3-DAY ACONCAGUA TREK

3 DAY ACONCAGUA TREK OVERVIEW

Our 3 day Anconcagua trek to Plaza Francia presents an incredible opportunity the experience the South Face of Aconcagua up close without any technical mountaineering skills. A fit enthusiast can delve deep into stunning landscape and trek below the legendary South Face, coming eye-to-eye with a 3,000 ft. vertical ice wall. This three-day trek will have you rubbing shoulders with huge waterfalls and glaciers as you travel the same path as climbers and overnight at our Base Camp.

Our expert team of guides leads all Anconcagua treks. The price of this trek includes all support meals and lodging, leaving you free to enjoy the splendors of this, a great accomplishment, and awe-inspiring experience in its own right. As with all AMG services, we provide the highest quality in care, guides, meals, and equipment as we share our love for one of Earth’s most magical and stunning regions.

ITINERARY

Day Before Trek: Mendoza (760m)
On this day, guides will check your equipment and accompany you to rent any missing items.

Day 1: Puquios / Horcones / Confluencia (3,300m)
Meeting with the guide in Puquios. A private van will take the group to the entrance of the park in a private van. You will acquire permits at the park and begin trekking to Confluencia Camp. Mules will carry equipment. At arrival, you will be able to rest. (B, PL, D)

Day 02: Confluencia / Plaza Francia (4,000m) / Confluencia
Trek to Plaza Francia, base of the south face of Aconcagua. This is the legendary and the most vertical part of the massive mountain with views of the 3000 foot walls. Here you will enjoy a delicious lunch and a spectacular view. Then you will return to Confluencia. (B, PL, D)

Day 03: Confluencia / Horcones
Descent to Horcones and last effort in the trekking. (B, PL)

End of services.

Note: the above itinerary is intended as a guideline only. Although every effort will be made to adhere to it, changes may be caused due to weather conditions, transport failure or other unforeseen events. Please be flexible if necessary. Please read our general operation conditions.

2019-2020 Schedule

PRICE

Price Includes

Meals

Professional chefs carefully plan all meals for a balanced diet throughout the trek (B: breakfast / L: lunch / PL: packed-lunch if you are on the move / D: dinner) If you need a special diet, please let us know in your Booking form and we can prepare custom meals for an extra cost.

Confluencia Camp

The trek includes lunch at Confluencia Camp, a very comfortable camp that is fully equipped with wide dinner tents, electrical lights, and tables and chairs for meals. Accommodations include dormitory tents (two persons per tent) or bunk beds in dormitory structure tents, depending on availability.

Trekking to Plaza Francia

This trek includes a visit to the viewpoint of the mythical South Face of the Aconcagua Mountain. This is the most vertical face of the mountain, with glaciers and walls almost 3,000 meters tall. During this trek, you will ascend about 4,000 meters over sea level.

Our Guides

A professional mountain guide will be in charge of the trek on the mountain. Our mountain guides are qualified professionals of the AAGM (Argentinean Association of Mountain Guides) and the EPGAMT (School of High Mountain and Trekking Guides). The last qualification is the result of three years of studying.

Communications

We keep track of where we are at specific sites along the way, and take advantage of the VHF radio lines to help us to stay in contact between Plaza de Mulas, Confluencia, and Puente del Inca. We also have satellite internet for communication between Base Camps and Mendoza and can respond almost immediately to any issues that may arise.

Tents or Bunk Beds In Structure Tent

Normally, during the summer high season, Aconcagua is a mountain with good weather conditions. Yet, if you happen to have a few stormy days, you will be responsive to nature’s whims at high altitudes. Therefore, we have only the highest quality sleeping tents and tent structures at these campsites. The only two brands we use are The North Face and Mountain Hardwear, both of which have proved to work well for our clients over the years. Usually two climbers will sleep in each tent, but if guides consider it necessary, a maximum of three climbers may sleep in one tent. Remember that you will have to set up your own tent with your partner. The guide will help you when necessary.

Price Does Not Include

Entry Permit to Aconcagua Park

It is essential to acquire a trekking permit to enter the Aconcagua Provincial Park. The price varies according to the season in which you enter the park (low, mid, or high). The climbing permit is not included in this program. Please contact our staff to learn the current price according to the starting date of your services. The amount of the permit is nonrefundable, and the price may increase without prior notice by the authorities of the Aconcagua Provincial Park. Fees contribute to the maintenance of the Aconcagua Provincial Park (collaborating with its protection and preservation) as well as with the maintenance of medical services and park rangers.

Transportation to and from Puquios

Transportation between Puquios and Mendoza City is not included in the program, however we can add this service for an extra charge.

Mule Service

Mule service for transporting loads is not included in this trekking. Trekkers are responsible for carrying all personal objects, including sleeping bags and lunch.

Drinks and Other Personal Costs

Extra expenses such as food or drinks separate from those described in the itinerary are not included.

Expenses for Leaving Early

In case of illness or other personal issues, we can help arrange transport down the mountain for an extra cost, otherwise expedition prices are based on each team member’s participation for the entire expedition.

Extra Expenses

Extra expenses include:

  • Mules from Confluencia to Puente del Inca (around USD $120)
  • Transportation between Puente del Inca and Mendoza city.
  • Each person is responsible for his belongings and personal equipment.

In case of evacuation by helicopter, climbers are responsible for the cost of mule service to carry personal equipment down, as well as the cost of transporting belongings on to Mendoza.

Sleeping Bag and Personal Equipment

Technical and mountain equipment are not included in this trek. Our guides will be able to assist with renting equipment as needed.

Personal Insurance

Having a personal insurance is not required to participate in this trek, however, we highly recommend it as there are risks associated with climbing any mountain.

Luggage Problems

AMG is not responsible for issues pertaining to lost luggage.

Alcoholic beverages and bottled drinks

If you wish to supplement your meals with alcohol or bottled drinks, you will have to pay for them separately.

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