Discover this Andean park just minutes from the city using snowshoes!
We will explore the Yerba Loca Natural Sanctuary walking through a beautiful andean snow-covered valley that leads to the Paloma Hanging Glacier. We may also be able to witness some beautiful frozen waterfalls that fall from huge rock walls.
Highlights: glacial valley / 40 minutes from Santiago / ice falls and waterfalls / giant rock walls / Paloma Glacier views
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3,5 hours of ascent and 2,5 hour descent. 6 hours round trip (rest time has been included)
1 hour by car from Santiago to the beginning of the path.
Lenght: 5 miles (one way) / Ramp: 1.600 ft / Maximum Altitude: 9.400 ft.
Winter activity: from June to September (The rest of the year we do a regular trekking on this area).
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).
8:30 Pick up at hotel or meeting point in Santiago.
9:30 We´ll arrive to the starting point in the Yerba Loca Natural Sanctuary.
10:00 We´ll start the trekking through the wonderful valley, which ends at the base of the mounts and glaciers of Paloma (16.150 ft) an Altar (17.000 ft) mounts.
13:30 Lunch break under huge rock walls and frozen waterfalls.
15:30 Back in the car.
16:30 Back in your hotel in Santiago.
Warning: This activity could include hiking in irregular terrain, driving by land roads, sudden changes of weather, walk under strong sun.