Sign up for the exciting expedition to climb Mount Aconcagua through the iconic ``Normal Route``. Discover challenges and captivating landscapes in Mendoza, Argentina. A unique mountain experience!

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Enter the exciting expedition to climb Mount Aconcagua through the iconic ``Normal Route``. From Mendoza, Argentina, you'll challenge your limits as you navigate rugged trails and traverse towering glaciers. Enjoy impressive panoramic views, reach the summit and live an unforgettable experience on the highest mountain in America.

Normal Route

B: Breakfast / L: Lunch / PL: Packed Lunch / D: Dinner included.
Day 01

Mendoza (760m.)

We welcome you to Mendoza, at the airport a representative of Goldengruss Group will be waiting for you. In a few minutes you will be enjoying the comfort of one of the best hotels in the city. Your guide will contact you and coordinate a welcome meeting in which an equipment check will be carried out and, if necessary, you will be assisted during the rental and/or purchase of what is necessary.

In the afternoon we will have a welcome meeting with all the members of the group.

Day 02

Mendoza / Confluencia (3,300m)

After breakfast, we will cross the width of the Andes mountain range to the entrance of the park. Permits will be presented when we begin our 3.5 hour hike to Confluencia camp (3300 m). We begin to acclimatize, for much of the journey Aconcagua will be the backdrop. When we arrive at the camp, some exquisite snacks and something else await us.

We set up tents and rest, we prepare to spend the next two nights in this camp. (B, PL, D)

Day 03

Confluencia / Plaza Francia (4.000m) / Confluencia

From the confluence we carry out an acclimatization trek up to 4000 m. Our destination is the attractive south wall of Aconcagua, a true climbing icon, we will be incredibly close. The return to Confluencia gives us a wonderful view. (B, PL, D)
Day 04

Confluencia / Plaza de Mulas (4.260m)

An important day then, we are going to base camp. A day of between 7 and 9 hours awaits us. Because it helps our acclimatization process, we will follow a gentle pace.

Once at the “base” an amazing welcome awaits us, after rest we have to set up our tents. We are ready it will be our home for the next 4 nights. We have WI-FI, hot showers and many other amenities developed to enhance our experience. (B, PL, D)

Day 05

Plaza de Mulas (4.260m)

Day of rest and acclimatization. We took advantage of the day to prepare our personal equipment for the climb. Our guides will be available permanently.
Day 06

Plaza de Mulas / Camp 1 ``Canadá`` (4.910m) / Plaza de Mulas

The main goal of this day is to acclimatize. We will ascend to field 1. Our first steps on the colossus of America. Those who have not hired porters may take the opportunity to leave a deposit of equipment or food for future days. (B, PL, D)
Day 07

Plaza de Mulas

Once again we rest and acclimatize. Last details before moving to the high altitude camps. (B,L,D)
Day 08

Plaza de Mulas / Camp 1 ``Canadá`` (4.910m)

After 4 hours of trekking we will be located in camp 1 -Canada-. Our dream is materializing little by little. (B, PL, D)
Day 09

Camp 1 ``Canada`` / Camp 2 “Nido de Cóndores” (5.250m)

After breakfast we dismantle our tents and go to camp 2, it will be between 4 and 5 hours of trekking. Once settled we enjoyed some restorative snacks. The landscape is incredible and the sunset is the best I have ever seen. (B, PL, D)
Day 10

Camp 2 “Nido de Cóndores”

A pause in the ascent allows us not only to rest but also to continue with our acclimatization process. It will be a relaxed day and we will take the opportunity to take a very gentle walk through the camp along with a little crampon practice. (B,L,D)
Day 11

Camp 2 “Nido de Cóndores” / Camp 3 ``Cólera``

We go to the last high camp and prepare to go to the summit. During dinner, the pre-summit talk will take place. The guides will give you some small but key tips for the next day. We only have to rest and finish preparing our equipment. (B, PL, D)
Day 12

Camp 3 ``Cólera`` / SUMMIT (6.962m) / Camp 3 ``Cólera``

The big day arrived. At dawn we went out in search of our dream. A great day awaits us. After reaching the summit we will return to Cólera. The summit day will be from 12 to 3 p.m. (B, PL, D)
Day 13

Camp 3 ``Cólera`` / Plaza de Mulas

We returned to base camp with many memories to share. There a comforting welcome will be prepared for us. In the afternoon we prepare our equipment for the return to Mendoza. (B, PL, D)
Day 14

Plaza de Mulas / Horcones / Mendoza

Downhill, we have breakfast, we get ready and the return trek begins. In Horcones at the entrance of the park the vehicle that will take us to Mendoza awaits us. (D, PL) (Mendoza dinner not included).
Day 15


Breakfast. End of services. (B)
Days 16 and 17

Extra days due to weather


The above itinerary is only a guide. At Goldengruss Group we will do our best to comply, changes may occur due to weather conditions, transportation failures or other unforeseen events. please be flexible if necessary.



We can also adjust the program based on your experience and needs. This option is available for groups, friends, family. Clubs or people with specific requirements. At Goldengruss Group we have highly trained local guides who will be happy to assist you if required.

Available dates

December 2024
Starts: December 5
Ends: December 20
January 2025
Starts: January 3
Ends: January 18
January 2025
Starts: January 11
Ends: January 26
February 2025
Starts: February 5
Ends: February 20

Included services
and not included

You have included

  • Transfer in- out.
  • Mountain equipment check and assistance during rental and/or purchase if necessary.
  • Professional Mountain Guides.
  • 2 nights accommodation in Mendoza 4* hotel (double room)
  • All ground transfers
  • Lockers in Puente del Inca
  • Mules
  • All meals during the expedition.
  • Wi-Fi and hot showers at base camp.
  • Common equipment: tents, heaters, emergency first aid kit, oximeter, oxygen, etc.

You are responsible for

  • Air tickets to and from Mendoza, Argentina.
  • Climb Permission
  • Food and drinks in Mendoza
  • Personal equipment.
  • Passport and entry VISA (if applicable).
  • Extra cost in case of leaving the expedition early, for any reason.
  • Portage (if you use them).
  • Evacuation insurance “is a requirement of Aconcagua Park.”
  • Any other service that is not detailed as included.


At Goldengruss Turismo, we make a meticulous list with all the mandatory equipment. Once the activity has started there are no possibilities to rent or buy if something is missing.

Before starting the Ascent in Mendoza, the Goldengruss Turismo guides will carefully review all the equipment. This is done, thinking about the safety of each of our clients.

If you don't know where to rent or buy the equipment, or simply don't know the material, don't hesitate to contact us, we will help you find what you are missing.