Horseback Riding Through Los Andes In Mendoza

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Los Andes Crossing Horseback Riding Highlights

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

In this journey of 8 days and 7 nights we will cross impressive landscapes flanked by the highest hills of America: Aconcagua and Mercedario. We can see in our way huge herds of guanacos and also condors. When the sun goes down, we will be amazed by an impressive amount of stars illuminating the sky of the southern hemisphere. The tranquility, the stove, the guitars and the rounds of mate in the camp, create the ideal environment to think about what was lived every day.

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

STARTS
MENDOZA (AR)
Meeting point in Los Andes, Chile.
ENDS
Uspallata, Argentina
DURATION
8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
FREQUENCY
EVERYDAY
SEASON
October to April
INCLUDED
5 nights in mountain camp, 2 nights in hotel (one night in Uspallata, Argentina and one night in Los Andes, Chile - rooms to share). Transfers Los Andes - Los Patos and Las Hornillas - Uspallata. All meals and drinks during the ride and other expressly indicated meals. 10kgs of charge per person.
NOT INCLUDED
flights, medical expenses insurance, personal risk insurance, tips and others expressly indicated.
PHYSICAL REQS.
Good health.
DIFFICULTY
For riders of any level looking for a true mountain expedition. We travel with the minimum essential luggage to stay agile. Take into account that the rides will be long every day.
WHAT TO BRING?
You can only carry up to 10 kg of weight to go light. Identity card, DNI or L.E / L.C. is required for Argentines. For other nationalities, a passport is required and, in some cases, a visa. Children under 21 need legalized parental authorization. Customs requirements must be met.
DESTINATIONS
Mendoza (AR)
OTHERS
Climate: -5 to 30 ° C. 90-120 mm of rain / year. The program is subject to expected weather contingencies in this kind of environment

Details Day Tours

During the first day we will meet in Los Andes, in Chile to begin our crossing. We will check-in at the hotel, and we will have free time to get to know the city.

On the second day we will depart by car to Los Patos. From here begins the road taken by San Martín to Santiago, which crosses the Aconcagua Valley and the Putaendo. We will visit the site where the battle of Chacabuco happened, and then we will go to immigration to carry out the necessary procedures before the Chilean authorities. From here we will start our incredible ride, following the course of the Rocín River to our camp in Las Tejas, at 2100 meters high.

During the third day we will continue upstream through the Rocín river canyon. We will sleep in El Ciénego, a summer camp for the shepherds.

We will depart in the morning of our fourth day to the international limit at 3990 meters high. Here, at the border crossing, we will find the busts of the heroes San Martin and O'Higgins. We will continue to the limit, where the Argentine authorities will receive us to do the necessary paperwork. Here we will make a change of horses, where we will say goodbye to our Chilean horses to continue riding new animals. We will pass very close to the Aconcagua hill, the highest in America with 6962 meters, and we will make our camp in Valle Hermoso.

We will continue through the Los Patos Valley on our fifth day. This Valley was an ancient lake and it is full of aquatic fossils. We will camp at Rancho de Lata, at 3,500 meters, to rest and prepare for the next day's challenge.

During our sixth day we will start the march after breakfast. We will cross the slope of Espinacito, at 4550 meters high. The impressive views of the highest point of our journey will remind us of the challenges that the members of the Army of the Andes had to conquer. We will camp to sleep in Manantiales.

On the seventh day of horseback riding and after breakfast we leave for Las Hornillas. Leaving our challenge behind, we say goodbye to the horses and muleteers who accompanied us on this journey. A bus will tait for us here and will take us to Uspallata to spend the night. We will have a delicious farewell dinner celebrating our adventure, and we will spend the night in the hostel to finish with breakfast on day 8 when the services will end.

Reviews of Day Tours Horseback Riding

Great experience in Mendoza
24/02/2019
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If you are visiting Mendoza, consider the tour Ride For The Andes- The Roof Of America (9 Days). We had a really great time!

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