Cerro Aconcagua, owner of the Andean landscape, does not need any presentation. Impossible holidays in Mendoza without surrender to enjoy its incredible and stunning beauty. And although there are several summits in this region of the Central Andes that exceed the 5000 meters. height, the North Summit of Aconcagua stands by its own right, with her 6962 meters., as the dream of every Mountaineer self-respecting. The natural framework that surrounds this authentic wonder deserves a separate chapter. So much so that the area was transformed into the provincial Aconcagua park. And since the year of its creation, 1983, dazzles its visitors by the diversity and natural wealth of its 71000 hectares. A real strong point of tourism in Mendoza, lovers of the ecology will be rampant in this zone where the wonder of water manifests itself in all its splendor, dotting the landscape of glaciers and crystal-clear basins.
Torrential arroyitos foam white and reddish mountain rivers punctuate the landscape, furrowing of long and deep valleys, and they feed unexpected patches of grass Emerald green, las vegas famous. The weather is inclement, but vegetation adapted to the harsh conditions of the area surprised by its beauty and variety. Plants are here stunted to withstand high winds, and its flowering, due to low temperatures, is short. But in the summer, however, they give unexpected postcards of intense and lively colorful, in which predominates the yellow in all its shades. Native fauna has also developed a series of strategies to adapt to the weather.
Guanacos, foxes and flames wear thick coats to greet visitors, and migrate to the lower areas of the mountain, where the climate is milder, the time of heavy snowfall. Also abound the reptiles, capable of winter during the coldest months: lizards, lizards and the typical Andean Toad. Special mention deserve the birds of the region, headed by the symbolic Andean condor. Next waterways abound the aquatic birds and hawks, and the tiny Hummingbird of the Andes gives your note color. It is not necessary to be a climber to surrender to the charm of the Aconcagua Park during a vacation in Mendoza. You only lack sensitivity to that unique beauty that only nature can give us.