ANDEAN LAGOON

LAGUNA PIUQUENES

Come to explore the Andes Range on an easy trek.

At just 50 minutes from Santiago you will enjoy gorgeous mountain landscapes. We will take a panoramic chair lift and then take an easy walk to this amazing Andean Lagoon.

Highlights: andean lagoon at 10.000 ft /path begins at 1 hour from Santiago / amazing summits of more than 12.000 ft / terrific views of Santiago City 

Options: go for a higher peak of 13.000 ft! See details on: Parva Mount

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Location

Santiago, Chile


Difficulty

Easy


Hiking time

2,5 hours round trip. Chairlift and rest time have been included.


Transportation time

1 hour from Santiago to La Parva Ski Resort.


Technical data

Distancia: 0,3 mi (one way) / Ramp: 120 ft. / Maximun Altitude: 10.500 ft


Season

November to May. Only on weekends. The activity is done only when the summer panoramic chairlift of La Parva Ski Resort is open.


Requirements

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).

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 Pick up from the meeting point (hotel/hostel/other). Exact pick up time will be delivered by email.

9:30 Arrival to La Parva Ski Resort / Tour around the village

10:00 4x4 land road

10:20 We´ll take “Las Aguilas Chair Lift”

10:40 Hiking to Piuquenes Lagoon

11:20 Piuquenes Lagoon. We´ll walk around, and look the amazing landscape and the beautiful summits around

12:00 Walk down to the chair lift

15:00 Drop off at the meeting point

Alternative - Hike False Parva Mount: If everybody on the group agrees we can hike up to Falsa Parva Mount (2 extra hours).

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

What's included

  • Private transportation between all the points.
  • Guides: 1 each 4 clients
  • Ticket to panoramic chair lift
  • Hiking poles
  • Lunch Box (isotonic juice, granola or energy bars, sandwich, fruits, cookies, chocolate)
  • Park fee
  • 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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