Revive the Sanmartinian deed that liberated America.

An expedition full of emotions due to the magnitude of the landscapes, the mountain climate, the teamwork with guides, baqueanos and mules, and the historical seal that will be present in every stride and every camp, reliving the epopee of General San Martín and his liberating troops.

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  • Outings: Season 2018/2019 –
    End of year in the Cordillera:
    December: 29/12 to 05/01.
    January: 12 to 19 and 26 to 02/02.
    February: 09 to 16.
  • Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
  • Modality: Expedition trip, horseback riding and camping.

  • Difficulty:
    Hours of horseback riding: average 6 hours a day.
    Average altitude: 3500 masl.
    Temperatures: Min -7ºC / Max 20ºC.

  • San Juan



Day 1:
Reception in the city of San Juan. 11:00 hs transfer to Barreal.
Acclimatization, equipment revision, logistic talk. Introduction to the history of the crossing. Delivery of cartography. Free time.
Night in posada in Barreal (1600 masl)

Day 2:
Breakfast. Transfers in 4×4 Vehicles until the first Post of mountain range. Assignment and preparation of the mules. Lunch in the field. Departure by valley Cordillerano delimited by the Hills the Ramada and Black Soul. Sighting of autochthonous fauna. Arrival to the first camp.
Night in Peñón Colorado. (BC1 2900 masl)

Day 3:
Breakfast at the Rock. Departure to the Paso del Espinacito, where we will reach a maximum height of 4,600 meters above sea level, perhaps the most adrenaline rush and exciting moment of the expedition. Arrival at base camp.
Dinner and Night in Las Vegas de Gallardo (BC3 2990 masl)

Day 4:
Breakfast in Las Vegas de Gallardo. We ride to Valle de Los Patos and then to Valle Hermoso, where General San Martín with the Army made his last camp on the Argentine side.
Dinner and Night by the Hermoso Valley river. (BC4-5 2990 masl)

Day 5:
Breakfast. Horseriding to the Argentinean-Chilean border. Resting. Free for the rest of the day. (BC4-5 2990 masl)

Day 6:
Breakfast. Horseriding back among mountain streams until you arrive at Rancho de Lata where we will spend the night and have dinner. (BC6 3550 masl)

Day 7:
Breakfast at Rancho de Lata. Departure in ascent towards the Paso La Honda (4300 msnm) where you observe the borderline of Altas Cumbres and the Aconcagua Hill. Arrival at Manantiales. Possible extension to Las Hornillas depending on the state of the way. Transfers to Barreal.
Night in Barreal’s lodging.

Day 8:
Breakfast. Transfers.

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Schedule subject to climatic, geographical and/or political conditions.
The modifications of the program can take place on the way depending on different circumstances and factors.
The decisions will be in charge exclusively of the guides.

Accommodation Rio Los Patos Complex or similar and camps
Hours of horseback riding: average 6 hours daily
Average Height: 3500 masl
Temperatures: Min -7ºC / Max 20ºC

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– Transfers from San Juan.
– Saddle and pack animals.
– Tents.
– First aid.
– All meals during the expedition.
– Guide/s of mountain, baqueano/s.
– Internal communication, satellite telephony (emergencies).
– Personal accident insurance.
– 2 nights lodging in Barreal.

Not included:
– Tickets to San Juan.
– Personal equipment.
– Extras not specified.
– Expenses caused by abandonment of the expedition.

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Useful information

Minimum – maximum capacity: 8/14 passengers.

1. Minimum and maximum altitude above sea level:
Barreal 1600 masl
Paso del Espinacito 4600 masl

2. Minimum and maximum age:
16 to 65 years old, being able to analyze cases outside this age range.

3. Is it essential to have riding experience?
Preferably you should have done a mountain ride with at least 1 night camping.

4. Duration of the Horse-Riding Days?
The average is of 6 hours approximately contemplating the times for lunch, the hardest days are the Crossing for the passage of the Espinacito and the return for the Paso de la Onda with a horse ride in 8 to 10 hours approximately.

5. Where do we sleep?
All nights are spent in tents, or you have the possibility of sleeping “al sereno” (under the light of the sky and the stars), except the night before and the final night in Barreal for logistical reasons. The rest of the nights there are no mountain refuges for tourist use.

6. What do we eat?
The menu is varied, pastas, meats, cakes, rice, legumes, vegetables, fruits, etc. Breakfast and mid-afternoon with homemade bread with candy, coffee, tea, and or coffee with milk.

7. In case something happens, how can I communicate ?
There is no cell phone signal from the day we start the expedition, in cases of urgency the guide carries a satellite phone for emergencies, which can be used for other uses at a value of USD 6 per minute.

8. Altitude Sickness (MAM):
If you follow the recommendations of the guides there are generally no problems with acute mountain sickness, but in case this happens the guides have the medicines indicated for this problem. As days go by, the risk is lower and lower thanks to the adaptation of our organism to the environment.

9. Where do I take the luggage?
Take bags type sailor, the clothes must go inside this one with bags of residues to avoid the dust and that they get wet in case of rain or snow. Also carry a backpack of no more than 35 liters for personal items or saddlebags if you have them.

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