Ramsar site, Internationally Importat Wetland.
Very rich and delicate wildlife: 68 flora species & 58 of fauna.
The most important glacier of the 5th region.
1.86 miles high glacier.
The most important source of the Aconcagua river.
In the heart of the mountain range.
Location: Los Andes mountain range. 5th region.
Altitude: 9.843 feet / 3.000 meters a.s.l.
Elevation gain: 1.640 feet / 500 meters
Length: 14 hours – from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm
Distance: 9.94 miles / 16 kilometers round trip
Hiking time: 7 hours
Meteorological conditions: Mountain conditions. Variable during the day. Sudden drizzles. Hot day, cold at night.
Restrictions: Good health, no knee injuries, over 12 years old.
Previous experience: Not necessary.
Description & target: Hiking from the main entrance of the park to the glacier by a non steep trail, what it takes about 4 hours. Birds and reptiles watching, eventually foxes and rodents. Valley surrounded of icons mountains. Expose to sun, two creeks crossing, one by bridge. About 3 hours way back.
Transportation: SUV or pick-up truck
Departures: Hotel (in Valparaíso - Viña del Mar) at 6:00 am
Return trip: Way back there can be traffic delays, so please note this.