Backpacking to the Top

Cuadro de texto: Baja Sierra Adventures 
Come discover the beauty of life in the Sierra  la Laguna

 

A intense 4 day backpacking trip Sierra Travese in the Biosphere Reserve Sierra la Laguna, the hike starts in Santiago town, on the east side of the mountain, close to sea level and takes us to 6,600 ft of altitude—the highest point in the sierra, from where you can contemplate both seas, the pacific sea and the gulf of California, we came down trough the west side, finishing in Todos Santos.

 

This hike offers plenty of opportunities to observe endemic species of flora and fauna as you pass through the different ecosystems of the sierra, ranging from tropical dry forest to the oak and pine forest found at higher elevations.

 

The area it has been described as an "ecological treasure-house" because its unique and fragile ecosystem  and the large diversity of endemic flora and fauna species.

 

 

Trip Description

 

5 days — 4 nights

 

Day 1

Arrive to Santiago during the day. Short hike around Santiago, we visit amaizing natural pools and hot spring on the area. Lunch and dinner included.

Before going to bed we get gear and food organize and pack ready to go next morning.

Overnight: Camping at San Dionisio ranch, on the base of the sierra.

 

Day 2

After breakfast we start hiking

Strenuous hike—6 to 8 hours-  to 3,000 ft where we will set up camp for the night. Rest and refresh in the majestic granite pool of water.

 

Day 3

We will continue the steady hike up carrying backpacks to  “La Laguna”, a flat valley at 6000 ft that once was a lagoon. Set up base camp there.

In the afternoon we visit Cerro de San  Antonio, the highest point in the sierra at 6,600 ft. Fantastic views to the Sea of Cortes and to the Pacific

 

Day 4

Carrying day bags hike to the Picacho. The second highest point in the sierra, that stands out in a wall with more of 3000 ft of free fall. Have lunch there with the amazing view of the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez. Then head back to camp to relax and enjoy a campfire under the stars

 

Day 5

After breakfast and breaking camp head down to the base of the sierra trough the west side. Arrive to Todos Santos around 3 pm in the afternoon.

Optional ride to Cerritos beach to swimm, refresh and play on the waves with buggy boards.

Cuadro de texto: Highlights of the trip
Strenuous physical challenge with unique scenic rewards.
Great flora and fauna, including many endemic species. Opportunity to witness the change of ecosystems from tropical arid forest to oak and pine forest at higher elevations.

Trip Duration:  5 Days— 4 nights

Physical Activity: Intense  
	
Cost: 
$ 460 usd pp

















Optional: 
Mule rental to carry your backpack $ 60 usd per day 

Trips include: Bilingual guide familiar with local flora and fauna, all the meals starting with lunch the first day and ending with lunch the last one, all the transportations once you arrive to the area, snacks, drinks. Shuttle to Todos Santos on the last day or to Cabo.

Not included: Transportation to and from Huerta Los Mangos (although we can help arrange this),  camping gear  and gratuity for the guide. 

Custom trips also available. Please contact our office for more information.

*To be mentioned

We recommend bringing your own gear for camping, since weight is a vital factor while trekking, a light tent and a light-warm sleeping bag are very important. Temperatures at night can go below 32 F at the top.

Although we provide meals, each person will be responsible for carrying their share of the food. Most of the food we bring is dry with high protein content.


Best time to do the trip:
From  November to early March.


Custom trips also available.

Sierra travese trekking trip from Santiago to Todos Santos