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Trek to Plaza Francia in Aconcagua, Argentina

Traverse the iconic South Face of Aconcagua on this unforgettable 3-day adventure deep within Aconcagua Provincial Park with Sebastian, an experienced local guide! Witness stunning glaciers, vast landscapes, and the diverse beauty of the Andes.



3 Days

Jan - Apr, Nov, Dec


Ascend to Plaza Francia, reaching an impressive 4,200 meters (13,779 ft)

Explore Aconcagua Provincial Park for 3 days.

Hike vast natural wonders in the heart of the Andes.


Follow me into a 3-day adventure deep into Plaza Francia in Aconcagua Provincial Park!

Together, we'll witness and traverse through the South Face of Aconcagua, adorned with majestic glaciers and vast natural landscapes. This one-of-a-kind trek will bring you face-to-face with the raw beauty of the Andes.

Our adventure begins in Mendoza, where we'll pick you up at the bus station and head to the entrance of Aconcagua Provincial Park. After gearing up, we'll start our hike to Camp Confluencia, our base for the next two days.

Get ready for breathtaking views! The next day's hike takes us from Confluencia to Plaza Francia, reaching an outstanding altitude of 4,200 meters (13,779 feet). This vantage point will grant us a stunning panorama of the majestic South Face of Aconcagua, a sight that will leave you speechless. After soaking up the beauty, we'll make our way back to Camp Confluencia.

On our last day we'll descend from the mountains and hike out of the park. Once back in Mendoza, you'll be free to explore the charming city or continue your Argentine adventure.

Challenge yourself amidst the stunning Andes! Ready to embark on your Aconcagua adventure? Contact us today!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transportation start and back

- Permit and entrance fees

- Personal insurance

- Camping equipment tents

Price details

Tips are not included


Day 1: Mendoza arrival

Pick up in Mendoza's bus station and travel to Aconcagua's Park entrance, and hike to Camp Confluencia.

Day 2: Hike to Plaza Francia

Hike from Confluencia to Plaza Francia and back. Here we will see the south face of Aconcagua. Also we are reaching 4200 altitude

Day 3: Return to Mendoza

We exit the Park hiking and back to Mendoza's city.




We'll spend the night in tents

Meeting point

We will pick you up from Mendoza's bus station and then proceed to the entrance of Aconcagua Park.

Equipment you will need to bring

Headlamp and personal medicine


How much hiking experience do I need to be for this trip to Plaza Francia?

No prior hiking experience is required, but due to the high altitude, it's essential to exercise caution.

How important is it to be in good physical condition for the trek?

The most demanding day is the second one, and before we begin, a compulsory medical evaluation is conducted. If everything is in order, we proceed to Plaza Francia. As we will surpass an altitude of 4000 meters (13,123 feet) on this day, feeling well is crucial.

Where will we be staying in Plaza Francia?

We will be staying in tents during the trip.

Will I need to bring any technical equipment of my own?

You will need to bring: Climbing skins, Poles, Sunglasses, Backpack, Water bottle, Headlamp and Personal medicine

What's included in the price?

The price includes the Guiding fee, all meals during the trip, transportation to the trip's starting point, permit and entrance fees, personal insurance, and camping equipment.

About the guide

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Sebastian Lucas

Trekking Guide

I am a trekking guide and also a physical education teacher. I like to walk and run in the mountains, that keeps me trained. Every year I work in Aconcagua during the season, from early December to the last days of February.

I started working as a guide in 2021, and I have been guiding since then. I love my work, and I really love to share my experiences with people. I work with small and large groups. I also make 1-1 expeditions. I guide trekking and rock climbing, but also I make activities that involve wineyards or typical areas of Mendoza.


English | Spanish



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What people are saying about this trip


Sebastian was one of the best guides I’ve ever hiked with. His athleticism as an ultra marathon runner, his expertise in mountaineering and him being bilingual in English and Spanish made our trip an incredible experience that changed my life.


Sebastian is a Jack of all trades! He took great care of us, fixing broken tent zipper, cooking, carrying extra bags for exhausted climber(which was me lol). I couldn’t have summited without him, really a great guide!


Sebastian is super kind, knowledgeable and extremely emotionally intelligent which makes for a very good guide. He knows the mountain and any issues that arise (including with gear) he handles like a wizard. Just an amazing person.


I have gone on 4 guided mountaineering trips total (in USA, Ecuador, Mexico, and Aconcagua with Sebastian). Sebastián is the best guide I have ever had. He was extremely kind, caring, and made the trip a wonderful experience for our whole group. His passion for the mountains was infectious, and he inspired me to be a better climber.


The trip didn’t go as planned, but Seba and our other guide made our trip. He was a great guide, very high energy, super kind and understanding, and always wanted to play cards.

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