Adventure tours:
Crossing the Andes on horseback
by the Los Patos pass. (San Martin route)
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• To cross the Andes following the course that our guides mark is in some form a great challenge, a longed for dream for many. Only to be members of this trip that during the day will cross the cordillera in landscapes of unequaled beauty, setting up camp while enjoying sunsets. Sleeping under the stars by the warmth of the campfire and arriving to Chile by the route that General San Martin followed coming to realize that this is our maximum expression of adventure. We are very pleased to invite you to take part.

Day 1: Mendoza: Transportation airport- meeting point. City tour. Lunch with the head of the expedition and other members and participants of the trip. Transportation to Barreal (province of San Juan). Immigration and travel paperwork. Continue to Las Hornillas. Arrive to the refuge where we will spend the night. Check of personal. Dinner.
Day 2: Breakfast. Readying of horses and pack mules. Begin horseback ride (6 hours approx.). Arrive to Penon, set up first campsite (3200 m.) set up tents. Campfire and dinner. The two approximate days we will collaborate with the task of arming and disarming of campsites, cooking, and readying of the pack mules. Big breakfasts, light lunches, big, hot dinners.
Day 3: Breakfast and begin one of the most intense parts of the trip. Ascension to Cordon del Espinacito (4500 m.). In the afternoon arrive in the camping zone. Set up camp. Campfire and dinner.
Day 4: Breakfast. Travel until entering Valle de los Patos. For the afternoon set up camp on the shore of Los Patos river close to the Gendarme National Ingeniero Sardinas. Campfire and dinner.
Day 5: Day of rest. Trek around the area. Guide led discussions about mapmaking, map reading, altitudes, calculating distances, emergency signals, etc. A perfect site for fishing. Campfire and dinner.
Day 6: Breakfast and begin. Arrive to the Argentine-Chilean border. We will travel by the river Rocim until arriving to the refuge Carbineros de Chile. Travel and immigration control. Continue until the zone where we will spend the night. Set up tents, welcome dinner with typical food.
Day 7: Breakfast. Descent of the cordillera following the river Rocim. Arrive to El Fraile, site of our last night of the trip.
Day 8: Breakfast. Last stretch by horse until coming to Resguardo do los Patos where a mini van will be waiting. Transportation to Los Andes or San Felipe. Lodging in hotel. Goodbye dinner.
Day 9: Breakfast. Transportation in the morning to Mendoza in mini van. Arrival. End of adventure.
 
Transportation in Mendoza-Alvarez Condarco
in mini van.
Immigration paperwork.
Food, drinks, snacks.
08 nights
complete mountain equipment.
First aide equipment.
Communication and map equipment.
Survival equipment (flares, signals, etc.).
Tents for the whole trip.
Horses and helpers.
Pass permits.
Lodging in Chile in 3 star hotel.
Goodbye dinner
Transportation Chile-Mendoza in mini van.
Assist Card.
English speaking guide.

Pull cord type bag or similar for the transportation of clothing, sleeping bag (preferably down of thinsulate), sleeping bag pad, dual battery powered flashlight with two extra batteries, multiple use tool, camping knife, plastic whistle, lighter, canteen of 1.5 liters, plastic cup, sunglasses, wool hat or similar, hat for sun protection, two pairs of shoes (one hiking, the other a sport shoe), wool gloves, sweatpants, horseriding type pants, warm jacket, rain poncho, neck protection, sun protection, passport, identification, and legal authorization of children for minors of 21 years old.

 
Service does not include: Sleeping bag.
Duration: (09) nine days-eight nights
In operation: January and February
Difficulty: beginners and experienced.
Departures: Consult - minimum 6 pax leaving together.

 
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