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Plaza Francia 3-day trek in Mount Aconcagua

Join EPGAMT guide Sebastian on a unique ascent to Plaza Francia and enjoy the stunning views of the Aconcagua South Wall sights in the Andes!

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration3 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate and Group


Climbing the Aconcagua is every mountaineer’s dream. At 6,962 m it is the highest mountain outside Asia, and an Andes favourite. But you don’t have to be a pro to enjoy the experience of exploring this stunning peak. On this Plaza Francia 3-day trek, I will take you to a 4200m altitude where you can revel in its immensity. 

Before we set off on our excursion, we will first need to get you your permits. In order to do so, you need to be in Mendoza one day before the kick off. Then, the following day we will meet in Penitentes and begin our ascent. On the way, we will enjoy the stunning landscapes and spend a night in Confluencia. Finally, we will ascend to the Plaza Francia base camp before returning.

Every day we will trek between 4 to 6 hours. Consequently, you will need a good fitness level for this trip. However, it is not terribly challenging technically and we will also have mules to help carry our belongings, so you don’t need too much mountaineering experience. Of course, I will be there every step of the way to help and guide you.

Are you ready to experience a unique journey in the Andes? Then book your place now and join me on this 3-day trek to Plaza Francia in Mount Aconcagua!

Would you like a slightly longer trek in the region? Then I also offer a 5 day Plaza Francia and Plaza de Mulas trek.

Meeting point

Mendoza city the day prior to the trip to get the Aconcagua Park permit. Penitentes on the first day of the trek.


Double tents or dormitory domes (4 or 8 persons) during the trek. Accommodation in Mendoza is not included.


Itinerary may be subject to change due to weather or safety reasons.

More info

Please check with us for a list of required clothing and equipment. 1) NON-STOP FLIGHT OPTIONS FROM LONDON TO MENDOZA (*) From London to Buenos Aires: - Airline: Norwegian Air UK LGW-EZE (13 h 40 m) US$774 round trip - Airline: British Airways LHR-EZE (13 h 50 m) US$1,216 round trip From Buenos Aires to Mendoza: - Airline: Aerolineas Argentinas AEP–MDZ (1 h 55 m) US$115 round trip - Airline: LATAM Operated by Latam Airlines Argentina AEP–MDZ (1 h 52 m) US$117 round trip 2) NON-STOP FLIGHT OPTIONS FROM NEW YORK TO MENDOZA (*) From New York to Buenos Aires: -Airline: United EWR–EZE (11 h 5 m) US$1,005 round trip - Airline: American - LATAM Operated by American Airlines for Latam Airlines Argentina JFK–EZE (10 h 44 m) US$1,083 round trip - Airline: Aerolineas Argentinas - Delta JFK–EZE (10 h 55 m) US$1,270 round trip From Buenos Aires to Mendoza: - Airline: Aerolineas Argentinas AEP–MDZ (1 h 55 m) US$115 round trip - Airline: LATAM Operated by Latam Airlines Argentina AEP–MDZ (1 h 52 m) US$117 round trip (*) Total price includes taxes + fees for 1 adult. Additional bag fees and other fees may apply.




Day 1: Pre Trip Permit Arrangement

You will need to be in Mendoza one day before the trek so that we can get your Aconcagua Park permits. You will need to stop by our office, and then you can enjoy the rest of the day in the city. You may also purchase your ticket to Penitentes in advance.

Day 2: Mendoza- Penitentes-Confluencia Camp (3390m)

You will kick start the day by taking a bus to Penitentes. This is not included as part of the trip price and will take around 3 hours. Once you arrive, we will greet you and introduce you to the rest of the tour participants. Then, we will take a private tour bus to the Horcones Aconcagua Park entrance. From there we will set off on our 4 hour trek until we reach Confluencia Camp where we will relax and spend the night. Included: accommodation, lunch box and dinner.

Day 2: Confluencia- Plaza Francia (4200m)

In the morning, we will set off to the Plaza Francia Aconcagua South Wall base camp. We will enjoy stunning sights and trek for approximately 6 hours.

Included: accommodation, lunch box and dinner.

Day 3: Return to Confluencia- Penitentes

After breakfast, we will pack up and set off to Horcones. Then, a private van will drive us back to Penitentes. On the way, if we have time, we might also stop at Puente de Inca. Included: breakfast and lunchbox.

About the guide

Sebastian is a professional licensed guide and Head guide and general director of INKA Expediciones, the leading company provider of expeditions and treks in Mt. Aconcagua, with the best logistics infrastructure and the highest success rates.
His first ascent of Aconcagua was at age 16, and since then he has summit 25 times. He has also summited Mount Blanc in France, Mount McKinley in Alaska, Mount Elbrus in Russia, Kilimanjaro in Africa and several mountains in Europe and America.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 485 each

Group of 2

USD 485 each

Group of 3

USD 485 each

Group of 4

USD 485 each

Group of 5

USD 485 each

Group of 6

USD 485 each

Group of 7

USD 485 each

Group of 8

USD 485 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

• Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

• Camping equipment: Tents, Cooking utensils

Price details

• Prices include all meals during the trekking and at the base camp. It does not include breakfast and dinner in the city. Transport is included within the trip to and from Penitentes, not to and from Mendoza. NOT INCLUDED: Aconcagua Park entry fees, personal equipment and expenses, rescue costs or other costs due to abandoning the expedition, travel and medical insurances, nights in Mendoza or Penitentes, extra meals and drinks, any other item not listed as included.

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