Aconcagua Expeditions – What do I need to climb Aconcagua?

Valley of the HorconesIt includes the entire area of ​​the Valle de los Horcones from National Route No. 7 (southern limit) to the confluence of the Horcones River and the El Durazno Stream (northern limit), and to the east, the right bank of the Horcones River. Towards the west it ascends to the main edge of Cerro Agua Salada.In this valley is the necessary infrastructure for the reception of visitors and the control and operation of the park. This area is intended for tourist leisure activities in general, recreation and observation.There are trails of interpretation and views of outstanding landscapes indicated with the respective signage, which allows tourists to take photographs, observe fauna and flora, walks and other relatively intense recreational activities.The use of this area is regulated according to the following guidelines that indicate what is allowed to be done:The entry of vehicles arriving only to the Parking Beach and circulating only through the enabled accesses and by bicycle only to the Quebrada del Durazno, using marked roads.Aconcagua ArgentinaThe camping of climbers who enter or leave the Park for a maximum period of 24 hours.The entry of mule cattle for the transfer of loads.The entry of authorized tourist transport vehicles to the Quebrada del Durazno.Carrying out a “picnic” near the parking lot or in the area designated by the Park Ranger.Aconcagua HillArea for recreation and all sports activities, climbing and trekking.Camps and educational activities in general can be carried out. Within this area we find different camps destined for the use of tourism, generally or exclusively for climbers. The camps are of three types:approach campsBase CampsHigh CampsApproach Camps:Vacas, between National Route No. 7 and the Base Camps. The transit is made only on foot or by mule. In this area, camping is allowed for climbers and visitors who carry out climbing and/or trekking activities.Aconcagua AscentsSites for loading and unloading mules are delimited, as well as the mooring of animals to spend the night, totally prohibiting grazing in areas of marshes or watercourses in order to preserve the environment.Base Camps:They are the areas destined to the sitting of the climbers who are going to try the summit by the different routes of ascent to the Hill. Visitors who do trekking do not usually reach the Base Camps. To admire the South Wall, they only go as far as the site known as “Mirador”