Here are some additional expenses you incur on your Aconcagua Expedition. Most of our trips on the our preferred route on the Vacas Valley Traverse Route. Firstly, we have helped hundreds of people reach their goal of standing on the summit of Aconcagua. Secondly, we know that acclimatization plays a major factor in your success. Finally you do need an itinerary that has two potentially 3/4 summit attempts.
Picking the Correct Itinerary
Check out our itinerary and read some reviews from our trips. The amount of extra will depend on what you have included in your program and additional time in Mendoza. Look closely at inclusions and exclusions on your specific itinerary. Here are some additional expenses you may incur while in country.
Visa Entry: USD $ 730/ $950 Paid on arrival in Mendoza (subject to change)
Meals in Mendoza: USD $10 – $20 per meal approximately
Tips: Some given before moving above Base Camp and then after the climb: USD $350
Shower: USD $15 for an additional shower in Base Camp
Internet: USD $20 for 24 hours of use in Base Camp
Power Bank Charge: Free in our dining tent
Bottled water: On arrival and Mendoza $20
Souvenirs: At your own discretion. Maybe $50/$100
Specialty drinks/ Beer in hotels: $3 to $6 per drink
Insurance: This will depend on the amount of cover you are looking for
Helicopter evacuation: $159. Learn more.
Some Additional Information for your Aconcagua Trip
You should use water purification tablets in the 4/5 liters of water you will be drinking each day. Avoiding water borne illness on the trek is imperative! You will need buy these before arriving in Argentina. There will be nowhere to purchase bottled water anywhere along the trail. You will want to make sure that you have adequate amounts of water purification tablets with you for the entire trip. You will be able to access boiled water in Base Camp and higher camps but some will be cold water and needs to be treated.
Leave No Trace
If you do bring items to the mountain please bring all items out with you and we can dispose outside of the National Park. Please be respectful of these beautiful valley’s and mountain region you are walking in. Follow the Leave No Trace policy while in the mountains. Everything you bring in to the mountains, you MUST bring back out! Always have some small baggies to collect toilet paper when going to the bathroom on the trail. Read some more REVIEWS from our trips.
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