Take a trek to a huge glacier close to Santiago.
Journey into a beautiful mountain valley located deep in the middle of the Andes. Juncal is one of the biggest glaciers systems of the central Andes. Be amazed by the 20,000 ft. ice peaks and giant rock walls of 9000 vertical ft. Juncal Andean park has a great marsh lands and won the Ramsar category in order to protect those wetlands and the fauna around it.Book Now Enquire
4 hours of ascent and 3 hours of descent. 7 hours round trip (rest time has been included)
2,5 hours of transportation on the car from Santiago to the beginning of the path.
Lenght: 5 miles (ascent) / Ramp: 1.650 ft / Top of the path: 9.850 ft.
October to June. Depending on the amount of snow on road, the hiking could be longer. The company will provide snowshoes or alpine touring skis according with the passengers preference. *Use of alpine touring skis has an extra charge.
Age of participants must be between 14 and 75 years old. Physical and medical condition must be compatible with activity (When in doubt, please ask).
8:00 Transport from your hotel or meeting point. Exact pick up time will be delivered by email.
10:30 The 4x4 reaches the land road, the adventure starts! Crossing streams and rivers along the amazing valleys.
11:00 We start hiking into the valley. Giant rock walls in front of us and the furious river along the path are your landscape now. Breathtaking views while you walk by an easy pretty flat trail.
13:00 We reach the glacier and start walking up over it!.
14:00 Lunch over the ice, and stunning views of the hanging glacier, deep ice blue bowls and the huge peaks.
14:30 Hiking down the valley with breathtaking landscapes and colors.
16:30 We take the 4x4 to come back to Santiago.
19:30 Arrival to your hotel or meeting point in Santiago.
Alternative - Add an extra day: We can add a second day on this trip, camping before the glacier under and incredible stary andean sky. We will have more time to enjoy the surroundings and walk longer over the glacier.
Warning: This activity could include hiking in irregular terrain, driving by unmaintained land road, sudden changes of weather and walking under strong sun.
Extras for 2 day Itinerary: