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Mendoza: 5-Hour Mountain Trekking With Lunch

1. 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.

From Mendoza: Full-Day Cordon del Plata Andes Trek

2. From Mendoza: Full-Day Cordon del Plata Andes Trek

After being picked up at 8:30 AM in Mendoza, travel to Cordon del Plata. On the way, take in the amazing views of the Potrerillos Dam and of the main mountains. See Cerro Plata, which reaches 5970 meters in altitude.   After driving for 80 kilometers you will reach Vallecitos at the foot of Cordon del Plata mountain range. Hike in a beautiful ravine called La Angostura with amazing views of the surrounding mountains and wildlife such as condores and guanacos.   For a more challenging trek, you can climb to the Morro del Negro summit at 3800 meters. After 6 to 8 hours of trekking, enjoy some coffee or mate (a caffeinated tea), before returning to the city. You will arrive in Mendoza at around 6:30 PM.

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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!