La Campana National Park Summit Hike


Summit Hike - La Campana Mountain Summit Hike - La Campana Mountain

    Charles Darwin and his visit to La Campana, 1834

    Established on October 17th of 1967

    Administered by National Forest Corporation since 1974

    Biosphere Reserve since 1985

    Place of scientific interest since 1989

    100 animal species and 320 plants, most of them endemic.

     

    The only National Park in the continental 5th region.

    Natural view point from where you will watch the Pacific Ocean and Mt. Aconcagua, the highest of America.

Tour fee: U$0 p/p

(At least 2 days in advance.)



Relevant Information

LOCATION Granizo, Olmué.
ALTITUDE 6.168 feet / 1.880 meters a.s.l.
ELEVATION GAIN 4.856 feet / 1.480 meters
LENGTH 12 hours – from 7:00am to 7:00 pm
DISTANCE 8.7 miles / 14 kilometers, round trip
HIKING TIME 6 – 8 hours
SEASON Summit, from September to May. From June to August just to the mine (4.150 f.a.s.l.)
NUMBER OF PAX Minimum 3 - Maximum 6
RESTRICTIONS Good health, no knee injuries, over 12 years old.
PREVIUS EXPERIENCE Desirable. Not necessary. Excellent physical condition.
DIFFICULTY LEVEL Medium-high
TRANSPORTATION SUV or car.
METEOROLOGICAL CONDITION Mediterranean weather, rains from May to August, around 500 mm.

Granizo, Olmué.

Hiking from the main entrance to the top, or the mine, by the El Alpinista trail, what it takes about 5 hours. Birds and reptiles watching, eventually foxes and rodents. The summit is a natural view point from where you can watch the ocean and the Mount Aconcagua, the higher one of America. The last third is steep, rocky and expose to sun, and you will need hiking poles and even some crawls. About 3 hours way back.
Hiking (or comfortable) shoes, backpack, long sleeve shirt, light fleece or sweater, sun screen, jockey or hat, sunglasses and camera. Pants (No shorts, for your own protection) Spare T-shirt. Fall-winter: Hiking shoes, waterproof/warm jacket, beanie and gloves.
Round trip transportation Santiago - Park
All way guide – English spoken
First aids kit
Park fee
Hydration – You must carry on 3 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 - 7:00 am.

Pick up and drop off fee per person

Downtown Santiago: U$5
Providencia or la Reina $10
Las Condes or Vitacura: $15
Around at 5:30 pm. A stop, if everybody agrees, is made at about 6:00 pm for a beer, juice or lunch (not included) in a German Resto-Brewery or Chilean Food restaurant. After that we go back to the hotel. Way back there can be traffic delays, so please note this.
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