Equipment & gear list Trekkings in Aconcagua

Aconcagua Trekking

The temperatures registered during theAconcagua season suffer from many thermal variations that make the pay attention to the equipment.  

The required equipment list on this page is the basic gear to start this experience and it is quite important to enjoy every moment during the trekking.  

You are the responsible to bring the appropriate equipment and clothes. The guides will check the gear and assist you before starting the expedition. 

Remember the guides are the main authority in our guided expedition. They can decide your permanence in the expedition if they realized that you equipment it doesn’t fulfill the needed standards.

 

1 day trekking

Clothes

Clothes

  • Sinthetic/thermic t-shirts
  • Fleece Trousers: Light-weight pile. Could be an extra mid long underwear bottom. We suggested waterproof.
  • Jacket: Waterproof/ breathable. Good storm-proof mountain jacket with attached hood. We suggested: Gore-Tex.
  • Shorts pants (optional)
Head Gear

Head Gear

  • Sun hat: with good visor and white bandana for protecting neck.
  • Sun glasses: Must have side covers. If you wear contacts or glasses, we recommend packing a spare pair of glasses; as well extra mountain sunglasses. We suggested: Category 3 or more.
  • Buff or similar.
 Hands

Hands

  • First Layer Gloves: 1 pair light weight, pile or polypropylene.
  • Fleece and Waterproof Gloves: 1 pair for cold weather
Climbing Equipment

Climbing Equipment

  • Trekking poles: 1 pair collapsible. Not for mountain running.
General equipment

General equipment

  • Backpack: Small to carry jacket, water and food.
  • Water bottles: 1 one-liter wide-mouth water bottle, 1 one-liter stainless steel thermos.
  • Sun screen: SPF 30 minimum.
  • Lip screen: SPF 30
  • Personal first aid kit. Simple and light. (Compeed, analgesic, disinfectant)
Foot wear

Foot wear

  • Lightweight Hiking Shoes. Ex: Salomon RX Slide 3.0 or similar.
  • Wool socks. Cold weather socks.
  • Liner socks. 1 pair of smooth wool, nylon or polypropylene to be worn next to the skin. This reduces the incidence of blisters and hot-spots.
TRAVELLING

TRAVELLING

  • Plastic bags. To line stuff sacks to keep gear dry.
  • Toiletry bag.
  • Camera gear. Optional.

3 days trekking

Clothes

Clothes

  • Sinthetic/thermic t-shirts
  • Expedition Long Underwear, tops and bottoms. Polypropylene or Capilene, cotton blends are not acceptable.
  • Fleece Jacket: Power strech and Primalof.
  • Fleece Trousers: Light-weight pile. Could be an extra mid long underwear bottom. We suggested waterproof.
  • Jacket: Waterproof/ breathable. Good storm-proof mountain jacket with attached hood. We suggested: Gore-Tex.
  • Shorts pants (optional)
Head Gear

Head Gear

  • Sun hat: with good visor and white bandana for protecting neck.
  • Head lamp (LED)
  • Sun glasses: Must have side covers. If you wear contacts or glasses, we recommend packing a spare pair of glasses; as well extra mountain sunglasses. We suggested: Category 3 or more.
  • Buff or similar.
 Hands

Hands

  • First Layer Gloves: 2 pair light weight, pile or polypropylene.
  • Fleece and Waterproof Gloves: 1 pair for cold weather
Climbing Equipment

Climbing Equipment

  • Trekking poles: 1 pair collapsible. Not for mountain running.
General equipment

General equipment

  • Backpack: Internal frame pack for at least 60lts.
  • Daypack. Optional but highly recommended.
  • Sleeping bag: Expedition quality. (32F to 14F / 0 C° to -10 C°)
  • Water bottles: 1 one-liter wide-mouth water bottle, 1 one-liter stainless steel thermos.
  • Sun screen: SPF 30 minimum.
  • Lip screen: SPF 30
  • Personal first aid kit. Simple and light. (Compeed, analgesic, disinfectant)
Foot wear

Foot wear

  • Lightweight Hiking Shoes. Ex: Salomon RX Slide 3.0 or similar. (2 pairs)
  • Wool socks. (2 pair) Cold weather socks.
  • Liner socks. 1 pair of smooth wool, nylon or polypropylene to be worn next to the skin. This reduces the incidence of blisters and hot-spots.
  • Sandals (footwear to rest, to move confortably through the camp)
TRAVELLING

TRAVELLING

  • Plastic bags. To line stuff sacks to keep gear dry.
  • Toiletry bag.
  • Camera gear. Optional.

5 / 7 days trekking

Clothes

Clothes

  • Sinthetic/thermic t-shirts
  • Expedition Long Underwear, tops and bottoms. Polypropylene or Capilene, cotton blends are not acceptable.
  • Fleece Jacket: Power strech and Primalof.
  • Fleece Trousers: Light-weight pile. Could be an extra mid long underwear bottom. We suggested waterproof.
  • Jacket: Waterproof/ breathable. Good storm-proof mountain jacket with attached hood. We suggested: Gore-Tex.
  • Warm Jacket: Duvet or polar.
  • Shorts pants (optional)
Head Gear

Head Gear

  • Sun hat: with good visor and white bandana for protecting neck.
  • Head lamp (LED)
  • Sun glasses: Must have side covers. If you wear contacts or glasses, we recommend packing a spare pair of glasses; as well extra mountain sunglasses. We suggested: Category 3 or more.
  • Buff or similar.
 Hands

Hands

  • First Layer Gloves: 2 pair light weight, pile or polypropylene.
  • Fleece and Waterproof Gloves: 1 pair for cold weather
Climbing Equipment

Climbing Equipment

  • Trekking poles: 1 pair collapsible. Not for mountain running.
General equipment

General equipment

  • Backpack: Internal frame pack for at least 75lts.
  • Daypack. Optional but highly recommended.
  • Sleeping bag: Expedition quality. (14F to 0F / -10 C° to -20 C°)
  • Water bottles: 2 one-liter wide-mouth water bottle, 1 one-liter stainless steel thermos.
  • Sun screen: SPF 30 minimum.
  • Lip screen: SPF 30
  • Personal first aid kit. Simple and light. (Compeed, analgesic, disinfectant)
Foot wear

Foot wear

  • Lightweight Hiking Shoes. Ex: Salomon RX Slide 3.0 or similar. (2 pairs)
  • Wool socks. (3 pairs) Cold weather socks.
  • Liner socks. 2 pairs of smooth wool, nylon or polypropylene to be worn next to the skin. This reduces the incidence of blisters and hot-spots.
  • Sandals (footwear to rest, to move confortably through the camp)
TRAVELLING

TRAVELLING

  • Plastic bags. To line stuff sacks to keep gear dry.
  • Toiletry bag.
  • Camera gear. Optional.