SST organising Aconcagua expedition from 25 January, 2024

November 7, 2023

Kathmandu, Nov 3: Seven Summit Treks, a leading Kathmandu-based trekking and expedition company, will be organizing an Aconcagua expedition. Located in South America, the mountain standing tall at 6,961m (22,841 feet) is the highest peak on each of the seven continents. Led by the experienced mountain guide, Jakob Urth Jakob Urth, the expedition will kick off from 25 January to 12 February 2024. With his extensive knowledge and skills, Jakob, who has guided 18 successful expeditions on Aconcagua, can be trusted in his leadership to cut through challenges of the ascent.

The Aconcagua expedition promises awe-inspiring views, and a taste of high-altitude adventure for both experienced mountaineers and those seeking to push their way on mountains. Interested can contact at

About Aconcagua

Located in the Andes mountain range in Argentina, it is the highest mountain in the Americas, the highest outside Asia. The first attempt to climb the mountain by Europeans was made in 1883 by a team led by the German geologist and explorer Paul Gussfeldt. He approached the peak through the Rio Volcan. He made two attempts on the mountain by the northwest ridge and reached an elevation of 6,500m.

The first recorded ascent of the mountain took place in 1897 by a European expedition led by the British mountaineer Edward FitzGerald. FitzGerald failed to stand atop the peak himself over eight attempts between December 1896 and February 1897. However, the Swiss guide of the expedition, Matthias Zurbriggen reached the summit on 14 January. On the final attempt a month later, two other expedition members, Stuart Vines and Nicola Lanti reached the summit on 13 February.

Being probably the highest non-technical mountain in the world, Aconcagua is technically as easy mountain if approached from the north through the normal route as the northern route does not require technical climbing skills, ropes, axes, and pins.

Climbers often do not use supplemental oxygen despite navigating challenging terrain involved and effects of altitude. As the weather conditions near the summit, cold weather injuries are common. As the weather on the peak can be extremely unpredictable and harsh with strong winds, low temperatures and sudden storms, proper gear and clothing are required. 

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Below the different grades shown in the chart are explained in more detail.

For Expeditions

  1. Easy (E): Climb requires one-day climbs, or a multiday climbs with non-technical elements.
  2. Moderate (M): Either a serious one-day climbs, or a multiday climbs with some technical elements. Requires an average level of physical fitness.
  3. Difficult (D): Multiday climbs with some moderately technical elements. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.
  4. Hard Difficult (HD): Multiday, Highly technical climb. Requires high level of physical fitness and stamina.
  5. Very Difficult (VD): Multiday, Extremely technical climb. Requires very high level of Physical fitness and stamina.


Below the different grades shown in the chart are explained in more detail.

For Trekking

  1. Light: Light walking and generally level hiking that is good for most fitness levels. During these trips, hill-walking experience is desirable.
  2. Moderate: Trek has various types of moderate to difficult terrain, including rough trails and normally 3 to 5 hours a day. Requires an average to above average fitness level.
  3. Moderate+: High altitude treks above 3000 meters or in fairly difficult terrain- normally 4 to 6 hours a day. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.
  4. Extreme: These high altitude treks or passes are known to be the most strenuous and has difficult terrain and conditions. These treks may require a degree of mountaineering skills and you capability of carrying on normally at an altitude of 4000-5600 meters. Daily walking is 5-8 hours approx.

Tunc Findik

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Lukáš Jasenský

Mardi Himal trek. A wonderful trek ideal even for beginners. Wonderful views, great facilities. Our choice for this trek was through our honeymoon. Seven Summit Treks organized and prepared everything. Sherpa Tashi and porter Nima were great. We could talk, they always prepared everything. I have been in contact with the guys from Seven Summit Treks since the expedition to Makalu and I know that I can rely on them. Thank you for your help and wonderful experience. And see you at the next event.

Sofie Lenaerts


Our first co-operation was in 2013 in Pakistan with Arnold Coster expeditions and Sevensummittreks towards the Gasherbrum. After that, we continued to work together on expeditions towards Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Manaslu (winter), and AmaDablam. For me, SST is a very professional company with a lot of experience and knowledge. We have full confidence in their capabilities and appreciate their flexibility. I would like to thank them for all those years of cooperation and I look forwards to new adventures in Nepal and Pakistan.

Brad Johnson

I have been on many expeditions in Nepal over the years, most of them I organized with friends and used Seven Summit Treks only for their base camp services with great service! This year none of my friends were available to climb in Nepal in the Autumn season so I contacted SST and decided to sign up for the Mera Peak and Baruntse expedition. SST organized everything and provide me with a personal climbing Sherpa for the entire trip. Throughout the entire trip, everything was taken care of by SST, including lodging, tea houses, and meals. At Baruntse base camp I had a nice private tent and the cook and kitchen staff always had smiles and cooked great meals. My Sherpa (Jangbu) was great and we became close friends and climbing partners. Jangbu was always there with a smile, a very strong climber, always wanting to help in any way he could. There was plenty of time to decide how and when we were going to make a summit push based on the weather. We had fantastic summit days on both peaks and finished the trip crossing the Amphu Labste pass into the Khumbu Valley staying each night in nice lodges with all meals included. I would highly recommend using SST for any expedition that you want to go on. Thank you Seven Summit Treks for a great trip and your attention to detail!!

Mohamed H. Al Khalifa


Seven summits are the best! Very professional highly recommended and fun people to work with.. 👏