La Paloma Glacier Hike

Yerba Loca Park Yerba Loca Park

    Hiking in Los Andes mountain range.
    Rich flora and fauna. High probabilities to watch the condor, the biggest flying bird of the world.
    Eagles, foxes and Vizcachas.
    Creeks and waterfalls.
    Archaeological sites that date back 8.000 to 10.000 years
    Just one and a half hour from Santiago.

Tour fee: U$167.84 p/p

(at least 3 days in advance)

Relevant Information

LOCATION Los Andes mountain range. Lo Barnechea, Santiago
ALTITUDE 12.795 feet / 3.900 meters a.s.l.
ELEVATION GAIN 6.490 feet / 1.978 meters
LENGTH 3 days. From 7:00 am of day 1 to 8:00 pm of day 3
DISTANCE 23.86 miles / 38.4 kilometers, round trip
HIKING TIME Day 1: 6 hours – Day 2: 4 hours – Day 3: 5 hours
SEASON October to May
NUMBER OF PAX Minimum 3 - Maximum 6
RESTRICTIONS Good health, no knee injuries, over 14 years old. You must carry on gear, food and water.
PREVIUS EXPERIENCE Desirable. Not necessary. Excellent physical condition.
TRANSPORTATION SUV, pick-up truck or car.
METEOROLOGICAL CONDITION Mediterranean weather with a long dry season. Rains from May to August that gets 350 mm. Average temperature 13.9°C / 57°F. During summer is very hot.

Los Andes mountain range. Lo Barnechea, Santiago

Day 1: Hiking from Villa Paulina (parking and facilities area) to Piedra Carvajal, place where we going to set our camping. Some areas are steep, so hiking poles are needed. The trail is 7.77 miles, what it takes about 6 hours hiking. Lunch and free hours. Dinner.

Day 2: Breakfast. Hiking from Piedra Carvajal to the base of the glacier on an non steep terrain. This take about 2 hours and is a 4.23 miles long (8.46 round trip). Hike back to camping. Lunch and free hours. Dinner.

Day 3: Breakfast. Backpack setting and hike back to vehicle, what it takes about 5 hours.
Hiking shoes, backpack (60+ liters), long sleeve shirt, light fleece, softshell, warm jacket, sun screen, jockey or hat, sunglasses, camera, beanie and gloves. Personal care kit and small towel. Spare clothes.
Round trip transportation Santiago - Park
All way guide – English spoken
First aids kit
Park fee
Hydration – You must carry on 3 liters
Lunch box and meals
Camping gear: Sleeping pad & bag, tend, stove, cookware & utensils
Hiking poles
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$15
Vitacura or La Reina: U$10
Las Condes or Providencia: U$5
Around at 6:00 pm. Way back there can be traffic delays, so please note this.