Aconcagua (22,841 fasl)
The Hill Aconcagua almost needs no introduction.
1st Day : Arrival at airport or bus station in Mendoza City at 2,460 fasl (750 masl). Transfer to Hotel in Mendoza City. Prepare ascent permits and checking of gear. Renting or buying part of the equipment, if necessary.
2nd Day: Transfer from Mendoza City to Puente del Inca at 8,860 fasl (2700 masl) or Penitentes at 8,200 fasl (2500 masl). Prepare gear and supplies for mules. Night at Hotel.
3rd Day: Transfer from Puente del Inca or Penitentes to Horcones at 9,500 fasl (2900 masl). Entrance to Aconcagua National Park. Trekking to Confluencia camp at 11,300 fasl (3450 masl). Night at camp.
4th Day: Trekking from Confluencia to El Mirador at 13,600 fasl (4150 masl), Plaza Francia area (base camp for south face). The best place to admire the incredible south face. Back to Confluencia. Night at camp.
5th Day: Trekking from Confluencia to normal routes base camp, Plaza de Mulas at 13,940 fasl (4250 masl).
6th Day: Resting and acclimatization day at base camp.
7th Day: Supplies and fuel transportation up to C1 (Plaza Canadá) at 15,745 fasl (4800 masl) and C2 (Nido de Cóndores) at 17,700 fasl (5400 masl). Return to base camp.
8th Day: Resting and acclimatization day at base camp.
9th Day: Base camp-C1 (Plaza Canadá)
10th Day: C1-C2 (Nido de Cóndores)
11th Day: C2-C3 (Berlín) at 20,000 fasl (6100 masl)
12th Day: Summit attempt day.
13th Day: Extra day for bad weather conditions.
14th Day: Return to Plaza de Mulas
15th Day: Plaza de Mulas-Puente del Inca or Penitentes. Night at Hotel.
16th Day: Return to Mendoza City. Night at Hotel.
17th Day: Transfer to airport or bus station.
18th Day: Extra day for bad weather conditions
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