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Aconcagua South Wall Trek

The trek to Plaza Francia, the base of the south face of Mount Aconcagua is a spectacular trekking opportunity with a magnificent view of one of the toughest climbs in the world, Aconcagua southern wall. Thousands of mountaineers from all over the world travel to South America each year to try their luck at conquering the continent's highest peak of 6,959m.

Route Map

Route Overview

Route Overwiew

Day 1 Pick up at Hotel at 7:00 a.m. Transport to Hotel Ayelen located at the Argentine Penitentes Ski Area. In the afternoon we visit the natural hot springs near Puente Del Inca village. Hotel

Day 2 We start our 3-4 hours trek through the Horcones Valley that takes us to our base camp at Confluencia Superior, located at 3,500m above sea level where we set up camp next to the Colorado River. We spend the afternoon resting and acclimatizing to the altitude and air pressure. That evening we enjoy a cookout of delicious Argentinean beef shared with our arrieros (mule drivers). Tent

Day 3 We start our trek to the base of the south face early in the morning, in an approximately 4 to 6 hour trek. At Plaza Francia we see the south face of Aconcagua in its entire splendor, a view we enjoy with a picnic lunch, returning to base camp in time to enjoy a hearty supper. Tent

Day 4 We trek down to the Park Rangers station, where transport awaits us to take us to Hotel Mendoza to reach the comfort of this beautiful Argentinean city and meet later for our group dinner at a super local restaurant with all the guides and assistants. End of services.

Services Included

✓ Professional Bilingual Trekking Guide
✓ Ratio Guide Clients 1-5
✓ All local organization and supervision by KL Adventure Staff
✓ Private transportation
✓ One night at Hotel Ayelen in Penitentes
✓ Aconcagua National Park entrance fee
✓ All meals during the trek
✓ Expedition common equipment
✓ Mules to carry up to 15 kg. personal gear
✓ Radio communication VHF 2 mt
✓ First aid kit

Services Not Included

✘ All personal trekking equipment gear
✘ Excess gear on mules
✘ Porter for personal gear.
✘ Any cost involve in an early departure.
✘ Any meals and drinks (soda, beer or wine) in Mendoza.
✘ Accident and rescue insurance
✘ Cash for extra expenses
✘ Any other service not mentioned in the list.
✘ Gratuities are not included.


☝ All itineraries are subject to change due to changes in the weather, individual's acclimatization rates and the guide's preferences.

☝ Personal porter available upon request at additional cost.

☝ Any departure dates can be re-scheduled with a minimum of 4 persons.

  • Duration: 4 days
  • Difficulty: Good fitness
  • Departures:
    By reservation
  • Expedition cost:
    Cost:: 900
  • Single room suplement:US $300
  • Reservation cost:US $400
  • Balance payment date: 75 days prior departure
  • Space available: 6 private