3-day Aconcagua trekking to Plaza Francia

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3-day Aconcagua trekking to Plaza Francia! The perfect hike to enjoy the Aconcagua South Wall joined by Agustín, a EPGAMT certified guide.

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Andes

3 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec


Description

Have a peek of the majestic Aconcagua South Face in this 3-day Aconcagua trekking to Plaza Francia!

Let me take you up to Plaza Francia (4200 m), the best viewpoint to watch the most vertical wall of the Aconcagua (6961 m). In this huge wall (one of the largest in the world) you'll be able to spot -and hear – avalanches and waterfalls. You'll also see the glacier Ventisquero Horcones Inferior, which descends through 10 km almost reaching the Base Camp.

I'll pick you up at your hotel in Mendoza and drive you up to the Horcones Valley (2950 m). From here the real Aconcagua trekking will start, with a 3 hours hike to Confluencia Base Camp (3390 m).

This Camp is famous for welcoming some of the best climbers in the world. Because the Aconcagua is the highest mountain outside Asia, mountaineers come from all over to conquer its summit. And you'll be able to share some quality time with them at the Base Camp!

On the second day I'll guide you to the Plaza Francia viewpoint, where we'll have a nice lunch and some rest time to enjoy the stunning scenery. Afterwards we'll go back to the Camp, to enjoy one more night at paradise!

During our 2 nights in Confluencia Base Camp, you'll experience sleeping at our new geodesic domes. This will allow you to enjoy your stay much more. Because of its design, you'll have much more space than in a tent. Also a better viewpoint from inside of the dome is guaranteed!

On the third day we'll quietly hike down and return to Mendoza.

While I think this 3-day trekking is the best way to appreciate the surroundings of Aconcagua, I also offer a 2-day trekking. Although this fastest way to go up requires good shape and hiking  experience.

So please contact me to make the necessary arrangements to start this adventure! And if you are keen to try something else around the area, check my 5 Mountains in 2 days trek or 4-day Mount Penitentes hike.

Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer and hike

Pick up at hotel in Mendoza. Transfer to the Horcones Valley. 3 hour trek to Confluencia Base Camp.

Day 2: Overnight at Confluencia BC

4.30 hour trek to Plaza Francia. Lunch and rest time. 2 hour trek down to Confluencia base camp. Overnight at Confluencia Base Camp.

Day 3: Departure

Hike down to Horcones and return to Mendoza.

 

Details

Accommodation

In geodesic domes or camping in the 2-day trip.

More info

Aconcagua entrance fee is not included. All meals during the trip are included (except for those in Mendoza)

Recommended equipment: • 2 Top underwear • 1 Long sleeve shirts • 1 Fleece jacket • 1 Windproof Gore-Tex jacket • 1 Down jacket • 1 Pairs of liner gloves • 1 Pair of fleece or wool gloves • 1 Hat or cap for the sun protection • 1 Fleece hat • Bottom underwear • 1 Trekking pant • 1 Pair of good trekking boots • 1 Pairs of lightweight socks • 2 Pairs of heavy-weight socks • 1 Pair of glacier glasses • 1 Headlamp • 1 Sleeping bag -10ºC • 1 Pair of hiking poles • 1 Water bottles • Large backpack [45-65 L] • Extra batteries • Personal first-aid kit • Sunscreen and lip protection [SPF 40] • Personal hygiene kit

Meeting point

Mendoza City.

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About the guide

We are a family company of mountain guides and full-time local climbers founded in 2005.

Specialized in mountaineering adventures such as mountain expeditions, horseback riding, mountain biking, trekking and rock climbing in the Central Andes in Mendoza, Argentina.


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