Full Logistics Support for Mountaineers
If you are an experienced climber or a guide, then this full service program is ideal as a backup of your expedition.
INKA EXPEDICIONES facilitates the organization of logistics services providing a package that covers all your needs:
We have prepared a very convenient set of services for self-leaded expeditions. We make the logistic arrangements for you. This gives you the advantage of having complete control over your trip without having the administrative headache of expedition organization. Your time prior to the expedition’s departure is therefore free so you can concentrate on other things, such as raising sponsorship or simply keeping busy at work:
Transport in a private vehicle from the airport – Hotel in Mendoza. We wait for you at the airport and take you to the hotel.
Transport to and from Mendoza-Penitentes in a private vehicle. From the hotel we take you to Penitentes, 180 km, through mountainous roads, where you can enjoy the most spectacular view of the Central Andes.
Transport to and from Penitentes-Horcones in a private vehicle. From the hotel in Penitentes to the entrance of Aconcagua Park, to start the trekking.
Two (2) nights of lodging in a 3 *** hotel in the city of Mendoza, double or triple, breakfast included. We have chosen an excellent hotel, in the city, for lodging at your arrival in Mendoza and for the last night you stay in our Province.
One (1) night in Penitentes, Double or triple, half pension. Beverages not included. For the past years, this ski center, Penitentes, has been the parting point for most expeditions to the Aconcagua. Before this, we use to go through the Puente del Inca, but we prefer Penitentes because the lodging is better. The welcome dinner, breakfast and taxes are included
Seven (7) meals service full board (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) are included and you can take these at Confluencia and at Base Camps (Plaza de Mulas and Plaza Argentina). Meals are prepared daily by the cooks. During last season, 100% of our clients were satisfied with the service offered. You can be sure that you will also be satisfied. Our meals at base camps are very different than the dehydrated meals you might have tested in the mountains. Our diet includes, among other things, fresh fruit, meat, chicken, vegetables, fresh eggs, bread and argentine wine. Our meals are energy balanced with the carbohydrates your body requires for this kind of ascent. We are also prepared to elaborate special meals, vegetarian and other kinds.
There is permanent communication through VHF and UHF radios, between Base Camps, Penitentes and Mendoza. This guarantees safety and organization that will lead your expedition to be a successful one. Besides this, we also offer an e-mail service in Plaza de Mulas at reasonable costs
Mules for equipment transportation (30 kg/person) from Penitentes to Base Camp back and forth. 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 our carriers are experimented, they know and handle their work with these animals, through family tradition. Each person has the right to transport up to 30 kg. We recommend you take a resistant bag, even though the gear is protected for transportation.
Domes completely equipped with tables, chairs, dishes, electricity and heat. They are domes ready to provide the highest comfort and quality services. They are attended by a group of mountain service professionals, in charge of preparing meals and of offering an exceptional service, with a friendly treatment and always with a smile.
The WC at camps are for exclusive use of our clients.
Our Base Camps have their own portable altitude chamber, oxygen equipment, oximeters and first aid kits for an immediate response under any situation.
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.
At Penitentes and Plaza de Mulas. 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 (tax charged by Mendoza government, according to the selected route, dates, nationality and the assistance of authorized company).
- Personal equipment.
- Rescue or other costs due to abandon of expedition.
- Personal expenses (tips, laundry, phone, drinks, and porters)
- Extra nights in hotel in case of early return to the city.
- Meals in Mendoza.
- Tents for accommodation in Confluencia / Plaza de Mulas / Plaza Argentina
- Porter service (for common or personal equipment).
- Any type of service at the high camps.
- Tents, stoves, etc. at base camps and high camps.
- TRF OUT Hotel- Airport.
- Any other service not mentioned as SERVICES INCLUDED