PLAZA DE MULAS

  • OVERVIEW
  • ITINERARY
  • SCHEDULE & PRICES
  • SERVICES
  • WHY CLIMB WITH US?

Overview – Trek to Plaza de Mulas

 

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.

 

You will reach to Plaza de Mulas (4,260m) and will camp here 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.

 

If desired, you can make an ascent to Mt. Bonete (5,100m) where you will have an amazing view of the west face of Aconcagua West Face.

Itinerary – Trek to Plaza de Mulas

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 it will be a welcome meeting where our guides will check your mountain equipment and accompany you to hire the necessary things.

  • DAY 1: MENDOZA / PENITENTES (2,725)

    Before going to Penitentes, the whole group will apply for the climbing or trekking permit with the guides’ assistance. You will have lunch and spend the night in Penitentes. In the afternoon, the mules are loaded and prepared for the following day. (B, L, D)

  • DAY 02: PENITENTES / CONFLUENCIA (3,300)

    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 03: 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. This trekking is considered part of the acclimatization process. (B, PL, D)

  • DAY 04: CONFLUENCIA / PLAZA DE MULAS (4,260)

    The trek to Plaza de Mulas Base Camp is a long day. Once in Plaza de Mulas, you will stay in our own base camp with the necessary commodities for you to be as comfortable as possible. (B, PL, D)

  • DAY 05: PLAZA DE MULAS

    Resting day. You will make a short trek in Plaza de Mulas area, to contemplate the beauty of the mountain. (B, L, D)

  • DAY 06: PLAZA DE MULAS

    OPTION 1: Resting day.

    You will make a short trek in Plaza de Mulas area, to contemplate the beauty of the mountain. (B, L, D)

    OPTION 2: Climbing Mt. Bonete (5,100).

    Trekking to Mt. Bonete, summit and return to Plaza de Mulas. At Mount Bonete summit you will reach 5,100m of altitude. (B, PL, D)

    (*) In order to climb Mt. Bonete or get until any high camp, you must get the climbing permit for 20 days and not the trekking permit for 7 days. This is an Aconcagua Provincial Park rule.

  • DAY 07: PLAZA DE MULAS / HORCONES / MENDOZA

    Descent to Horcones and last trek in the trekking. Your belongings will be carried by mules so you will only take a light bag pack with a jacket and your packed lunch. Transfer to Mendoza city in regular bus. (B, PL)

    End of the 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 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.

Schedule & Prices – Trek to Plaza de Mulas

Prices are per person, given in US Dollars

 

Start End Price
19 – Nov – 2017 25 – Nov – 2017 Consult us
28 – Nov – 2017 04 – Dec – 2017 Consult us
06 – Dec – 2017 12 – Dec – 2017 Consult us
13 – Dec – 2017 19- Dec – 2017 Consult us
19 – Dec – 2017 25 – Dec – 2017 Consult us
23 – Dec – 2017 29 – Dec – 2017 Consult us
29 – Dec – 2017 04 – Jan – 2018 Consult us
06 – Jan – 2018 12 – Jan – 2018 Consult us
13 – Jan – 2018 19 – Jan – 2018 Consult us
19 – Jan – 2018 25 – Jan – 2018 Consult us
27 – Jan – 2018 02 – Feb – 2018 Consult us
03 – Feb – 2018 09 – Feb – 2018 Consult us
13 – Feb – 2018 19 – Feb – 2018 Consult us

Services – Trek to Plaza de Mulas

INCLUDED SERVICES

   
  ASSISTANCE TO OBTAIN THE TREKKING PERMIT
   
  TRANSFER MENDOZA / PENITENTES / MENDOZA
   
  MEALS
   
  LODGING IN PENITENTES
   
  ASSISTANCE FOR THE ARRANGEMENT OF LOADS TO BE TRANSPORTED BY MULES
   
  MULES
   
  TRANSFER TO THE ACONCAGUA TRAILHEAD
   
  CONFLUENCIA CAMP
   
  TREKKING TO PLAZA FRANCIA
   
  PLAZA DE MULAS BASE CAMP
   
  DAY 6 – OPTIONAL MT. BONETE SUMMIT (5,100m)
   
  OUR GUIDES
   
  COMMUNICATIONS
   
  TENTS OR BUNK BEDS IN STRUCTURE TENT
   
  GIFTS

NOT INCLUDED SERVICES

   
  HOTEL IN MENDOZA
   
  ENTRY PERMIT TO ACONCAGUA PARK
   
  DRINKS AND OTHER PERSONAL COSTS NOT MENTIONED IN THE ITINERARY
   
  EXPENSES FOR GIVING UP THE TREKKING
   
  SLEEPING BAG AND PERSONAL EQUIPMENT
   
  PERSONAL INSURANCE
   
  PROBLEMS WITH YOUR LUGGAGE (LOSS OR DELAY DURING THE FLIGHT)