Juncal Valley Glacier & Wetlands Hike

Juncal Valley Juncal Valley

    Ramsar site. Internationally Important Wetland.

    Very rich and delicate wildlife. 68 flora species & 58 of fauna.
    The most important glacier of the 5th region.
    1.86 miles high glacier.
    Where Aconcagua river begins.
    In the heart of the mountain range.

Tour fee: U$144.64 p/p

(3 days in advance)

Relevant Information

LOCATION Los Andes mountain range. 5th region.
ALTITUDE 9.843 feet / 3.000 meters a.s.l.
ELEVATION GAIN 1.640 feet / 500 meters (both days)
LENGTH 2 days – 1 night. From 6:00 am of day 1 to 10:00 pm of day 2
DISTANCE Day 1: 9.94 miles / 16 kilometers round trip - Day 2: 6.84 miles / 11 kilometers round trip
HIKING TIME Day 1: 7 hours - Day 2: 9 hours
SEASON October to May.
NUMBER OF PAX Minimum 2 - Maximum 6
RESTRICTIONS Good health, no knee injuries, over 12 years old.
PREVIUS EXPERIENCE Desirable. Not necessary. Excellent physical condition.
TRANSPORTATION SUV or pick-up truck.
METEOROLOGICAL CONDITION Mountain conditions. Variable during the day. Sudden drizzles. Hot day, cold at night.

Los Andes mountain range. 5th region.

Day 1: Hiking from the main entrance of the park to the glacier by trail, what it takes about 4 hours. Birds and reptiles watching, eventually foxes and rodents. Valley surrounded of icons mountains. Expose to sun, two creeks crossing, one by bridge. About 3 hours way back.
Camping & barbecue.

Day 2: Breakfast. Hiking from the main entrance to Las Canchitas, a Wetland place. Hard trail for rookies. It takes about 5 hours to get the view point. You will have to cross a little river to find this landscape, a big mountain called Gemelos, which has a glacier. 4 hours way back. Meal.
Hiking shoes, backpack, long sleeve shirt, fleece, softshell or warm jacket, sun screen, jockey or hat, sunglasses and camera. Spare clothes. Towel and personal care kit. Beanie and gloves.
Round trip transportation Viña del Mar - Park
All way guide – English spoken
First aids kit
Park fee
Hydration – You must carry on 3 liters
1 Lunch box/day
All camping gear and cookware
Feeding: Day 1: After-hike meal and night BBQ
Day 2: Breakfast and after-hike meal
Hiking poles
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, Concón and Los Andes, between 5:15 am - 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 7 pm of second day we go back to the hotel or meeting point. Way back there can be traffic delays, so please note this.