We invite you to discover the Apu Inca of the Elqui Valley!
Las Tórtolas Expedition (6.160 masl)
Ubication: Cerro las Tórtolas
Las Tórtolas Mountain is the highest mountain in the Coquimbo Region in which only the Nevado de Olivares is also over 6,000 m. It is on the border with Argentina, 140 km from the city of La Serena, and stands out from its much smaller neighbours. The Vacas Heladas River, one of the tributaries of the Elqui River, begins here and the mountain is characterized by having very high passes, including the Vacas Heladas pass at 4,710 m. The same as other Six Thousand Metre Peaks, Las Tórtolas was an Incan high sanctuary and it has been one of the best-studied. In 1952, a building was found at its summit, identical to the one found on Plomo Mountain: an enormous cairn, measuring eight by four metres with walls a meter high. Many other things have been found in the numerous archaeological ascents that have been carried out, including a bundle of firewood, pieces of ceramics, the remains of fires and three human shaped statuettes made of silver and sea shells.
First Recreational Ascent: H. Dock and E. Kausel, 1952
Between October and March. The best time is between January and March, because the climate is much more stable and the probability of having a clear summit day is higher.
PICK UP: Hotel, hostel, lodging or meeting point agreed with the client.
DROP OFF: hotel, hostel, lodging or meeting point agreed with the client.
DURATION OF ACTIVITY: 3 days, 2 nights.
DISTANCE (ROUND TRIP): 1.100 Kilometers (aprox).
Day 1 : La Serena- Portón de Escarchales
Day 2 : Portón de Escarchales – Refugio Gabriela Mistral
Day 3 : Refugio – Cumbre- Portón de Escarchales
$862.000 p/p ( 2 persons)
$554.000 p/p (3 – 4 persons)
$492.000 p/p (5 persons)
To make your reservation valid you must deposit 50% of the total amount of the expedition. To do this, write to our email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will indicate the form and payment information.
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