A travel destination for those looking for passion, adventure, and a little bit of R&R.
Home to tango, Incan folklores, and the legendary Andes Mountains, Argentina is a country that will keep a piece of your heart, and stay with you for life.
CLIMB MT. ACONCAGUA
(Minimum $1,000 non-refundable deposit)
Your K2 adventure begins in Mendoza.
This city is famous for its wine, laid-back culture, and clear blue skies. Here, you’ll bask in the mammoth shadow of Aconcagua.
The Vineyards of Mendoza
Take in the view of a lifetime in the timeless wine and olive vineyards of Mendoza.
Located in the wide-open Vallecitos Valley, just at the base of the Andes, and within sight of the great Aconcagua, here you’ll find a mixture of 1st-class hiking, awe-inspiring sightseeing, 5-star food, domestic wine, and charming local culture from both Argentina and nearby Chile.
Here, you’ll spend four spectacular days hiking the valley where you’ll experience a region of stunning beauty that’s almost entirely untouched by the bustle of the modern world before returning to your room at the Mausy Refugio.
Nestled in the Valley, surrounded by green hills and endless blue skies, the Mausy Refugio cabin retreat will make you feel completely secluded from the rest of the world, but with all the luxuries and comforts of a 5-star hotel. Home-cooked meals, wine from the local vineyards, and even Wi-Fi, if you’re inclined to connect, await you at the end of each day.
Conquer Mt. Aconcagua
The 2nd highest of the famed Seven Summits, falling just behind Mt. Everest, Mt. Aconcagua is the highest peak in the Americas and it’s just begging to be climbed.
Situated only 9 miles from Chile, this grandiose peak is surrounded by twisting, turning rivers, low, sprawling valleys, and colorful rocky terrain, making the view from the summit a true sight to behold. Getting there is quite the quest, though.
Speckled with base camps at various elevations, the climb itself is challenging, but not overly technical or extreme, making it ideal for both newer high-altitude climbers, and veterans alike, who are looking to check a climbers’ dream off their bucket list.
Don’t be fooled, though. The weather is unpredictable, and the terrain can be rough, so Aconcagua will certainly keep you on your toes.
Only about 60% of climbers who attempt it reach the summit, but those who do are rewarded handsomely with a 1st-class view of the Andes in all their snow-peaked glory.
Because of its intense climate and towering elevation, the wildlife of Aconcagua is few and far between, but it’s there. As you scale and hike, watch for signs of the red fox, lizards and other amphibians, wild hares, large herds of guanacos, and even the notorious puma, known for its stealth and solitary lifestyle. Rarely seen by humans, you may get lucky and see a pawprint or two, proof that they’re out there somewhere.