Explore-Share logo and link to home
Plaza Francia 3-day trek in Mount Aconcagua | undefined

Plaza Francia 3-day trek in Mount Aconcagua

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


TRIP TYPE

Private and Group

MOUNTAIN RANGES

Andes

DURATION

3 Days

OFFER PERIOD

Jan, Feb, Dec

FITNESS LEVEL

High

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

4.0

Based on 3 reviews

Description

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 3000m 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.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Group porters

- Permit and entrance fees

Price details

Included:

- Guiding fee

- Permits

- Transport

- Accommodation

- Meals

- Internet Wifi

- Equipment storage

- Communications

- Medical equipment

Not included:

- Aconcagua Park permit

- Transport Mendoza - Puente de Inca (IN/OUT)

- Mules for the equipment carriage

- Personal equipment

- Travel and rescue insurance

- Tips

- Personal expenses

- Meals and drinks not specified in the trip

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Itinerary

Day 1: Puente de Inca - Confluencia (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.

Accommodation, lunch box, and dinner: Included

Meals (lunch and dinner): Included

Transport Puente de Inca / Horcones: Included

Transport Mendoza / Puente de Inca: No included

Day 2: Plaza Francia Trekking

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 6-8 hours. We will come back to Confluencia for rest and dinner.

Accommodation: Included

Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner): Included

Trip duration: 6-8 hours

Day 3: Return to Puente del Inca

After breakfast, we will pack up and set off to Horcones. Then, a private van will drive us back to Puente del Inca, and from there you will be able to take a bus to Mendoza.

Accommodation: Not included

Meals (breakfast and lunch): Included

Meals (dinner): Not included

Transport Horcones / Puente de Inca: Included

Transport Puente de Inca / Mendoza: Not included

Trip duration: 2-3 hours

Details

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
  1. 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.

Meeting point

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

FAQs

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel San Martin San Felipe Chile
See rooms
Hotel Trafalgar San Felipe Chile
See rooms
Hotel Vendimia Parador San Felipe Chile
See rooms

About the guide: Inka

Guide profile image

Inka

4.60

(23)

Guide Agency

Mendoza based company specialized in expeditions and trekkings to Mt. Aconcagua. All the trips are run by the best certified and professional guides, with unrivalled logistics and infrastructure.

Languages

English

Request more information

What people are saying about this trip

Guy

2.00

Je n'ai pas pu faire le trek, car nous n'avons pas pu rester au delà du premier jour. J'attends le remboursement du trek et du permis comme l'a promis inka.

Martina

5.00

We participated on a 3 days trip to see the view point Plaza Francia which is a BEAUTIFUL view point of Aconcagua with INKA EXPEDITION/company. Our trip was VERY WELL ORGANIZED. I got an e-mail from our assistant (Hilda) immediately after booking the trip. Hilda was very nice and prepared for us all necessary documents in advance. We visited the office the day after the booking and only signed mandatory documents. Hilda was very helpful and since there were terrible landslides on our way to the meeting point, she helped us a lot, she was willing to reply to some of my messages at midnight, she was really very flexible, kind and nice, many thanks for that! :-) The first day of our trip we met in Los Penintentes in front of the Inka's base. Our two guides, Sylvia and Lula, were so nice, gave us a BIG SANDWICH, cookies atc. and also INFO about the next steps of our trip. Luckily, the weather was amazing. After reaching the base for this day, the Confluenzia camp where we spent the night, an unexpectedly DELICIOUS SNACKS were waiting for us - very nice fruit, chick peas, cheese, ham, homemade lemonade. Everything was very delicious :-) Imagine, the mulas had to bring all of those meals on their own this high (3 400 meters above sea level). The camp was very nice, CLEAN, we had also a private toilet and shower for our group (7 persons), the HOT water was AVAILABLE. The food was included and I was so surprised, how DELICIOUS everything tasted - the dinner was a three course menu (a soup, main course and dessert), a glass of wine (maybe more) included. You could ask for more food and drinks and nothing was problem. Both of our dinner menus were very rich. The same for lunch - we could make a snack by ourselves and could choose a piece of cheese, ham, mashrooms, chicken atc. The second trip was also very amazing, the ladies (our guides Sylvia and Lula) were very nice and taking care for us. However, a misunderstanding has happened. The ladies with Hilda and the boss of the company were very nice, helpful, explained every detail to us, we could ask for their help every time. Everything was explained and absolutely understandable. THE INKA COMPANY IS VERY PROFESSIONAL WITH RESPONSIBLE PERSONNEL, MANY THANKS FOR THAT!!! :-) THE PERSONNEL IN INKA'S COMPANY (THE BOSS, OUR GUIDES, HILDA, ALSO THE COOKS AND EVERYONE) WAS REALLY VERY NICE, THEY HELPED US A LOT WITH THE ORGANIZATION, THE SMOOTH PROCESS OF THE TRIP AND EVEN IN CASE OF MISUNDERSTANDING WERE ABLE TO FACE THE PROBLEM HEAD ON. THE MOUNTAINS, SERVICE, PEOPLE, EXPERIENCE IS INCREDIBLE, UNFORGETABLE!!! IF YOU ARE WONDERING TO GO FOR THIS TRIP, THE VIEW POINT TO ACONCAGUA, GO AHEAD!!! IT IS BEAUTIFUL EXPERIENCE AND THE PRICE IS WORTH IT IF YOU HAVE COMPANY YOU CAN RELY ON :-)

You may also like

Join our newsletter!

Stay up-to-date on the best adventures.