For Plaza de Mulas.
The mules part at approximately 5 o’clock and arrive at Plaza de Mulas at approximately 11:00 or hours. They then return in the same day arriving approximately at 16:30 or hours.
For Plaza Argentina
The mules depart from Puente del Inca at 9 o’clock and arrive at Pampa de Leñas at 13:30 hours. The next day they leave towards Casa de Piedra, they cross the river at dawn to arrive at Casa de Piedra in the afternoon. The next day they reach Plaza Argentina.
For Plaza Francia
The trip takes some hours. To Confluencia it is the same as to Plaza de Mulas, then the trail turns to the South Face.
Since we are treating with animals there always exists the possibility that the schedules might have some reasonable modifications. For a better organization we recommend that you prepare your equipment in bulks of 15 Kg, 20 Kg and no more than 30 Kg., this is due too the way we have to balance the bulks on the mule.
It is also possible to transport people on the mules to the different base camps, if you wish so.
In our vast experience we know that there are some risks in cargo transportation by mules especially when the winter has been very strong as in summer when they start the snowbreak, the rivers are more dangerous and there is the possibility that the animals are drag water, in these cases the animals may die and cause loss of some loads carried by the water by strong snowbreak.
Since we are treating with animals there always exists the possibility that the schedules might have some reasonable modifications.
Andesport has met all the requirements about Control Program mules welfare of Aconcagua Provincial Park Obtaining certificates
Portering of the climbers made a mule in the Aconcagua Provincial Park has been made since the start of the year and has become part of the typical landscape of the area.
The Directorate of Renewable Natural Resources, in partnership with the “Foundation Cullunche” and through it with the “World Society for the Protection of Animals” (WSPA) has launched the Programme for Control of Animal Welfare Mulas Aconcagua Provincial Park which participate extensively and have qualified for the certification granted by Animal Welfare.