Even if you don’t make it to the summit of Aconcagua this year, there are plenty more mountains to explore around the base of the Provincial Park and Penitentes.
Many hikes are available in the Penitentes area. More difficult treks require advanced skill or the accompaniment of a guide. A quick chat with climbers and staff at Ayelen is the best way to choose the appropriate route.
• Hike around and up Cerro Penitentes (3-7 days)
• Hike up Cerro Leñas (8 hours)
• Hike up Cerro las Cañas (6 hours)
• Los Puquios (6 hours)
If you’re interested in trekking around Penitentes and finding a piece of the mountain life, contact Steve at: firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line: Trekking and he will set you up with a mountain guide who can lead you around the area.