Peru to Argentina: Qampa & Aconcagua Climb

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  • duration 13 days
  • tour type Private
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Maximum altitude 6985 meters
  • Starts Cusco, Peru
  • Ends Mendoza, Argentina
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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
This Nevada Qampa to Aconcagua trek is an incredible, 13-day trek and climb adventure that takes you to the Cordillera Vilcanota and Aconcagua National Park. We have designed the itinerary to offer you the chance to climb some of the most popular peaks in the Andes along with acclimatisation in Cusco.

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.
5 - Excellent
Based on 8 reviews
Review for another Unu Raymi Expeditions tour
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • From Peru
  • On Mar 05 2020
“We had a great time! The trek was perfectly custom tailored to our needs.

We have left Puerto Natales and still travelling. Thanks again for helping plan a memorable trip for us. We are grateful to have experienced the beauty of TdP.”
Unu Raymi Expeditions responded to this review on : “Hi Katherine, many thanks for your comments regards the trek we designed for you in Torres del Paine, it was a pleasure having you both with us.
Please keep in touch and we hope to see you again another year! best regards, James”
Alex's review for another Unu Raymi Expeditions tour
5 - Excellent
  • Alex
  • On Sep 24 2018
“I have traveled to many parts of the world, however this was my first trip to Peru. My goal was to visit Machu Picchu and see as many remote Peru sights as time allows. James was excellent. He understood exactly what I was looking for and made it a reality. Peru has all the elements of adventure tourism: Friendly and open culture, unique natural beauty, uncrowded remote areas, ancient archeological sights, night life, also good infrastructure that makes it easy to access the remote areas. Thanks to James I was able to experience the best Peru has to offer. Whether you are looking for a main stream tour, or a unique custom trip James has the rare combination of experience, attention to detail, and passion that will make your adventure the best experience it can be.
Highly recommend!”
Max's review for another Unu Raymi Expeditions tour
5 - Excellent
  • Max
  • On Sep 03 2018
“James did an awesome job. Due to bad weather conditions, we had to change to a different route and he met all my needs. The Choquequirao Trek was beautiful, my guide No was fit, knowledgeable and always in a good mood. The equipment was brand new and well suited for the trek. I was able to get a special diet during the trek and the food tasted very good. The cook and horseman worked really hard! I thank James for this five star experience in the Andes!”
Unu Raymi Expeditions responded to this review on : “Thanks for your kind words Max, it was a pleasure to have you with us & the crew loved trekking with you. Keep in touch, would be great to see you back in Peru another year!”
  • 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
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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.


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.

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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.
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