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Yerba Loca - Sanctuary of the Nature Waterfalls Hike

Hiking on the lower Los Andes mountain range.

Rich flora and fauna. High probabilities to watch the condor, the biggest flying bird of the world.

Eagles, foxes and vizcachas.

Creeks and waterfalls

Archaeological sites that date back 8.000 to 10.000 years

Location: Lo Barnechea. Lower Los Andes mountain range, Santiago.

Altitude: 9.727 feet / 2.965 meters a.s.l.

Elevation gain: 3.953 feet / 1.205 meters

Length: 12.5 hours – from 7:00 am to 7:30 pm

Distance: 14.29 miles / 23 kilometers, round trip

Hiking time: 9 hours

Meteorological conditions: Mediterranean weather with a long dry season. Rains from May to August that gets 350 mm. Average temperature 13,9°C / 57°F. During summer is very hot.

Restrictions: Good health, no knee injuries, over 10 years old.

Previous experience: Not necessary.

Description & target: Hiking from Villa Paulina (parking and facilities area) to Sulfure Waterfalls area, what it takes about 5 hours. Birds and reptiles watching, eventually foxes and rodents. View point from where you can watch the valley, a natural reserve full of life. About 4 hour way back.

Transportation: SUV, pick-up truck or car.

Departure: Hotel (in Santiago city) at 7:00 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 Santiago - 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 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: October to June
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 29, 2015

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