El Morado Glacier

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The magic of Mountain

Recommended for adventurous people.

El Morado Hanging Glacier is one of the most accessible natural beauties in Central Chile. It is located deep down in the Andes Mountain Range, which we will enter through Cajón del Maipo, a place known by its mountaineering and climbing.

One of our most impressive activities, this tour offers a breathtaking view of mountains and eternal snow blocks of the region as we approach to the bottom of El Morado mountain, where the Glacier is located.


The activity begins early in the morning with us picking you up from your residence point. Once we get all the adventurers, we’ll give you an official welcome and a brief description of the activity, alongside with some information about the day conditions, times and team in charge. Then we will head towards our destination.

After about 2 hours of travel, we will enter the Arenas Valley, were you’ll be able to enjoy an impressive panoramic view of the surroundings, with mountains over 3,000 meters. Right before we start hiking, we will provide you with a mid-morning snack.

The trek lasts about three hours. Along the trail we will be able to see major peaks and some other minor snow blocks, while a small ice-melting-based river will be our companion during the hike. Once we arrive at the base of the Glacier, we will have time to take pictures and have our lunch there, while we enjoy the surroundings and a comfortable view of the glacier, the lake and some summits around.

After about 1-hour touring around and chilling, we’ll start our hike back to the van, while the sun sets by the mountains and clouds show up, performing the classic mountain weather cycle.

  • Max altitude: 3.300 meters above sea level
  • Distance on foot: 4.6km (each way)
  • Ascent: 625 meters
  • Difficulty: Medium

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