Our expedition includes transport of all of your equipment from Mendoza to your destination, and returned to Mendoza. While trekking, we DO NOT ask our full-service members to carry heavy group equipment (although it is an option if you really want to), such as tents, rope, fuel, food, etcetera. We use high-altitude mules to carry group equipment and supplies.
On the mountain, members are expected to carry their personal gear and some group gear up to the high camps and back down again. Generally, your pack will weigh 15-20 kg/35-40 pounds. It is recommended that a person carry no more than a 1/4 of their body weight, so as not to over-exert or injure themselves.
If you do not wish to or are unable to carry your personal equipment on the mountain, porters are available to hire for $100-$150, £50-£100, or €70-€100 per day. They may be hired in basecamp upon your arrival, as it is staffed all season.