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Trekking option (walking): normally they are the same dates starting one day before. Check trekking calendar
On Friday, October 13, 1972, a Uruguayan plane, carrying 45 passengers to Chile, many of whom were students and players from a rugby team, crashed in the Andes Mountains.
Twelve died from the impact and those who survived had to endure, among other things, the fearsome Cordillera with its thirty degrees below zero at night and the scarcity of food reserves.
Finally, fed up with the extremely low temperatures, the threatening avalanches and anguished by the continuous death of their companions and the slow wait for rescue, two boys decide to cross the immense mountains in order to reach Chile.
On December 22 of that same year, after having remained isolated from everything for 72 days, the world learns that sixteen defeated death. These events gave rise to the book and later to the film "Alive".
Our tour invites you to visit this miraculous place that, on the other hand, has a very important landscape content.
RECCOMENDATION: It is convenient to stay the previous night in the city of San Rafael.
Day 1: Meeting at El Sosneado (If you are staying in San Rafael, we can pick you up; transfer is included). From there we will take a 3- hour trip up to the mountain by transfer. Once there the baqueanos will begin to set up the horses and to prepare the loads that will go with the mules. On this first day we will cross the rivers Atuel, Rosado and Barroso. After 4 hours riding, we will arrive at our base camp , El Barroso. Lunch. Afternoon free to relax and enjoy the landscape. Dinner.
Day 2: After breakfast begins our longer and challenging day of our trip towards las Lagrimas valley.After 4 hours approximately, we will finally arrive at the "Las Lagrimas Glacier", reaching the 3.700 msnm, on the border between Argentina and Chile. We will ascend walking up to the commemorative cross where in a respectful silent we will honor the victims. Then, in company of our guides, we will walk along the area doing a local recognition of the rest of the plane , dozens of crosses, epitaphs, flags, offerings, and the monument to the victims. After lunch , we will return to our camp site. Farewell dinner.
Day 3: After breakfast we wil prepare the horses and the loads for the return. We will ride up to El Sosneado. Lunch. End of our services.
Note 1: All horses are properly trained and prepared to ride in the mountain and our baqueanos have the best conditions and local knowledge. It is not necessary to have previous experience.
Note 2: Active program with middle-hard difficulty suitable from 13 to 60 years old (cases outside these age range will be evaluated).Suitable for people up to 100-110 kg, given the load resistance of our horses. There are steep ascents and descents but there are no places with significant risk.
Note 3: Program subjected to weather, poltical and geographical conditions. Modifications may occur. Decisions will be taken exclusively by the guides, mountain guides and coordinators.