Aconcagua Plaza Francia South Face trek

  • 3 days (2 nights)
Difficulty
Moderate
Comfort
Basic
Group size
up to 10 tourists
from US$ 580
per tourist for 3 days
Date of Travel
Number of tourists
up to 10 tourists over 18 years old
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Overview

Experience one of the most spectacular trips we offer - Aconcagua Plaza Francia Trekking!

The three-day trek of intermediate level of difficulty will take you to the impressive lookout of the gigantic South Face of Mount Aconcagua, one of the largest walls in the world located at 4200m.

During the treck you will witness avalanches, huge waterfalls, beautiful rivers, and glaciers.

See one of the world largest walls
Impressive look at the gigantic South Face of Mount Aconcagua
Experience the comfortable base camp services
Share the base camp experience with travelers and mountaineers worldwide, meet new people, and enjoy a nice dinner with the group and the friendly guides
Enjoy the surroundings of the Mount Aconcagua
Huge waterfalls, beautiful rivers, glaciers and many more!

Route details

Day 1
to Confluencia

7:00 am Transfer to the Horcones Valley 9678 ft | 2950 m

Trek to Confluencia base camp 11122 ft | 3390 m (3 hrs)

Elevation gain 440m = 1443ft

Day 2
to Plaza Francia
Day 3
to Horcones
Difficulty
Moderate
Tour provider's comments

Not climbing or mountaineering experience is needed to participate in our guided Aconcagua normal route expeditions. However, you are recommended to do some conditioning. Anyone who is in good health and mentally prepared can take part in our expeditions. 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
2 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.

2 nights
Geodesic Dome

Tour conditions

Included

  • assistance to get the park entrance permit
  • round trip transport from your hotel in Mendoza city, Lujan o Maipú
  • professional bilingual guide / WFR first responder
  • radio communications and wifi
  • all meals, dinner, gourmet desert, breakfast and box lunch
  • dinning tent at Geodesic Dome
  • geodesic Dome Shared Bed Room (bunks)
  • geodesic Dome Kitchen and profesional Chief
  • hot water and té available 24hs


 

Payable separately

  • Aconcagua entrance fee link / Aconcagua Park
  • pick up and drop off at Uco Valley (ask about the extra cost)
  • personal gear and sleeping bag
  • mule or porter
  • phone communications and items of a personal nature
  • insurance liability
  • ground or air evacuations
  • hospital or medication of any kind
  • airport pick up or drop off - $45
  • any other service not mentioned on this condition sheet

Travel recommendations

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Upper body

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

Hands

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

Eyes

• 1 Pair of glacier glasses 100% UV protection

Others

• 1 Headlamp
1 Sleeping bag confortable at -5 / -10ºC
• 1 Pair of hiking poles
• 1 Water bottles

Backpack

• Large backpack [45-65 L]

Personal

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

We will provide you with the required gear for the accomplishment of any of our activities (except personal items and clothes), i.e. tents, stoves, cooking and climbing gear. If required, we can rent any other extra equipment (like sleeping bags) or advise you on where to rent it in Mendoza. During the activity you will be asked to carry your own gear but also other shared gear and food.
 

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