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Hiking in Mendoza

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.
 
 
 
 
 

Top hiking trips | Mendoza:

 
 
 

What people are saying about these trips

Chelsea Trotta

5.00

February, 2022

Trekking to Aconcagua “Confluencia” Base Camp, Day trip from Mendoza

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.

Macarena Freire

5.00

February, 2022

Aconcagua Base Camp + Cerro Bonete 7-day Trek

Fue una hermosa experiencia de la cual guardaré bellos recuerdos y lazos. Al recordar volveré a viajar a las montañas de la Cordillera amada. Gracias por brindarme seguridad y confort en la realización de mis sueños.

Koen Kolkman

5.00

November, 2019

Trekking to Aconcagua “Confluencia” Base Camp, Day trip from Mendoza

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!

Enya Lundgrenn

5.00

April, 2019

Trekking to Aconcagua “Confluencia” Base Camp, Day trip from 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.


 

There are many reasons for choosing Hiking in Argentina

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.

 

Good to know:

Country Code

+54

Language

Spanish

Currency

Argentine Peso

Best time to visit

During the summer, from December until the end of April

How to get there

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

Weather

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

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