Join Joaquin, certified mountain guide, for a stunning hike in Mendoza, in the Argentinian Patagonia. Reach the Confluencia base camp, in the impressive Aconcagua!
Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec
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.
- Guiding fee
- Transport during the trip
Included: Snacks and meals
Excluded: Entrance fee - Personal gear - Medical or evacuation cost
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.
Mendoza City, Argentina.
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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Joaquin was an amazing tour guide! He was polite, on time, and gave us an amazing experience. He is not only a great guide but amazing person, we love talking to him and learning about Argentina and consider him a friend. We are so appreciative and this hike was the highlight of our trip.
The hike and location were great, but what made it a super experience was Joaquin, our guide. He shared a lot of his knowledge about the nature and the country. He really took his time and let you enjoy all the surroundings have to offer. On top of that we had an amazing lunch (you have to try the carrot mayonaise) with an incredible view. If we ever go back to Argentina we’ll definitely book another day with him. Thanks for making mendoza unforgettable!
I would highly recommend this trip to anyone. Joaquin is an excellent guide, and will not only take you to you destination, but also teach you a lot about the geography and history around Aconcagua and the area around. The view of Aconcagua is better by the entrance to the park, but the trip up to Confluencia is worth the trouble if you are staying in Mendoza (or nearby, I travelled from Chile just for this hike). Depending on your fitness level, Joaquin can find a hike that will suit you and give you an experience of the Andes mountains that you wont get anywhere else.
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