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1-day San Francisco Glacier trek

Join local aspirant guide Nicolás on this 1-day San Francisco Glacier trek and discover this stunning area in close proximity of Santiago de Chile.

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1 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

Open to everyone



If you're coming to Santiago de Chile and you're looking for a close by hike with great natural beauty, this 1-day San Francisco Glacier trek is exactly what you're looking for.

This program will take you to one of the most popular touristic spots in Chile: El Morado Natural Monument. Located close to Baños Morales in Cajón del Maipo, and only a few hours away from Santiago, this is one of the most spectacular sceneries you'll find in this region.

I'll guide you through a mountain path starting from the town of Baños Morales. During our hike we'll be surrounded by a panoramic view of the Cordillera de los Andes. Plus we'll see some amazing features like natural ponds of mineral water coming down from the melting ice and the Laguna Morales, with its crystal clear water.

And at the end of the path we'll find the natural wonder we came to see: The San Francisco Glacier, lying down from the mountain with the same name.

Sounds like fun? Send me a request now and come join me on this amazing 1-day San Francisco Glacier trek. It's a great way to discover this gorgeous area. 

And if you're looking for similar hikes in this area, please check my 1-day Del Manzano Caves trek or my 1-day Bosque de los Brujos hike.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


More info

  • For an extra US$40 I offer transportation from Santiago and lunch service.

About the guide

UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide from Chile

Mountain guide and instructor from the Chilean Andinism Federation (FEACH) and certified Wilderness First Responder.

I’ve opened several climbing routes in Chile, and was one of the first and very few Chileans to summit Cerro Torre, Fitz Roy, Paine Grande and Torres del Paine.

I climbed almost all the technical mountain in Cajón del Maipo, in Central Chile, and did some of the most important routes in Yosemite, Indian Creek and Patagonia.

And regarding ski mountaineering, I skied down Mount Illimani and Huayna Potosí in Bolivia, and Cerro Castillo, Morado Norte and Sur in Chile.



What people are saying about Nicolás Gutierrez de la Fuente

Paul Wolf


August, 2022

nicolas was fabulous and made the trip recommend him highly



December, 2019

The trip didn't happen due to weather conditions.

Pierre Loap


October, 2019

Nicolas is an excellent guide, with incredible mountaineering knowledge and technique (which was particularly worthwhile during our expedition when we encountered harsh winter conditions). His english is also very good. In short, I recommend this mountain guide.

Michael Hwang


August, 2019

Nico was an incredible guide. I wanted to ski the canaletas in Cerro Arenas and he was excited to take me there. He knows Cajon del Maipo like the back of his hand. Afterall, this is his backyard. He has spent decades skiing, climbing and exploring this region and his knowledge of the terrain and weather is very impressive. His english is good as well, and he is a really nice guy on top of all that. 10/10 would recommend to anyone looking for a great ski mountaineering adventure.

Julie Molinaro


March, 2019

My trip with Nicolas was perfect. He catered to my climbing preference and the hot springs at the end of day was exactly what we needed. I would definitely do it again! Thanks Nico for my first experience in climbing in Chile!

Charles Bellafiore


February, 2019

The guide did not know the route. We spent a lot of time trying to find the route. The climbing itself was good.

Carl A Latkin


November, 2018

The trip was awesome. Our guide Nicolas was extremely knowledgeable about the terrain and very helpful. He is an expert guide. The sights were beautiful. The office quickly responded to our request and questions and provided excellent information.



May, 2018

I was really disappointed with Casa de Guias. It was not a terrible experience because Casa de Guias had found a wonderful guide and assistant although they did not know them (allmountain guide). As to Explore -Share I don´t intent to buy anything. I will write a full description of what happened by e-mail.



March, 2018

The trip was really nice and I enjoyed the climbing a lot!


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