Aconcagua South Face Trekking 3 Days Trip

Aconcagua South Face Trekking – Plaza Francia

Aconcagua South Face Trekking (Plaza Francia)  is one of the most spectacular trips we offer. This is a hike to the best overlook on one of the largest walls in the world, the “Aconcagua South Face”.You will witness avalanches, huge waterfalls, and glaciers, spend the night in a geodesic dome at the base camp and share the base camp experience with mountaineers from all over the world.



• Roundtrip transfer from your hotel in the town of Mendoza
• Professional bilingual guide
• Radio communications
• All meals | Except in Mendoza
• For two days trip overnight in tents
• For three days trip overnight in a geodesic dome



• Aconcagua entrance fee / Aconcagua Park

• Pick up and drop off at Uco Valley (ask about the extra cost)
• Personal gear
• Mule or porter
• Phone communications and items of a personal nature
• Insurance liability
• Ground or air evacuations
• Hospitalisation or medication of any kind
• Any other service not mentioned on this condition sheet


Day 01 Transfer to the Horcones Valley 9678 ft | 2950 m
Trek to Confluencia base camp 11122 ft | 3390 m (3 hrs)

Elevation gain 440m = 1443ft

Day 02 Trek to Plaza Francia of Mount Aconcagua at 13779 ft | 4200 m (4.30 hours)
Lunch, rest (45 minutes) and return to Confluencia base camp ( 2.30 hrs )
1-hour break at Confluencia BC
Return  to Horcones Valley (2/2.30 hs) – Transfer to Mendoza
Arrival time to Mendoza 9:00 pm

Elevation gain 800m = 2624 ft

Total hours of walking +/ 7:00 hrs

Note For this option you must to have experience and be in a very good shape

Program extended of three days (Recommended)

Day 02 Overnight at Confluencia BC 11122 ft | 3390

Day 03 Hike to Horcones (2/2.30 hs) and return to Mendoza

Departure 8:00 am

Average trekking time 5-8 h

Arrival time to Mendoza 5:00/6:00 pm  (depending  on the road conditions)

Difficulty Intermediate

Requirement Physically fit



Upper body

• 2 Top underwear, polypropylene or thermal capeline
• 1 Long sleeve shirts
• 1 Fleece jacket
• 1 Windproof Gore-Tex jacket, it must have a hood
• 1 Down jacket, it´s better with a Hood


• 1 Pairs of liner gloves
• 1 Pair of fleece or wool gloves


• 1 Hat or cap for the sun protection
• 1 Fleece hat

Lower body

• Bottom underwear
• 1 Trekking pant


• 1 Pair of good trekking boots | we recommend with Gore-Tex


• 1 Pairs of lightweight socks
• 2 Pairs of heavy-weight socks


• 1 Pair of glacier glasses 100% UV protection


• 1 Headlamp
• 1 Sleeping bag -10ºC
• 1 Pair of hiking poles
• 1 Water bottles


• Large backpack [45-65 L]


• Sleeping bag comfortable at -5

• Extra batteries
• Personal first-aid kit
• Sunscreen and lip protection [SPF 40]
• Personal hygiene kit




Three Days


Mendoza Mountain Guides

If you cannot find a suitable itinerary or date, please do not hesitate in contact us and we will arrange a private trip to suit your requirements. Simply call or email us and we'll construct the perfect program for you.