Full day trek to Confluencia on Aconcagua, from Mendoza

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Follow Fernando, EPGAMT-certified guide, and discover the beauty of Aconcagua. Join him for a full-day hiking outing to Confluencia!

Private

Andes

1 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Discover the beauty of the Aconcagua Provincial Park.
  • Experience an exciting and scenic hike to Confluencia.
  • Enjoy stunning views of the highest peak of the Americas.

Description

Do you want to discover the beauty of Aconcagua? Then follow me on this full-day trek to Confluencia!

Aconcagua (6960m) is one of the most famous mountains in the world. Part of the Andes, this impressive peak is the highest in America and the second highest of the Seven Summits. Located in Argentina, 112 km northwest of the city of Mendoza, it is protected by the Aconcagua Provincial Park.

On this short and classic trek, we will reach Confluencia, the first acclimatization base camp of Aconcagua. After meeting in Mendoza City, I will drive you to the park entrance. Our hiking adventure will begin at Horcones Valley and cross breathtaking spots such as Puente del Inca.

The trails are easy to follow, so you don’t need to be an expert hiker. However, a good fitness level is required, due to the effects of high altitudes. Of course, I will be there to help and guide you on your way. 

So, if you want to explore the awesome Aconcagua Park, please contact me. Let’s hike to Confluencia together and enjoy amazing views of a unique landscape!

Additionally, I can also take you to Plaza Francia, another popular spot in the area. Check it out here.

Itinerary

Day 1: Mendoza City - Confluencia - Mendoza City

Meeting in Mendoza City. Equipment check. Transfer to Aconcagua Provincial Park (Horcones, 2950m). Trekking to Horcones Lagoon or Quebrada del Durazno. Lunch. Hike from Confluencia to Horcones. Return to Mendoza  

Departure: 8:30AM

Return: 20hs. 21PM

Hiking time: 4 / 6 hours

 

Details

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Recommended Equipment: Cap / Sunscreen / Windbreaker Jacket / Polar fleece jacket / Zip off pants / Gloves / Sunglasses / 25 L Backpack (or bigger)

Meeting point

Mendoza City.

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About the guide

I am an EPGAMT certified guide and have been the Director of Colanguil Adventure & Expeditions since 2004.

Here are some of my most important achievements:
- Cerro Aconcagua (6.962mts): summitted 17 times from 4 different routes, including Glacier of Los Polacos in the day from Base Camp (Plaza Argentina 4250 mts).
- Opening of Route in Cerro Mercedario (6,770 meters) and Pole Peak (6120 meters), Alma Negra, Ansilta, The Ramada, The Horn.
- More than 200 climbing routes in Los Arenales, Mendoza and the main climbing centers in southern Patagonia, Argentina (Aguja Poincenot and Rafael Juárez)
- No. 3 in National Ranking (2003).
- Rescue and Technician in Avalanche Prevention: "Veladero" Mine, including rescues in Aconcagua, Cerro Mercedario, Fitz Roy Glacier and in Vallecitos.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 310 Each

Group of 2

USD 454 Each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

- Personal insurance




 

 

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