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Juncal Valley - Glacier Hike

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.

Country: Chile
Transfer: Included
Food: Not included
Registered Member of Tourism board of: Chile
Testimonials (Website,TripAdvisor, etc.): No
Guide Languages:
English
German
French
Spanish
Experience Level: Moderate
Tour operator name: Chile Cóndor Expediciones
Min group size: 2
Max group size: 6
Duration: 1
Provided Accommodation: None
Included in service: Round trip transportation Viña del mar - Park, All way guide – English spoken, basic first aids kit, park fee, Hydration – You must carry on 3 liters, lunch box , hiking poles
Not included in Service: Insurance and tips
Equipment to bring: Hiking (or comfortable) shoes, backpack, long sleeve shirt, light fleece, softshell, sunscreen, jockey or hat, sunglasses and camera. Pant or short. Spare T-shirt. Fall-winter: warm jacket, beanie and gloves.
Recommended Season:
Spring
Summer
Autumn
Winter
Guaranteed departure dates: September to April
Remarks: Booking must be made at least 1 week in advance
Terms and Conditions: It will not be done in rainy days
Listing created Sep 27, 2015

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