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Andes Hiking experience in small groups. From Mendoza

1. Andes Hiking experience in small groups. From Mendoza

What does the trip consist of? You will live a day as a mountaineer. We will start early to make the most of the day, and we will travel for 2 hours, enjoying the landscape that takes us to the foothills of Cordón del Plata. Once there, around 10:45 a.m., we will start our high altitude hike, depending on the trail we have chosen. The diversity of the place offers many possibilities! And since we work with small groups and provide a personalized service, we define the itinerary together with each group. Some of the options we suggest for the tour are: - High altitude camps: this tour is ideal for those who want to take it easy or go with the family, as we will walk through ravines without steep slopes, to get to know those key places where climbers camp in their great expeditions. The panoramic views are not to be missed. - La cadenita: If you are looking for something more demanding, this is a great option. It is a trail through three chained hills, at a continuous pace that requires training and implies a greater challenge. And as in all our trips, a good meal is a must. Whether as a reward for the effort, or motivation to continue, the moment in which we enjoy tasty meals completes the experience. Once the hike is finished, which will last approximately 4 to 5 hours, we will return to Mendoza City with the tiredness and satisfaction of having hiked a day among the great mountains of the Andes. ¿Who do we recommend the Andes Hiking Tour for? The Andes Hiking Tour in Mendoza is recommended for those who are looking an approach to the Andes to experience high altitude hiking, without going too far away from Mendoza city, and without the need of camping. It is ideal for all kinds of objectives: whether you are looking for a day hike with the family or a more intense plan of physical demand; this place offers a suitable tour for you. About the place Located about 80 km. from Mendoza City, we find the Cordón del Plata Provincial Park. With more than 175,000 protected hectares, and an enormous diversity of native flora and fauna, glaciers and water resources and fauna, archaeological and paleontological sites; it forms a unique natural landscape. It is a mountain range of the Andes Front Range, which stands out in the Central Andes, and is home to great peaks from 3,000 to almost 6,000 meters. There we find iconic places such as Vallecitos, Cerro Lomas Blancas, or the source of important watercourses such as the Mulas, El Salto, Vallecitos and Rio Blanco streams. The star of the show is its highest peak: Cerro El Plata, at 5,968 meters above sea level.

Mendoza: 5-Hour Mountain Trekking With Lunch

2. Mendoza: 5-Hour Mountain Trekking With Lunch

Arrive in the pretty district of Potrerillos and settle in before the activity begins. Then, start trekking with your guide to the summit of Cerro Calavera, 2212 meters above sea level. Famous for its accessibility for hikers and bikers, Mount Calavera boasts beautiful vegetation, awesome lake views, and plenty of animal sightings. During the hike, listen to fascinating anecdotes and history from your passionate guide, including the history of the area, the flora and fauna of the region, some information on the mountain, and typical regional customs. After an approximately 3-hour ascent, reach the top of the stunning Calavera Mountain. Take some time to rest and enjoy water and fruits to recharge. From the top, marvel at spectacular vistas over the region, the Cordón del Plata mountain range, and Lake Calavera. Finally, begin the descent, lasting up to 2 hours. Once you arrive back at the local partner's office, take your time relaxing and enjoying a typical, poolside lunch before returning to Mendoza.

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What people are saying about Cordón del Plata

Overall rating

3.6 / 5

based on 25 reviews

This was a fantastic day trip. Vanina and Joaquín run their own company and are trained mountain guides. Safety comes first with them, even for inexperienced people, this tour is highly recommended. Vanina planned ahead, managed to adapt the tour to our needs perfectly, in adition to being an extremely knowledgeable guide and a fun person. You cannot go wrong with them, worth every cent.

The 5-hour trek was canceled because level 4, so climbing without tools but with hands and feet. For that you have to be a trained climber! The staff is super and we have done other things. Abseiling and short walk were very cool!

Joaquin, our guide, was fantastic. He planned a great route for our trek, away from the standard paths. He had prepared some lovely local dishes for our packed lunch and told us all about the local wildlife and ecology

It is a walking meditation, you appreciate the landscapes and enjoy the walk itself, a paradise that must be lived. The guide José was super !! The whole crew very attentive to all who went.

Excellent experience

Awesome experience. The guide José is a genius !!! I would recommend it a thousand times!