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Juncal Andean Park: Hiking over a Glacial Tongue

Santiago, Chile

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Highlights

  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

Overview

You’ll enter the park alongside the intriguing train railway that used to connect with Argentina, then hike through a low slope trail by the eastern bank of the Juncal river. The path takes you to a huge vega, this is a mountain oasis, plenty of life due to the presence of water all year round. After the wetlands, you’ll cross on foot the “Monos de agua” river.

The last section of the path becomes less clear and fades into a steep moraine. Frigid winds blow as you turn into the glacier’s gorge. Without foreseeing, you begin to step on ice that shines in between ever-changing crevasses and the fallen rocks of surrounding towering mountains.

The route has a medium difficulty, it consist on a 9km (5.6mi) trail to the glacier, which gains around 600m (1,960ft) on elevation, reaching 3,000m (10,000ft) above sea level. You'll take the same route on our way back, hiking a total of 18km (11.2mi).

Itinerary:

  • 07:30 Pick up at the hotel
  • 09:30 Arrival to Park. Hike begins
  • 11:30 Lunch at “Monos de agua” river
  • 13:00 Juncal Glacier lookout
  • 13:30 Descent begins
  • 17:00 Ride back to Santiago
  • 19:00 Back in your hotel

recommended:

  • Pre-hydration and good breakfast
  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • Small backpack
  • Long sleeves shirt if possible
  • Shorts on summer
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Warm, windproof clothing
Remember, you can always leave things in the car.

Information

Includes:
  • Professional guide
  • Comfortable transport
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Entrance fees
  • Binoculars
  • First aid kit
  • Trekking poles
  • Box lunch per person:
  • Sandwich
  • Cesar salad or similar
  • Cereal bar
  • Chocolate or cookies
  • Tea and coffee
  • Two fruits
  • Water
Excludes:
  • Accident insurance
  • Personal clothing
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant women
  • Minimum age is 14 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

Meeting Point

Your hotel in Santiago
Departure Time:
7:30am
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point
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