BASE CAMPS TREKKING SERVICES ACONCAGUA SCHEDULED TREKKINGS
Our scheduled trekkings in Aconcagua includes a complete package of services, which allows you to focus on achieving your goals without thinking about the headaches that logistics brings.
Here we list the services in detail so that you know everything that our Plaza Francia + Plaza de Mulas Trekking includes.
The guides are highly experienced in Aconcagua, with degrees and licenses from organizations that guarantee their special training. The Provincial School for Mountain and Trekking Guides (EPGAMT) is the only school that specializes on Aconcagua, accredited in the Argentine Association for Mountain Guides (AAGM) and members of the Professional Mountain and Trekking Guides Association (AGPMT). Some of the guides have licenses from IFMGA.
ASSISTANCE TO ENTER THE PARK
Assistance in the obtainment of Aconcagua Provincial Park entrance permits. The Aconcagua is a reserved area, managed by the Government of the province of Mendoza. To be able to enter the park one must obtain a permit, for trekking or for ascending to the summit. You will be personally assisted in this procedure at our sales office. The permit cost is not included in our services.
All the transportation, according to the schedule for the group, is in private vehicles.
Transport to and from Penitentes-Horcones. From our logistic center in Penitentes to the entrance of Aconcagua Park, where we start the trekking. At the end of the trekking we will be waiting for you at Horcones to take you back to Penitentes.
Storage of equipment
Facility for the storage and care of equipment. In Penitentes you can leave your equipment in storage with peace of mind, since a person in charge supervises your luggage while you ascend the mountain.
Mules for equipment transportation
We transport the common equipments of the trekking.
It means you won’t have to carry any tents or extra weight besides your personal gear.
We own our transportation mules and the “arrieros” (muleteers) are experienced in the mountains.
Mountain Camps: All nights of the expedition in double tents or dormitory domes (4 or 8 persons) according to availability. Full Board.
All meals are included during the approach and at Base Camp. Meals are prepared daily by the cooks. Our diet includes, among other things, fresh fruit, meat, chicken, vegetables, fresh eggs, bread and much more. Our meals are well balanced and high in energy so you have your entire body requirements for the ascent. We are also prepared to organise special meals, like vegetarian, celiac and other needs.
Our dining domes are located at Confluencia and Plaza de Mulas. The dining domes are completely equipped with tables, chairs, dishes and electricity, to provide the highest comfort and quality service. You will be attended by our Camp Team, in charge of preparing meals and offering an exceptional service with friendly treatment.
We have medical kits at base camps that include all regular medicines and oximeters, oxygen tubes and hyperbaric chambers exclusively for our clients to be ready to solve all kinds of problems. The guides also carry a medical kit for high camps. We have access to rangers, rescue teams, police, professional medicine doctors and medical institutes specializing in mountain accidents, who are immediately put on alert and get ready whenever they are required by INKA Expediciones.
We provide our clients with the best mountain tents available at base camps. We also have exclusive dormitory domes for 4 or 8 persons, with bunk beds, electric light, 20 cm mattress (according to availability).
The use of our restrooms are included, since they are exclusive for our clients. We have toilets in Confluencia and Plaza de Mulas.
We include drinking water (hot and cold) in all our base camps. We obtain the water from the melting streams and carry out a decantation, filtration and purification process.
All our base camps have spaces to rest and enjoy the mountains. Comfortable armchairs and board games are available to make your stay like no other.
Internet wifi and charging station
We offer you free connectivity in our base camps. We have the Satellite Internet service that allows an exclusive connection to our camps.
You can also recharge your communication device at no cost. The device charging service is achieved thanks to our electrical infrastructure with solar panels, unique in Aconcagua.
There is permanent communication through VHF, UHF radios, Satellite Telephones between Base Camps, mountain expeditions, Penitentes and Mendoza. This guarantees safety and organization that will enable your expedition to be a successful one. We also have internet wifi and e-mail service in our base camps.
- Aconcagua Park Entrance Permit. Long Trekking Fee. (Tax charged by Mendoza government, according to the selected route, dates and nationality. You will get a discount for hiring the assistance of authorized company).
- Mandatory MEDICAL INSURANCE FOR EXTREME SPORTS (Should cover evacuation and rescue by helicopter)
- Transfer Mendoza – Penitentes IN/OUT.
- Required personal equipment.
- Rescue costs or other costs due to the abandonment of the expedition. (Riding mule, pack mule, individual transfers, extra nights, meals, extra costs for changes in your flight ticket, personal porter service, etc.) – It is recommended to take a Travel Insurance to cover these expenses.
- Personal expenses (tips, laundry, phone, drinks, satellite phone, internet access, showers and porters)
- Meals and Drinks not specified in the itinerary.
- Any other service not specifically mentioned as included in this document.