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SanMartiniana Horseback Riding Across the Andes Argentina-Chile - Paso de Los Patos

A unique experience, 7 days, crossing the mountains

  • Place:

    San Juan city, San Juan
  • Region :

    cuyo
  • Modality :

    Paginicio,cabalgata
  • Start Date :

    04-01-2020
  • Start Date :

    11-01-2020
  • Difficulty :

    advanced
  • Distance :

    1200 km from Buenos Aires city
  • Duration :

    8 days
  • Initial time :

    in the afternoon
  • End Time :

    in the morning
 
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Special price booking until 07 de Abril!

Expedition full of emotions due to the magnitude of the landscapes, the rough weather and the work of the mules, guides and baqueanos. Added to this, the historical stamp that is printed in each moment in each camp, where in a certain way we relived the epic of that great patriot Don José de San Martín and his liberating troops, who chose these ranges and valleys to start our freedom as a country and as a continent.

Confirmed dates, season 2018-2019:


December - New year´s Eve: 29th December  to 5 th January
January: 12th to 19th
January: 26th to 2nd February
February: 9th to 16th

Itinerary:

Day 1. Reception in San Juan in Bus Terminal. 6pm  Departure to Barreal, town of Calingasta, southwest of San Juan. Chek In at the Inn. Acclimatization and logistics talk. Introduction to the history of the area. Free time. Night in Barreal (1700masl).


Day 2. Breakfast. Transfers by 4x4 vehicles to the first mountain station. Assignment and preparation of mules. Lunch . Departure through Cordillerano valley delimited by the hills La Ramada and Alma Negra. Native fauna watching. Arrival to the first camp, night in Peñón Colorado. (2900masl) * depending on where we start the ride we can move to another base camp at 3600masl or intermediate.


Day 3. Breakfast . Departure to the pass of Espinacito, where we will reach a maximum height of 4,500 m.a.s.l, perhaps the most adrenaline and exciting moment of the expedition. Arrival to the base camp. Dinner and Night in Las Vegas de Gallardo ( 2990 masl)


Day 4. Breakfast. We ride to  Los Patos valley to reach  Valle Hermoso, where General San Martín set  with his Army the last camp on the Argentine side. Dinner and Night along the river of Valle Hermoso. ( 2990 masl)


Day 5: Breakfast. Riding to the Chilean border . Break. Rest of the day free of activities. (2990 masl)


Day 6: Breakfast. Horseback ride back among  streams until we reach Rancho de Lata where we will spend the night and dinner. ( 3550 masl)


Day 7: Breakfast. Ascent to Paso La Honda (4300 masl) where the border line of high peaks and Cerro Aconcagua can be observed. Arrival at Manantiales. Transfers to Barreal. Night in cabins or posadas.


Day 8: Breakfast. Transfer to San Juan Bus Terminal. End of services.

Note:

Note 1: All horses are properly trained and prepared to ride in mountainous areas and our local guides have the best conditions and knowledge of the place. It is not necessary to have previous rider experience.

Note 2Active programme with medium-high demand and suitable apt for over 13, and under 65 years (cases outside these age ranges will be evaluated). There are steep climbs and descents, but there are not places with risk of major falls. 

Note 3: Program subject to climatic, geographical or political conditions. Changes can occur in function of circumstances and diverse factors. The decisions will be in charge exclusively of the local guides and tour leaders.

Note 5: All participants must present a medical certificate, where the attending physician authorizes him/her to do the activity.

Personal Accidents Insurance:

From the place of eventuality, we cover the primary medical assistance, stabilization of the passenger, evacuation costs and transfer to the nearest Medical Assistance Center . Once the passenger is entered into the health system, the coverage of the passenger Medical Insurance informed in the personal file online, starts working.

Included Services:

Transfer in / out San Juan - Barreal.

Transfer from Barreal to the start of the ride - Manantiales.

Transfer from the end of the ride, Manantiales, to Barreal

Full board in the mountain (breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinners)

2 accommodation nights at hotel in Barreal. Rooms for 3 or 4 people . Double or Single Rooms must be Requested.

5 Nights accommodation in base camp

Guides, coordinators and baqueanos.

Horses equipped and properly prepared for this type of mountain expeditions.

Tents

General mountain safety equipment.

Satelital phone

General camping logistics (pots, heaters, security elements, orientation, etc.)

Personal accident coverage.

Satellite monitoring during the whole expedition.

Permanent assistance

Services NOT included:

Trip to San Juan

Drinks at the hotel

Lunch-dinner on the day of arrival

Recommended Personal Equipment List:
MANDATORY REQUIRED EQUIPMENT *** (If this equipment is not taken, the guides reserve the right to define your participation)

Warm sleeping bag (minimum -10 degrees comfort) ***

Insulated sleeping pad (10-15 mm)***

Parka jacket / Gore-tex Jacket ***

Sun Glasses (recommended with UV protection, with protective strips). ***

Warm Gloves. (ski or mountain type) ***

National ID or Passport (as applicable) ***

Authorization in case of Minors *** (permission before notary  or before the authorities that correspond, according to the place of birth)

NOTE: The following is the list of required equipment according to layers, in reference to the mandatory technical equipment ***.

BASE LAYER

2 pairs of high socks

2 long sleeves thermal shirts 

1 pair of thermal leggings (it can be made of lycra).

2 short sleeve t-shirts

1 buff / multifunctional headwear

MIDDLE LAYER

2 long pair of trousers, if possible, for quick drying (trekking trousers without zippers and long thermal trousers or trousers - NO JEAN, NO CORDEROY)

2 sweaters or sweatshirts (recommended 1 fine polar + 1 thick polar) ***

1 polar or wool cap ***

1 pair of polar gloves

OUTER LAYER

Parka jacket / Gore-tex Jacket ***

Warm Gloves. (ski or mountain type) ***

 Others

1 swimsuit

1 pair of footwear to rest your feet. (crocks, flip flops, alapargatas)

1 pair of high-top trekking shoes or riding boots, in case you do not have boots get leather spats ***

Front flashlight or small flashlight w / spare batteries ***

Sun Glasses (recommended with UV protection, with protective strips) *** ***

Bottle or container for water up to 1 liter, to drink.

Hygiene elements and personal care

Sunscreen (factor 40 or higher) ***

1 small towel

Wet wipes for sanitizing.

Personal medication

Moisturizing lotions

Lip balm

Brush and toothpaste set.

A small soap / shampoo

Toilet paper.

 

PERSONAL ELEMENTS

National ID ***

 Medical insurance***

Full personal file online ***

 

OPTIONAL, not mandatory (see space and weight)

 Feather coat jacket.

 SILVER TAPE tape, for repairs.

 Steel thermos

 Monocle. Photographic or video equipment

 Book, notebook, travel diary, pencil, pen

 

 

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