Central Chile Hiking - Snowshoeing - Bird Watching - Road Trips

Natural Monument: Hiking - Full Day - Easy

Come to discover the majestic Andes Range in one of the most amazing trips you'll ever do.

Pretty close to Santiago is very easy to get deep inside of the Andes Range. Morado Mount (16.000 ft summit) is one of those perfect breathtaking mountains you can admire for hours. Enjoy walking up into the valley along a nice river with awesome views of vertical rock walls, andean ponds, ice, and snow.


Santiago, Cajon del Maipo, Chile



Hiking time

3 hours of ascent and 2 hours of descent. 5 hours round trip (Rest time has been included)

Transportation time

2 hours by car from Santiago to the beginning of the path.

Technical data

Lenght: 5,3 miles (one way) / Ramp: 1.720 ft / Maximum Altitude: 7.500 ft.


October to May (Ask for a snowshoeing trip in winter clicking here).


The age of participants must be between 14 and 75 years old. The physical and medical conditions must be compatible with activity (When in doubt, please ask).


The times on the itinerary below are an approximation of the schedule. These times could vary depending on the weather and the speed of your group. A more accurate pick -up time will be delivered once we receive your pick -up address obtained through the booking process.

  • 8:30 Pick up at hotel or meeting point in Santiago.
  • 10:00 Entry high mountains zone in Cajon del Maipo valley
  • 11:00 Trekking starts at Baños Morales Village. As we head into the valley we will be amazed by the views of the big rock walls and spring waters.
  • 14:00 Arrive at the Morales pond lookout. The stunning snowy mountains and the lagoon are waiting for us. We will eat our snack while we enjoy the overwhelming nature.
  • 14:30 Descend to Baños Morales starting point. Different views of the mountains will continue amazing us.
  • 16:30 Return on our private transport starts.
  • 19:00 Drop off at hotel or meeting point in Santiago.

Warning: This activity could include hiking in irregular terrain, driving by land roads with projections, sudden changes of weather, walk under the strong sun.

What's included

  • Private transportation (Pick up at your Hotel)
  • Guides
  • Lunch Box (isotonic juice, granola or energy bars, sandwich, fruits, cookies, chocolate)
  • Park fee
  • First aid kit
  • VHF Radio and Satellite Phone

What's not included

  • Personal Clothing (please check "Gear")
  • Small backpack (rent available)
  • Personal Insurance

What to bring:


  • Small backpack. If you haven't, we can rent to you. (10 USD)
  • First layer or sport t-shirt
  • Polar Fleece or similar
  • Wind jacket
  • Hiking pants or similar comfortable to walk/ shorts (ask for the weather the day before)
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat/ lip balm
  • Sunscreen


  • Summer gear
  • Down or puffy Jacket
  • First layer upper and lower body
  • Liner gloves
  • Wool hat
  • Balaclava/ Neck gaiter


The National Monument El Morado day trek was amazing! I did it in early April and had a wonderful time. Awe-inspiring views towards the peak and glacier that just keep getting better and better as they get closer. We had a blue sky day which couldn't have been better. Rodrigo was a great guide and I needn't have been concerned about the level of difficulty. It's certainly a full day (we were on the trek for 6 1/2 hours, including plenty stops and a good picnic) so not suitable for someone who's not accustomed to walking, but the path was good. It's steeper at the beginning but does level out and the valley is beautiful. Rodrigo said the walk is one of his favourites because it's greener than some at slightly higher altitudes. He was also good at pointing out birds and other wildlife. I would love to get back to Chile and would happily do another trek with Andesexplora.
Edinburgh, Scotland