REGION: North Patagonia
ACTIVITY LEVEL: 5 (High)
SUMMARY: Hike through beautiful forests, identifying native flora and fauna, and observing the current geological formation of the terrain and Calbuco Volcano cone. Enjoy the spectacular views of the inland sea of Puerto Montt to the west.
DURATION: 8-10 hrs.
MIN./MAX. PEOPLE: 4-10 people
SEASON: Year round, weather permitting
ITINERARY: After an early departure from your hotel (Puerto Varas/Puerto Montt), we drive toward Llanquihue National Reserve (33,972 hectares), and an encounter with the great Calbuco Volcano and the temperate rainforest. This National Reserve is part of the Temperate Rainforests of the Austral Andes, declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2007.
We start our walk by a beautiful forest where we identify the native species, including the Alerce, an evergreen tree that reaches a height of 45 meters and whose diameter can exceed 4 meters wide. We also have opportunity to see, hear, and identify birds such as the black woodpecker, the Huet-Huet, Kingfisher, the Peuco, the Tiuque, the Upland and Torcaza.
After approximately 4 hours of walking (8 km.), we arrive at an old shelter at the foot of the Calbuco Volcano. The current geological formation has been shaped by a succession of tectonic and glacial processes that highlights the Calbuco Volcano cone which has a height of 2,015 meters. Rest, take pictures and enjoy our box lunch to renew our energy.
We start the return trip with spectacular views of the inland sea of Puerto Montt to the west. Return 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 for our trekking), trekking boots or tennis shoes, walking sticks (optional), backpack, camera, water, cap or hat, sunscreen and sunglasses.
OPERATED BY: Patagonia SouthernLand Expeditions staff
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