Rising in the background of the urban sprawl of Santiago is the Cerro el Altar, which at 5,180 meters above sea level is the second highest summit to be seen from the city. Trips to the top are widely available for most people, given that they are open from beginners, but also offer enough variety for more experienced climbers.
Best time to visit
Visit between the months of November and March for ideal mountain climbing conditions
What’s the weather like?
Temperatures in the Chilean Andes are much cooler than the other regions of the country. The dominant climate in the north Andes is dry
From the bustling urban capital of Santiago, forming part of the picturesque Andean background, is the Cerro el Altar. The mountain is the second highest mountain visible from the city after Cerro el Plomo. It stands at 5,180 meters above sea level and is a highly accessible mountain to conquer, being open to beginners
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