Trekking Carreñero Valley

Surrounded by nature and wildlife, our trekking through the Carreño valley will delight you with amazing mountain views and will take you to a surprising and old glacier lake.

Description

We will start from our hotel and head east. After 80 km (2 horas) we will arrive to the Colina valley, close to the Argentinian border, where we find the famous Valley Baths. There we will start our walk towards the South heading for the unknown and scarcely visited Carreño valley, which will delight us with breath-taking views of the 3.500 Mt high mountains. After a 4.5 km walk, we will reach our destination: Lake Carreño, an old lake that finds its origin from a glacier and that stoically endured the passing of time. We go back the same way we came.

•Participants

Min.: 1 – Max: Not specified.
Children. from 16 years old.

•Location and season

Our trip passes through a big part of the Cajon del Maipo taking us close to the border with Argentina. The beginning of this excursion is located in the region of the Colina Baths.

The trail is operational in spring and summer or until the first snowfalls arrive to the valley and cover the pass completely.

Summertime schedule: 06:30 am.

•Activity Outline

Participants, together with our guides, will be able to walk this trail safely which leads to the Carreño valley. There a safety briefing will be done in order to know emergency protocols. After that, the trekking will begin. Brief stops will be realized so you can enjoy the landscape, get to know the vegetation and biotic environment you are visiting, and finally arrive to the lake.

We return by the same trail and will take up to 2 hours.

•Characteristics
  • Full day.
  • Medium difficulty.
  • Includes walking sticks.
  • Bandana and bottle Majadas as gift.
  • Snack which includes: 2 chef sandwiches, energy bar or brownie, dry fruits and fruit.
•Itinerary
  • 17:00 Briefing prior to trekking (day before).
  • 06:00 Breakfast.
  • 06:30 Leaving hotel.
  • 08:00 beginning trekking.
  • 14:00 Return to hotel.
  • 16:00 – 16:30 Arrival hotel.
Programs where to find this activity

Full Experience Program

Half Board Program

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