Aconcagua Plaza de Mulas trekking

  • 5 days (4 nights)
Difficulty
Challenging
Comfort
Basic
Group size
up to 10 tourists
US$ 920
per tourist for 5 days
Tour starts
Mendoza

Overview

During this eventful 5 days trekking we provide you with an opportunity to enjoy unforgettable views of the imposing South Face (3000m) of the Mount Aconcagua by visiting the camp Plaza Francia.

Visit the main base camp — Plaza de Mulas, located at the foot of the huge west face of Aconcagua with spectacular views of Cerro Cuerno, Horcones Superior Glacier and the surrounding valleys.

Do not miss an excellent opportunity to explore the Highest Mountain in America from its two most important faces.

Enjoy picturesque glaciers, lagoons, and frozen waterfalls, share days and learn from mountaineers from around the world!

Share experiences with mountaineers worldwide
Plaza de Mulas is where hundred of expeditions from all over the world begins the ascent to the summit of Mount Aconcagua, so you can talk and share experiences with them!
Enjoy the landscapes of the Andes
See glaciers, lagoons, and impressive frozen waterfalls
Discover and admire the Highest Mountain in America
Explore the Mount Aconcagua from its two most important faces

Route details

Day 1
Driving to Horcones Valley, hiking to Confluencia Camp

Pick up from your hotel or airport in Mendoza city. 

We begin the trip with 2.5 hours of driving to Horcones Valley, the base of Aconcagua Park located at 2900 m. 

Hiking to Confluencia Camp located at 3400m. 

Elevation gain 600 m (3.5 hour’s hike).

Rest at the camp with very comfortable facilities.

Day 2
Trekking to Plaza Francia
Day 3
Trekking to Plaza de Mulas
Day 4
Rest day, walk Plaza de Mulas surroundings
Day 5
The way back to Horcones Valley
Difficulty
Challenging
Tour provider's comments

It is imperative that everyone joining a mountaineering expedition be in a high standard of physical fitness when the expedition begins. You are recommended to do some conditioning. Be sure that a good physical preparation and training will increase chances to get the top.

Photo Federico Z.
Federico Z. is the provider of this trip
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Federico is an outdoor lover with plenty of adventures in The Andes. Specialized in the tour logistics and Organization of Expeditions and Treks in the Central Andes, Patagonia, Peru, Bolivia, and French Alps.

Accommodation

Comfort
Basic
Tent
4 nights

Experience the comfortable base camp services with tasty and energetic food, fresh drinks, and good coffee, and spend the night in a warm and pleasant geodesic dome. 

4 nights
Geodesic Dome and Tents

Tour conditions

Included

  • round-trip transfer from your hotel in the town of Mendoza
  • professional bilingual guides / WFR First responder
  • radio communications / wifi
  • all meals / included welcomed snacks, fruits and drinks, dinner, dessert, and complete breakfast
  • dining geodesic dome / clean standard toilet / hot water, tea, and snacks 24 hours in the dining tent
  • kitchen tent with chief
  • luggage storage
  • overnight in comfortable tents with a mattress or geodesic dome (depending on the availability)

Payable separately

  • hotel in Mendoza 
  • pick up at the airport or bus station
  • helicopter charter (extra cost for up to two persons: USD 1,300)
  • Aconcagua entrance fee
  • personal gear
  • phone communications and items of a personal nature
  • insurance liability
  • ground or air evacuations
  • hospitalization or medication of any kind
  • any other service not mentioned on this condition sheet

Travel recommendations

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It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Upper body

• 2 Top underwear, polypropylene or thermal capeline
• 1 Long sleeve shirt
• 1 Fleece jacket
• 1 Windproof Gore-Tex jacket, it must have a hood
• 1 Down jacket, it´s better with a Hood

Hands

• 1 Pair of liner gloves
• 1 Pair of fleece or wool gloves

Head

• 1 Hat or cap for the sun protection
• 1 Fleece hat

Lower body

• Bottom Underwear
• 1 Trekking pant

Footwear

• 1 Pair of good trekking boots | We recommend with Gore-Tex

Feet

• 1 Pair of lightweight socks
• 2 Pair of heavy-weight socks

Eyes

• 1 Pair of glacier glasses with 100% UV protection

Others

• 1 Headlamp
• 1 Sleeping bag comfortable at -20ºC
• 1 Pair of hiking poles
• 1 Water bottle

Backpack

• Backpack [35-45 L]

Personal

• Extra batteries
• Personal first-aid kit
• Sunscreen and lip protection [SPF 40]
• Personal hygiene kit

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