Climbing Cerro el Altar

Conquer the stunning Andean summit visible from the Chilean capital

The charming Chilean peak of Cerro el Altar stands in the Santiago background along with a collection of Andean mountain that guard the city. Summiting El Altar is relatively easy due to its low technicality, as well as its convenient location close to the Chilean capital. Visit between the months of November and March for ideal mountain climbing conditions.
 
 
 
 
 

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There are many reasons for choosing Mountain Climbing in Cerro el Altar

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.

 

Good to know:

Country code

+56

Language

Spanish

Currency

Chilean peso

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

More info about Mountain Climbing in Cerro el Altar:

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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