Jun 25, 2017

Cerro Aconcagua - Mendoza

The Aconcagua forms part of the Andes Mountain range, situated in the locality of Horcones, department of Las Heras, province of Mendoza, Republic of Argentina. With an altitude of 6,962 meters (22,841 ft) it is the highest peak of the entire American continent and the second highest in the world, after Mount Everest in Asia (8,848 mts / 29,029 ft).

The Aconcagua integrates the circuit of the 7 Summits, which consists of the highest peaks of the world.

Located within the Aconcagua Provincial Park, Mendoza, it is visited by tourists from all over the world. The entrance to the park is signposted and in order to arrive to the park ranger’s station and the parking area, you must drive down 2 km of gravel road. Up until this point and the Southern Wall Lookout, admission is free, however if you intend to visit some of the circuits inside the park, an entrance permit is required.

How to arrive at the Aconcagua National Park

  Photo: Gerardo Dalla Torre

Aconcagua Expeditions

Andinistas haciendo cumbre!

Aconcagua Season

The official season begins on November 15th and lasts up to March 31st of the following year. During this period, Horcones can be reached by vehicle.
During the off season months, a special authorization must be obtained.



Mendoza's highest peaks

Peak Altitude Location
Cerro Aconcagua 6962 mts Las Heras
Volcan Tupungato 6650 mts Tupungato
Cerro del Plata 6200 mts Lujan de Cuyo
Cerro Pabellon o Negro 6152 mts
Nevado del Plomo 6120 mts Lujan de Cuyo
Cerro Alto 6111 mts Tunuyan
Nevado Juncal 6110 mts Lujan de Cuyo
Cerro Marmolejo 6100 mts Tunuyan
Cerro Polleras 6024 mts Lujan de Cuyo
Nevado de los Piuquenes 6017 mts Tunuyan

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