Plaza Francia / 4150 masl
Plaza Francia is the panoramic viewpoint of the incredible southern wall, whose summit of more than 3,000 meters represents one of the most difficult challenges.
During this trek we will find a panoramic viewpoint that will allow you to appreciate the exuberance of the flora and fauna in Aconcagua Provincial Park.
The ascent takes 3 days, in which we will cover 37 km from the entrance by the Quebrada de Horcones, Plaza Francia and return. On the way, we will settle in Confluencia, the first high altitude camp.
You take care of preparing yourself to enjoy this experience. We take care of everything else.
Day 1: Pick-up at 9:00 am, transfer to the entrance of Aconcagua Provincial Park, check-in and start of trekking to Confluencia Camp, at 3450 masl.
Day 2: After breakfast, we will start trekking to the viewpoint “Plaza Francia” (4150 masl). Return to Confluencia.
Day 3: After breakfast, breaking camp and return to the entrance of the Provincial Park (Horcones). Transfer to Mendoza. End of services.
- Professional trekking guide
- General gear (Tents, heaters)
- All foods from lunch of day 1 to breakfast of day 3
- Snacks (fruits, cereal bar)
- Transfer of equipment in mules (minimum 3 passengers).
- First aids personal trained
- Personal gear
- Non mentioned services
- Aconcagua Provincial Park fee entrance/permits
What to Expect from the Full Board?
This includes: breakfast, snacks, lunch and dinner for the 3 days walk, except for the first day which starts with the on-the-go lunch. The meals are prepared according to the logistics and activity. Initially, some meals can be:
- Risotto with bacon
- Noodles with meat sauce
- Sandwich with homemade bread, cold cuts, tomato and avocado.
- Rice with sautéed vegetables
- Fresh fruit, nuts, cereal bars, oatmeal cookies, etc.
What do I do if I lack equipment?
We can recommend you an equipment rental, and we will accompany you in the process of choosing the right one for the activity.
How will we carry the loads?
In case there are 3 participants, a mule will be hired, and in case there are 4, a mule will be hired for descent as well.
How many people will sleep in each tent?
The tents are triple, to facilitate the logistics and the weight to be carried. In case you want a double tent, you must ask for it apart from the service.
Should I have experience?
This walk that does not have any technical difficulty, but it does have intensives walks, so it is important to do some type of exercise on a regular basis.