Hike La Picada - 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, Todos Los Santos Lakes and Andino Mountain range.
Year round, weather permitting
Like those on my staff, I was born surrounded by the great Andes mountain range, volcanoes, evergreen forests, lakes, rivers, and farms. The baqueanos* and gauchos** gave me their knowledge and taught me to love and respect our roots. I live with my wife and two children in Puerto Varas, Chile, on the shores of Llanquihue Lake, in beautiful North Patagonia.
I have been working in travel services and guiding for more than 20 years. My training and experience in this field are extensive. I am also a teacher and consultant on Rural Tourism in my region.
My staff and I are passionate about showing you the ‘real’ Chile—the land and the people. We specialize in providing safe, friendly and professional service to individuals or groups for a day’s shore excursion (for cruise ship travelers) or complete, multi-day programs (for land travelers), in all parts of Chile (and beyond). I promise you, we’ll do our utmost to make yours the best life experience
Local Professional Trekking Guide (with Wilderness First Responder Guide accreditation, First Aid Kit, Personal Insurance)
VHF radio communication/Mobile phone
National Park entrance fee
1 bottle mineral water without gas per person
Certified Transport with seat insurance
1 additional Trekking Guide with more than 8 travelers
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.
Anything not listed in the program
Be ready for find four season in one day, this is very normal in Patagonia, Chile. A good technical stuff and a big smile is required!
Full refund 14 days prior to tour.
07:30 a.m., from your hotel (or as arranged)
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 Desolación (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.
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