Hike Paso Desolacion (Desolation Pass) between the Osorno and Cerro La Picada volcanoes. Soak in the amazing vistas of Calbuco, Puntiagudo, Tronador, Yates volcanoes, the Patagonian Andes, Llanquihue and Todos Los Santos Lake. Enjoy panoramic views of the unrivaled beauty.
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REGION: North Patagonia
ACTIVITY LEVEL: 4 (Medium – High)
SUMMARY: Hike Paso Desolacion (Desolation Pass) between the Osorno and Cerro La Picada volcanoes. Soak in the amazing vistas of Calbuco, Puntiagudo, Tronador, Yates volcanoes, the Patagonian Andes, LLanquihue and Todos Los Santos Lakes.
DURATION: 7-9 hrs.
DEPARTURE: 07:30 a.m., from your hotel (or as arranged)
MIN./MAX. PEOPLE: 4-8 people
SEASON: Year round, weather permitting
ITINERARY: We depart from your hotel in Puerto Varas or Puerto Montt and travel along Lake Llanquihue, toward the skirts of Osorno Volcano (2661 m) and the entrance to Vicente Perez Rosales National Park. After 35 km more, at La Picada sector, we start the 5-6 hour climb up the Osorno Volcano on Paso de la Desolacion (Desolation Pass). Throughout our excursion, we identify numerous species of forest plants and wildlife.
At the viewpoint (1100 m) we take a break to rest, eat and take photos. Enjoy the panoramic views of Calbuco, Puntiagudo, Tronador, Yates volcanoes, the Patagonian Andes Mountain Range, and LLanquihue and Todos Los Santos Lakes. Then start down the canyon crossing areas of black ash brought down by glacial melt. Our descent ends at Petrohue beach, where we meet our transportation. Make a photo stop at Petrohue Waterfalls before returning to your hotel.
INCLUDED: Local Professional Trekking Guide (with Wilderness First Responder Guide accreditation, First Aid Kit, Personal Insurance), VHF radio communication/Mobile phone, National Park entrance fee, box lunch, 1 bottle mineral water without gas per person and Certified Transport with seat insurance. 1 additional Trekking Guide with more than 8 travelers.
NOT INCLUDED: Accident insurance, personal equipment, tips or anything not listed in the program.
GUEST PROVIDES: Appropriate clothes for the activity (weather can be hot, cold or windy), trekking boots or tennis shoes, walking sticks (optional), backpack, camera, water, cap or hat, sunscreen and sunglasses.
OPERATED BY: Patagonia SouthernLand Expeditions staff
COST: Request a quote!