Aconcagua trekking season is early open from November to April 30th
Aconcagua climbing season will be open from November 15th to February 24th
Laguna de Horcones circuit:
interpretive self – guided trail suitable for all ages of 1 hs. total length without difficulty, that you can see the formations Horcones River Valley. The ticket is purchased in Horcones Visitor Center (entrance gate to the park), presenting identity card and cash in Argentine pesos. Enabled activity throughout the year. Under 13, retired or at retirement age, disabled and veterans of the Falklands admitted free of charge. Wear warm clothes, sports shoes, sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen filter) and snack, since no food is sold in Horcones. Public passenger transport company A.Buttini / Andesmar with daily departures from bus terminal in Mendoza to Horcones.
Trekking 1 day.
Enabled from 1 November 2019 until 30 April 2020. It is a walk to the first camp Confluence, full round trip lasting 5 hours. Low, suitable for over 16 years, difficulty does not enable camping inside the park and does not require hiring a guide. The ticket is purchased in Horcones Visitor Center presenting identity card and cash in Argentine pesos. This permit is sold to 11.30 hs. Carry plenty of water to rehydrate food and gear.
Trekking for longer duration or Permit Office address Aconcagua Ascent located in Mendoza Ente Turismo, Av. San Martin 1143 Mendoza City, after registration on this website. Hiring assistance authorized service provider, you get a discount on the license fee. Some permissions require hiring evacuation insurance. There is a regulation for minors prior consultation.
Short Trekking 3 days:
It enabled from 1 November 2019 until 28 April 2010. It is a walk from Horcones to Confluencia first camp to spend the night there until 2 nights, with possibility to access Mirador Plaza Francia. Low difficulty. Suitable for adults with physical training and adequate equipment. Income from 11/01/19 to 30/11/19 day of 02/16/20 to 28/04/20 and, allowed only assistance service provider active camp.
Trekking over 7 days:Enabled from 15/11/19 to 02/28/20. It includes the walk from Horcones to base camp Plaza de Mulas by Normal route or from Punta de Vacas to Plaza Argentina base camp. Difficulty Media. Suitable for adults with physical training, proper equipment and experience in mountaineering. Revenue in the period (*) 15.11.19 and 11.30.19 and between the (*) 16.02.20 and 02.28.20, authorizing assistance provider only active camp. Compulsory insurance for foreigners throughout the summer evacuation; Argentines are required for the insurance in the aforementioned period (*).
Enabled from 11/15/19 to 24/02/20. Normal expedition route from Horcones to base camp Plaza de Mulas, continuing a summit altitude camps; or from Punta de Vacas to Plaza Argentina base camp in the Polish route, continued to summit altitude camps. The validity of the permit 20 days. DIFFICULT. Suitable for adults with physical training, proper equipment and experience in high mountain. Revenue in the period (*) 11.15.19 and 11.30.19 and between the (*) 15.02.20 and 02.24.20, authorizing assistance provider only active camp. Compulsory insurance for foreigners throughout the summer evacuation; Argentines are required for such insurance only in the aforementioned period (*)
More information http://www.aconcagua.mendoza.gov.ar/