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Aconcagua, Cordillera de los Andes

From Mendoza we shall cross the Andes, and set off West, driving towards the Chilean border. The scenery is an amazing mix of colourful mountains and dramatic rock formations and it was the chosen setting to shoot Seven Years in Tibet.
The road snakes along the Mendoza River through the Uspallata valley. After driving by small mountain settlements we shall stop at Puente del Inca, a natural rock formation painted and shaped due to the sulphur levels in the water. From there, we drive another 10 minutes to get to Parque Provincial Aconcagua.
The hike begins from the park ranger's hut, bearing north. Ahead of us the majestic Aconcagua's South Face and its summit. It is a magnetic view that we shall follow. Passing next to Laguna de Horcones, we walk passing by a ravine known as "Quebrada del Durazno", and, during high season (November - April) and according to group's physical condition, we might be able to walk up to "Confluencia" camp.
In the low season we are dependent on weather conditions and the park rules to hike furthermore than "Quebrada del Durazno" and if the park is covered in snow, we might need to trek with snow shoes that we shall provide.

General Information

Location: Andes Border Mountain Range

Transportation: private

Estimated time of departure: 8 am

Estimated time of arrival: 10 pm

Driving journey length: 2 hours 30 minutes each way including stops

Trek starting height: 8,900 fasl. (2.700 masl)

Maximum height: 11,500 fasl. (3.500 masl)

Estimated duration of trekking: 6 to 8 hours, depending on individual's physical condition, and including lunch

Personal equipment required: comfortable warm pants, comfortable trekking or sport shoes with a good sole, warm socks, t-shirt, turtle neck shirt, wool sweater or warm fleece top, a good warm jacket, gloves, warm stocking cap, cap or hat, sun glasses and UV sun-block cream

Lunch: picnic

Recommendations: bring your passport as it is required to enter the park


Technical difficulty

Low: doesn´t require previous knowledge nor special skills

Physical condition

Sedentary: person with lack of training or walks gently one or two times a week


Please, contact us



Trekking poles

Snow shoes if necessary

Bilingual guides

Picnic lunch


Not Included

Park's entrance permit

Discover the Andes, Expeditions: tel +54 -261-156571967, EVT Legajo 16431