Level of difficulty: Medium / Tours approx. from September – May
*Departure is at 7:30AM at your hotel / hostel in Talca or at the Plaza de Armas to Vilches Alto, the start and ending point of our tour
and where ours Arriero (muleteer) waits with the horses for our backpacks.
From here we have a several hour hike, passing the Piedras Tacitas and the bright granite rock Piedras Blancas up to a pass at 2327m. Here we make a side trip to the summit of the Cerro Paine at 2450m which waits for us with a gigantic view before it goes down to the beautifully located Laguna del Alto where we pitch our tents.
Early in the morning we leave and hike to the Enladrillado, the mysterious UFO landing pad.
Here we have enough time to enjoy the beautiful view of the Descabezado Grande volcano and it’s no less impressive neighbors which are snow covered until summertime.
We will plan 4 hours for the way back to Vilches Alto.
The Tour includes:
- Transfer from / to Hotel / Hostel or the Plaza de Armas
- Horses to carry the backpacks
- Entrance Fees
- Sleeping bag
- Trekking sticks
- Camping mat
- Cooker, dishes and gas
Briefing of the tour and distribution of the equipment is on the evening before.
- Personal clothing
You should bring:
- Sturdy shoes
- Head gear
- Sun cream
- Condition for 6 -8 hours daily hiking
- High spirits and your camera
2 persons: $147.000,- / person
3 persons: $130.000,- / person
4 or more persons: $121.000,- / person
Low season (01.05. - 15.09. with reservation minimum 2 days in advance)
2 persons: $130.000,- / person
3 persons: $118.000,- / person
4 or more persons: $109.000,- / Person