Full day excursion to this especial volcano, into the ancient forest with 3.000 years old trees, the Alerce (fitzroya cupressoides)
After picking you up at your lodging in Puerto Varas, we go through Puerto Montt and take the road southwards. After 1 hour transfer, our path begins at 300 meters over the sea level at the shore of Río Blanco. We start to ascend Volcán Calbuco going through pools and deep into the millenary woods. After an hour and a half, we begin to see old larches.
At the level of the refuge, at 1.000 meters above sea level, we rest and enjoy the amazing view from Puerto Montt and the Oceano Pacífico.
12 kilometers, four hours in the way up, and 2 ½ go back.
Start at: Puerto Varas, 8:30 am
Ends at: Puerto Varas, 18:30 pm
Location: Volcán Calbuco, Región de Los Lagos, South of Chile.
Difficulty level: Medium-high.
Duration: 8-9 hours in total, 2 hours in the van go and back till the park.
Meals: Inclusive, box lunch with local flavors, fruits and water.
Transportation: Inclusive in private van
Personal equipment: Trekking shoes, rain jacket, sun protection (sunglasses, hat)
Guide: Inclusive, English, German and Spanish is spoken, with WFR first aid certification and expert in native flora and fauna.
Safety: Inclusive, first aid kit. Emergency equipment.