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"High Andes - Part IV - Aconcagua" Top 5 Page for this destination Andes Tip by pili

Andes, Mendoza: 10 reviews and 18 photos

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Then, you can find a natural viewpoint allows you to aprreciate the magnificient Aconcagua. It is the highest summit in America, with 6962 meters and entirely in Argentine territory. Its name in Quechua means Sentry of Stone (Centinela de Piedra). In the gulch of Los Horcones, base of the mountain, expeditions from all over the world meet. It is not an easy mountain. The official season of ascension is between November and March.
Ascension: permission for 20 days, 80 to 120 $, according to the season.
Long Trekking: permission for 7 days, 30 to 40 $, according to the season.
Short Trekking: permission for 3 days 15 to 20 $, according to the season.
The Provincial Park Aconcagua has during its official season a park keeper, information, bathrooms in Plaza de Mulas and free doctor's service in Plaza de Mulas and Plaza Argentina
The picture I can show is a postcard, because when I was there, the weather was terrible and I couldn´t see the Aconcagua. Sorry, for that.-

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  • Updated Jun 22, 2003
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