The scenery here is simply amazing, more beautiful than I have experienced in almost any place in the world, including Colorado. The only problem is that you have to deal with Argentine drivers on your way from Mendoza. They really have no rules at all when driving. Anyway, we can't realize that they have any driving rules. So if you want to visit here, it is best to find a tour guide to follow, or just follow a group. We signed up for a group, about 200 Argentine pesos per person. The best way to pay is to take US dollars or Euros to the bus parking lot, and then wait for someone to ask you: "Do you want to pay back?" As far as last week, the official exchange rate was 5 Argentine pesos to 1 U.S. dollar, but the actual market exchange rate almost reached 7.75 Argentine pesos to 1 U.S. dollar.
Stopped here during a very short hike with a few friends-but the trails and views were great. The parking lot is easy to reach and the view of the Andes from the foothold is great. On the day we went, there were no people around. We could watch birds and thoroughly enjoy nature. You can definitely feel this altitude.
The original face of Mount Aconcagua is desolate and vast, with weathered rocks, snow and clouds, and the scenery is very good.
The glaciers seen along the way, although incomparable to the size of Mount Everest, are also very spectacular. As the sun sets, the mountains are shrouded in golden afterglow, quiet and peaceful.
Aconcagua is not the hardest mountain I have ever climbed, but it is the most difficult and dangerous one.
The highest mountain in South America, infinite wild style.
The highest peak in South America, a wild and wild beauty.