Ultimate Aconcagua

Ultimate Aconcagua
Hardcore Hardcore
6000m +
21 Days
£6,600pp

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Aconcagua standing at 6,962m/22,841ft is the highest mountain in South America and the Western Hemisphere. It is also number 2 in the 'Severn Summits Club' with only Everest being higher! It is also the highest mountain outside of the Himalayas….excited yet? The EverTrek Ultimate Aconcagua expedition includes summits of 4 peaks (Cerro Loma Blanca (3664 m), Cerro Adolfo Calle (4267 m), Cerro Vallecitos (5461 m) as you acclimatise slowly before making the ascent of the 'Stone Sentinal', Aconcagua (6962 m). You will also benefit from having three days set aside for the summit bid on Aconcagua itself.

Aconcagua is located in the Andes Mountain Range in the province of Mendoza, Argentina, close to the Chilean border. EverTrekkers climb the mountain following the ‘normal route’ along the Northwest Ridge. The route to the summit, although not technical, is very demanding and the altitude is a serious factor. Aconcagua’s summit sits at 6,962 meters above sea level, and there is nothing “normal” about that!

We created this unique itinerary with an emphasis on solid and safe acclimatisation while maximising your overall experience. Therefore, you begin your climb in the Vallecitos Valley, which offers you the chance to acclimatise on some of the regions most beautiful and high mountains - by the end of the itinerary you will have summited 4 peaks! Cerro Loma Blanca (3664 m), Cerro Adolfo Calle (4267 m), Cerro Vallecitos (5461m) and finally, the mighty Aconcagua.


Join us on the Ultimate Aconcagua Expedition

  • A unique trip designed by EverTrek taking on 4 peaks as we acclimatise slowly before taking on the Aconcagua summit.
  • Climb the highest mountain outside of the Himalayas and one of the Severn Summits.
  • You will also benefit from having three days set aside for the summit bid on Aconcagua itself.
  • Step into the world of mountain expeditions.
  • Our Team in South America have been guiding to the summit of Aconcagua for over 12 years.

Please Note

This trip requires a minimum number of 3 EverTrekkers to guarantee it goes ahead. We will notify you at the time full payment is due (6 months prior to trip start date) if the trip going ahead or if the minimum number of bookings has not been achieved.

We therefore recommend you do not incur any non refundable expenditure until you have received confirmation that your trip is guaranteed to proceed.
We recommend you read our minimum number T&Cs (Section 6c) before booking: https://evertrek.co.uk/about-us/terms-conditions

Regarding the Itinerary

- Any Extra days at mountain huts, Confluencia Campsite and Mulas Base camp, in case a member must or decides to come down due to any reason, will be at member’s own expenses.

- If attempting the summit on the 1st or 2nd scheduled days (Day 16 or 17) and leaving the mountain afterwards – the extra hotel nights and meals in Mulas, Confluencia, Penitentes, Mendoza or Santiago will be on each member’s own expense


What's Included?
  • Airport Transfer before and after the climb
  • 3 nights accommodation in Mendoza
  • Domestic transfers to national parks
  • All Trekking permits
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • All accommodation whilst on trek (Tents & Refuge)
  • Experienced Local Mountain guide during the entire program – UIAGM certified
  • Assistant mountain guide during the entire program from groups of 4 or more
  • Climbing guide-client ratio for summit attempt ONLY on Aconcagua: 1:3 – 2:6 – 3:9 and 4:12
  • 3 summit attempt days in case of bad weather or altitude issues
  • All Base Camp services provided
  • High-quality mountain tents – 2 persons per tent on Vallecitos and Aconcagua
  • Aconcagua climbing permits (Passport & info regarding blood type required)
  • EverTrek Trip Planner & Mobile App Access
  • Neck Buff
  • Exclusive discounts with Cotswold Outdoor, Osprey, Snow and Rock
    and heaps more
What's Not Included?
  • International flight to Mendoza
  • Porter for Aconcagua (can be added for £1000) & Vallecitos (added for £450) - Please enquire if you wish to add these
  • Argentinian Visa
  • Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special meals
  • Camp cutlery & utensils
  • Personal expenses including soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, and beverages
  • Climbing & trekking gear. (We will help you to hire or buy these before or in Argentina)
  • Your travel insurance that covers Helicopter Evacuation
  • Any additional nights NOT STATED in the itinerary if returning from basecamp early
  • Guide fees to return you if you are unable to summit and need to travel back to Mendoza
  • Any other extended trips and accommodation
  • Tips for guides and staff
  • Sleeping mat (cannot be provided)

Itinerary

Welcome to Mendoza! Today is your first day with EverTrek and the beginning of your adventure. Our team will be waiting to welcome you to Argentina and take you to your hotel in the heart of the city. In the summer Mendoza can be very hot so you may wish to leave your down jacket packed for now! After you have settled into your hotel you will have a briefing with your mountain guide who will provide all the relevant information about your itinerary and some practical information about the climb itself. Then you can relax in the hotel and take this opportunity before the trip starts to enjoy some of Argentina’s famous Malbec wine - Mendoza is the wine capital of Argentina after all.

After breakfast it's time to get serious! The guides will do a thorough check of your gear as it's important that you have everything you need for the adventure ahead. In case something is missing, there will be time to rent or buy equipment at one of Mendoza’s many outdoor equipment shops.

You then head to the National Parks Office to obtain your climbing permit for Aconcagua and in the early afternoon you will drive to the Vallecitos Valley. The drive will take you straight to the door of a mountain hut in the Vallecitos Valley, already you will have gained nearly 2000 meters in altitude so the next few days are about getting acclimatised to this altitude where you will hike high and sleep low to ensure decent acclimatisation. You will enjoy an early dinner followed by an informative briefing about the next day's activities.

Today is the first climb of the programme; the aim is to summit Loma Blanca, a nearby peak, perfect to gain more altitude and improve acclimatisation. The climb starts from the hut and follows a side valley to the main Vallecitos’ Valley. The trail ascends gently, reaching a col between the Loma Blanca and Arenales. After a rest to enjoy the great view of the lower Mendoza’s Valley and the Potrerillos’ Dam, the trail will follow a wide ridge that heads up towards the mountain summit. The view from the summit is epic and will show the main Vallecitos’ Valley plus part of the next day's trails, the next climb Adolfo Calle and at the end of the valley, the stunning Vallecitos Peak can be seen.

You descend down the southeast ridge until you reach the old ski lifts, carrying on down a broad track past the old ski station until you arrive back at the hut. At the hut, a typical Argentinian “asado” will be waiting for your hungry group before you climb into your tent for a good night's sleep.

Ascent: 937m / Descent: 937m / Highest Altitude: 3664m / Activity duration: 5hr

After breakfast your group will get ready to move upwards to the first campsite of the trip: Vega Superior. It will be possible to leave some gear at the hut and take only what you need for the next couple of days - your guide can help advise you on what to take and what to leave. The hike is not very long and on the way you will pass by other minor refuges until you cross the Vallecitos’ River and head up to the main valley. There will be two short steep sections before reaching the hidden Vega Superior Camp which is located at the foot of the San Bernardo and Adolfo Calle Peaks. When you arrive, the team will host a short workshop on how to set up your tents in both good and bad weather. You then have the rest of the day to relax, rest and acclimatise.

Ascent: 723m / Highest Altitude: 3450m / Activity duration: 3hr

Adolfo Calle is a pointy peak that looks very steep from the camp; most of the ascent is done over rocky terrain following a zigzagging trail. From the camp, the guides will lead the way over a ridge that heads up to the moraine, the climb is quite demanding and a good slow tempo is very important. After an hour, there is a col that opens into an inner valley between the Adolfo Calle on the left and Stefanek Peak on the right. The path through the valley is easy and welcome after the first steep section. 30 minutes later another steep ascent starts following switchbacks which help you gain altitude, the slope will start to level out and after a short scrambling section you will have reached the summit.

The summit is a rocky ridge with spectacular views of the Mendoza Valley and above to all the surrounding peaks like: Vallecitos, El Rincon, Loma Amarilla and the lower slopes of the area’s giant El Plata. You will trace back the same path until the col and from there descend down some steep scree which will lead you to a small ascent. A few minutes later you will be back at the camp for a well earned nights rest.

Ascent: 817 m / Descent: 817 m / Highest Altitude: 4267 m / Activity duration: 5hr

You will have a nice relaxing start to the day at the beautiful campsite ‘Vega Superior’. The plan today is to hike to the next Campsite, El Salto, where you will stop for lunch before heading back down for another night at Vega Superior. Today is all about one thing, acclimatising! You’re following the tried and tested method of climb high, sleep low and get plenty of rest.

Ascent: 638m / Descent: 638m / Highest Altitude: 4288m / Activity duration: 5hr

The sunrises from Vega Superior are some of the best on the trek, giving you a beautiful view up to Vallecitos’ eastern face, a scary looking climb, but thankfully not your route of ascent. After breakfast you will head back up the trail to El Salto. The way through the Vallecitos’ is beautiful and gradually gains altitude allowing for a gentle climb. The last section to reach the camp is the hardest section, The ridge is known as “El Infiernillo” (The little hell).

Finally we will arrive at El Salto Campsite, which receives its name from the waterfall that flows into the valley below the camp. The group will set up the tents, grab some lunch and then have a detailed briefing about the next day's climb to Vallecitos before resting and heading to your tent for the night.

Ascent: 638m / Highest Altitude: 4288m / Activity duration: 4hr

The team will provide an early breakfast around 4:00am before you head off to start the climb at around 5:00am. Vallecitos is not a technical climb, but it is a very long ascent and for the first time you will be going above 5000 meters so the altitude will definitely be a factor.

Your route climbs along Vallecitos’ east flank, the terrain gets steeper as you increase in altitude until around 5000 meters, from there you traverse to the right and head to the Vallecitos’ col located between Vallecitos to the right and El Plata to the left. The col is at 5100 meters and from here is the best view of Aconcagua, towering over its neighbours. After a short break you will climb along the Vallecitos’ ridge which takes you to the summit. The last part of the climb is spectacular and has amazing views of the Tupungato Volcano right before arriving at the summit.

After a short time on the summit for celebrations and photos you will descend following the same route back to camp. Arriving at camp you will have a hearty meal before heading to your tent for a well-deserved sleep.

Ascent: 1173m / Descent: 1173m / Highest Altitude: 5461m / Activity duration: 10hr

After a well-deserved rest and a good breakfast, you will descend to the hut. The hike will take about four hours and once at the hut your transport will be waiting to take you for lunch at one of Uspallacta’s great restaurants. After lunch you will drive along the mountain roads that take you to a location called Penitentes, the main entrance to Aconcagua Regional Park. You will spend the night at a hotel and have a warm shower and a soft bed to sleep in after many nights in the mountains.

Descent: 1561 m / Activity duration: 3hr

You are now ready to head for Aconcagua! Transport will pick you up around mid morning and take you for a short drive to the park’s main entrance, the gateway to Aconcagua. Today’s hike is a relaxing one and has a little touch of Hollywood. You will also notice the landscape is changing, becoming much dryer and arid but with its own charm. The coloured mountains and the vastness of the landscape bring to mind Tibetan planes so it’s no wonder this valley was chosen to film the movie Seven Years in Tibet.

After a short hike you will reach Brad Pits’ Bridge, a legacy of the film set. Your trail then follows the raging Horcones River which flows along the valley towards Confluencia Camp. This camp is the first of the two fixed camps on Aconcagua. On arrival you will receive a medical check, a big meal and then time to relax and rest.

Ascent: 588m / Highest Altitude: 3409m / Activity duration: 4hr

An early morning and a quick breakfast before you continue the trail. Leaving camp, your path will drop into a gorge and cross the Lower Horcones River then climb up overlooking the Plaza Francia’s valley where the famous South face stands. The Horcones’ Valley opens up into a wide broad valley which follows the mountain by the East flank. The colors and shapes of both rivers and mountains are an unforgettable spectacle. The landscape changes dramatically from the wide riverbed, known as Playa Ancha, to a narrower valley with a steep climb towards your lunch spot of Piedra Ibañez. After lunch you will continue on to Aconcagua’s base camp, Plaza de Mulas. Base camp is located in a great spot, just at the foot of the mountain and surrounded by the peaks of Cerros Cuerno, Catedral, Horcones and Bonete, offering a real alpine atmosphere.

Ascent: 955m / Highest Altitude: 4364m / Activity duration: 8hr

After the long hike from Confluencia you deserve a rest day at base camp. Plaza de Mulas is a well prepared camp with bathrooms, showers, bars and little restaurants. It also has the world’s highest art gallery as certified by Guinness World Records. If you feel like a more active day, it is possible to do a short hike to take a look at the glacier descending from Cerro Cuerno.

After enjoying a plentiful breakfast and packing your duffel bag, you will start what you came all the way to Argentina to do, climb Aconcagua! The first part is up to a camp called “EL Semaforo” (the traffic light), this camp has great views down to Plaza de Mulas. From this point the trail does a lot of switchbacks and the ascent is slow but constant. About half way up there will be a lunch stop at Conway stones/towers, then the trail moves towards the north for a final steep section up to camp 1, Canada Camp.

Ascent: 546m / Highest Altitude: 4910m / Activity duration: 4hr

The morning light will hit the camp at about 9am and the group will get ready to move up, heading to the famous Nido de Condores or Camp 2 (Eagle’s Nest). The trail traverses northwards, switching back at a place known as Cambio de Pendiente (Hills Side Change). During the hike, you will see for the first time the summit day trail - so the excitement will get very real. As you continue upwards gaining steady altitude, the Argentinian flag marks the location of camp 2. Nido de Condores is a huge campsite placed on a broad plateau facing northeast. This will be the first time that the other side of Aconcagua will show its face and In the evening you will experience the best sunset on the trip.

Ascent: 664m / Highest Altitude: 5574m / Activity duration: 4hr

From today the schedule will be very flexible, as it is important to plan the summit bid according to the weather conditions and your group’s wellbeing. If the weather conditions are good, the group will have breakfast and start today’s hike. It’s quite a short day due to the altitude so you will go very slowly. Sometimes, depending on the mountain conditions, there might be snow on the trail. The ascent will be done by a wide col that leads straight up to the high camp, Berlin. Depending on the weather conditions and condition of the camp, you may continue another 30 minutes to Colera Camp.

These camps are the highest on the mountain, just below 6000 meters. It is highly important to take it very easy, drink as much as possible and rest. Your guide will do a detailed briefing about the summit attempt, where they will go over all of the relevant details for the climb. A very early dinner and a good rest, as well as mental preparation for the attempt are all essential.

Ascent: 395m / Highest Altitude: 5969m / Activity duration: 4hr

The big day is here! The start time will depend on the weather but it will be around 5:00 AM. The pace will be very slow, which is the key to a successful summit. The first part of the climb is done in about two hours over some gentle slopes until you reach a place known as Piedras Blancas (White stones) at 6050m, usually reached at sunrise. After a very short break, the ascent will continue up the Eastern side with views over the opposite side of the mountain down into the valleys of Vacas. After a one and a half hour hike, you will be at the ruins of an old refuge called Independencia at 6383m where there will be a longer break to recover, before starting the long traverse to La Canaleta.

Having trekked from Independencia, you will arrive at El Portezuelo del Viento (The Wind Passage), the beginning of the traverse will take about two to three hours until you reach La Cueva 6680 m (The Cave). Here you will have another well deserved and important break before the steepest part of the climb: La Canaleta (the gorge). This section takes around one and a half hours and is the key to the summit, it’s time to dig deep and keep the summit in mind! The terrain, depending on the conditions, is a mixture of rocks and snow and the trail switchbacks as it gains altitude until you reach a ridge-like formation from where the famous “Guanacos” traverse begins.

The summit is visible from this point and the traverse takes about one and a half hours along the ridge where the world famous South Face ends, the Summit of Aconcagua is just a few steps away. Words can’t describe the feeling of finally stepping foot on the roof of the Americas, so you will just have to experience it! Needless to say you will have an epic view of the South face and the neighbouring peaks with the distant summit of Vallecitos. The descent will take between three to four hours and is quite demanding after the ascent. Back at the camp, your guide will prepare some food before everyone heads to sleep.

Ascent: 993m / Descent: 993m / Highest Altitude: 6962m / Activity duration: 10-12hr

Please note - If attempting the summit on the 1st or 2nd scheduled days (Day 16 or 17) and leaving the mountain afterwards – the extra hotel nights and meals in Mulas, Confluencia, Penitentes, Mendoza or Santiago will be on each member’s own expense.

This is a back-up day in case weather prevents a successful summit. If you reached the summit on day 16, it is a good opportunity to rest before you descend.

Please note - If attempting the summit on the 1st or 2nd scheduled days (Day 16 or 17) and leaving the mountain afterwards – the extra hotel nights and meals in Mulas, Confluencia, Penitentes, Mendoza or Santiago will be on each member’s own expense

This is a back up day in case weather prevents a successful summit. If you reached the summit on day 16, it is a good opportunity to rest before you descend.

Once the sun hits the tents, your group will start to prepare for the descent. The guide will cook some breakfast and then you will all head back down. It will take around four to five hours to reach base camp, depending on how tired your legs are, but there is no hurry.

Descent: 1605m / Activity duration: 4-5hr

You will trek from Base camp to the entrance of the National Park at Horcones and then transfer to Mendoza. Upon arrival in Mendoza you will head to the hotel and in the evening have a celebration dinner with all the team.

Descent: 1543m / Activity duration: 8hr

The time has come to say goodbye to Argentina and the EverTrek team before the long journey home. You have done it, you summited the highest mountain outside of the Himalayas and one of the seven summits! Where's next?

Dates & Prices

January 25 2025 - February 14 2025

£6,600pp

Or

£1,280 / 5 Months

Limited - 3 Available Spaces

January 24 2026 - February 13 2026

£6,800pp

Or

£388 / 17 Months

10 Available Spaces

January 23 2027 - February 12 2027

£6,800pp

Or

£228 / 29 Months

9 Available Spaces

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Experience Required

The Ultimate Aconcagua Expedition is a tough and arduous trek and climb. It is meant to be challenging and the extreme altitude is definitely for the hardcore. You must be a fit, regular hillwalker to take part, used to long, consecutive days walking in the British Mountains, preferably in Winter. You should have experience of walking steep, boulder-strewn paths where the use of hands has been essential to scramble upwards over rocky steps. Previous experience of high altitude trekking or climbing is preferable, but not essential as long as you are a very regular and committed hill-walker. As this route takes you over 6000m and on winter terrain like snow and ice. Therefore any previous experience of winter skills will help massively. Our guides on the ground can go through this with you if you have not completed a winter skills course. We can also recommend some of our recommended companies in the UK if you want to complete a winter skills course before the climb.

Your mountain guide will provide the group with the essential climbing equipment such as rope, snow stakes, ice screws, carabiners, first aid kit, GPS and Communication system.


BAGS
  • Day Pack – This is your rucksack that you will use each day, we recommend a 25ltr to 35ltr, some very popular brands are Osprey, Lowe Alpine, Berghaus. You can check out some of our favourite day packs HERE.

https://evertrek.co.uk/knowledge-centre/5-best-daypacks-for-your-next-trek-osprey-edition

Remember, as an EverTrekker you get 20% off Osprey, the code is in your members area!

  • Duffel bag - This is the bag that will be carried by your porter and will contain the bulk of your trekking gear, we recommend a 100-120ltr duffle bag. Popular brands are North Face, Mountain Equipment, Osprey, Rab.
  • Dry bags - Essential for keeping your valuables protected and keeping clean and dirty kit separate
  • Zip lock bags – super handy for miscellaneous items and rubbish to dispose of off the mountain

SLEEPING EQUIPMENT
  • Sleeping bag – High quality 4 season down sleeping bag, we recommend a rating good for -22’c.

  • Sleeping mat – a lightweight type like Therma-Rest Prolite Plus (remember repair kit in case of a puncture)

  • Sleeping bag liner (recommended if you feel the cold, silk and cotton types available)

CLOTHING
  • Down Jacket – High quality heavy down jacket, this is essential to keep warm in your tent and especially on summit day. 800 fill minimum is recommended, The Mountain Equipment K7 Jacket or the Rab Mens Mythic Ultra Jacket are good jackets to consider.
  • Base Layers (6-8) –Recommended to bring a mix of thermal base layers and cooler base layers as the temps on Aconcagua can vary massively. We recommend Polypropylene, Capilene and Merino wool base layers.
  • Mid Layers (2) - A fleece isn't something you necessarily need to spend a fortune on. Some brands I like that do the job and don't cost a fortune are Rab, Craghoppers, Columbia and North Face.
  • Trekking trouser (2-3) - We recommend bringing a pair of lightweight walking trousers and a pair of insulated winter walking trousers with fleece lining
  • Trekking shorts (1)
  • Waterproof jacket – A light waterproof jacket, Gore-Tex or similar with a hood with space for a helmet and good ventilation
  • Waterproof over trousers – Roomy enough to wear over your normal trekking trousers, again Gore-Tex is recommended.
  • Thermal pants/ long johns (1-2) - for cold nights and summit day (Merino wool is recommended)
  • Underwear and socks – Merino Wool for both, min of 6 pairs each
  • Inner socks (min. Of 2 pairs)
  • Thick mountain socks for summit day
  • Additional clothing for travelling etc.
  • Warm layers for sleeping

FACE, HEAD and HANDS
  • Sun hat

  • Warm hat/ beanie

  • Buff / Neck warmers (x1 lightweight, x1 warm insulated buff)

  • Gloves

Lightweight gloves – liner gloves and an insulated pair of lightweight gloves for trekking and keeping warm in camp.

Mountaineering gloves – These should be high quality big and warm globes designed to keep your hands from getting frostbite in the coldest climates, especially at high altitude when there is a lack of oxygen. Recommended you buy top of the range gloves or mitts, polar fleece or down.

  • Handwarmers – These are great to keep your hands warm on summit night or on cold nights in the tent, can also be put into your boots
  • Mountaineering Sunglasses – Category 4 sunglasses with 100% UV protection, Julbo are considered the best available mountaineering glasses
  • Head Torch – We recommend Petzl head torch. Ensure yours is battery powered
  • Spare batteries for head torch

FOOTWEAR
  • 3 season trekking boots - Hiking boots suitable for rough trails
  • Trainers / shoes – Light weight for walking around camp
  • Double layer mountaineering boots –This is a mandatory item; you need double layered mountaineering boots that are crampon compatible and suitable to climb to 7000m above sea level. These will also need to be broken in before you use them on the mountain. Some examples: LA SPORTIVA -G2 SM, Scarpa Men's Phantom Tech
  • Gaiters

MOUNTAINEERING EQUIPMENT
  • Crampons – C3 crampons compatible with your mountaineering boots. Grivel G12 are a recommended pair.

  • Helmet – Mountaineering helmet. Black Diamond and Pretzl are recommended brands

  • 1 Ice axe - traverse type not technical with leash

  • Trekking Poles – Telescopic trekking poles, essential for keeping your stable on the rough uneven sections and for reducing the stress on your joints especially on long descents

PERSONAL HYGIENE AND HEALTH
  • Sunscreen - Factor 50 sunscreen

  • Protective lip balm

  • Wet Wipes / Soap – essential for keeping good hygiene, put the used items in a dry bag and dispose of correctly once off the mountain.

  • Towel – Small and packable

  • Water purifying tablets (the team will provide you with boiled water but tablets are handy to have to hand just in case)

  • Toilet paper (2)

  • Personal washbag

MEDICATION
  • Ibuprofen and paracetamol for headaches etc

  • First Aid kit (your guide will also have a fully equipped kit)

  • Rehydration Powder: Dioralyte

  • Diarrhea Treatment kit

  • Diamox For altitude

  • Personal medication

DOCUMENTS AND OTHER
  • Printed copy of your insurance (we have a copy too but extra just in case)

  • Passport and a copy of it

  • Entertainment (book or pack of cards)

  • Power banks

  • Charging cables

The following gear can be hired in Mendoza if you prefer:
  • Ice axe

  • Crampons

  • Harness and carabiners

  • Helmet

With Aconcagua being a hands-on expedition, trekkers will be expected to help the Guides & team in setting up tents. If this is not something someone is willing to play an active part in then it is possible to pay the porters in Aconcagua high camps for them to help in your place, tipping on average $20 per person per camp, this can be arranged through the Guide on the mountain. Please note that for Vallecitos, it is expected that you help your Guides and the team.

Generally our guide across all treks is to plan for around 10% of a trip cost if you can. However we do appreciate that Aconcagua is an expensive trip and so if this is not possible then we would advise no less than $200 per person. The preferred currency is USD or Euros, but any currency won't be turned away!

What happens when you need a number 2 on the trek?! It is good to be conscious of the fact that trekkers are expected to 'leave nothing but footprints', even when it comes to the call of nature...This is the case on both mountains: Vallecitos and Aconcagua. In Vallecitos, there will be horses to bring it down. In Aconcagua only for those days from Base Camp to summit and back to Base Camp, you will need to bring this down yourselves. If you do not want to carry it, you can hire a porter to do it and will be able to arrange the price through the guide.

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