Available: all year
Departure dates: all days (with previous booking)
Pick up: 07:30 hs. from Mendoza city
Return: 20:30 hs.
approx. (second day)
Time of trekking: 06 hs. max. (between trekking and breaks) per day
Services not included:
- Transfer Mendoza - Penitentes in private vehicle.
- Transfer Penitentes - Menodza by regular bus.
- Professional mountain guide.
- 01 night of accommodation in "Hostel Penitentes" with dinner (WITHOUT drinks).
- Lunch box during trekking days.
- Personal gear.
- Food not stipulated in the program.
- Medical assistance or insurance.
- Rescue expenses.
- Ticket in Aconcagua Provincial Park.
Day 1: Transport from Mendoza to Penitentes at 07:30 hs. After traveling 3 h.s and a half through the Andean road we arrive in Penitentes. It is 2,650mts a.s.l. and 8 km. from "Puente del Inca".
Generally, we make a walk around the area on the first day; we climb the hillside of Penitentes hill towards a viewpoint from where you can contemplate the majestic Aconcagua.
The difficulty of this trekking varies depending on the members of the group. It can be gentle and slow or something more demanding. We walk 3 or 6 hs approx (including the breaks).
We come back to a shelter; there are beds with mattresses, and bedclothes with blankets, hot water and a small restaurant where breakfast and dinner are prepared by a cook.
Day 2: Transport to Puente del Inca by bus in the morning. After visiting the bridge we start trekking in the Aconcagua Park, walking near Horcones River Gully. From there, we will be able to watch the imposing south face of the Aconcagua, depending on the weather.
The guide and the members of the group will decide the duration of the trek.
In the evening we return to Penitentes and come back to Mendoza.
The activities of the trekking in high mountain depend on your physical conditions. After the guide tests the members of the group, three important things are decided: the duration of the walk, the path, and the degree of the technical difficulties the group will be able to deal with.
The trekking is the same than in any other season, the only difference is that you need snowshoes. You can rent it in Mendoza city.