We landed smoothly in Buenos Aires according to schedule at 9 p.m. No problems with customs at all. We chose this destination because we wanted to bring some food from home and Santiago has considerably stringent rules on this.
The first bus to Mendoza was departing at 5:30 a.m. and it took us good 17 hours to make it to.
Aleš caught a fine cold from the air-co, so we decided to take a two-day rest. It is incredibly hot outside but the temperature in our Hostal Independencia is manageable.
We did all the logistics in one day - mules to Plaza Argentina base camp will be provided by an excellent company Aconcagua Trek. First things first, so we set off for acclimatization on 8th January to spend it in the Cordón del Plata region – a perfect place for this kind of business with mountains around 6000m.