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Trek to Plaza Francia
4 DAYS - 3 NIGHTS

A trekking in the Colossus of America, Cerro Aconcagua, to the viewpoint of its mithycal south face, staying in a camp with all the comforts.

Once you have arrived at Confluencia, you will spend 2 nights in the campsite. It´s fully prepared to make the trip around the magnificent South American mountain as comfortable as possible. There are tents for eating, kitchen, equipment storage. Toilets are available too. An excellent team of people will attend you, preparing delicious meals and providing you an excellent service. The advantages of the campsite are not only its commodities, but also the direct contact with nature.

Day 1 Mendoza

City Tour, equipment checking and assistance for renting equipment and obtaining permits.

Accommodation in Mendoza, at your selected hotel (or similar, equal category), Double or Single Base

Included Meals: None

 

 

Day 2 Mendoza – Puente del Inca – Confluencia  (10890ft -3300m)

Private transfer to Puente Del Inca. Trek to Confluencia Camp.

Accommodation at Camp – Double or Single Tent

Included Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch, Dinner

 

 

Day 3 Confluencia - Plaza Francia – Confluencia (13200 ft – 4000 m)

Trek to Plaza Francia, the base of the south face of the Mount Aconcagua, lunch and return to Confluencia. 

Accommodation at Camp – Double or Single Tent

Included Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch, Dinner

 

 

Day 4 Confluencia – Puente del Inca – Mendoza

Breakfast at base camp. Descent to Puente del Inca. Drive to Mendoza

Included Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch

 

 

INCLUDED SEVICES

Assistance to buy the climbing permits

Mount Aconcagua is located in a provincial Park, managed by the Government of Mendoza. To get into the Park you should get a permit, in accordance to the activity that you are going to participate in (climbing, long trek, short trek). This working paper must be done personally, as a government rule. That is why each passenger should go to the Park’s office with their own passport.

 

Luggage care

If you wish to leave certain personal belongings that you are not going to use during your Aconcagua expedition, you can count on the best security of the hotel of your expedition for leaving your personal effects. You will also be able to leave your possessions in Penitentes/Puente del Inca or in Base Camp.

 

 

Transfer Mendoza / Puente del Inca / Mendoza

We will take you to Puente Del Inca in our own vehicles. We will drive over 180 kilometers, which separate Mendoza City from Puente Del Inca. The scenery on the journey is one of the most spectacular landscapes in the central Andes.

 

Meals

On the trekking you will enjoy all the meals (B: breakfast / L: lunch / P.L: packed-lunch if you are on the move / D: dinner), which are carefully planned by professionals to have a balanced diet during those days on the mountain. The cooks always prepare every meal, with fixed menu. You will enjoy tasty and large portions of very good meals. If you are vegetarian, celiac, lactose intolerant or you need any other special menu, please let us know in the reservation form.

 

Load mules

We include load mules to transport common equipment (trash, meals, fuel, solid waste, etc.) during all your trekking for you to have confortable expedition and carry only your personal belongings and focus only on trekking. You will have to carry your personal backpack, sleeping bag and lunch. All other necesary elements for your trekking will be waiting for you at Confluencia.

 

Our Guides 

The guides in charge of the expedition are professionals who have obtained their degree from the AAGM or the EPGAMT (2 and 3 year carreers). We believe that one of the keys for having a successful expedition is to count on people who have the best qualifications and at least 5 years of experience in Aconcagua to provide safety and trek across the paths of nature with conviction and professionalism. Our expeditions are leadered by professional mountain guides all throughout the journey, ensuring better communication, safety and walking pace according to the group. The guide’s equipments include a VHF radio, first aid kit with specific medications for altitude sicknesses, ropes, altimeter, digital oxymeter and proffessional clothing and equipments. Medicines will be provided after the aproval of the doctors of Park Aconcagua. All of this is necessary for your safety and well being.

 

Confluencia Camp

Once you have arrived at Confluencia, you will spend 2 nights in the campsite. It´s fully prepared to make the trip around the magnificent South American mountain as comfortable as possible. There are tents for eating, kitchen, equipment storage. Toilets are available too. An excellent team of people will attend you, preparing delicious meals and providing you an excellent service. The advantages of the campsite are not only its commodities, but also the direct contact with nature.

 

Trekking to Plaza Francia

On the 2nd day of the trekking, you will visit the base of the mythical South Face of the Aconcagua mountain. This is the most vertical face of the mountain, with glaciers and walls almost 3000 meters tall. During that trekking, you will gain 700 meter that will give your body a sign that the acclimatization process is starting.

 

Bedroom tents

All resting nights take place in comfortable bedroom tents dome with truckle beds or in bedroom tents for two people, which are already settled on the camp. This is a good way to save strengths without pitching and taking down tents from one camp to another.

 

Communications

We take advantage of the VHF and BLU radio lines that help us to stay in contact between the high-altitude campsites, Plaza de Mulas, Confluencia, Puente del Inca and Mendoza. Therefore, we can respond almost instantaneously to whatever issue that may arise.

 

 

NON INCLUDED SEVICES

Trekking Permit

The only way to enter the Aconcagua Park is by getting the permit personally in Mendoza city. If the ticket is not used within the dates established by the Park authorities, the money will not be returned. The ticket will be invalid in the future years. The entrance fee’s payment support the maintenance and care of Aconcagua Provincial Park and aid to preserve and protect it. It also supports the maintenance of the medical, the park rangers and the rescue service (Helicopter).

 

 

Expenses for giving up the expedition

In order to have better but cheaper services, the expedition is quoted taking into account the whole group. If you give up the scheduled itinerary because of personal problems, mountain sickness, etc, you start taking private services that may have additional costs.


 

Personal equipment and Sleeping bag

The personal gear you need for the trekking is not considered an included service, therefore you must provide it. You can either bring it from your country, or buy it or rent it in Mendoza city. Our guides will advise you with this task. The list of this recommended gear is shown further on this page.


 

Others

Extra expenses as food or drinks separate from those described in the itinerary, satellite phonecalls, transference fees, and other services not specified as included.

PRICES FOR THIS TRIP
This trip operates in certain given dates between November and February. Please contact us to know the dates. 
Standard category
USD 910
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