Day 2. Meeting in Chos Malal. If we have enough time, that same day we will go towards the parking lot on a vehicle and we will start a 20-min walk to the camping site of the meadow (“La Vega”) (2400m).
Day 2. From the camping site at the meadow, we will lowly start hiking on the valley to get to the base camp at 3100 MASL, where we will have lunch and rest. From this point onwards and for a couple of hours we will continue towards the definite camp at 3400m.
Day 3. Today our activity begins early, around 3am, so as to start walking at 4am. We are left with a 1400m slope towards the summit on a gradual path that in general doesn’t present us with any technical difficulty. Around 4000m, we arrive to the most complicated part of the hike -because of the conditions of the soil and the slope-, so we make use of technical material to get through it safely. After taking this step, the path continues without difficulty. The total climb to the summit takes about 7 or 8 hours to then descend along the same path towards our camp side and rest.
Day 4. On this day we go back to the parking lot on a descend walk and once we are on the vehicles, we are taken to a place called “Aguas Calientes” (Hot Waters), which has a natural river with water at 37°. This is a great prize for the body that has been really challenged in the mountain. Being more relaxed, we continue going back to sleep at cabins in Las Ovejas or Varvarco.
Note: It is important to count on an extra day to be able to wait for weather conditions to improve (if necessary).