Plaza Francia, 2-day Trek on Aconcagua from Mendoza


Join Fernando, EPGAMT-certified guide, for a 2-day hiking trip in Aconcagua. Reach the base of its amazing South Wall, Plaza Francia!



2 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec




  • Reach the base of Plaza Francia in Aconcagua's South Wall.
  • Spend one night in a tent, surrounded by a fabulous alpine landscape.
  • Enjoy amazing views of Aconcagua, the highest peak of America.


Are you looking for an exciting trek in the Andes? Then join me for this 2-day adventure and discover Plaza Francia, an amazing spot in Aconcagua!

Aconcagua (6960m), in the Province of Mendoza, Argentina, is the highest peak of the Americas. Bound by the De las Vacas and De los Horcones valleys, the mountain and its surroundings are part of the Aconcagua Provincial Park.

On this 2-day trek, we will reach Plaza Francia, at the base of Aconcagua’s South Wall, with its 3000 vertical meters covered by huge glaciers! After meeting in Mendoza City, I will transfer you to the Aconcagua Provincial Park where the adventure begins. On the first day, we will hike to Confluencia (3400m), the first Aconcagua Camp.  There, we will spend the night in a tent, surrounded by the fabulous mountains of the Andes! The next day, a 5-hour trek to Plaza Francia awaits. We will cross a unique landscape before reaching this popular hiking destination.

Because the trail has a medium level of difficulty, you don’t need to be an expert hiker for this outing. However, you do need a good fitness level to face the high altitudes. Of course, I will be there to help and guide you on the way. 

So, if you are up for an awesome hiking experience in Aconcagua, please get in touch with me. Let me guide you to the beautiful Plaza Francia!

And if you are looking for a longer adventure in the area, check out my 3-day Trek in Vallecitos (Cordon del Plata).


Day 1: Day 1 -   Mendoza (700m) - Confluencia (3400m)

Meeting in Mendoza City. Equipment check and rental if necessary. Obtaining the permit, with my assistance. 3-hour transfer to Aconcagua Park. Control of permits at Horcones (2950m). 3 to 4-hour trek to Confluencia.

Day 2: Confluencia - Plaza Francia (4000m) - Horcones - Mendoza

After an early breakfast we start the hike towards Plaza Francia. After lunch (lunch box) we return to Confluencia for some fruits and snacks. Trekking back to Horcones. Transfer in private vehicle to Mendoza.





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Equipment Needed Sun hat / Polar hat / Polar jacket / Windbreaker jacket / Long-sleeved or short-sleeved synthetic fiber shirt / Trekking pants / Sunglasses / Sunscreen and lip balm / Head Torch and batteries / Polar gloves / Trekking boots / Sleeping bag / Backpack (35L or more) / Altitude medicine / Personal hygiene kit: Soap, toothbrush, etc. / Water bottle / Trekking poles

Meeting point

Mendoza City.


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

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

Price details

Included: Transfer to the Park / Transfer back to Mendoza / • Base camp services: full board, dining tents, sleeping tents, bathroom / Permanent communication (VHF) / Accommodation in tent during the program - Not included: Aconcagua Park Entrance fee / Accommodation in Mendoza / Drinks in Mendoza, Uspallata and Penitentes / Any cost derived from leaving the trip in advance (mules, guides, etc) / Personal equipment, medications, air or ground evacuations, telephone calls, hospitalization, and any service not mentioned in this program.



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