Horseback Riding Through Los Andes In Mendoza

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USD $1,118

Highlights of Horse Crossing The Andes

This adventure is very special since we will have the opportunity to go through one of the most amazing achievements in the history of humanity. We are going to cross the Andes Mountains through exactly the same place where San Martín and O`Higgins passed in 1817.

On this journey of 7 days and 6 nights we will cross through impressive landscapes flanked by the most hills heights of America, Aconcagua and Mercedario. On our way we will be able to see enormous herds of guanacos and also condors. When the sun goes down, we will be able to see an impressive number of stars illuminating the sky of the southern hemisphere. The tranquility, the bonfire, the guitars and the rounds of mate in the camp, create the ideal atmosphere to decant what has been experienced each day.

It is an ideal excursion for lovers of nature and horseback riding, who want to live the experience of making the crossing just as the Army of the Andes.

Price per person
USD $1,118
Meeting place:
Club Andino Pehuenche Hostel. The Molles. Mendoza.
Schedule to coordinate.

The Molles. Mendoza.
8 Days
January - March
• 2 nights of accommodation at Club Andino Pehuenche Hostel.
• 4 nights/5 days of horseback riding with full board.
• Food and drinks during the ride, activities.
• Las Leñas Valley Field Access • Complete equipment for the ride: horses, saddles and pack mules.
• Complete equipment for adventure activities.
• Guides specialized in each of the activities.
• Satellite communication in case of emergencies.
• Air and/or bus to or from the meeting point in Los Molles.
• Transfers from San Rafael or Mendoza airport to Los Molles, or vice versa.
• Tips
• Drinks or extras requested at the Hostel and/or its restaurant.
**Good health.
• Sleeping bag suitable between -5º and -10º.
• Hat with chinstrap (these are the straps to tie the hat to the neck and prevent it from blowing away in the wind).
• Rain coat. Unlike a waterproof jacket, these are spacious, they not only protect us, they also cover the saddlebags and the saddle.
• Two changes of clothes. We recommend field pants or loose pants. It is better to travel with shirts and not with round neck t-shirts, the former protect us more from the sun. It is advisable to carry several thin coats instead of just one very thick one. Fleece coats are very suitable, ideal for any season.
• A warm t-shirt, leggings or long underwear.
• Warm jacket and/or poncho.
• Wool cap.
• Neckerchief, scarf and gardening gloves.
• Swimsuit and shorts.
• Sneakers and espadrilles. Very wide shoes, such as boots, are not suitable for riding, they can get caught in the stirrup. Those who are used to it can wear riding boots. Shoes must be waterproof.
• Personal medications.
• Insect repellent.
• No vaccination is mandatory in the area. However, as with any outdoor activity, we suggest getting the tetanus vaccine.
• Personal hygiene items (you can also carry wet wipes) and a small towel.
• Sun and lip protection.
• Sunglasses with clips (optional).
• Mining flashlight, flashlight that is attached to the head with a headband.
• Binoculars (optional), jug, plate and cutlery.
• Photo camera.
Mendoza (AR)
* Climate: -5 to 30°C. 90-120 mm of rain/year. The program is subject to the weather contingencies expected in an environment like this.
* Every person when going out to the mountain must sign the "disclaimer of responsibility

Details of Day Tours

Day 1

We will meet in Los Molles at 6 pm to make the Entry.

Then, the guides who will accompany you in this experience, give a detailed talk about the route, and then carry out the "Customs" which consists of selecting all the elements necessary for the journey that we will carry in the two saddlebags. The rest of the belongings and luggage will be kept safe in the Hostel. .

This first day is a very calm day, where the idea is to get familiar with our riding companions and guides. It is also very important to adapt to the height of the place. We will spend our first night in the Hostel facilities where we will share a delicious dinner.

Day 2

Very early in the morning, after a good breakfast, we left by van to Las Leñas Chicas, where we met our fellow travelers : the horses

With the help of guides and baqueanos select with special care the most suitable for each passenger. 

We will begin the ride until we reach Portezuelo Ancho and lunch consists of a cold meal and then continue with the horseback ride until we reach the camp in Valle Hermoso.

< p style="text-align: justify; ">There we will camp for the first night and together we will prepare the "beds" with tarps, part of the sleeping bag frame and blankets. In turn, the assistant guide prepares the fire for cooking and the night will be under the stars, stove and guitar and the silence of the Andes.

Day 3

After breakfast, we will train our horses to head west, towards trujillo stream, where we will have a cold lunch and after resting for a certain time, we will ride to reach the Piedras Negras, summer post. There we will spend our third night of camping. Riding times remain around 3 hours in the morning and 2 hours. approximately in the afternoon.

Day 4

During the fourth day of this experience, after breakfast, they prepare the mules and the saddlebags since we will go up to the border with Chile (Santa Elena pass, 3080 meters).

-align: justify; ">After lunch and return to the camp, some delicious fried cakes await us for a snack and on the fourth night under our infinite skies we will have dinner . In total we will ride around 7 hours.

Day 5

Then breakfast we will leave for the post Yesera of the middle Gr Turismo Aventura Base Camp and after having lunch, we will cross the Cobre River.

This last night, after dinner, we will have a trick tournament.

Day 6

Once we have had breakfast, we will carry out the final saddling of the horses and mules. 

At the end of the journey, we will head towards the Portezuelo Ancho, where a delicious lunch with fresh beer and the vehicles to take us back to the await us. Pehuenche Refuge in Los Molles, which we will be arriving at around 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. After a few free hours in the afternoon, we will have dinner and farewell.

Day 7

We said goodbye with a rich and abundant breakfast.

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