New Year in the Aconcagua! Plaza Francia
(Aconcagua South Wall)
Can you imagine celebrating the New Year in the highest mountain of America ?
Campo Base offers a unique way of celebrating New Year. You will share the dinner table with people from all over the world surrounded by the highest peaks of the Andes.
Day 1 (29/12/08): Mendoza
Arrival at Mendoza (bus terminal or airport), transfer to International Hostel Campo Base or Penitentes Hostel (or other). Welcome dinner.
Day 2 (30/12/08): Horcones - Confluencia
Breakfast. Departure to Quebrada de Horcones in our minibus, we will arrive to Los Pioneros, park rangerís shelter. our trek starts there, going by Laguna de Horcones and then to Quebrada del Durazno bridge. After trekking in the valley for 3hs approximately we will arrive at Confluencia (3200m) where we will settle our camp, actually this is the place where our own services base camp is located and will be ready for the mountaineers of the group. It has sleeping tents with individual beds, a kitchen tent, fully equipped, and a dining tent. At night we will welcome the New Year together with people from all around the globe in a unique cultural experience!
Day 3 (31/12/08): Confluencia - Plaza Francia
After breakfast we will pack our rucksacks with our meal and water to start our acclimation trek towards Plaza Francia. This place is located at the bottom of the spectacular Pared Sur (south wall). This is the base campo for those who take this difficult route to the summit. During our trek we will go through the glaziers which later turn into Rio Horcones. At the end of this trek we will be able to appreciate ice and snow canals and the natural 3000m wall. Return to base camp and dinner.
Day 4 (01/01/09): Conflencia - Mendoza
After breakfast we will start our trip back to Puente del Inca where we will find the famous hot water springs. We will arrive to Mendoza at approximately 3pm.

Our services include :
  1. Transfer in-out from airport or bus terminal
  2. Transfer Mendoza-Penitentes-Horcones-Mendoza
  3. Full pension (according to itinerary)
  4. One night at International Hostel Campo Base or Youth Hostel Mountain Shelter Penitentes (or other)
  5. Special equipment
  6. Professional guides
  7. Guide assistant
  8. Medical insurance
  9. Adventure Tourism insurance
Our services do not include :
  1. Non specified meals
  2. Transfer from or to outside the Province of Mendoza
  3. Personal equipment
  4. Entrance permits

Important :

  • Trip length: 4 days
  • Departure date: from Dec 29/08 to Jan 1/09
  • Difficulty: medium
  • Must be over 18(with parental authorization) or over 21 years old
Guided Expedition Price
- Mendoza -
Peatonal Sarmiento 231 Mendoza(5500) - Argentina.
Tel: 54-261-425-5511 / 4381166 / 438-0818 E-mail: [email protected]

- Bs As -
Peatonal Reconquista 379 (Edificio Continental), piso 3 ofi; 305.
Tel: 11-43285805, 1160883534 // Celular: 11-60198052