Trekking Chuecon Glacier 2D/1N
- Tour Type: Walking & Trekking
- Departure city: Lima, Perú
- End city: Lima, Perú
- Price: $353 USD
- Per person for 4 travellers (Inc. all taxes)
The Chuecon Glacier is a mountainous space that still conserves in a natural way massive ice product of the low temperatures of the area, the most impressive thing of the panorama is that to the skirts of the glacier a lagoon exists that is covered almost entirely in ice; that convination of the lagoon surrounded by snowy mountains is a spectacle that can only be seen in this place. This glacier is located about 31 miles (50km) from the town of San Mateo near the border between the regions of Lima and Junin, in the district of San Lorenzo de Quinti.
This hike has a moderate level of difficulty, basically because of its elevation 1,804 ft (550m); the trail is very colorful because of the vegetation and the creek that accompanies much of the route.
|Key Tour Data|
|Tour Name:||Trekking Chuecon Glacier 2D/1N|
|Tour Type:||Walking & Trekking|
|Days walking:||1 days|
|Total tour time:||2 days (from Lima to Lima)|
|Total walking distance:||6.2 miles (10km)|
|Elevation (ascent):||1,870 ft ± (550m)|
|Technical difficulty:||3 of 7|
|Maximum Altitude:||16,732 ft (5100m) Chuecon Glacier|
|Minimum Altitude:||10,331 ft (3149m), San Mateo.|
Reaching the Chuecon Glacier can be a challenge, but the greatest satisfaction is to reach the goal, this is a natural wonder surrounded by snow-capped mountains.
The Chuecon Glacier, is the perfect place for trekking in Lima, Peru, experience the natural beauty through a walking through the mountains of the capital of Peru.
Highlights Trekking Chuecon Glacier
- To know the highest mountain in the area.
- To know the highlands of Lima.
- Hiking with pure contact with nature.
What you get
1 nights Accommodation
1 Nights lodging (San Mateo)
Travel easily from A to B (Bus)
From your hotel to your hotel in Lima.
1 Snack(s) in the walking,
Professional bilingual guide (End-to-end accompaniment throughout your tour package)
Handy extras and accessories (walking stick). / Entrance ticket
What is not included
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Hotel in Lima city
- Travel insurance
- Meals in the Lima city
- Personal expenses
- Single accommodation (available on request)
Day 1 of 2: Lima 0 ft – San Mateo 10,331 ft (3149m)
A day before the trek, be sure to make all the necessary preparations.
Today you will be picked up at your accommodation between 14:00 hours. Please be fully prepared with all your personal gear and have consumed your breakfast and lunch before boarding our transportation.
Now, by way of acclimatization we will head to the town of San Mateo which is located 65 miles (105km) from the city of Lima, this is where we will spend the night to start the adventure the next day that we have to climb up to 5000m.
Activity: Four hours of bus transportation.
Day 2 of 2: San Mateo 10,331 ft (3149m) – Chuecon Glacier 16,732 ft (5100m) – Lima 0 ft
Today is the big day, we get up very early at 2:00 AM to board our mobility that will take us to the starting point (San Lorenzo de Quinti) three hours from the town of San Mateo, from there we will walk 3.1 miles (5km) of ascent to reach the Chuecon Glacier, we will go through well marked trails but all in moderate ascent of approximately 1,804 ft (550m) of positive slope, this road can be a challenge for people who do not have much experience.
On the way the view is spectacular, we will always be surrounded by mountains; on the way back, after about seven hours of walking, our transportation will be waiting for us to take us directly to the city of Lima, it will be a long trip of about six hours to your hotel in Lima.
Difficulty: Today we will have a moderate hike, but being above 16,732 ft will be more demanding.
Visa and passport information
Citizens of the United Kingdom, citizens of Western Europe, Americans, Canadians, Australians, New Zealanders, South Africans and most other nationalities do not require a visa. If you have any doubts, please contact the nearest Peruvian Embassy.
Once your reservation is confirmed, we guarantee that the price will not increase, regardless of the circumstances. Before booking, please make sure you have read our important Information About tour prices.
It is a condition of booking with Made In Mountain that you have adequate valid travel insurance. It is your responsibility to take out adequate travel insurance and to ensure that you have read and understood all the terms and conditions of your travel insurance policy to ensure that you are covered for all activities you intend to undertake during the tour, including all optional activities. Your insurance policy should fully cover you for medical expenses and emergency repatriation to your home country.
In case of medical emergencies, illness or injury your insurance should cover the entire duration of your vacation. If you are trekking at high altitude, make sure there is no upper altitude limit that may limit or exclude coverage for your trip.
In this adventure you will reach up to 5100 meters above sea level (Chuecon Glacier), cold and tropical climate typical of the Peruvian Andes, in most of the day temperatures reach around 5 to 10 degrees Celsius on average.
This trip is at an altitude where there is a risk of being affected by acute mountain sickness (AMS), a common and generally harmless condition caused by reduced air pressure and lower oxygen concentration. While the itinerary has been specifically designed to allow your body to acclimatize gradually, the rate of onset and severity, as well as the altitude at which AMS develops, can vary greatly among individuals; being physically fit offers no special protection. If symptoms develop during your trip, you should report them to your Made In Mountain leader immediately.
Travelers with heart or lung conditions, anemia, asthma, high blood pressure, or who are taking the birth control pill should seek advice from their primary care physician and specifically mention the maximum altitude the trip reaches (refer to the trip itinerary). Bring your travel notes to your medical appointment so that your physician has all the details of your trip.
You should have adequate travel insurance for your trip. Make sure that your insurance policy covers you up to the maximum altitude indicated above.
About flight delays
Made In Mountain does not currently include flights from your country of origin in its itineraries, so it is very important that you schedule your arrival in Lima 1 or 2 days prior to the start of your tour to avoid delays.
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, visa and vaccination requirements are subject to change and you should inquire before traveling.
At present, in the current year 2022, the Peruvian Government requires to show the vaccination card for access to public places.
In Peru, in addition to the COVID-19 vaccine, no other vaccines are mandatory, but we recommend protection against typhoid fever, tetanus, polio and hepatitis A. Consult your travel clinic for the latest advice on malaria, dengue fever and Zika virus. Take preventive measures to avoid mosquito bites, which include mosquito repellent, as well as long pants and long-sleeved shirts to cover up when necessary.
Expand activities in Lima
If you plan to stay a few more days in the city of Lima and want to extend your experience to other places in this city, we can offer you other trekking and walking activities. But it will be important to let your main guide know in advance.
Basic services in Lima
Lima is a big city, and being the capital of the country has a wide variety of hotel and gastronomic services. We always do our best to provide or recommend you the best comfort and food when you are in this place; you will have good internet access and amenities with primary services. You can find more information about Peru here.
Basic services in San Mateo
The District of San Mateo is one of the 32 districts of the Province of Huarochirí in the Department of Lima, Peru; it is located four hours from the capital city (Lima). San Mateo (where you will spend the night) is a very small town in the process of development, so the hotel (there are no hotels) and gastronomic offer is not varied, you should not have high expectations of finding basic services in this place.
We suggest that you bring your own food and equipment for the hike; however Made In Mountain always makes the best efforts to provide a safe and hygienic service for you to enjoy your adventure without worries.
Drinking water is provided. Tap water in Peru is not safe to drink; boiled and filtered drinking water is provided on the trek and elsewhere your leader will purchase large water containers so you can refill your bottle.
Hosting in San Mateo
We will separate a space for you in a family lodging, so you should not have high expectations of finding the services that a tourist lodging normally provides.
Lodging, meals, flights or additional services
If you have problems to book your lodging, food, etc. or any additional service in Lima we can assist you, it is only important that you make your tour reservations well in advance.
Remember that any additional service that is not included in this tour will have an additional cost.