The Mount Aconcagua South Face Trekking does not present technical difficulties. By this trekking we will reach the wonderful South Face which has an altitude of 3000 mts and you will be able to take unforgettable pictures. The Mount Aconcagua South Face Trekking does not present technical difficulties. By this trekking we will reach the wonderful South Face which has an altitude of 3000 mts and you will be able to take unforgettable pictures.
ACONCAGUA SOUTH FACE TREKKING
The first part of the approach the Mount Aconcagua South Face Trekking is the same as the normal route by Horcones Valley follow the trail from the Horcones Lake to Confluencia.In Confluencia is the second office th rangers. The trail keeps on the east side of the river and of the Inferior Horcones Glacier for 13 kilometers to Plaza France at 4500 meters, which is the traditional base camp for the south face routes. The south wall presents, in almost all its 3000 meters of height a jetty that was used for the first ascension by a French expedition in 1954, this breakwater is relatively sure in the presence of rock detachments and avalanches. The expeditions that enter by the south face normally make the descent by the normal route
Start Of Season
Transport airport Hotel Mendoza airport.
One (1) night lodging at a Hotel in Puente del Inca – double room with dinner and continental breakfast included.
Assistance with the procedures to obtain the permit to enter the Aconcagua Provincial Park.
Two (2) nights lodging at Hotel in Mendoza double rooms with continental breakfast included.
Transportation to Horcones Lake to start the approach trek to the mountain.
Mules for load transportation from Puente del Inca to Plaza de Mulas and back.
Meals and drinks at Confluencia Camp, including cook and all meals
Private Mess Tent with tables and benches, dishes, all meals served, cook.
VHF radio to get permanent communication Penitentes.
Dates & Prices
|December 06,2019||December 11, 2019|
|December 12, 2019||December 17, 2019|
|December 18, 2019||December 23, 2019|
|December 24, 2019||December 30, 2019|
|January 06, 2020||January 12, 2020|
|January 18, 2020||January 23, 2020|
|January 24, 2020||January 29, 2020|
|January 30, 2020||February 04, 2020|
|February 05, 2020||February 10, 2020|
South Face Trekking Itinerary
Day 1 - Mendoza - Puente del Inca
We are met on arrival at Mendoza airport. We transfer to the trekking permit office in Mendoza, (permits not included) from here we travel around 3hrs to our comfortable hotel in Puente del Inca. The remainder of the day is free to relax or explore, tonight we meet of leader and other expedition members as we enjoy dinner , where we can sample traditional Argentine food, D. (Note: Meals included in the land cost are designated as Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 2 - Puente del Inca - Confluencia
We transfer up to the Aconcagua South Face Trekking entrance, 2820m, where our permits are checked. Our equipment is loaded on the mules for the journey to Confluencia camp. We say goodbye to motorized transport and set off on our trek, it’s a 2.5 – 3.5 hr trek up to our first camp at Confluencia 3320m where the Horcones and the Lower Horcones Rivers meet. We spend our first night camping, Aconcagua trekking. B L D
Day 3 - Confluencia - Plaza Francia
Leaving Confluencia we trek up to Plaza Francia 4200m. Our trek will take around 7 to 8 hrs as we follow the Horcones Glacier up, as we climb the valley it widens out and the last remnants of vegetation disappears. During this trek we have spectacular views of Aconcagua’s South face towering above us where we can take pictures. Return to Confluencia camp 3320m. B L D.
Day 4 - Confluencia
We spend the day resting and trekking in the area. Our trek takes us back to the bridge over the Lower Horcones River and then up the valley to visit the Horcones Glacier again if we want to. We can spend this day taking pictures of Aconcagua’s South face, B L D.
Day 5 - Confluencia - Puente del Inca
We repack our equipment for the mules to carry. Following the route we descend to Puente del Inca. Our descent should take around 3hrs. The mules go ahead with our equipment as we continue the last leg of our climb back to the park entrance where we are then transferred back to our comfortable hotel in Los Penitentes and we celebrate our climb with lunch in the hotel while we wait for transport to take us to the hotel in Mendoza. B L D.
Day 6 - Arrival to Mendoza
We have breakfast in the hotel and afterwards we make a city tour in Mendoza. Our tour finishes with a transfer to the airport, B L.