What is Aconcagua? Aconcagua, at 6,961 metres, is the highest mountain outside of Asia and is located 183 km from Mendoza, Argentina. If you find yourself in Mendoza (and many travellers do when crossing from Santiago, Chile), a day trip to Aconcagua is well worth it to see the mountain.
The bus (another bus post) pulls up, we load our bags and present our tickets. ‘Tasa?’ the serviceman asks. He’s asking for confirmation that we paid the reciprocity fee for our Argentina visas. ‘Si!’ I reply – the receipts are in our travel wallet. Except that they aren’t.