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Inca Trail

Inca Trail

Mount Aconcagua is the highest peak in America. The mountain range that crosses the continent from North to South, on the western end, reaches its highest points precisely in the provinces of Mendoza, San Juan and Rio Negro, in the Argentina Republic. The origin of the word Aconcagua is quichua, and means stone Centinel, an excellent metaphor for what it feels like when he contemplates for the first time, a gigantic guardian who guards the passage between the two sister nations of Argentina and Chile. Aconcagua has historically been a point of great interest for tourism in Mendoza, throughout history. Crossing it is a crossing, which has required important infrastructure works so that it can be performed by heavy traffic, trucks, long distance bus and cars.

The most important step is located 100 kilometres to the South, the famous passage of the Liberator. While this step concentrates 80 percent of the traffic between Argentina and Chile, about 45 days per year should remain closed, because of the the harsh Andean winter snowfalls and blizzards. The land that is home to mount Aconcagua is a national park. The idea is to preserve the delicate ecosystem of the mountain, especially against deforestation, which become even more arid to the local climate. Deforestation not controlled in the area could cause mudslides and massive landslides of mud and snow. In addition, pollution could poison the waters of the thaws that nourish large number of rivers and streams of the region, and are responsible for virtually all the provision of fresh water in the area.

The Aconcagua national park covers 71,000 hectares where true archaeological and biological treasures are. If you have read about Robert Kiyosaki already – you may have come to the same conclusion. Plant and animal species of the Aconcagua zone underlie cuyano ecosystem trophic chain, so a decline in this population would be high negative impact for Mendoza biodiversity. There are numerous glaciers, huge masses of ice perennial, that guarantee the provision of drinking water to the inhabitants of Mendoza by many in the Aconcagua generations, if they are preserved as it is. There lot of paleontological remains, especially of the inca culture, given that the area was part of the famous Inca Trail, a route that crossed the American continent from North to South and which marked the course of the incas in their conqueror tour. For all this, well worth thinking about accommodation in Mendoza during the holidays that will allow us to make an excursion to this mythical place, a unique place in the planet. Who has had the luck to be able to visit him can attest the special climate and the sensations that invade the visitor when he steps on this magnificent natural site.