Plantat Refuge (3.130 masl)


A phenomenal height trek, from beginning to end

 

 Plantat Refuge (3.130 masl)

 

A must-see trekking in the Santiago Metropolitan Region. Located in the depths of the mythical Cajón del Maipo, at the foot of the majestic San José Volcano (5,856 meters above sea level).

To get there, we will take our vehicle to the “El Cabrerío” sector, which is characterized by having shelters for sheep breeding. From this point our trekking begins. Then, we will arrive at a place of charm called “Valle de la Engorda”, where you can see a blanket of vegetation in which the cattle feed each summer and in the background you can observe the imposing San José volcano. That’s where the El Volcán river is born, so you have to cross a couple of smaller rivers.

Then, we will take the trail that takes a considerable slope through a ravine that will lead us directly to the San José volcano.

In approximately three hours of trekking we will arrive at the Plantat Refuge, a small building dating from 1937 (built by Enrique Plantat and his sister).

Upon arriving at the Plantat Refuge, we can feel and observe the magnitude of the mountains, in the Andes Mountain Range.

This place marks the base camp for an eventual ascent to the San José volcano and is an ideal height trekking for acclimatization.


ACTIVITY SPECIFICATIONS

– Typo of Activity: Trekking.
– Difficulty:
Easy-Medium.
– Experience and technical capacity required to the client:No experience or technical capacity is required.

– Trekking Distance: 12 kilometres (Total).


IDEAL TIME

This activity can be done throughout the year. In winter, the circumstances of bad weather and snow that is present in the place should be considered.


AVAILABLE ITINERARIES

BASIC PACK ITINERARY: Only Transport and guide.

 

PICK UP: Address or meeting point agreed with the client.

DROP OFF: Address or meeting point agreed with the client.

VEHICLE ROUTE: Santiago- El Cabrerío Sector (Cajón del Maipo)- Santiago.  Total kilometres: 208 kilometres (round trip).

TREKKING ROUTE:   El Cabrerío Sector- Valle de La Engorda – Plantat Refuge – Valle de La Engorda – El Cabrerío Sector.

HOURS OF ACTIVITY: Full day. The trekking can last between 3 and 5 hours depending on the pace of walking (contemplative or sports).

This itinerary does not include:

× Hotel.

× Travel Assistance Insurance.

× Technical clothing.

× Snack/food.

× Technical equipment: Trekking gaiters, trekking poles.

 

 PACK FULL ITINERARY: All inclusive.

 

PICK UP:Address or meeting point agreed with the client.

DROP OFF: Address or meeting point agreed with the client.

VEHICLE ROUTE: Santiago- El Cabrerío Sector (Cajón del Maipo)- Santiago.  Total kilometres: 208 kilometres (round trip).

TREKKING ROUTE:   El Cabrerío Sector- Valle de La Engorda – Plantat Refuge – Valle de La Engorda – El Cabrerío Sector.

HOURS OF ACTIVITY: Full day. The trekking can last between 3 and 5 hours depending on the pace of walking (contemplative or sports).

 

This itinerary does not include:

× Hotel.

× Travel Assistance Insurance.

× Technical clothing.


Reservations

To validate your reservation you must deposit 50% of the total amount of the expedition. To do so, please write to our email info@allmountain.cl 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.


This is how we like to work and enjoy each activity

 

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.


We believe in a sustainable and sustainable tourism

 

In every trekking, Expedition, Mountain Tour or climbing outing, we bet on a:

 

Cultural Sustainability:

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.

 

Ecological Sustainability:

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.

 

Energy Sustainability:

Solar battery chargers: we use solar battery chargers to charge our cell phones, cameras and other electronic items.


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