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Trek to Plaza Francia, Aconcagua

Trek to Plaza Francia, Aconcagua | Argentina

Conquer the Aconcagua South Face on an exciting, 3-Day trekking expedition with the help of a local, expert guide! Prepare to journey to Plaza Francia - from atop this magnificent viewpoint, marvel at the breathtaking summit of Aconcagua, the undisputed king of the Americas.

Group

Andes

3 Days

Jan, Feb


Highlights

Explore the Aconcagua South Face on a 3-day trek to Plaza Francia

Witness the majestic Horcones Inferior glacier

Stay in a geodesic dome at Confluencia

Description

Explore the Aconcagua South Face on a thrilling 3-day trek to Plaza Francia!

From the vantage point of Plaza Francia, you'll be captivated by a stunning view of the tallest mountain in the Americas, Aconcagua, towering at a breathtaking, 6961 meters. But your adventure doesn't stop there. This trek also offers the chance to witness the majestic Horcones Inferior glacier, nestled within the heart of the Andes Mountains.

Travel along the renowned international route 7 to Chile from Mendoza until we reach Horcones, the main entrance to Aconcagua. Here, we'll set out on a trek to the Confluencia basecamp at 3400 meters (11,154 feet). This basecamp is a popular gathering spot for mountaineers attempting the ascent of Aconcagua, providing you with the opportunity to exchange stories and experiences with fellow adventurers.

The following day, we'll head to Plaza Francia, where you can capture breathtaking photos and savor the magnificent panoramic views. During your stay at Confluencia, you'll have the unique experience of sleeping in a geodesic dome. Additionally, meals are included at the base camp, along with a boxed lunch for the day's activities.

In addition to the Aconcagua trek, I also offer treks to several other 4000-meter mountains near Mendoza, including the 2-day Mount Penitentes trek, which offers spectacular views of the Andes mountain range. For more details, please refer to my profile.

Don't miss out on the chance to reserve your exceptional Aconcagua adventure – contact me today!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Breakfast

- Dinner

- Lunch

- Transportation start and back

- Personal insurance

Price details

Aconcagua entrance fee is not included.

All meals during the trip are included (except for those in Mendoza).


Itinerary

Day 1: Travel from Mendoza to Horcones

We will travel by the famous international route 7 to Chile until Horcones, the normal entrance for Aconcagua. On this day we will start our trekking to Confluencia base camp (3400mts). This is a common place for all the mountaineers that want to attempt the tallest summit in the continent, so you will have the opportunity to share stories with them.

Day 2: Trekking to Plaza Francia

After breakfast, we will start our trekking to Plaza Francia where we will reach the 4100 mts to admire the most vertical wall of the Aconcagua (6961 m). In this huge wall, you'll be able to spot -and hear – avalanches and waterfalls. You will have the opportunity to see the Horcones Inferior glacier. There we will spend time to have lunch, take pictures and admire the view. Later, we will return to the base camp to enjoy our last night in the mountain.

Day 3: Return to Mendoza

We'll grab some breakfast and hit the trail for Horcones. Then, we conclude the day with a relaxing journey back to Mendoza.

 

Details

Accommodation

Lodging will be arranged in geodesic domes in the mountain

Meeting point

We will meet you in Mendoza at your accommodation

Equipment you will need to bring

Recommended equipment: - 2 t-shirts, 1 long sleeve shirts, 1 fleece jacket, 1 Windproof jacket, 1 down jacket, 1 pair of liner gloves, 1 pair wool gloves, 1 cap (sun protection), 1 fleece hat, 1 Trekking pant, trekking boots, 1 pair of lightweight socks, 2 pair of heavy-weight socks, 1 Pair of sunglasses with uv protection, 1 headlamp, 1 sleeping bag -10ºC, 1 pair of trekking poles, 1 water bottle (2 lts minimun), backpack (45-65 L), extra batteries, Personal first-aid kit, Sunscreen and lip protection (SPF 65), Personal hygiene kit


FAQs

What is the difficulty level of the trek?

The Aconcagua South Face trek is considered to be moderately difficult.

What is the best time of year to trek in Plaza Francia in Aconcagua?

The best time of year to do the Aconcagua South Face trek is during the months of December to February

How will accommodation in Aconcagua be handled?

We will be staying in geodesic domes.

How fit do I need to be to climb the Aconcagua's South Face?

This activity requires a good physical condition to carry your own backpack and to hike beween 3 and 8 hours per day in a mountain trail with losen rocks and uneven terrain.

Can I join a group?

Yes, you're welcome to join a group on any date

What's included in the price?

The Guiding fee, Accommodation, All meals during trip, Transport to the start of your trip, Personal insurance are all included in the price.

What is NOT included in the price?

The Aconcagua entrance fee is not included.

About the guide

Guide profile image

Silvina

Trekking Guide

Come and let me show you amazing views in the Andes mountain range. I walked it incansabily and I love to be there and to share it with new people.

I am a Trekking Guide, a professional photographer and I have a Computer Science degree, field where I learned to work with professionalism and ethics.

I currently work as an independent mountain guide and I organize expeditions and treks mainly in Argentinean Andes.

Please get in touch with me if you wish to be guided during ine of your next trips in the mountais. I can offer you personalized unique experiences!

Languages

English

Certificates

EPGAMT


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