The closer and most accessible glacier from Santiago .
In the heart of the mountain range.
Very rich and delicate wildlife.
Location: Los Andes mountain range. Santiago.
Altitude: 8.202 feet / 2.500 meters a.s.l.
Elevation gain: 2.133 feet / 650 meters
Length: 11 hours – from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Distance: 9.94 miles / 16 kilometers round trip
Hiking time: 5 hours
Meteorological conditions: Mountain conditions. Variable along the day. Sudden drizzles. Warm days, cold at night.
Restrictions: Good health, no knee injuries, over 10 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 3 hours. Birds and reptiles watching, eventually foxes and rodents. Valley surrounded of mountains. Expose to sun. About 2 hours way back.
Transportation: SUV or pick-up truck.
Departure: Hotel (in Santiago city) at 7:00 am
Return trip: Way back there can be traffic delays, so please note this.