ALTO DEL NARANJO

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Santiago is surrounded by hundreds of summits which allows outdoors sports activities year round. Take a challenging hiking to one of the most great summits close to the city. Mount Alto del Naranjo of 6200 ft, will give you a new air to your day. You will see amazing views to the high peaks of the Central Andes, like Mount Plomo of 18.000 ft and the huge Iver Glacier. At the other side (west) you'll discover terrific views of Santiago City at one thousand meters lower you.

Highlights: great views of the city and the Andes Range / Sclerophyllous forest / 40 minutes from Providencia /challenging trip

Options: choose morning, afternoon versions or a night hiking version with amazing views of the city lights of six million people.

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Location

Santiago, Chile


Difficulty

Hard. In summer and autumn the path could be slippery in some part with loose gravel, so we encourage you to bring hiking shoes.


Hiking time

2,5 hours of ascent, 1,5 hours descent.


Transportation time

40 min from Providencia.


Technical data

Distance: 4.8 miles round trip / Ramp: 2600 ft. / Maximun Altitude: 6200 ft


Season

Year round.


Requirements

Age of participants must be between 14 and 60 years old. Physical and medical condition must be compatible with activity (When in doubt, please ask).

The times on the itinerary below are an approximation of the schedule. These times could vary depending on weather and the speed of your group. A more accurate pick -up time will delivered once we receive your pick -up address obtained through the booking process.

8:00 Meeting Point (your hotel or other point). Exact pick up time will be delivered by email.

8:40 Hiking starts gaining good altitude.

9:40 The path starts following the edge. Great views to east and west.

11:10 Arrival to the summit. Amazing views of Andes Range, and Mount Plomo

11:30 Descent

13:00 Back in the starting point.

13:40 Back in your hotel

Warning: This activity could include hiking in irregular terrain, sudden changes of weather, walk under strong sun.

What's included

  • Private transportation.
  • Guides: 1 each 4 clients
  • Hiking poles
  • Snack (isotonic juice and granola bars)
  • Access to private trail
  • First aid kit
  • VHF Radio and Satelital Phone

What's not included

  • Personal Clothing (check "Gear")
  • Small backpack (rent available)
  • Personal Insurance

What to bring:

Summer:

  • Small backpack. If you don't have, we can rent you one. (10 USD)
  • First layer or sport t-shirt
  • Polar Fleece or similar
  • Wind jacket
  • Hiking pants or similar comfortable to walk/ shorts (ask for the weather the day before)
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun hat/ lipbalm
  • Sunscreen

Winter:

  • Summer gear
  • Down or puffy Jacket
  • First layer upper and lower body
  • Liner gloves
  • Wool hat
  • Balaclava/ Neck gator

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