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    Trekking Glacier El Morado

     

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Adventurous spirits will find their haven in Glacier el Morado. This trekking trip to “El Morado” Natural Monument National Park  will take travelers to the most exciting trekking routes and inspiring locations throughout the Arenas Valley and the start of Volcan River. 

The trek starts in the Alto Maipo boulder basecamp, a mountain village at 1,900 meters above sea level. The first section is the steepest of the route, but travelers will feel extremely rewarding after the accomplishment. After about an hour hike up we will stop in the sector of Panimávidas Mineral Waters, where travelers can admire the stunning scenery of the nearby mountains. The area features unique groundwater outcrops resting on stained bodies, suggesting the evidence of mineral concentrations such as iron. Then, continue walking the relaxingly flat trail until we get to Morales Lagoon, a perfect place to rest and recharge energies with a gourmet lunch pack and a gorgeous mountain view.

El Morado has a northern backdrop, Union to the east, San Francisco to the northwest, and surroundings glacier. If time permits, the excursion may be extended until the lookout of San Francisco glacier. It will take is one hour from the lagoon to this last viewpoint before heading back. This excursion is fun to do all year round, and different season provides a different charm. During winter, travelers will wear snowshoes and absorb themselves with the mountain’s pure white beauty. In spring, the flourishing flowers all over the fields are sure to leave travelers amazed. In less than three hours of walking along the river through the valley, and climbing through a moraine, travelers will reach the final destination. The prize will be an absolutely stunnig view of the majestic glacier hanging over Morado Mountain and the pristine lagoon that rests at its feet.

This trekking trip to National Monument El Morado is specially designed for adventure takers and walking enthusiasts. The route only takes travelers to the area’s most spectacular glaciers, secret spots for well-preserved fossils, and other breathtaking natural wonders. Travelers will truly feel like being in one with the Andean mountains’ expressive beauty.