Do you want to visit the south wall of Mount Aconcagua in just a 3-day trip? Plaza Francia hike is a great option to live an adventure around the highest mountain in America.
In Plaza Francia hike we will reach 13,616 ft. / 4,150 meters above sea level, at the viewpoint of the great south wall of Aconcagua: an imposing vertical wall with 9,842 ft. / 3,000 meters of vertical drop.
What does the activity consist of?
It is about experiencing up close all the magic of Aconcagua: 3 days in the Provincial Park that attracts mountaineers from all over the world because, in addition to its magnificent landscape, it is also one of the 7 highest peaks in the world.
We will visit some of the most iconic places in the Park. The Horcones Lagoon, the great water mirror that welcomes us at the entrance; and Confluencia, the first base camp, where the ascents to the summit begin. We will also see all the dynamics that make the ascent to this great mountain possible, with the mules and the constant movement of adventurers.
Anything else? Yes, the most impressive part remains! The highlight of the expedition is when we reach Plaza Francia Hike, the viewpoint of the south wall of Mount Aconcagua, with 9,842 ft. / 3,000 meters of vertical drop, views of glaciers and pure beauty.
Who is this tour recommended for Plaza Francia Hike?
Plaza Francia hike is ideal as a first approach to Aconcagua: for those who are looking to get to know this mountain in a short tour without major technical difficulty.
It is not necessary to have previous experience in high altitudes, but it is necessary to be in good physical condition, as some of the days will be demanding.
Aconcagua is an immense natural landscape that was declared a Provincial Park in 1983. It is a protected area with 71,000 hectares, and abundant flora, fauna, and huge glaciers. These water sources cover about 20 mi2 / 32 km2.
The diversity of its ecosystem (animal and plant) is surprising for its variety and represents great wealth for the whole area. The panoramic views from the high altitude are unforgettable.
The star of the Park? The great Mount Aconcagua, known as the Colossus of America. With its 22,842 ft / 6,962 masl, it is part of the world’s ” 7 summits” circuit: the highest summits of each continent.