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.