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Paloma Glacier Hiking Excursion

US$ 287.79 Price per person from View price guide

Key facts

Where: Santiago , Chile Duration: 2 Days/1 Night

Highlights

  • Yerba Loca National Park is a hiker′s paradise
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the snow-capped Mount Altar
  • Follow the trail to the stunning La Paloma Glacier

Overview

An experience of complete euphoria in the hills, this hiking experience takes you to some spectacular glaciers, wooded valleys and Yerba Loca stream. Trail through the Yerba Loca National Park, an unspoilt sanctuary of diverse flora and colorful birdlife.

As you trek along its gently contouring trail, a magnificent vista of the Andes will open up before you. Pause for a picnic meal along the meandering stream, and observe silently a variety of birds by the water.

The climb to the Chorrillos del Plomo will leave you breathless. From here the serene Paloma Glacier is just a hike away. With the temperature reducing notch by notch, the spectacular snow-covered peak of Mount Altar will appear closer to you. Being the perfect location, you can also practice trail and river-crossing techniques under the guidance of your trained guide.

Itinerary

Departing from Santiago, we head towards the Yerba Loca National Park, located at curve 15 on the road to Farellones. An approximate 4-hour trek will lead us up a gentle trail to incomparable views of the Andes Mountains. We enjoy a picnic lunch at the river’s edge where condors and eagles often fly. We continue our trek to the sector of Chorrillos del Plomo to set up camp. Enjoy an evening in the majestic surroundings of the Andes.

After an energizing breakfast, we begin our hike towards the Paloma Glacier. Notice the snowy peak of Mt. Altar as we approach the frozen field of ice. Beware of unpredictable releases of ice blocks from the glacier that tend to occur. We may also have the opportunity to practice trail and river-crossing techniques led by our mountain guide. After a relaxing picnic lunch, we return to the park headquarters to transfer back to Santiago.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

2 Days/1 Night

Start time

Start time: Your chosen time
Duration: 2 Days/1 Night

Meeting point

Your hotel in Santiago. (Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

Ending point

Your hotel in Santiago

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Inclusions

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Transportation in private vehicle
  • Bilingual mountain guide speaking English and Spanish
  • Entrance fee to the park
  • All meals
  • 1 night accommodation
  • Camping equipment
  • Accident insurance

Do/Dont's

It is worth bringing a torch with you. Carry your camera and a bottle of drinking water. Wear your hiking shoes and bring along sun block lotion. Don't pick up flowers or plants, because these are an essential part of the ecological system. If possible, walk along the paths to prevent damage to the vegetation. Take a first aid kit with you. Wear warm clothing, and snow clothing in winter.

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Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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Cancellation policy

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