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Hiking in Mendoza: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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You can be remembered as the brave who crossed the Andes from Mendoza...

The main star of Mendoza is undoubtedly Mount Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the southern hemisphere and the entire American continent. It is not necessary to reach its peak of almost 7000 meters in height to enjoy a challenging hiking program. You can ascend to its camp sites at different levels, such as Plaza Francia, Plaza de Mulas or the Base Camp. In addition, in Mendoza you have many other alternatives to live one or several days of pure hiking: Potrerillos, Confluencia, Tunuyan and endless trails along the Cordon del Plata. Finally, if you want to stay in the history of the bravest, you can not miss a guided crossing of the Andes, from Mendoza to Santiago or other incredible Chilean locations.

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FAQs: Hiking in Mendoza

Why should I choose Mendoza for my Hiking adventure?

The wine route

Mendoza is famous for the richness of its soil and the excellent quality of the grapes which grow there, used to make the best wine in the region. If you are a wine lover, take some time to explore the wine route, and taste all its varieties in the most amazing wineries of Mendoza.

Beginning of Patagonia

In the province of Mendoza begins the Patagonian region, which comprises the entire south of Argentina. From here to Tierra del Fuego, passing through San Luis, La Pampa, Neuquén, Rio Negro, Chubut and Santa Cruz, you will find the best outdoor sport options of South America.

Proximity to Chile

The Andes mountain range divides Argentina from Chile, but Mendoza is one of the accesses that connect both countries. From here you can cross the mountain range on foot and even reach the Pacific Ocean. Or you can take a half hour flight and be in Santiago to keep visiting the Chilean Patagonia.

What can I expect from the weather during my Hiking trip in Mendoza?

Mendoza has high temperatures in summer and low temperatures in winter. The climate is conditioned by the presence of the Andes. That is why there are strong winds, little rain and notable variations of temperature depending on the proximity to the mountains or the plain.

Which language is predominantly spoken in the Mendoza region?


What currency is accepted around Mendoza?

Argentine Peso

How can I get to Mendoza?

Mendoza has an international airport, although you will find a greater frequency and variety of airlines and flights that land first in Buenos Aires. The country also has good routes to get to Mendoza by car or bus from any point.

What's the country code for the Mendoza region?


When is the best time to travel to Mendoza for Hiking?

During the summer, from December until the end of April.

What people are saying about Hiking | Mendoza



I would highly recommend this trip to anyone. Joaquin is an excellent guide, and will not only take you to you destination, but also teach you a lot about the geography and history around Aconcagua and the area around. The view of Aconcagua is better by the entrance to the park, but the trip up to Confluencia is worth the trouble if you are staying in Mendoza (or nearby, I travelled from Chile just for this hike). Depending on your fitness level, Joaquin can find a hike that will suit you and give you an experience of the Andes mountains that you wont get anywhere else.



The hike and location were great, but what made it a super experience was Joaquin, our guide. He shared a lot of his knowledge about the nature and the country. He really took his time and let you enjoy all the surroundings have to offer. On top of that we had an amazing lunch (you have to try the carrot mayonaise) with an incredible view. If we ever go back to Argentina we’ll definitely book another day with him. Thanks for making mendoza unforgettable!



Joaquin was an amazing tour guide! He was polite, on time, and gave us an amazing experience. He is not only a great guide but amazing person, we love talking to him and learning about Argentina and consider him a friend. We are so appreciative and this hike was the highlight of our trip.



Matias was an excellent guide, it was an excellent day!



The guide did the absolute minimum he could possibly do. The food provided was definitely not enough for what we were doing. This was already a fast itinerary and he cut it short by two more days. It made it extremely dangerous for us as clients. 2 of the 5 of us had to get flown off the mountain by helicopter due to edema because we didn’t acclimate properly. The guide then lied on social media and claimed 100% success to the summit. He really is a snake. He only cared about cutting everything and doing it as cheap as possible, most likely just to make a few more bucks. If this was a service offered in the U.S., there would’ve been a lawsuit. He should never guide this trip ever again for the pure safety of the clients.

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