A challenging although rewarding trekking reaching the 1450m of Cerro Mocho summit. A short drive off Puerto Natales to Sofia lake valley from where our hike begins; crossing green meadows, bushwhacking through thicket shrubland and sub-Antarctic forest till the windswept plateau and the summit of this majestic mountain from where the view spans across the Last Hope fjord to Torres del Paine National Park.
08:00 - Departing from your hotel in Puerto Natales, we drive about 30 minutes till reaching the premises of Pingo Salvaje ranch, our starting point of the hike.
08:30 - The trekking starts with an easy half an hour approach following an ancient lacustrine platform till reaching a small stream; from here we start ascending making switchbacks through firebushes and low austral beech trees till reaching the edge of the forest. Behind us, as we gain altitude we can appreciate the beauty of Sofia lake and on the back ground the waters of the Last Hope fjord. After crossing the Magellanic forest we get above the treeline for the last hour in which will be climbing up screes of shale and sandstone for the final plateau before the summit of Cerro Mocho. The total climb would take between 4 to 5 hours depending on the physical conditions. At the top the 360° view of Señoret Mountain Range, Torres del Paine National Park, Prat Range and the Last Hope fjord is simply spectacular. Descent will be along the same route, taking us approximately one hour less.
17:00 - Arrival at Estancia Pingo Salvaje where we had left the car. Driving back to Puerto Natales and drop-off at your hotel. End of activity.More...
- Difficulty : Demanding.
- Equipment : Recommend equipment for low tempetures.
- Important : Recommend travel insurance.
- Recommendation : For hikers with good physical condition.
- Notice : The activities require a minimum of 2 pax.
- Round trip by car.
- Certified Bilingual trekking Guide (English - Español).
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