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Plaza Francia 3-day trek in Mount Aconcagua

Plaza Francia 3-day trek in Mount Aconcagua | Argentina

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!

Private and Group

3 Days

Jan, Feb, Dec




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.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Group porters

- Camping equipment tents

- Camping equipment 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.


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.



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.

Meeting point

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

About the guide

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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.



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What people are saying about Inka



Fue una hermosa experiencia de la cual guardaré bellos recuerdos y lazos. Al recordar volveré a viajar a las montañas de la Cordillera amada. Gracias por brindarme seguridad y confort en la realización de mis sueños.



It was a true life experience. I enjoy every moment of it. Our guides were excellent and inka facilities for this journey were up to par with what I expected.



The expedition was great. Andy was a great guide who was very attentive to all the climbers and was constantly checking how we were feeling both physically and emotionally. He was always focused on one objective, to get us all to the summit and back down safely. In this regard he would always go the extra mile! Andy is the best guide i have climbed with by far and all guides should be as professional and attentive as him. The food was fine for a non meat eater but there is only so much cheese someone can eat no matter how well it is served:grinning: The huts and tents were all good. The mountain was hard, the summit was harder! I was totally exhausted but felt great after the summit. The Hotel was good with a nice pool and Mendoza was a really nice place to be with very nice people. All in all a great trip with a great group of climbers and two of the best guides. Would I recommend this trip? simple answer is..... Hell yeahh!!



Just one thing; Ivan don't understand my need in base camp when I ask for a single tent at this place. I think with a single tent that was more easy for me to sleep. But In generally Ivan and Juan Pedro are good boys. It's diificult for me to rate Guide and Trip. I didn't finished. I can rate only for the half trip.



The guide was not Sebastian Tetilla but Javier Guiterez and Matias Hidalgo Nicosia

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