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San Francisco Natural Monument Glacier Hike

The closer and most accessible glacier from Santiago .

In the heart of the mountain range.

Very rich and delicate wildlife.

Morales lake

Ferric waters

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.

Country: Chile
Transfer: Included
Food: Not included
Registered Member of Tourism board of: Chile
Testimonials (Website,TripAdvisor, etc.): No
Guide Languages:
Experience Level: Easy
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 2 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:
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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