2-Day Private Hiking Tour to La Paloma Glacier

2 day

E-Ticket

Day Trip

Pickup Service

Group Tour

Day 1:

Early in the morning our guide will pick you up at your hotel to then head east directly to the Andes to get to Yerba Loca Natural Sanctuary (by the same road that leads to the main ski resorts from Santiago city). On the parking area our horseman with his horses will be waiting to load the equipments and beginning our hike through this immense glacial valley that extends gaining altitude and encasing...
Day 1:

Early in the morning our guide will pick you up at your hotel to then head east directly to the Andes to get to Yerba Loca Natural Sanctuary (by the same road that leads to the main ski resorts from Santiago city). On the parking area our horseman with his horses will be waiting to load the equipments and beginning our hike through this immense glacial valley that extends gaining altitude and encasing gradually to the north.

The trail section to our camp site has 6,5 miles (10,5km) and consist of five hours of hike. This regularly ascends with low steepness by the east bank of the Yerba Loca river, which delves slowly in the deep mountains where vegetation soon disappears, giving way to bare rock. On route, creeks appears on the right moments with pure water for good hydration.

As we enter, the valley narrows and towering stone walls begin to unfold. We will make our camp in a great spot near the river, at the foot of a singular waterfall that freezes in winter. Here we will enjoy the Andean night accompanied by a delicious dinner and a good conversation.

Day 2:

In the morning and after breakfast we will disarm camp and prepare the equipment for the  muleteer who will help us bringing back down our equipments to the entrance of the Sanctuary. On our backpacks we load the box lunch and some coat for that day and beginning the hike to La Paloma glacier. The first section consists of crossing the Yerba Loca estuary and start zigzagging to reach new vistas of the valley and the huge surrounding peaks.

We will cross a great plain well known as “Campos de Marte” (Mars fields), passing through “Piedra Carvajal”, an old stone refuge used by muleteers and possibly built by the Incas. After about two hours and having gaining more height, La Paloma Glacier begins to be appreciated. The Altar mount (5,180m – 16,984ft) and La Paloma mount (4,910m – 16,098ft) impose themselves full of expression.

We will have lunch at the foot of this glacier and recover energy while enjoying a unique landscape. By the afternoon we will begin the hike back to the vehicle to then get return to your hotel. It is estimated that the arrival at the hotel will be at 20:00 hrs.

Summary:
• Total distance: 21 miles (34km) Back and forth
• Location: Yerba Loca Natural Santuary
• Difficulty: Medium
• Elevation gain: 6.230ft (1.900m)
• Max elevation: 11.150ft (3.400m)

 
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Important Details

Included
  • 1 guide every 4 guests
  • Cookware
  • Breakfast
  • Bottled water
  • First aid kit
  • Headlamps
  • Lunch
  • Private transport, hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Pad
  • All meals (breakfast, dinner and two box-lunches)
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Trekking poles
  • Tent (four seasons)
  • Sleeping bag
  • VHF radios and satellite phone
Not Included
  • Personal clothing
  • Accident insurance
Departure Point
Your hotel in Santiago
7:30 AM
Return Details
Your hotel in Santiago
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 14 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.