Join Carlos, IFGMA/UIAGM local mountain guide, on this challenging 12 day guided ski tour in the amazing mountain valley of Cajon del Maipo in Chile!
Reach the top of the San José Volcano (5800 m)
Admire the most amazing landscapes, glaciers and summits of the Patagonian Chile
Improve your ski touring skills in the company of an expert local guide
In a deep and remote valley of Chile’s Central Andes, Cajon del Maipo is waiting to be explored. I invite you to fall in love with its landscapes, glaciers and summits on this exciting 12 day guided ski tour!
Just outside of Santiago de Chile, Cajon del Maipo is one of the less visited settings in Chile and all of South America. However, this stunning remote valley offers endless possibilities for cross-country skiing and freeriding. Consequently, it is the ideal ski touring playground for this program!
On this trip, we’ll travel across the heart of the Chilean Andes from the San Jose Volcano to the Baños Morales Valley. Every day, we will wake up early in the morning and enjoy some freeride sessions in a wild and remote high mountain environment. Regarding our accommodation, we’ll sleep in tents and mountain huts where we’ll be able to appreciate the spectacular landscape under the magical Patagonian stars. You can find a more detailed itinerary below.
This trip is suitable for intermediate skiers. Because we’ll be skiing between 4 and 5 hours every day, all participants need to be in great physical shape.
So if you are ready for this 12-day guided ski tour, come and join me on this trip to the amazing Cajon del Maipo. Send your request and get ready to experience the ultimate Patagonian adventure!
Looking for more unforgettable experiences in Chile? You may also be interested in this 1+day mountaineering adventure in Cerro Unión.
Mountain hut In a tent
Santiago de Chile Airport
Meeting at the Airport of Santiago de Chile.
We’ll transfer to the town of Baños Morales (4 × 4 vehicle if necessary).
After having breakfast we’ll go to the Arenas Valley (30 minutes).
We will put on our skiis and after 4 or 5 hours of crossing, we’ll go to the Cerro Unión (3000 m) summit.
Then, we’ll have a little snack and enjoy some more time for skiing.
Finally, we will return to the Arenas Valley base.
Night in a refugee.
After having breakfast, we’ll put on our skiis and cross along one of the channels of the south face of the Arenas hill (1000 m). This crossing will take us 4 hours.
After having breakfast, we’ll explore the second corridor on the south side of Cerro Arenas. (1000 m). This stretch will take us 5 hours.
After having breakfast, we’ll explore the Valley of Baños Colina, where we can enjoy some hot springs, which come directly from the San José Volcano (5800 m). After relaxing for a while, we will return to Baños Morales.
We will sleep in the Village Lodge.
We’ll take on the snowmobiles and approach the San José Volcano.
At the end of the Engorda Valley, we will set up our base camp (3300 m).
A long acclimatization journey will take us to camp 1 of the San José Volcano (6 to 8 hours).
Overnight in tents (4400 m).
Acclimatization day and ski.
We’ll start crossing to the summit (1400 m) very early in the morning.
It will take us between 7 to 9 hours and we’ll appreciate the amazing panoramic views of the Andes mountain range.
We will be able to see the great summits that surround us and we will prepare ourselves for the great descent to our base camp (2500 m).
We’ll continue skiing through the Valley of Engorda, going down until we meet our 4 × 4 vehicle.
Overnight at the Baños Morales lodge. Finally, we’ll celebrate with delicious local cuisine: roasted lamb and a good Chilean wine.
Early in the morning, we will prepare our backpacks and descend to Santiago de Chile.
Free Afternoon to buy souvenirs.
Santiago de Chile Airport.
IFGMA/UIAGM Guide from Chile
I have extensive experience guiding in the Andes and Europe. I am a resident in Chile, Spain and Chamonix. I am very sociable and motivated. I am always available for projects in the mountains.
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Group of 1
|USD 3609 each|
Group of 2
|USD 2578 each|
Group of 3
|USD 2320 each|
Group of 4
|USD 2269 each|
Group of 5
|USD 2269 each|
Group of 6
|USD 2269 each|
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• Guiding fee
• Transport during the trip
• Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)
• Price includes : -Snowmobiles for the days of expedition -Half board in Lodge and Mountain huts -Full board on expedition days
Carlos is superbien guide! Thanks for a great trip!
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Thanks to Carlos and explore- share staff:) My experience with booking through explore-share and climbing to Mount Blanc with Carlos were fantastic! He is very easy going and flexible.
The guide is friendly and attention to safety. But the arrangement of such time and place is not suitable for us. The first day took the cable car at 1:30 PM and then take the train, stay in Tête Rousse refuge, only spend 5 hours total. And midnight at 2:00 Am started to climb to the summit and straightly back to the train station to catch the train at 5 Pm. It would take 15 hours. The physical strength of the two days was too unbalanced. In fact, I would not have these problems If we stayed in the Gouter refuge on the first day. My husband and I knew that will be a big test for us, but it doesn\'t mean we want to give up the climb to the summit. The uncomfortable thing is, The guide asked to go back even we didn\'t see the Mont Blanc. I am very upset, but the guide insists that I don\'t have a way to resist. My husband and I just slowly walk with disappointment. At 9 Am we arrived at Tête Rousse refuge, and slowly took a meal, slowly descended the mountain, and arrived at the train station at 1 o\'clock, not 5 pm. We spent time and money to climb our dream Mountain, but this is the result, very dissatisfied of.
Everything was as agreed.
Carlos is an unbelievable guide and I would recommend him to anyone considering any trip with him. He is very knowledgeable but relaxed with how he treats his clients. Would absolutely hire him again
Bit more trouble with booking, it blocked amount from credit card two times. Guide was professional and made climb very enjoyable
Carlos is a fantastic guide - he has over 20 years experience in the mountains and the right attitude: safety first, then enjoyment. His excellent local knowledge of the routes meant we could adapt to the weather and conditions. He also has the mix of being an excellent alpinist but also loving the scenery and wildlife. We had an incredible experience that we will never forget! This 3 day trip is a great option as you have a \'training day\' to help acclimatise, refresh skills and come together as a group before your ascent! explore-share is a great platform to connect adventurers with guides and experiences - the chat service allowed us to ask questions first and work out the best dates for us
Carlos is a great guy and knowledgable guide! Although we were unable to attempt to summit Mont Blanc due to weather, Carlos still ensured that we had a really fun and interesting trip! I would definitely recommend!
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This was an incredible experience. Carlos did an amazing job. He was extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of the climb and was great at getting our shelter and transportation secured all while making sure I was safe and having fun the entire time we were climbing. I couldn’t be more confident to recommend. If you want the adventure of a lifetime, high in the French Alps then climb Mont Blanc with Carlos.
Carlos was amazing! Great person, beautiful trip. Get in good shape!