Trekking to Plaza Francia – 4 days

Panoramic view of South Face of Mount Aconcagua

Puente del Inca + Confluencia Camp + Plaza Francia


Itinerary 4 Days Program


(Height in feet – meters as sea level)
B: Breakfast / L: Lunch / PL: Packed Lunch / D: Dinner included.

Day 1: Mendoza City
City Tour. Checking equipment. Obtaining permits.

Day 2: Mendoza / Puente del Inca / Confluencia (10890ft-3300m)
Private transfer to Puente Del Inca. Trek to Confluencia Camp. (PL, D)

Day 3: Confluencia / Plaza Francia (13200 ft – 4000 m) / Confluencia
Trek to Plaza Francia, the base of the south face of the Mount Aconcagua, lunch and return to Confluencia. (B, PL, D)

Day 4: Confluencia / Puente del Inca / Mendoza
Breakfast at base camp. Descent to Puente del Inca. Drive to Mendoza. (B, PL)

DEPARTURE DATES

Starting Date - Day 1 Final Date – Day 4
21 Nov 24 Nov
25 Nov 28 Nov
28 Nov 01 Dec
02 Dec 05 Dec
05 Dec 08 Dec
09 Dec 12 Dec
12 Dec 15 Dec
16 Dec 19 Dec
19 Dec 22 Dec
23 Dec 26 Dec
26 Dec 29 Dec
30 Dec 02 Jan
02 Jan 05 Jan
06 Jan 09 Jan
09 Jan 12 Jan
13 Jan 16 Jan
16 Jan 19 Jan
20 Jan 23 Jan
23 Jan 26 Jan
27 Jan 30 Jan
30 Jan 02 Feb
03 Feb 06 Feb
06 Feb 09 Feb
10 Feb 13 Feb
13 Feb 16 Feb
17 Feb 20 Feb
20 Feb 23 Feb
Starting dates: every Monday and Thursday from November 21st to February 21st
All departure dates are 100% guaranteed with 2 persons minimum
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Price

The standar price is USD 690 per person, but you may take advantage of this early booking offer:

EARLY BOOKING PRICE

USD 590*

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INCLUDED SERVICES

Assistance to buy the climbing permits

Mount Aconcagua is located in a provincial Park, managed by the Government of Mendoza. To get into the Park you should get a permit, in accordance to the activity that you are going to participate in (climbing, long trek, short trek). This working paper must be done personally, as a government rule. That is why each passenger should go to the Park’s office with their own passport.




Luggage care

If you wish to leave certain personal belongings that you are not going to use during your Aconcagua expedition, you can count on the best security of the hotel of your expedition for leaving your personal effects. You will also be able to leave your possessions in Penitentes/Puente del Inca or in Base Camp.


Trekking Aconcagua

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Transfer Mendoza / Puente del Inca / Mendoza

We will take you to Puente Del Inca in our own vehicles. We will drive over 180 kilometers, which separate Mendoza City from Puente Del Inca. The scenery on the journey is one of the most spectacular landscapes in the central Andes.


Trekking Plaza Francia

Meals

On the trekking you will enjoy all the meals (B: breakfast / L: lunch / P.L: packed-lunch if you are on the move / D: dinner), which are carefully planned by professionals to have a balanced diet during those days on the mountain. The cooks always prepare every meal, with fixed menu. You will enjoy tasty and large portions of very good meals. If you are vegetarian, celiac, lactose intolerant or you need any other special menu, please let us know in the reservation form.


Plaza Francia – Normal Route

Load mules

We include load mules to transport common equipment (trash, meals, fuel, solid waste, etc.) during all your trekking for you to have confortable expedition and carry only your personal belongings and focus only on trekking. You will have to carry your personal backpack, sleeping bag and lunch. All other necesary elements for your trekking will be waiting for you at Confluencia.


Our Guides (See more information about them)

The guides in charge of the expedition are professionals who have obtained their degree from the AAGM or the EPGAMT (2 and 3 year carreers). We believe that one of the keys for having a successful expedition is to count on people who have the best qualifications and at least 5 years of experience in Aconcagua to provide safety and trek across the paths of nature with conviction and professionalism. Our expeditions are leadered by professional mountain guides all throughout the journey, ensuring better communication, safety and walking pace according to the group. The guide’s equipments include a VHF radio, first aid kit with specific medications for altitude sicknesses, ropes, altimeter, digital oxymeter and proffessional clothing and equipments. Medicines will be provided after the aproval of the doctors of Park Aconcagua. All of this is necessary for your safety and well being.


Confluencia Camp

Once you have arrived at Confluencia, you will spend 2 nights in the campsite. It´s fully prepared to make the trip around the magnificent South American mountain as comfortable as possible. There are tents for eating, kitchen, equipment storage. Toilets are available too. An excellent team of people will attend you, preparing delicious meals and providing you an excellent service. The advantages of the campsite are not only its commodities, but also the direct contact with nature.


Trekking Plaza Francia- Confluencia camp

Trekking to Plaza Francia

On the 2nd day of the trekking, you will visit the base of the mythical South Face of the Aconcagua mountain. This is the most vertical face of the mountain, with glaciers and walls almost 3000 meters tall. During that trekking, you will gain 700 meter that will give your body a sign that the acclimatization process is starting.


Trekking Plaza de Mulas – Ruta Normal

Bedroom tents

All resting nights take place in comfortable bedroom tents dome with truckle beds or in bedroom tents for two people, which are already settled on the camp. This is a good way to save strengths without pitching and taking down tents from one camp to another.




Communications

We take advantage of the VHF and BLU radio lines that help us to stay in contact between the high-altitude campsites, Plaza de Mulas, Confluencia, Puente del Inca and Mendoza. Therefore, we can respond almost instantaneously to whatever issue that may arise.


NOT INCLUDED SERVICES

Trekking Permit

The only way to enter the Aconcagua Park is by getting the permit personally in Mendoza city. If the ticket is not used within the dates established by the Park authorities, the money will not be returned. The ticket will be invalid in the future years. The entrance fee’s payment support the maintenance and care of Aconcagua Provincial Park and aid to preserve and protect it. It also supports the maintenance of the medical, the park rangers and the rescue service (Helicopter).


Expenses for giving up the expedition

In order to have better but cheaper services, the expedition is quoted taking into account the whole group. If you give up the scheduled itinerary because of personal problems, mountain sickness, etc, you start taking private services that may have additional costs.


Personal equipment and Sleeping bag

The personal gear you need for the trekking is not considered an included service, therefore you must provide it. You can either bring it from your country, or buy it or rent it in Mendoza city. Our guides will advise you with this task. The list of this recommended gear is shown further on this page.


Others

Extra expenses as food or drinks separate from those described in the itinerary, satellite phonecalls, transference fees, and other services not specified as included.


Recomended Equipment and Clothing
Feet:
– 3 pairs of thick socks for cold (sky type)
– 2 pairs of comfortable trekking boots

Legs:
– 1 pair of thick shelter pants
– 1 pair of rainproof pants
– 1 pair of comfortable long pants (trekking type)

Body:
– 2 synthetic underwear shirts
– 1 turtleneck of synthetic material
– 1 fleece jacket of alike
– 1 shelter jacket (down or synthetical)
– 1 rainproof jacket

Hands:
– 1 pair of light inner gloves
– 1 pair of rainproof gloves for shelter (mitten type)
– Wet towels
Head:
– Sun cap or hat
– Shelter hat (wool or fleece)
– A good pair of sunglasses with UV filter

Expedition Gear:
– 1 Sunscreen
– One litter water bottle
– Sleeping mattress for high mountain
– Personal care elements
– Front lamp with extra batteries
– Sleeping bag for -20 °C

Technical equipment:
– 1 comfortable backpack of 40 liters or more
– 1 pair of telescopic pools
– 1 helmet



Private departures

This activity can also be taken in private way. This means that you choose the departure date and you share it only with your fellow partners. The cost is higher than the scheduled treks. If you are interested, please ask us about our private treks.


RESERVES

To confirm the reservations, Acomara – AconcaguaExpeditions asks for a downpayment, we accept credit cards or banking transfers. To ensure the security of your information all credit cards transactions are handled by PayPal (your credit card information will never be required). The balance must be paid in Mendoza, before starting the expedition.


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Guaranteed Satisfaction and Cancellation Policy

For cancellations made with more than 30 days prior to the 1st day of your program, the customer will maintain a credit of 80% of the prepayment received for booking. For cancellations made between 30 and 1 days prior to the 1st day of your program, the customer will maintain a credit of 10% of the prepayment received for booking. Credits will be valid for 2 years. At the moment of usage of credit, the current regular prices of the season when the new reservation is made will be taken as valid. Only written cancellations sent from the same e-mail informed in the reservation form will be taken as valid.



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