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Plaza Francia Aconcagua Camp, 4-day trek

Aconcagua is South America's highest mountain! On this 4-day Plaza Francia Aconcagua trek, you will get to experience a stretch of this Andean giant's south side for yourself. All you need is a good fitness level and an adventurous spirit- certified guide Manuel will take care of the rest!

Group

Andes

4 Days

Jan

Fit

All Levels


Highlights

  • Enjoy a unique 4-day trek in the Andes.
  • Discover the beautiful Aconcagua from the famous Plaza Francia viewpoint.
  • Join a certified local guide that will take care of logistics and safety.

Description

Would you like to climb to the famous Plaza Francia Aconcagua base camp? Then come with me and let me guide you on this 4-day adventure starting from Mendoza.

Aconcagua is the highest mountain in South America. The Plaza Francia Aconcagua base camp lies at an altitude of 4200 m (13779 ft) on the south face of the mountain. However, we will climb to the viewpoint at 4000 m (13123 ft.), one of the local landmarks. On the way, we will have the chance to discover this beautiful Andean peak, as well as its flora and its fauna. You can find a detailed itinerary below.

Keep in mind that this is a short Aconcagua trek. Therefore it will not take us to the summit. However, although no technical skills are necessary for this climb, you will need a good fitness level. Of course, I will be there every step of the way to help and guide you.

So, are you ready for an exciting Plaza Francia Aconcagua adventure? Then contact me now and let’s start planning an unforgettable 4-day trek together!

Or, if you prefer, I also offer a 7-day trek to the Plaza de Mulas base camp!

 

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Luggage transfer

- Group porters

- Personal insurance

- Mountain guide expenses

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Snacks

Price details

Meals: all the meals from lunch on Day 1 to lunch on Day 4.

Special dietary needs (vegetarians, celiacs, etc.) please inform the organizers in advance.

Trekking food: all trekking food: dried fruits, cereal bars, chocolate, etc.

Accommodation: 1 night at mountain refuges in Penitentes. 2 nights in dormitory domes (4 or 8 persons).

Professional Guides – registered by the Province of Mendoza and Parque Provincial Aconcagua, with a specific qualification in First Response in wild areas.

VHF Communication equipment.

First-aid Kit.

Transfers: Mendoza City – Penitentes – Mendoza City.

Counseling in equipment and the necessary process to access Parque Aconcagua.

Group equipment carriage to Confluencia Camp.

Personal carriage to Confluencia Camp 10 Kg each one.

Insurance: Personal accidents. Civil Responsibility.

Camp logistics.

The service does not include:

Unspecified extra meals or drinks.

Accommodation before and after the expedition is borne by the excursionists. It is strongly advised booking in advance.

Transports to Mendoza.

Individual equipment and clothing.

Insurance for rescue and evacuation.

Access permits to Parque Aconcagua.

Occasional expenses due to the eventual abandonment of the program.

Tips, phone calls, Internet, and showers in Parque Aconcagua.


Itinerary

Day 1: Mendoza City – Penitentes

In this first day, we have our meeting in Mendoza Airport. Then we will go to our accommodation in the city to check the personal equipment. If necessary, we will go to a rental shop. After that, we will go to the Aconcagua Park Office to get the ascent permits and we will talk about the development of the expedition. From our accommodation, we will have transportation to Penitentes.

Day 2: Penitentes – Horcones – Confluencia

After breakfast, we will go to the Horcones Valley 2.950 m Here we get our climbing permits stamped at the rangers checkpoint and begin the approach to Confluencia camp. After a relaxed hike, we arrive at the camp, Confluencia 3460 m. For the hike, you will be carrying only a day pack with some essentials, as the mules take care of the heavy duties.

Day 3: Confluencia – South Face Aconcagua Viewpoint – Confluencia

After breakfast, we will start our trek to South Face Aconcagua Viewpoint 4.000 m We will see a giant wall that stands 3,000 meters above us, really impressive. From this place, Aconcagua appears more magnificent and intimidating than ever. We can see the entire South Wall. We’ll trek for about 5 hours. We will back to Confluencia Camp.

Day 4: Confluencia – Mendoza City

After we have breakfast and finish the organization of our backpacks, we began the descent to Horcones. Once we arrive at the Rangers office, a private van will be waiting to transport us back to Penitentes. Transfer to Mendoza City. End of services.

 

Details

Meeting point

Mendoza Airport

About the guide

Manuel is a professional licensed guide and Head guide and general director of MONS – Actividades de Montaña, company provider of expeditions and treks in Cordillera de los Andes.

He has also summited in several mountains in Argentina.

Languages

English

Certificates

EPGAMT

Residence

Mendoza, Argentina


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