Aconcagua Confluencia Base Camp Trek 2019


Please note: This is a combined expedition with our Aconcagua Climb. This trip ends two week earlier than the Aconcagua Climb.


Join Trekking for Kids in a unique opportunity to experience Argentina at its most beautiful! This combination trip offers two distinct adventures - to join TFK supporting a project to help children in Mendoza and then to hike to the basecamp of Aconcagua at 14,000 ft, spend two nights, and then descend to enjoy the lovely countryside of Mendoza. This is a great opportunity for those who want to experience the beauty of Aconcagua but don't have the time or desire to climb to the top.


TFK will partner with famed mountaineer Ryan Waters and his team at Mountain Professionals to guide our group. We will accompany the group climbing Aconcagua to basecamp.

Our Work

Trekkers will spend two days in Mendoza working with at-risk and disadvantaged youth, helping improve their facilities and getting to know them through games and activities.

Please contact Cindy Steuart for more information about the expedition.

Expedition Costs

Price for Expedition: $1900

Group Size: 6-10 Trekkers

Expedition Dates: Jan 30-Feb 5 2019
(Please note: dates listed are the arrival and departure dates to/from Mendoza)

Fundraising Commitment: $1000
tax-deductible donations for projects


• TFK trip leader
• 4 days guided climb by Mountain Professionals guide, Ryan Waters and team
• 2 nights in a tent while on the trek
• 3 nights hotel in Mendoza
• 1 night hotel in Penitents
• Transportation to and from airport in Mendoza on arrival and departure days
• Transportation to and from Penitents
• Full mountain services, equipment, meals on trek
• Team equipment Mules transfer to Base Camp and back
• Mules for personal baggage to base camp
• First Aid Kits, Radios, and safety equipment
• Full basecamp services including heated and carpeted dining tent, table, chairs, and cook staff!
• Access to solar panels, charging and satellite phone, wifi at base camp
• Work project and activities at our project site with the children
• TFK shirt and luggage tags
• Tips for local guides

Not Included

• RT Airfare to Mendoza, Argentina
• Recommended Travel/Trip Cancellation Insurance
• A few meals
• Alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, or bottled water and other personal expenses

Expedition Requirements

• 18 years or older
• Good health
• Physically fit
• Willing to raise minimum $1000 of tax-deductible donations for orphanage projects

3 Step Process

1. Apply • Fill out the online application (link will be provided with invitation)
• Pay $500 deposit ($50 non-refundable)

2. Prepare • Read Information and Fundraising Packet from TFK
• Start a training regimen if not already exercising regularly
• Fundraise for orphanage projects
• Gather all necessary gear for the Trek
• Pay remaining Expedition fees
• Arrange flights

3. Experience • Arrive in-country.
• Enjoy a trip of a lifetime!

We are committed to supporting you every step of the way, both before and during your Expedition.

Click here to read about TFK’s Registration and Cancellation Policies.

Coming soon.

Fundraising Resources

After signing up for an Expedition, Trekkers receive a Fundraising Kit, and access to the Trekker Resource Center, with online tips and tools to help you succeed.

TFK Brochures • brief version of the website in printed form
• great introduction to TFK for your donors

Personal Fundraising Page (coming soon)
• solicit donations on your page
• set fundraising goals
• track progress in real time
• upload photos
• post messages to donors

Other Resources • Ideas for raising your $1000 minimum
• form letters to help you get started
• fundraising logs
• receipts and forms
• project flyer

Contact our Director of Operations, Tricia Donaldson, for more information.

Aconcagua Confluencia Base Camp Trek 2019

Expedition Dates: Jan 30-Feb 5, 2019
(in country dates)

Deadline to Apply: November 1, 2018
Days: 7
Group Size: max.14
Trip Cost: $1900
Fundraising Commitment: $1000
in tax-deductible donations for the projects
Activity Level: moderate


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