El Morado Hanging Glacier Hike


El Morado Hanging Glacier Hike El Morado Hanging Glacier Hike

    The second most accessible glacier from Santiago
    In the heart of the mountain range
    Very rich and delicate wildlife
    Glacier lake

Tour fee: U$0 p/p

(At least 10 days in advance)



Relevant Information

LOCATION Los Andes mountain range. Cajón del Maipo, Santiago.
ALTITUDE 10.696 feet / 3.260 meters a.s.l.
ELEVATION GAIN 2.034 feet / 620 meters
LENGTH 11 hours – from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
DISTANCE 5.84 miles / 9.4 kilometers round trip
HIKING TIME 5 hours
SEASON October to June.
NUMBER OF PAX Minimum 3 - Maximum 6
RESTRICTIONS Good health, no knee injuries, over 10 years old.
PREVIUS EXPERIENCE Not necessary.
DIFFICULTY LEVEL Medium-Low
TRANSPORTATION SUV or pick-up truck.
METEOROLOGICAL CONDITION Mountain conditions. Variable along the day. Sudden drizzles. Warm days, cold at night.

Los Andes mountain range. Cajón del Maipo, Santiago.

Hiking along the Arenas valley to the glacier by an old disused road and trail, what it takes about 3 hours. Birds and reptiles watching, eventually foxes and rodents. Valley surrounded of mountains. Glacier lake, frozen in winter. Expose to sun. About 2 hours way back.
Hiking shoes, backpack, long sleeve shirt, fleece, softshell or warm jacket, sun screen, jockey or hat, sunglasses and camera. Spare T-shirt. April to June and October: warm/waterproof jacket, beanie and gloves.
Round trip transportation Santiago - Park
All way guide – English spoken
First aids kit
Hydration – You must carry on 2 liters
Lunch box
Hiking poles
Insurance
Tips
Hotel at 7:00 am.
Pick up (and drop off) is available from any hotel, between 6:15 am - 7:00 am.

Pick up and drop off fee per person

Providencia or La Reina: U$5
Downtown Santiago: U$10
Las Condes or Vitacura: U$15
Around at 3:30 pm. Way back there can be traffic delays, so please note this.
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