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The best view of Aconcagua from 5000 mts.

Besides knowing Plaza Francia and the imposing view of the south wall, and Plaza de Mulas, main base camp of Aconcagua, we propose to summit in Mt. Bonete (5000 m) and enjoy an exclusive and incredible view of the west face of Aconcagua and its surroundings.

About the Route

This seven days trekking lets us observe the two most spectacular faces of Aconcagua. We will first walk to Plaza Francia, South Wall base camp. There, after walking through glaciers surrounded by amazing mounts, we´ll enjoy its impressive 3000 mts of altitude .After that we´ll walk a long way up to Plaza de Mulas Base camp, which after such an effort, will reward us with an incredible view of Aconcagua´s West Wall at sunset and it´ll give us the chance to spend some time with mountaineers from all over the world that get ready to reach the summit.And then, we reach the summit of Mt. Bonete (5000 mts) From this mountain we´ll see the awesome Aconcagua west face, as well the huge Plaza de Mulas’ Base Camp. From the Bonete´s summit the surrounding landscape it’s amazing, you could admire the vast expanse of the Andes.The sensation at that moment, we cannot tell. We want you to have the experience yourself. Start walking with us!

Scheduled expeditions

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Cerro BoneteNov 22nd, 2017Nov 28th, 2017LowConsult0Join nowQuestions?
Cerro BoneteDec 28th, 2017Jan 3rd, 2018HighConsult0Join nowQuestions?
Cerro BoneteJan 4th, 2018Jan 10th, 2018HighConsult0Join nowQuestions?
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Cerro BoneteJan 17th, 2018Jan 23rd, 2018HighConsult0Join nowQuestions?
Cerro BoneteJan 24th, 2018Feb 1st, 2018HighConsult0Join nowQuestions?
Cerro BoneteJan 31st, 2018Feb 6th, 2018HighConsult0Join nowQuestions?
Cerro BoneteFeb 14th, 2018Feb 20th, 2018MediumConsult0Join nowQuestions?
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Cerro Bonete 0Start Nov 22nd, 2017

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Start: Nov 22nd, 2017

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Cerro Bonete 0Start Jan 4th, 2018

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Cerro Bonete 0Start Jan 10th, 2018

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Cerro Bonete 0Start Jan 24th, 2018

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Cerro Bonete 0Start Jan 31st, 2018

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Cerro Bonete 0Start Feb 14th, 2018

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After you have rested from your flight, we wait for you at INKA EXPEDICIONES office to finalize the arrangements and give you the needed paperwork to go to the permit office and purchase your permit to enter to Park Aconcagua and your bus ticket to Penitentes.Accommodation: Not included – Meals: Not included- Transportation: Not included
When you arrive to Penitentes you will meet the Guide. After some instructions we will drive you from Penitentes to Horcones, Aconcagua Park Entrance. We start a 3 or 4 hours trekking through the stream of the Horcones river. During the trekking we have a lunch break. Then we continue to Confluencia camp at 3368m. We have Dinner and night rest in tents.
Trekking duration: 4 hs. – Accommodation: Tents –Meals: Lunch and Dinner
We’ll trek for about 5 hours until we arrive to Plaza Francia, base camp of the impressive Aconcagua South Wall. From this place, Aconcagua, the Stone Sentinel, appears more magnificent and intimidating than ever. We can see the entire South Wall. This is one of the nicest points of the expedition with a breathtaking first view of Aconcagua that you will never forget.
Trekking duration: 6 to 8 hours – Accommodation: Double tents / dome – Meals: Breakfast – Lunch Dinner.

We will begin our trekking to Plaza de Mulas base camp. After breakfast, we start our walk across “Playa Ancha” . We slowly gain altitude up to the Horcones Superior Valley. After hiking across Playa Ancha and climbing up through a very steep path, “Cuesta Brava” (meaning Rugged Slope), we reach Plaza de Mulas, at 4.250 m.  Trekking duration: 8 to 10 hours. – Accommodation: Double tents / dome – Meals: Breakfast   – Lunch –  Dinner.

The first day in Base Camp is always a rest day. This is a good opportunity to familiarize yourself with the Camp and explore the area. We get together with the guides, do a medical checkup, reorganize and review the equipment. Plaza de Mulas is where hundreds of expedition begins the expedition to the summit, so you can talk and share experiences with people of all around the world.
Accommodation: Tent / Dormitory Dome – Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
After breakfast we strat the ascent to Mt Bonete’s summit.  From this mountain we´ll see the awesome Aconcagua west face, as well the huge Plaza de Mulas’ Base Camp. The surrounding landscape it’s amazing, you could admire the vast expanse of the Andes. Then we return to Plaza de Mulas.
Accommodation: Tent / Dormitory Dome – Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Box & Dinner
This day is a rest day and a good occasion to explore the local terrain. We will walk on Plaza de Mulas surroundings overcrossing the Horcones Superior Glacier, always with an incredible view of Aconcagua´s West Wall at sunset.
Accommodation: Tent / Dormitory Dome – Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
After we have breakfast and finish the organization of our backpacks, we began the descent to Horcones. Once we arrive at the Rangers office, a private van will be waiting to transport us back to Penitentes. If we have time enough, we will descend to Puente de Inca and see the magnificent landscape. At Penitentes we wait for our bags and then return to our hotel in Mendoza.
Trekking duration:  8 to 9 hours  – Accommodation: Hotel at Mendoza- Meals: Breakfast  – Lunch Box. – Transportation: Horcones – Penitentes – Mendoza

 

NOTE
The proposed itinerary can be changed due to weather conditions o other forced situations that put in risk the group security. The guides have the authority to change the program according to their criteria, to maximize the security based on his knowledge and experience.

The guides are professional, experimented and highly qualified guides, with degrees and licenses from organisms that guarantee their special training. The Provincial School for Mountain and Trekking Guides (EPGAMT), is the only school that specializes on the Aconcagua, accredited in the Argentine Association for Mountain Guides (AAGM) and members of the Professional Mountain and Trekking Guides Association  (AGPMT). Some of the guides have licences from the IFMGA.
 Transport in a private vehicle to and from Penitentes-Horcones in a private vehicle. We take you from our office in Penitentes to the entrance of Aconcagua Park, to start the trekking.
Confluencia and Plaza de Mulas: All nights of the trekking at double tents or dormitory domes (4 or 8 persons), , Full Board.
Mules for common equipment transportation from Penitentes to Camps back and forth. It means you won’t have to carry any tents or extra weight besides your personal gear. We own our own tame mules and our carriers are experimented, they know and handle their work with these animals, through family tradition.
All meals are included during the ttrekking and at Base Camp. Meals are prepared daily by the cooks. Our diet include, among other things, fresh fruit, meat, chicken, vegetables, fresh eggs, bread and other. Our meals are energy balanced with all your body requires for the trek. We are also are prepared to elaborate special meals, like vegetarian, celiac and other kinds.
There is permanent communication through VHF, UHF radios, Satellite Telephones, between Base Camps, mountain expeditions, Penitentes and Mendoza. This guarantees safety and organization that will lead your expedition to be a successful one. We also offer an e-mail service in Plaza de Mulas at reasonable costs.
We take your equipment (15 kg/person) from Puente del Inca to Plaza de Mulas (Base Camp) back and forth. Our “responsibility and confidence service” means taking your equipment on time and in perfect conditions to and from Base Camp and back to Penitentes. We own our tame mules and the “arrieros” are experimented in the mountain.
The dining domes are completely equiped with tables, chairs, dishes and electricity, to provide the highest comfort and quality services. You will be attended by our Camp Team, in charge of preparing meals and of offering an excepcional service with a friendly treatment.
We have medical kits at base camps that include all regular medicines and oximeters, oxygen tubes and hyperbaric chambers exclusively for our clients in ready to solve all kinds of problems. The guides also carry a medical kit for high camps. We have access to rangers, rescue teams, police, professionals medicine doctors and medical institutes specializing in mountain accidents, who are immediately put on alert and get ready whenever they are required by INKA Expediciones.
We provide our clients with the best mountain tents available. Also we have exclusive dormitory tents for 4 or 8 persons, with bunk beds, electric light and carpet. We have private bathroom for our clients, toilettes at Confluencia Camp and letrines at Plaza de Mulas Base Camp. We also offered hot water baths at convenient prices.
Assistance in the obtainment of Aconcagua Provincial Park entrance permits. The Aconcagua is a reserved area, managed by the Government of the Province of Mendoza. To be able to enter the park one must obtain a permit, for trekking or for ascending to the summit. You will be personally assisted in this procedure at our sales office. The permit cost is not included in our services.
Facility for the deposit and care of equipment. A person in charge of the camp supervises your equipment while you ascend. Personal equipment reviews and advice for rental, if necessary
  • Aconcagua Park climbing fee for ascent.
  • Personal equipment.
  • Rescue or other costs due to abandon of expedition.
  • Personal expenses (tips, laundry, phone, drinks, and porters or other items not specified above.)
  • Extra nights in hotel in case of early return to the city.
  • Meals in Mendoza.
  • All other services not listed as included.

Required equipment list

Light Weight Underwear.
Long Underwear, Tops and bottoms. (Polypropylene or Capilene) cotton blends are not acceptable.
Fleece Jacket: Mid-weight.
Trekking Trousers.
Long sleeve t-shirts
Jacket: Waterproof/ breathable.
Good storm-proof mountain jacket with attached hood. We suggested: Gore-Tex.
Waterproof trousers.
Duvet vest or jacket.
Shorts (optional)
Sun hat: Sun hat with good visor and white bandana for protecting neck.
Head lamp (optional).
Sun glasses.
Buff.
Beanie (with interior fleece lining)
Synthetic gloves: 1 pair light weight (pile or polypropylene) -inner gloves + fleece gloves-.
Warm Gloves with WindWall fleece at exterior to block winter’s raw winds.
Light hiking boots or trekking shoes.
Wool socks. (3 pairs)
Liner socks. 2 pair of smooth wool, nylon or polypropylene to be worn next to the skin. This reduces the incidence of blisters and hot-spots.
Sandals (footwear to rest, to move confortably through the camp).

Ski poles. One pair of telescopic or collapsible, optional.

Backpack: 75 liters.
Daypack: Optional but recommended.
Sleeping bag: from -10 º C / -20 º C.
Water bottle: Two (2) one-liter water bottle.
Sun screen: SPF 30 minimum.
Lip screen: SPF 30.
Personal first aid kit. Headache pills, injuries kit, personal medication, etc.
Personal Hygiene: Wet towels, soap, etc.
Plastic bags. For pack clothes and keep dry.
Photographic equipment. Optional

A private trekking is run exclusively for you, your own families or friends and also you can choose the departure date.

At INKA we have pre-set programs with the same itinerary and services of programmed trekkings.
Departure dates: you or your group choose the best date according to convenience.
Itinerary: You can choose our pre-set program (recommended) or propose one as programs. We advise you according to our experience to see if it is feasible to perform so you can reach your goal.
The group: The number of members per expedition can be from 1 to 12 people
Services: We have the best professional guides and the best infrastructure in Aconcagua. Transportation, lodging, food … no need to worry about anything … just enjoy and get ready for an unforgettable experience.

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