We will travel across the beautiful Cochamó Valley in 3 days walking 4 to 6 hours a day, carrying only 5k / 11lb on your back (day backpack), while the rest of the equipment is carried by horses guided by ‘arrieros’ from the area. We take care of all the details to prepare on the spot delicious and abundant food next to a nice bonfire in the open air.
Cochamó Valley is also called the Chilean ‘Yosemite’ and it represents the essential North Patagonia with its enormous granite walls that attract climbers from all over the world and that are starting to explore the possibilities of new routes of trekking and climbing.
Get inside of the exuberant rainforest with ancient trees like the Alerce -the second most long-lived tree in the world- that can live 3.500 years and reach heights of 50m. We will cross rivers using traverses, climb up to the tree line to have spectaculars views of the valley and rappel down to the valley.
Trekking assisted by horses 22k /13.7mi
3 days /2 nights
Refuge: 2 nights
Level of difficulty: Moderate to Demanding, 5 to 6 hours of trekking per day
Pack weight: 5 kg / 11lb (day backpack)
Luggage capacity: 70lts max + day backpack.
Place: North Patagonia, Cochamó Valley
Meeting point: Puerto Varas
End f the trip: Puerto Varas
Dates: Every Friday from November to May / other dates on request
Group size: 2 to 12 people max.
All meals from day 1 to day 3, including wine, appetizers and a board cheese
All land and water transportations
2 nights in the new Cochamó Refuge
Dry bags (70 litres) for your personal equipment, complete harness, ropes and all necessary equipment for the trip
Professional First aid kit, UHF Radios, handy, maps, aerial pictures
Bilingual Guide (Spanish-English) accredited by Wilderness First Response, guide of the National Mountain School with wide experience in trekking and long trips.
Local guide and loaded horses (one every 3 passengers)
Primary assistance insurance