are proven to acclimate in the Vallecitos area. Each season international companies use this strategy with excellent results. Its main benefits are improved adaptation to the altitude (in Vallecitos gain height with shorter hours and less stressful), reduces the chilling effect of the great mountains consolidating and building trust in group members. It also shortens the permanence and portages between base camp and high camps on Aconcagua, which ended up undermining the strength and courage of the climbers.

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EXPEDITION
Aconcagua Provincial Park - Mendoza - Argentina
19 days / 18 nights
January 7, 2013 | February 18, 2013

Program

Day 1 - Mendoza /
Reception in airport and transfer to hotel in Mendoza City (745 msnm).

Day 2 - Mendoza / Vallecitos
Transfer to Vallecitos (2700 mts) from Mendoza. Day of acclimatization.

Day 3 - Vallecitos / Piedra Grande
Trek to Piedra Grande (3200 msnm) going by Las Veguitas. Camp.

Day 4 - Piedra Grande / El Salto (CB)
Trek to El Salto base camp (4200 msnm). Camp.

Day 5 - El Salto
Rest and acclimatization in the base camp.

Day 6 - El Salto / La Hollada
Ascent to La Hollada (4900 msnm). Camp.

Day 7 - La Hollada / summit / El Salto
Early we ascend heading for the col Plata - Vallecitos to go to the summit of the Plata peak. From where we will have an imposing view of the giants of the mountain range and of the valley mendocino. Descent to a El Salto.

Day 8 - El Salto / Vallecitos / Penitentes

Return to Vallecitos and transfer to hotel in Penitentes (2700 msnm). 

Day 9 - Penitentes / Horcones / Confluencia
Transfer to Horcones. Trek to Confluencia (3250 msnm). Camp.

Day 10 - Confluencia / Plaza de Mulas (CB)

Trek to Plaza de Mulas base camp (4230 msnm). 

Day 11 - Plaza de Mulas (CB) /

Rest and acclimatization in the base camp.

Day 12 - Plaza de Mulas / Nido de Cóndores / Plaza de Mulas

Carry of the equipment to Camp 1 - Nido de Cóndores (5000 mts.) and return.

Day 13 - Plaza de Mulas / Nido de Cóndores

Ascent to Nido de Cóndores.

Day 14 - Nido de Cóndores / Berlín

Ascent to Berlín.

Day 15 - Berlín / Cumbre / Berlín

Ascent to the summit (6959 msnm) and return to Berlín.

Day 16 - EXTRA DAY

Additional day that can be used to acclimatize, to rest or to retry the summit.

DIA 17 - Berlín / Plaza de Mulas
Descent to Plaza de Mulas.

DIA 18 - Plaza de Mulas / Horcones / Mendoza

Descent to Horcones. Transfer to hotel in Mendoza city.

DIA 19 - Mendoza / airport

Transfers to the airport. End of our services.

Incluided services:
- reception in airport or terminal bus in Mendoza.
- 2 (two) lodging nights in Mendoza city in hotel*** double room with breakfast.
- assistance to obtain the Aconcagua Park entrance fee.
- all the transfers in private vans.

- assistance for the purchase and team rent.
- 1 (one) lodging night in  mountain refugio in Vallecitos (meals included).
- loads transfer to El Salto in mules (30 kg. x persona).
- 5 (five) nights in tents with all meals in altitude (Plata peak).
- 1 (one) lodging nights in  Penitentes (meals included).
- 1 (one) day with full board in Confluencia.
- loads transfer to Plaza de Mulas in mules (30 kg. x persona).
- 5 (five) days with full boar in Plaza de Mulas.
- Mountain tents.
- Bilingual mountain guide.
- All shared equipment for the expedition.
- Mules transportation of the equipment (30 kg / pax).
- VHF radio all the time.

The price of the program doesn't include:  
Personal equipment / Aconcagua Park entrance fee (see Information page) / meals in Mendoza / drinks in Mendoza, Vallectios and Penitentes / any cost if the climber abandons the trip / personal porters /

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ACONCAGUA SPIRIT Expeditions
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Aconcagua Provincial Park, Mendoza, Argentina