Begin the tour with a mountaineer’s breakfast, then hike from the Maipo Valley to the beautiful El Morado Glacier in the Andes Mountains just outside of Santiago. The trek is challenging, rewarding, and full of fantastic photo opportunities.
Discover the natural wonder of Andes mountains in this spectacular hike to El Morado Glacier — just hours from Santiago. Hike along rocky mountain ridges and encounter increasingly jaw-dropping views as you venture higher into the mountains. Upon arrival to the summit (10,000 feet/3,000 meters), you’ll be rewarded with a spectacular 360-degree panorama of the cordillera’s snow-capped peaks and the El Morado Glacier.
Duration: 08:30 am – 21:00 pm
Start/End Location: Hotel pick-up/drop-off in Santiago
Difficulty Level: High (rocky terrain, 3-hour ascent to summit, high-altitude)
Your day will begin at 8:00-8:30am with hotel pick-up from Santiago and 1-hour transfer to San Jose in Maipo Canyon. In San Jose, enjoy a typical Chilean breakfast and take the opportunity to buy any extra snacks or water in town.
After breakfast, you’ll hop back in the van and drive another hour into the mountains to the trailhead. Your trek to El Morado Glacier will take approximately 3 hours. You’ll ascend difficult, rocky terrain with increasingly stunning mountain vistas. The ascent is difficult, but the view is worth the extra effort!
Upon arrival at El Morado Glacier, you’ll have time to relax, recharge, and enjoy complementary snacks before beginning your descent. The hike back down to the trailhead should take another 2 hours.
After arriving back at the van, you’ll drive back to Santiago (just over 2 hours) and get dropped off at your lodging.
Please note that in order to reserve this trek to El Morado Glacier, we need to pay the operator immediately, so all bookings are final. If you have any questions before booking or want to confirm a certain date, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.