Pochoco mountain invites you to enjoy its spectacular scenery that offers a magnificent view of Santiago and the imposing Andes Mountains.

Pochoco is well known among locals and frequented by mountain lovers. Located at the foot of the Andes in the sector of El Arrayan, at only minutes from the center of Santiago, Pochoco presents itself as an opportunity for those who are just starting in the world of mountaineering. Here you will enjoy a spectacular scenery that offers a magnificent view of the great capital city and the imposing Andes Mountain Range as a reward for the hard efforts to reach it’s summit.

At the entrance is the Pochoco Observatory which belongs to ACHAYA (Chilean Association of Astronomy and Astronautic). During the ascent we can admire a surprising vegetation of species characteristic in dry environments, such as puyas and cactus, which are unique to north facing slopes in the area. In shadier areas that face southwards we will find dense bush cloaks, representative of Mediterranean climate.

The climb has a medium difficulty (easy for climbers standards), path has a bit of loose dirt, but you will be fine if you are in regular physical condition. We recommend to visit Pochoco from April to November, specially after the rain. Anyways, it’s a pleasure to climb it all year round.


  • Activity: Hike – Ascent
  • Tour length: Half day
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Season: All year round
  • Total distance*: 4.6km (2.9mi)
  • Altitude: 1,700m (5,580ft)
  • Elevation gain: 700m (2,300ft)
* Back and forth

Price Per Person

4 +90


  • 08:30 Pick up at your hotel
  • 09:20 Hike begins
  • 11:00 Arrival to the top, lunch
  • 11:30 Descent
  • 13:00 Hike ends
  • 13:30 Back in your hotel


  • Guide ENG / ESP
  • Transport
  • Box lunch: one sandwich; cereal bar; chocolate or cookies; tea or an isotonic drink; fruit and water.
  • Tel. signal most of the route
  • First aid kit
  • Park entrance fee
  • Trekking poles

Not included:

  • Accident insurance
  • Personal clothing


  • Pre-hydration and good breakfast
  • Hiking shoes
  • Long sleeves shirt if possible
  • Shorts on summer
  • Hut and sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Warm, windproof clothing on winter

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Pictures taken on March 26, 2015 after the first snow/rain of the year (autumn)

Pictures taken on the spring day of November 6, 2014