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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a very long hike with spectacular vistas. Acocagua and the surrounding mountains are amazing. Be prepared for windy conditions and 3000 meters elevation. It can feel cold some of the time.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank G9745GXthomasp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes it's a long way, but if you like scenery then it's well worth the effort. The drive up was as interesting as Aconcagua itself. Facilities at the park are limited but access to a viewing point is a short walk.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PSK1954
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Almost 7000 meters over sea level. Cold wind, bright sun and blue sky. Not enough oxygen, but you don't need it, you don't breath out of surprise and excitement.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank danumen
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

This is a must while in Mendoza. We took a tour with Kahuak which was great. We almost didn't get to Aconcagua because our guides told us that perhaps the roads would be closed because of the snow, but in the end, we got to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

What an amazing mountains and walk through. We were there with friends for a guided trip and 3 hour walk after a 3 hours organised drive from Mendoza. You should do it organised. The air was very clean but dense. Take watm clothes, water proof...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jhendriksen
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

The Landscape was unique. It’s definetely a must do in Mendoza. You cannnot leave without meeting the greatest mountain in America!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank macarenatouceda
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The drive from Mendoza Capital to Aconcagua was beautiful! It was worth it (although the traffic heading at about 6:00 PM was not as enjoyable). It was extremely windy but the views were beautiful and very much worth it! The hike was closed on the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sipriceisright
Reviewed August 23, 2018

The almost 200km scenic drive up there was well worth it. Very nice view of the Aconcagua. At an elevation of about 9000ft, go well prepared and covered. Strong winds all day long..!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank leoh309
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

It was an amazing experience! Gorgeous place for a hiking in contact of the nature! The hiking trail is easy to walk on but not too crowded.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank LikaKS
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

This place is very special. The landscape is outstanding and the of Cerro Aconcagua is inspiring and breathtaking. But to have a full view of Aconcagua mountain you should hike about 1.5 km to reach the Mirador of Aconcagua, worth the effort. A must visit!

Date of experience: July 2018
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November 14, 2018|
Response from sipriceisright | Reviewed this property |
Of you did research on it and read 10:00 am I would believe the times. National Parks and trails are true to their word. You may be able to contact companies that bus tour groups to check. Another thing I can speak to on... More
October 14, 2016|
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Response from Matias_Alejandro_Ma | Reviewed this property |
hola, dentro de lo que pude entender te comento que: de ambos lados tendras que hacer entrada y salida de ambos paises. tu dices que sales de chile, por lo tanto tienes que hacer el egreso de chile, ingreso en argentina... More
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Response from MamaG3 | Reviewed this property |
It's an easy hike, but a long ride! Not much else to do out there that would be entertaining for a toddler.
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Mendoza region (0 Replies)
My wife and I are planning on taking a bus to Mendoza from Santiago Chile after getting off a cruise ship in Feburary. We are interested in basing ourselves for 4 days in the Mendoza area. Our primary interest are some wine touring on bicycles if possible, thermal springs and visiting the Andes. Is it better to stay in Mendoza City or one of the oultine suburbs like Maipu or Chacras de Coria? Also are there any good places to stay at in closer proximity to Parque Provincial Aconcagua for a...More
September 27, 2012|
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Info about trek to Laguna de los Horcones (6 Replies)
Hello I am about going to Parque Provincial Aconcagua. I would like to make the short trek to Laguna de los Horcones but as I am not in my best shape need to know which is the altitude to the end(it seems it starts at 3.200m) and if it last 1h or more walking at a slow pace. Anything more to know?
October 04, 2015|
Response fromDavid B|
This is not a trek as much as a leisurely walk on a good interpretative trail, with good views of Aconcagua if there is not cloud cover (check the weather forecast for nearby Puente del Inca or Penitenetes YOURSELF before you splash out for a tour, as the weather system is completely different from the city of Mendoza). You would have to go real slow to make it more than an hour. The altititude is 2,950 metres (and it maybe has a slight altitude change of about 20 metres at the highest...More