The Incas climbed to El Plomo’s summit periodically in the 15th century and for many years after this, mountaineers and prospectors found traces of Incan presence on El Plomo. In 1896, this distinctive mountain was officially summited by Gustav Brandt and Rudolph Lucke. 1954 saw the discovery of a shrine and the body of a child that had been sacrificed by the Incas in honour of the Sun God, Inti.
With the exception of the two days/nights in Santiago all meals during the expedition are provided. You will enjoy high quality ‘western’ food as well as popular local dishes. Please indicate any specific dietary requirements you may have on your application form.
Expedition members will be sent a list detailing all necessary individual clothing and personal equipment to be provided.
There is cell coverage throughout most of Chile and your guide is in contact cell phone coverage with our local agent. You will be able to contact friends and family back home from land line phones while in Santiago and you may have intermittent cell coverage for your personal phones. Internet services will be available in Santiago only.