We invite you to discover the Apu Inca of the Elqui Valley!
Las Tórtolas Expedition (6.160 masl)
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.
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 validate your reservation you must deposit 50% of the total amount of the expedition. To do so, please write to our email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will tell you the form and details of payment.
**The payment of the reservation made from abroad is made through Paypal: When using this form of payment, the corresponding amount will be added according to the amount of the reservation, which is the Paypal charge when payments are made from abroad.
We work only with 4×4 cars equipped for the mountain (comfortable and with great capacity to travel mountain roads).
We work with groups that, in general, do not exceed six people per outing (which helps us to provide a more personalized service, in which a more familiar and concentrated atmosphere is generated).
Allmountain is certified by Sernatur (Certification of Tourist Guides; Certification in Adventure Tourism, sub-areas of: High Mountain, hiking, trekking, climbing) and is currently registered in the Registry of Tourism Service Providers of the same institution.
Our guides are people with experience in the field and have the required certifications to work in these activities (certifications that are also being updated), such as: Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Certification.
In each activity, we privilege the provision of a sustainable service: we use recyclable and organic products, we promote the principles of NDR (Leave No Trace), we promote local tourism, etc.
If you want to participate in a trekking or expedition and you do not have the technical equipment to do so, Allmountain includes them within each activity (if required). Example: tent, crampons, ice axe, helmet, etc.
In every trekking, Expedition, Mountain Tour or climbing outing, we bet on a:
Souvenirs from local artisans: we visit cultural centers, museums, craft fairs in order to promote the consumption of products from local communities and that our customers interact with them to take a complete experience of the local community and their customs, food and others.
We use soaps and natural cleaning products that do not contaminate the land, water of the places we visit.
We use glass containers and after each activity we separate and recycle the garbage produced during our outings.
We try to clean the places we visit or bring the garbage we find.
Solar battery chargers: we use solar battery chargers to charge our cell phones, cameras and other electronic items.