Polish Glacier

Tackle the direct Polish Glacier route with a local specialist that has been supporting climbers up Aconcagua for over 30 years.

19 Days

Itinerary Map

Start from Mendoza and end at Mendoza

Landmarks visited on Polish Glacier

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Mendoza city. Transfer airport-hotel lodging. (760 m / 2493 ft) * Hotel Day 2: Free day in Mendoza. * Hotel Day 3: Transfer in private vehicles from Mendoza to Penitentes where the group will spend the night (2580 m / 8465 ft). * Hotel * Vehicle 3 hrs. Day 4: We drive from Penitentes to Vacas Valley entry, where the approach begins. Around 4 hours later we arrive to Pampa de Lenas, our first trekking camp (2950 m / 9678 ft). * Camp * Trekking 4 hrs. Day 5: Hike to Casa de Piedra, our second trekking camp (3240 m / 10630 ft). * Camp * Trekking 6 hrs. Day 6: Arrival to base camp, probably the hardest day of the approach (4190 m / 13747 ft). * Camp * Trekking 6-7 hrs. Day 7: Rest day at base camp (4190 m / 13747 ft). * Camp Day 8: Equipment carrying to camp 1 (4800 m / 15748 ft) and return to base camp (4190 m / 13747 ft). * Camp * Trekking 5 hrs. Day 9: Rest day at base camp (4190 m / 13747 ft). * Camp Day 10: Move to camp 1 (4800 m / 15748 ft). * Camp * Trekking 4-5 hrs. Day 11: Equipment carrying to camp 2 (5830 m / 19127 ft) and return to camp 1 (4800 m / 15748 ft). * Camp * Trekking 5-6 hrs. Day 12: Rest day at camp 1 (4800 m / 15748 ft). * Camp Day 13: Move to camp 2 (5830 m / 19127 ft) * Camp * Trekking 3-4 hrs. Day 14: Summit day (6962 m / 22841 ft). To optimize the possibilities of the group to get to the summit, in case of bad weather, we will make up to 3 summit attempts. * 10-15 hrs. Day 15: Second summit attempt. Day 16: Third summit attempt Day 17: Camp 2 - Normal route base camp (4190 m / 13747 ft). * Camp * Trekking 3-4 hrs. Day 18: Plaza de Mulas – Penitentes: this walk takes approximately 6/7 hours to the park entrance at Horcones Valley, from where we will be driven to Mendoza by vehicle, after picking up our gear in Penitentes (2950 m / 9678 ft).

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Price from USD $4,150 per person.

This trip can run as a group trip, with prices starting from $0 per person for a complete group. If you are looking to join a group or you are a solo traveller we will help to form likeminded groups of travellers. Please let us know your travel plans.

The trip can also run on a private basis to fit around your plans. Departures may be tailored and can be set up on a date of your choice. Please note that there is a higher price for smaller groups. Please enquire for further details.

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