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Overview – Trek to Plaza Francia
A classic trekking in the Andes, which brings you to the base of the mythical Aconcagua South Face which is nearly 3,000 vertical meters covered by glaciers, are a magnificent setting.
This trek developed within Aconcagua Provincial Park. You will camp at Confluencia Camp with the expeditions that are beginning to climb up Aconcagua. Here you will find a world of mountains and passionate people who try to discover the highest point in America.
Itinerary – Trek to Plaza Francia
Heights in meters
THE MOST IMPORTANT
CHANGING OUR MODERN LIFESTYLE FOR AN ADVENTURE REQUIRES IMAGINATION AND ENERGY.
BEING MENTALLY PREPARED TO ACCEPT THE DIFFICULTIES AND INCONVENIENCES WILL BE THE KEY TO OUR SUCCESS.
PREVIOUS DAY: MENDOZA (760)
On this day our guide will check your mountain equipment and accompany you to hire the necessary things.
DAY 01: PUQUIOS / HORCONES / CONFLUENCIA (3,300)
Meeting with the guide in Puquios. The group will be taken to the entrance of the Park in a private van. There permits will be presented and you will start with the trekking to Confluencia Camp. The equipment will be carried by mules. At arrival, you will be able to rest. (B, PL, D)
DAY 02: CONFLUENCIA / PLAZA FRANCIA (4,000) / CONFLUENCIA
Trek to Plaza Francia, base of the south face of Mt. Aconcagua. 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 the services.
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 VERY CAREFULLY OUR GENERAL OPERATION CONDITIONS. THIS MUST BE SIGNED BEFORE STARTING THE JOURNEY. BY SIGNING IT, YOU ACCEPT OUR GUIDE’S AUTHORITY DURING THE WHOLE TREKKING.
Services – Trek to Plaza Francia
If you are vegetarian or celiac, or if you need a special diet, please let us know in your Booking Form. It will be a pleasure for us to prepare a special menu for you. This service has an extra cost.
Remember that you will have to set up your own tent with your partner. The guide will help you when necessary. .
NOT INCLUDED SERVICES
The amount of the permit is non-refundable and the price may suffer increases without prior notice by the authorities of the Aconcagua Provincial Park.
The payment of the fee contributes to the maintenance of the Aconcagua Provincial Park (collaborating with its protection and preservation) as well as with the maintenance of the Medical Services and Rangers.
The extra expenses that you will pay for, if necessary, are: mules from Confluencia to Puente del Inca (around U$D 120.-), the transfer from Puente del Inca to Mendoza city, etc.
There is a possibility that you be evacuated by helicopter, and in that case your belongings will not travel with you. If you do not wait for your belongings in Puente del Inca, in this case you have to pay not only for the mule to carry your equipment down, but also a transportation to take your belongings to Mendoza. Each person is responsible for his belongings and personal equipment.
If you rent equipment, you will be responsible for it. Apart from that, you must give the equipment back to the mountain shop on time.
In the same way, if your luggage does not arrive to Mendoza on time for the departure date of the trekking group to Horcones, the group will be carried out as initially planned, and you will be responsible for those extra expenses caused by this shortcoming.