Monumento Natural El Morado, O'Higgins Region

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El Morado Natural Monument is a Chilean Natural Monument located in the Cajón del Maipo, Santiago Metropolitan Region. The monument is a glacial cirque and is part of the El Volcán River basin. Cerro El Morado dominates the landscape of this protected area. It is home to the San Francisco Glacier.
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  • It is a very good experience, I'd say it's intensity hike low, only the first two kilometers are a medium intensity but making them calmly no problems, then it is just walk and walk. As recommendation go in September or November as more snow, there are hot in January or February.
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  • Beware : it is only 8 km up and then 8 km down but it is hot and there is no shade. So have a lot of water and something to eat. The more difficult part is at the beginning for the first 1.8 km and th...  more »
  • Foreigners pay 5000 cl pesos each. They don't take credit card or other currency. Takes 5-7 hours depending on your speed. It is beautiful. It is not an easy hike. The little town outside the park is ...  more »
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  • Nice place and nice view 8 km of walking until the glaciar
  • Absolutely loved this hike please add this to your itinerary while in Chile. Bring some good boots, hiking poles will help for sure. I can't wait to go back!!
  • Just wow! Must visit, if you are in Santiago! Great unspoiled spot just in couple of hours or so ride from Santiago. Easily accessible without pricey tours - there are several buses running, including regular (every day in summer time; weekends - in winter time) MetroBus MB-72 (starts from Terminal Bellavista de La Florida at 7:30; starts back to Santiago from Banos Morales at 18:00, 8K pesos per person for roundtrip). Hike is relatively easy, compared to Cerro Pochoco/ Cerro Manquehue and involves almost no climbing; takes around 8 KM from the start of the route (Baños Morales) to end of the route (Glaciar San Francisco). 5-6 hours should be enough for roundtrip (including some time for bird watching, flowersniffing and enjoying great scenery). Be sure to have plenty of water (2 liters per person worked in our case), hiking shoes, sunscreen (little to no shade on the route).
  • Great place for mountain trekking, gorgeous views, great chance to see the glacier even during the summer.
  • You should bring a certain base fitness. Urgent provisions (food and mineral water). Trekking poles in uneven ways very helpful. One is rewarded for the effort with enormous views of the mountains, lakes and glaciers. An unforgettable experience.
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