- duration 13 days
- tour type Private
- minimum participants 2
- age requirement 18+ years old
- max group size 12
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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- Start your trip in Peru & acclimatize with a climb of Mt Qampa
- Explore the mountainous Cordillera Vilcanota before heading for Argentina
- Climb Mt Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Americas
- See the majestic South Wall of Aconcagua, one of the largest in the world
Your guided trip starts in Peru, where you will climb Mount Qampa (5,400m). The journey to the mountain takes you through a stunning and diverse route, showing you a part of Peru that is largely untouched by tourism. Communities here continue to live traditionally and without many of the modern utilities that are in use today. Our arrieros and mules will meet you at the starting point and accompany you during the trek.
Mount Qampa is one of the easiest and the most popular mountains in the Cusco region. It may be climbed without prior experience in mountaineering. However, it does involve a glacier hike and might also include a small rock-climbing section (depending on the season). Once at the summit, you can take in an incredible, panoramic view that reaches as far as Salkantay, over 200km in the northwest.
The second part of this trip involves a series of flights to Argentina from Cusco. Spend a night in Mendoza before transferring to Penitentes for your Mount Aconcagua climb. Aconcagua (6,962m) is part of the Andes Mountain Range and is located in the province of Mendoza, Argentina. The highest mountain in the Americas, Mount Aconcagua is also the highest mountain outside of the Himalayas.
Trek from Penitentes to Plaza de Mulas, from where you will start your ascent to the summit via a number of high-altitude camps. The summit offers an incredible, 360-degree view of mountains and glaciers, including the stunning peaks of Cerro Mercedario and Cerro Tolosa.
Descending back via the valley of Horcones, you will find yourself in Penitentes once more. There is an option to spend the night here before transferring back to Mendoza for your onward flight.
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Day 1: Cusco – Pacchanta – Mount Qampa Basecamp
Day 2: Mount Qampa Base Camp - Summit - Mount Qampa Base Camp
Day 3: Mount Qampa Base Camp – Pacchanta – Cusco
Day 4: Fly from Cusco to Mendoza (Argentina)
Day 5: Mendoza
Day 6: Mendoza – Penitentes & trek to Confluencia
Day 7: Trek from Confluencia to Plaza de Mulas
Day 8: Plaza de Mulas – Plaza Canada
Day 9: Plaza Canada – Nido de Condores
Day 10: Nido de Condores – Camp Colera
Day 11: Camp Colera - summit - Plaza de Mulas
Day 12: Plazas de Mulas – Penitentes – Mendoza
Day 13: Mendoza departure
- Meals: 10 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches & 6 Dinners
- Private airport transfers: Cusco pickup and Mendoza drop-off
- Three nights' accommodation in Mendoza. One nights' accommodation in Cusco. Camping during the trek
- A professional, bilingual high-mountain guide
- Arrieros & mules during some parts of the trek
- Group camping & dining equipment
- Flight from Cusco to Mendoza
- Visa charges
- International flights (except the flight from Cusco to Mendoza, which is part of the itinerary)
- Travel insurance with high-altitude rescue & evacuation is not included in the tour price. The traveler is responsible for any costs incurred as part of medical rescue and evacuation
- Any costs incurred as part of changes to the above itinerary due to weather or any unforeseen circumstances
- Crampons, ice axes, harnesses, helmets, sleeping bags & trekking poles (can be rented as part of trip)
- Summit & entrance fees to Aconcagua National Park
- Hotels before & after the trip (can be organised as part of trip)
- Anything mentioned optional in the above itinerary
- Meals and services not indicated in the itinerary
- Tips for the crew
- Earn US$ 140+ in travel credits.
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10% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.Payment
A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.Travel Insurance
We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. Bookmundi recommends World Nomads' travel insurance.Other Practical InformationTravel insurance with highaltitude rescue & evacuation is required for the trip. Entrance & summit permits to Aconcagua National Park are not included in the tour price and must be paid for in cash in Mendoza. The permit to the summit of Aconcagua costs around USD 800 per person. We will help you secure these permits. Radio Equipment: On the expedition we will have radios and access to a rescue helicopter if required. Medical: Oxygen will be available on the expedition as well as an oximeter (to read oxygen levels in your blood), diamox (to combat any bad effects of altitude sickness), and a complete medical box set for the expedition. Health: Your health will be checked at regular intervals along the route (example, at every camp). All of our guides are fully trained in first aid and mountain rescue. Pacing: It is important to go at a pace you are comfortable with. Our guides will help support you in this. The summit attempt will be made via Mount Aconcagua's north face. The biggest threats in the mountain are the cold (20°c to 30°c) and altitude. The summit success rate stands at about 50%. Good physical condition and prior experience at altitude is highly recommended.