3 DAYS / EL PLOMO MOUNTAIN

DESCRIPTION:

One of the highest peaks visible from Santiago, alongside Cerro Leonera. Like the Tórtolas mountain, El Plomo is considered an “Apu Wamani” in Inca culture, which means “guardian of the valley”.

In February of 1954 one of the most important discoveries in the field of archaeology was made here: the Plomo Mummy, a nine-year-old boy who was sacrificed to transform the mountain into a sacred space and thereby transcend time.

ITINERARY:

  • Day 1: Santiago of Chile – Valle Nevado (Andarivel Tres Puntas) – Federación Base Camp.

8:00 am   : Pick-up in Santiago.

10:00 am : Arrive to Valle Nevado.

14:00 pm : Lunch.

4:00 pm   : Arrive to Federación Base Camp.

7:00 pm   : Dinner.

  • Day 2: Federación Base Camp – Cerro El Plomo Summit (5.424 masl) – Federación Base Camp.

5:45 am   : Breakfast.

6:30 am   : Start summit attack.

13:00 pm : Summit of El Plomo.

17:00 pm : Back to Federación Base Camp.

19:00 pm : Dinner.

  • Day 3: Federación Base Camp – Valle Nevado (Andarivel Tres Puntas) – Santiago of Chile.

8:00 am   : Breakfast.

12:00 pm : Back to Valle Nevado.

14:00 pm : Lunch.

16:00 pm : Valle Nevado.

19:00 pm : Back to Santiago.

PICK UP TIME FIRST DAY: 8:00 am.

RETURN TIME THIRD DAY: 19:00 pm aprox.

TRANSFER TIME FROM SANTIAGO: 90 minutes.

DURATION OF THE TREKKING ROUND TRIP: 20 hours aprox.

INITIAL ALTITUD: 3.600 meters - 11.811 feet.

FINAL ALTITUD: 5.424 meters - 17.795 feet.

 

DIFFICULTY: Demanding

THE EXPEDITION INCLUDES:

  • Bilingual guide with WFR certification.

  • Transfer from Santiago.

  • Equipment portage support with mules.

  • All meals (breakfast,box lunch, lunch, dinner).

  • Kitchen equipment: plates, pots, cooker, utensils, cups, etc. (the guide and the assistant are responsible for providing food to our customers).

  • Trekking sticks.

  • High mountain tents.

  • VHS radios.

  • Complete first aid kit.

NOT INCLUDES:

  • Technical clothing

MUST BRING (we also have to rent):

  • Sleeping bag

  • Backpack (40 lts)

  • Personal and technical clothing

RECOMMENDATIONS: Comfortable mountain shoes, technical mountain clothing, sun hat (preferably hat with wings), backpack, sunglasses and sunscreen, lip balm, bottle for water.

SEASON: October - May

 

PRICES FOR A PRIVATE EXPEDITION:

1 person: US $ 820

2 person: US $ 505 each

3 person: US $ 465 each

4 or more persons: US $ 420 each

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