Mt. Aconcagua Expedition

Mt. Aconcagua Expedition


About The Event


Mt. Aconcagua Expedition [22841ft/ 6962m] South America 
One of the 7 summits of the world.


After Successfully completing Mt. Kilimanjaro (Highest Mountain in Africa) & Mt. Elbrus (Highest Mountain in Europe), BMC is now set to organize another Expedition to conquer Mt. Aconcagua (Highest Mountain in South America). Guess what! we are on the way of our mission of being 1st ever Adventure club in India to organize 7 summits of the world. Join our mission!



In mountaineering terms, Aconcagua is technically an easy mountain if approached from the north, via the normal route. Aconcagua is arguably the highest non-technical mountain in the world, since the northern route does not absolutely require ropes, axes, and pins. Although the effects of altitude are severe (atmospheric pressure is 40% of sea-level at the summit), the use of supplemental oxygen is not required


Expedition Schedule

25 December, 2013 Mendoza

Altitude: 760 m/2400 ft

Arrive at Mendoza. Transfer to the hotel from Airport.Vehicle will be waiting at the airport.On reaching the hotel we will have a group meeting and briefing. Introduction to the local guides. Have a walk in the city. Buy/Rent equipments if needed.

Accommodation: Hotel                                                                                                     


26 December, 2013

Mendoza to Penitentes

Altitude: 2700 m/8900 ft

We will get our entrance and ascent permits

by paying the entrance fees and other formalities.

Reach Penitentes. Get equipment ready for

transportation to the base camp by mule.

We will stay overnight in a hotel at Penitentes.

Time: 3 to 4 hrs
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner


27 December, 2013

Penitentes to Confluencia

Altitude: 3370 m/11050 ft

Shuttle to Horcones Ranger Station and check in. Hike from Horcones to Confluencia.

Time: 3 hrs

Accommodations: Tents

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

28 December, 2013

Acclimatization hike to Plaza Francia –

Return to Confluencia
Altitude: 4200 m/13800 ft
Acclimatization hike to Plaza Francia

which gives us a good view of

Mount Aconcagua. Climb high and sleep low to acclamatize well.

Time: 6 hrs
Accommodations: Tents
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


29 December, 2013

Confluencia to Plaza de Mulas (Base Camp)

Altitude: 4250 m/13950 ft
Trek to base camp Plaza de Mulas. A long day. Last mile is steep and tiring.
Time: 9 hrs
Accommodations: Tents
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

30 December, 2013

Acclimatization & Rest day
At Plaza de Mulas we will rest and

utilize the day for acclimatization.

We will explore the area.Drink lot of fluids.

Medical check up to see

the acclimatization.Reorganize and review the equipment

, prepare the luggage for transportation for the next day. 

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


31 December

Ferry & Acclimatization to Plaza Canadá
Altitude: 5050 m/16600 ft
Ferry those items needed in the coming days to Plaza Canadá then return to base camp. New year celebration on the mountains under the star lit sky.

Time: 6 hrs
Accommodations: Tents
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


1 Jan, 2014

Acclimatization & Rest day
Rest, Acclimatize, Hydrate
Accommodation: Tents
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

2 Jan, 2014

Plaza de Mulas to Plaza Canadá
Altitude: 5050 m/16600 ft
Leave base camp to set up our first high camp on the mountain.
Time: 3 hrs
Accommodations: Tents
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

3 Jan,2014

Plaza Canadá to Nido de Cóndores
Altitude: 5560 m/ 18250 ft
Nedo is located in a high pass and provides a spectacular

view of the surrounding mountains.

Go slow, Pole Pole, hydrate, acclamatize

Time: 3 hrs
Accommodations: Tents
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


4 Jan, 2014

Ferry & Acclimatization to Plaza Cólera
Altitude: 5870 m/19300 ft
This day, we carry equipment to Camp Colera then we return to Camp Nido. Acclimatize.
Time: 6 hrs
Accommodations: Tents
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

5 Jan, 2014

Nido de Cóndores to Plaza Colera
Altitude: 5870 m/19300 ft
From Nido we climb up past Plaza

Berlin and arrive to Plaza Colera.

This will be our fina

l high camp before climbing to the summit.
Time: 3 hrs
Accommodation: Tents
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


6 Jan, 2014 SUMMIT DAY!!

Altitude: 6962 m/22841 ft
This is the most demanding day of the expedition. Climbing the North Ridge to Independencia Refuge.  Across the “Traverse” to the “Cave” and then climb via “La Canaleta” to the summit. The view from the summit is amazing and the experience can be overwhelming. You are finally on the summit of the Stone Sentinel. After enjoying the summit we descend back to Plaza Colera. Here we eat and take a well deserved night of rest.
Time: 10 to 12 hrs
Accommodation: Tents
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

7 Jan, 2014 Extra day in case of bad weather conditions
8 Jan, 2014 Extra day in case of bad weather conditions
9 Jan, 2014 Extra day in case of bad weather conditions
10 Jan, 2014 Extra day in case of bad weather conditions

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


11 Jan, 2014

Descend to Plaza de Mulas
Altitude: 4250 m/13950 ft
We descend past all of the high camps and return to base camp. Here we rest, eat a celebration meal and enjoy our last night on the mountain.
Time: 4 hrs
Accommodations: Tents
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

12 Jan, 2014

Plaza de Mulas to Horcones and to Mendoza
We have breakfast and then start the descent

from Plaza de Mulas to Horcones Valley

trail head.shuttle will be waiting to take us to

the hotel in

Mendoza and have a special celebration dinner.
Time: 6 to 7 hrs
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner






13 Jan, 2014 Mendoza
Breakfast at hotel and check out


Participation Fees

Trek Cost per head: US $ 3800.00
[Includes: Pickup from Airport, 2 days Accommodation in Hotel, Tented accommodation & all meals during trek, water]

[Excluded: Air ticket, visa fees, visa processing charges, laundry, beverages, packaged drinking water, climbing gears, porter/guide tips, insurance, medical, any additional delays due to weather or local situations, Meals which are not mentioned in above day to day schedule]
Summit permit fees USD500-700 to be paid by you personally at Aconcagua Park Office.


Climb Aconcagua for a cause


ABETO is a platform which identifies local and global environment and social issues that affects our surroundings directly or indirectly and finds an effective practical solution to tackle the root causes of these issues to sustain a healthy environment and surroundings thereby ensuring A Better Tomorrow. ABETO Foundation has been registered under the Karnataka Societies Registration Act, 1960 on 16 March, 2012 

For every registrations for this event, Bangalore Mountaineering Club contributes US$ 50 on behalf of you towards the fund raising event of ABETO for the conservation projects of saving the Lakes of Bangalore. So you are actually contributing towards ensuring a Better Tomorrow. Come let us climb for this burning cause and make this climb not just another climb. Let us join our hands for this cause.


Important Notes & Terms

  • Trekking is an activity where there are more than 50% chances of facing uncertainty, as you see we always write "Tentative Schedule", on treks its very difficult to make people walk with the speed we want.
  • Weather conditions, Wildlife movements, permission changes are not in our hand, many times we are forced to change the itinerary, distance or place. But if for some reason we cancel the event we offer 100% refund to all the participants.
  • We can not guaranty availability of rest rooms where we do night camping. But for everybody's convenience we try our best to reach place where people can freshen up.
  • While utilizing campsite all trekkers has to be responsible of cleaning the place (after and before using).
  • In case of damage or lose of any of the BMC equipment or property, responsible member has to bear the cost.

  • For logistic in South America BMC is dependant on local guides, porters, transportation, equipment vendors.
  • BMC retain $500 towards cancellation of the participation before End of Nov 2013 (out of which $400 can be reused for next Aconcagua expedition). Cancellation after that will be calculated based on amount already spent towards permit and other fees. Transactions fees paid to bank/payment gateway is not refundable.
  • Due to delay in schedule, extension of the trek, the cost of stay, food, flights, transportation has to be bear by participants as actual.
  • BMC take responsibility to make your expedition safe and memorable but BMC does not take any responsibility of any mishap during the trek due to health issues, accident, wildlife movement, weather conditions, we request you to get adequate travel insurance.


We advise you to purchase travel insurance after arranging a trip to cover yourself against any unforeseen circumstances. Basic recommended insurance coverage:

  • Medical expenses
  • Trip cancellation/interruption/delays
  • Accidental injury/accident
  • Lost, stolen or damaged baggage, personal effects or travel documents
  • Coverage of high risk activity like trekking & mountaineering.
    [BMC can help you get such insurance. Check with us for more details]


Please see the Equipment section for full recommendations for what you should bring and what is available to rent. Everything we provide is as a guide and you should decide on what's necessary and not. Porters are limited to carrying 15kg (35lbs) each and any excess weight would require an additional porter. All extra luggage can be stored at the hotel when climbing

Things to carry for Kilimanjaro Trek:

Clothing and shoes:

  • Wind and waterproof layer – Pants and Jacket. Gore-Tex, for example.
  • Fleece pants and jacket
  • Thermo underwear layer – top and bottom
  • Down jacket.
  • Mittens
  • Thick gloves
  • Thin gloves
  • Bandana
  • Warm hat
  • Underwear, socks and so on
  • Some warm socks for a summit day
  • Balaclava
  • Windproof face mask
  • Gaiters
  • Jogging shoes or hiking boots
  • Double or triple boots


Personal Eqipment:

  • Backpack
  • Sleeping bag
  • Ski/trekking poles
  • Crampons
  • Ice axe
  • Harness
  • 2 Carabines
  • 2 meters of 5 or 6mm rope
  • Ski goggles


Travel Accessories:

  • Headlamp
  • Knife
  • Shower accessories, toothpaste, toothbrush
  • Watches, alarm
  • Sunglasses
  • Vitamins
  • Thermos (better without the button)
  • Photo camera
  • Towel
  • Alcoholic gel
  • Shaving accessories
  • Sunblock and lip balm
  • Chemical warmers
  • Player
  • Chargers and adaptors
  • Personal medical kit
  • Spare contact lenses or glasses
  • Knee supports




You should consult your doctor to check you are medically fit to endure a strenuous activity and able to acclimatize without injury. It is recommended that you are physically fit for the trek and hiking to higher altitudes, where possible, will be beneficial for acclimatization during the actual climb.


We suggest you to meet us at office, understand all nitty-gritty and signup the form. We require copy of following documents:

  • 2 Passport size photographs.
  • Photocopy of your Passport front and back page.
  • Medical Fitness Certificate, certified by Doctor.
  • Blood group, Emergency contact numbers.


Contact us to know about "Referral bonus", we would like to help you reduce the expedition cost by accepting registrations of your friends.

Invite friends

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For Enquiries

Email : ph: 9611102222

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