DAY DESCRIPTION LODGING MEALS
1 SANTIAGO – LA PARVA
We meet you at your hotel in the morning and drive up into the Andes. It is a two-hour drive to La Parva, located just above Santiago, where we set up our first camp (2,800m) not far from the car. In the afternoon we climb a small peak right next to our camp to start our acclimatization process. After this first hike we enjoy some free time and have dinner.
Camp Lunch, Dinner
2 LA PARVA – PIEDRA NUMERADA
After breakfast we begin hiking up along a river bed. On the way we can see a lot of different bird species, with a bit of luck even some condors. The constantly changing landscape will surprise you with panoramic views, waterfalls and high altitude grasslands. After 4 hours we arrive at Piedra Numerada, at 3,300m above sea level. Today, our gear and equipment is carried by mules, which allows us to hike up with just a day-pack for personal items. We set up camp and have dinner.
Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
3 PIEDRA NUMERADA – LA OLLA
We hike up for about 5-6 hours to Camp I at 4,200m. Now we are in more open and harsher terrain, so we move slowly to allow our bodies to get used to the altitude. We also take our time to set up camp. The rest of the day we hydrate and rest.
Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
4 LA OLLA – PLOMO SUMMIT – LA OLLA
Early morning start with Santiago’s lights shining below us. The walk is on easy terrain and we gain altitude slowly but steadily. We carry crampons with us in case the ground gets icy. After about 6 hours we arrive at the Plomo summit, from where we can enjoy some magnificent views over the Central Andes and the Valle Central. After a while we start walking back down to Camp I where we spend the night.
Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
5 LA OLLA – PIEDRA NUMERADA – SANTIAGO
After breakfast we take down the camp and hike back to the car. Our luggage is carried by mules again. Before driving back to Santiago, we celebrate the ascent with a nice lunch. Transfer to the hotel.
Hotel not included Breakfast, Lunch

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