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Trekking to Aconcagua “Confluencia” Base Camp, Day trip from Mendoza

Join Joaquin, certified mountain guide, for a stunning hike in Mendoza, in the Argentinian Patagonia. Reach the Confluencia base camp, in the impressive Aconcagua!

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration1 day
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Hike on one of the most famous mountains in the world.

  • Enjoy a fun and thrilling day outing in Mendoza, Argentina.

  • Discover amazing panoramic views of the Andes.

Description

Do you want to hike in the highest mountain in America? Then let me guide you to Confluencia, the first base camp of Aconcagua!

Located on the Province of Mendoza, Argentina, Aconcagua (6,960m) is the highest peak outside Asia. This mountain is a classic mountaineering destination, climbers from all over the world try to attempt its summit every year. It has an easy ascent route but it takes from 18 to 20 days to complete it.

Trekking to Confluencia, the first base camp of Aconcagua, is a perfect option for those who don’t have enough time for the whole route or just prefer shorter hikes. Meeting in Mendoza, we will drive to the Horcones Valley, the starting point of the route, and begin the adventure!

This is a one-day activity and the trail is mostly uphill but also easy. You don’t need mountaineering experience, but you should have a good fitness level: it is a 20-km round trip at high altitude. If the weather is nice, we will enjoy breathtaking views of Aconcagua and its majestic southern wall!

So, if you are up for this hiking day outing in the Argentinian Patagonia, please contact me. Let’s go to Confluencia, the first base camp of Aconcagua!

I can also take you to Plaza Francia, another famous spot on the way to Aconcagua’s summit. Check it out here.

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Meeting point

Mendoza City, Argentina.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Mendoza - Confluencia - Mendoza

After meeting at 7:30 am in Mendoza, we will drive 190 km (about 3 hours) towards Horcones, the starting point of the trek. 

The hiking will end about 5:00 pm to return to the city of Mendoza.


About the guide

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I was born in Córdoba, Argentina, where I was able to venture into mountaineering more than ten years ago. I took my first steps in the Sierras de Córdoba, and from there, I set out to explore higher mountains.
Five years ago, I achieved my dreams when I came to Mendoza to become a professional mountain guide and earn a living doing what I love. Two years from now, we created our own adventure tourism company in Mendoza.
For the last 3 years, I have been working in a foundation, as an instructor in first aid and rescue in wild areas, training government agencies, guides, etc. I have made Advanced emergency medical technician in Buenos Aires, with real ambulance hours.

Join me in one of my programs and discover the Andes with me.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 227 each

Group of 2

USD 150 each

Group of 3

USD 124 each

Group of 4

USD 124 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

Price details

Included: Snacks and meals

Excluded: Entrance fee - Personal gear - Medical or evacuation cost


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