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Cabras Hill, Andes Cordillera de los Andes

We head West, through Nº 7 national road, along the Pre Mountain Range of the Andes. The road winds up between this Chain and the Frontal Range. Up, through the valley of Potrerillos, into the mountains to the small oasis of El Salto.
Through the ridge of Cabras Hill, the quick hike up shows us the magnificence of the El Salto valley where the village with the same name lies. Poplar trees, weeping willows and many other kinds of trees indicate the fertility of the land. To the west the high snowy peaks of Cordón del Plata rise up to almost 20.000 ft. (6.100 m) above sea level.
Once at the summit of Cabras Hill, with a 360º view over the Andes, we stop and enjoy a rest and the well-deserved picnic.
The way down follows a ridge towards the Mendoza River. The first part is steep and has a bit of scree, but the trekking poles will be a good partner. After enjoying the clear surrounding views we descend towards a wet ravine along which we shall trek through on the way out and then be picked up to go back to Mendoza.

General Information

Location: Andes Frontal Mountain Range

Transportation: private

Estimated time of departure: 9 am

Estimated time of arrival: 5:30 pm

Estimated duration of trekking: 5 to 6 hours, depending on individual's physical condition, and including lunch

Trek starting height: 5,900 fasl. (1.800 masl)

Maximum height: 7,400 fasl. (2.250 masl)

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

Lunch: picnic

Technical difficulty

Medium: requires well developed motor skills coordination and previous knowledge

Physical condition

Good: person who trains systematically not more than three times a week


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Picnic lunch

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