Copín Lake Hike


Copín Lake Hike Copín Lake Hike

    An icon of Santa María town
    A great view point of the Aconcagua valley
    High probabilities to watch the condor, the biggest flying bird of the world
    Ancient stone corral of cowboys

Tour fee: U$101.4 p/p

(at least 3 days in advance)



Relevant Information

LOCATION Los Andes mountain range. San Felipe.
ALTITUDE 8.097 feet / 2.468 meters a.s.l.
ELEVATION GAIN 1.969 feet / 600 meters
LENGTH From Los Andes 11 hours – from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm / From Viña del Mar 15 hours – from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm
DISTANCE 9.44 miles / 15.2 kilometers, round trip
HIKING TIME 8 hours
SEASON Year round
NUMBER OF PAX Minimum 3 - Maximum 6
RESTRICTIONS Good health, no knee injuries, over 14 years old.
PREVIUS EXPERIENCE Desirable. Not necessary.
DIFFICULTY LEVEL Medium - low
TRANSPORTATION SUV, pick-up truck or car.
METEOROLOGICAL CONDITION Mediterranean weather with a long dry season. Average temperature 60.26 °F. Rains from May to August that can get 250 mm. Very hot summer and cold winter.

Los Andes mountain range. San Felipe.

Hiking from Campos de Ahumada to the lake by trail. A couple of creek crossing. The lake is a nesting place for birds, some of them used to cross Los Andes mountain range. Also you will see the Aconcagua valley. Birdwatching and shooting pictures. Expose to sun. The trail is not steep at all.
Hiking shoes, backpack, long sleeve shirt, light fleece or sweater, softshell, sun screen, jockey or hat, sunglasses and camera. Spare T-shirt. Fall-winter: waterproof/warm jacket, beanie and gloves.
Round trip transportation Viña del Mar – Campos de Ahumada
All way guide – English spoken
First aids kit
Hydration – You must carry on 3 liters
Lunch box
Hiking poles
Insurance
Tips
The SUV departs from Viña del Mar (4 norte /Av. Libertad) at 6:00 am.
Pick up (and drop off) is available from any hotel in Valparaíso, Viña del Mar Reñaca or Concón, between 5:15 - 6:00 am.

Pick up and drop off fee per person

Reñaca: U$10
Viña del Mar: U$5
Valparaíso or Concón: U$15
Los Andes: $U$5
Around at 6:00 pm. A stop, if everybody agree, is made for a beer, juice or lunch (not included) in a Chilean Food restaurant. After that we go back to the hotel or meeting point. Way back there can be traffic delays, so please note this.
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