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Aconcagua Plaza Francia + Plaza de Mulas 5-day trek

Join EPGAMT guide Sebastian on an exhilarating Aconcagua Plaza Francia and Plaza de Mulas 5 day trekking excursion in the Andes mountains!

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration5 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified


The Aconcagua mountain is the highest of the Andes range. At 6,962 m it is a challenge for many mountaineers. On this 5-day trek I will guide you to the Plaza Francia and Plaza de Mulas where you will be able to revel in the stunning views of this South American landmark.

Plaza Francia will be our first objective. It is technically not too challenging and at 4200m altitude, easy to adapt to. We will enjoy the stunning views and spend the night at this spot, then, the following morning, we will set off to Plaza de Mulas at 4250 m. This stunning location is slightly more challenging to climb to and is also the largest base camp in the world after Everest. Consequently, you will be able to meet other travellers and mountaineers that you can share your experience of the Andes with.

This Aconcagua trek is an intermediate climb that requires some previous mountaineering experience. The most important though is that you have a good fitness level. Of course, I will be there to help and guide you the whole way!

Are you ready to join me on a unique adventure in the Andes? Then book your place now on this exciting trek to Plaza Francia and Plaza de Mulas in Aconcagua and enjoy the experience of a lifetime!

Short on time? I also offer a three day trek to Plaza Francia.

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.  It is also a good chance to 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 3: 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 4: Confluencia- Plaza de Mulas

On day 3 of our expedition, we will set off to Plaza de Mulas. The trek will be slightly more challenging. It will take us through Playa Ancha, Horcones Superior Valley and Cuesta Brava.

Included: Accommodation, breakfast, lunchbox, dinner

Day 5: Rest day at Plaza de Mulas

On our rest day in Plaza de Mulas we will have the chance to visit the Horcones Superior Glacier and also to watch the beautiful Aconcagua West Wall sunset.

Included: accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 6: Return to 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

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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 980 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. 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, meals and drinks outside of the trek, travel and medical insurances, nights in Mendoza and Penitentes, any other item not listed as included.

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