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    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)
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    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
    Location: Lima, Perú
    Tour Type: Walking & Trekking
    Age Requirements: 14+
    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)

    Transport included

    Travel easily from A to B (Bus)
    From your hotel to your hotel in Lima.

    1 Meals

    1 Snack(s) in the walking,
    1 Breakfsat
    1 Dinner


    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.


    • Hotel

    • Lodging

    • Camping


    • Walking

    • 4hr


    • Train

    • Airplane

    Meals provided

    • Breakfsat

    • Lunch

    • Dinner

    • Snack


    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.


    • Hotel

    • Lodging

    • Camping


    • 6.2 miles


    • 6hr


    • Train

    • Airplane

    Meals provided

    • Breakfsat

    • Lunch

    • Dinner

    • Snack

    Referential map

    Essential Information

    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.

    Price Guarantee

    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.

    Booking Conditions

    Before booking your Made In Mountain trip, be sure to read both our Essential Information and Booking Conditions.

    Travel Insurance

    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.

    Maximum altitude

    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.

    Altitude information

    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.


    Frequent Questions

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    What is Chuecon Glacier ?

    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 in its entirety of ice; that convination of the lagoon surrounded of snowy mountains is a spectacle that can only be seen in this place.

    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.

    How far is Chuecon Glacier from the Peruvian capital, Lima?

    From the center of the city of Lima to the San Mateo, there are approximately 100 kilometers in an easterly direction; then from here, fifty kilometers more to reach the objective (Chuecon Glacier).

    What to expect from this trekking Chuecon Glacier?

    The hike to the Chuecón Glacier can be a challenge for people who are new to this sport; this is a place with the lowest temperatures in the whole area which makes it more interesting.
    This hike has a moderate level of difficulty due to its elevation (+-550m); the trail is very colorful due to the vegetation and the creek that accompanies much of the route.

    What is the best season to do this adventure?

    You can do this trekking any day of the year, however, the recommended season is between the months of April to October, this season is known as the “Andean Summer”, because there are no longer many weather impediments (rain, low temperatures, fog, etc.) to better enjoy the scenery.
    However, we all know how climate change has affected the behavior of the environment, so we cannot guarantee that an “Andean summer” will be one hundred percent perfect.
    We can only guarantee the best safety for you to enjoy a hike on any day of the year.

    What is the difficulty level of this walking tour?

    This walking tour is basic level, due to the distance and altitude (see technical sheet).
    However, we ask you to measure your abilities before taking this tour, as the slopes and altitude may cause difficulties if you are not used to similar hikes.

    How fit should I be to do this walk?

    Although it is true that this is a hike that we consider moderate, we suggest that it should only be done by people in good physical condition and with previous experience in mountain hikes over 4000m.

    Will I have internet access during the trip?

    During the hike there is no internet access or telephone service.

    I am from another country, do I need any special permission to participate in this trek?

    No, you do not need any special permission, except for your Visa or Passport, your personal identification document. We will take care of everything else.

    What will I eat along the way?

    On the way we will provide you with a snack for each day of trekking.
    Please note that when you are in the citie of Lima and San Mateo the food will be on your own, we do this so that you can explore the flavors of your preference, in fact, you will always have the advice and recommendation of your tour leader.

    What do I need to pack for this walking tour?

    Basically your personal gear such as your trekking clothes (pants, hiking boots, warm jackets, sunglasses, etc); once you agree to this tour we will send you in detail everything you will basically need to enjoy this adventure in the best condition.

    How many people can make up my walking group?

    Groups of up to a maximum of twelve people can be formed; our groups are always small, because we need you to live an unforgettable experience.

    If I am tired will I be able to ride a horse?

    There are no asemiles on this route.
    Made In Mountain is a travel agency exclusively for trekking lovers, that is why we always prefer that you walk to the end, we will always accompany you; however we will always have various means for assistance and emergencies.

    What happens if I get injured or get sick halfway and can no longer continue?

    If you suffer any physical injury during the journey of this adventure, our staff has the necessary training and equipment for first aid and to get you to safety.
    If you feel that you can no longer continue at any point along the way, we have a plan to move you to the nearest town and take you back to the city of San Mateo or Lima as the case may be.
    In both cases, for the reasons mentioned above, if you need to cut the road or cancel your itinerary to return to the city earlier than scheduled according to the itinerary, this will have an additional cost because it will require an extra management and mobilization not planned.

    Will the hosting where I will sleep in San Mateo be a personal room?

    No, the rooms can be shared between two and four people, but if you want a personal room for more privacy, then you will have to request availability beforehand; it will depend on the availability to grant it, otherwise it will have an additional cost; that is why it is important that you book your trip well in advance to be able to configure it in the best way for you.
    Remember that you will be staying in a familiar place, so there are not many options.

    Can you provide more services that are not included in this tour?

    Yes, but it will be important that you coordinate it previously with one of our travel agents, preferably before hiring the tour to configure your trip in the best way.

    I have more questions, who can answer them?

    If you have any further questions about anything associated with this tour, please do not hesitate to call or email us at
    Rest assured that we will get back to you or call you if you wish as soon as possible.

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