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Volcan Calbuco Hike

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This is my favorite hike, I invite you all to discover the amazing forest and spectacular basalt formations.Calbuco volcano, along with its neighbor Osorno, is one of Chile's most active volcanoes. It is located 11 km south of Lake Llanquihué and 30 km NE of the town of Puerto Montt in the Lake District in southern Chile.

Calbuco volcano consists mainly of blocky lava flows and tephra layers, and its summit is truncated by a 400-500 m wide summit crater.

09:00 AM

Meeting Point

Hotel in Puerto Varas or Puerto Montt

09:00 AM

Hotel pick-up

A start of a Full day trekking excursion to this special volcano, because its live scenery going on along the Rio Blanco river. Luckily the ancient forest with 3.000 years old trees, the Alerce (fitzroya cupressoides) are still green, alive and healthy as well as other giant trees like coigues (nothofagus family).

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We will pick you up at your hotel in Puerto Varas or Puerto Montt, drive to Puerto Montt and take the road southwards enjoying the views of the Reloncaví sound and its amazing colors!

10:00 AM

Full day hike to Volcan Calbuco

After 1-hour drive along the rural landscape we start the walk at 300 meters (984 feet) asl at the shore of Río Blanco. The trail starts to ascend the Volcano Calbuco going through the last lahar of the eruption in 2015, your guide will explain how this happened and why.

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Truly brutal landscape just in front of us going deeper into the millenary woods. After 1,30 hs walk, we begin to see old larches and arrive to the view point where we can have some lunch and enjoy a rest with the Calbuco Volcano in front of us.

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If the weather is good to continue we will carry on to the refuge, at 1.000 meters (3280 feet) above sea level, the last section is very steep and enclosed by ancient larches, spectacular unspoiled vegetation of the Valdivian Forest. Views from Puerto Montt and the Pacific Ocean even!

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Timing and distance: 8 kilometers to walk one way, or 5 miles 1.30 hs to the view point and 1.30 hours walk more up to the refuge, 2.30 hs down back to the car park.

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Location: Volcán Calbuco, Reserva Natural Llanquihue,Lake District, South of Chile.

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Difficulty level:

If we reach the view point: Easy-medium 1,5 hs one way.- Reaching the Mountain Hut: Medium-high. 3,30 hs one way depending on the pace and weather conditions.

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Duration: 8-9 hours in total, 1.10 hours drive from Pto Varas or 40 minutes from Pto Montt to the park.

Transportation: Private vehicle.

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Equipment you need: Snacks, water bottle 1 litre. Trekking shoes, waterproof rain jacket, waterproof pants, sun protection (sunglasses, hat) warm clothes according to season and weather (gloves. Wollen hat)

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Included: Private transportation. Entrance fee to the parking, box lunch, private professional guide with Wilderness First Responder Certificate (WFR) and knowledgeable in native flora and fauna.

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Terrain: Walk along basalt rock and muddy, slippery sections. In the shade of unforgettable forest with sunny sections and amazing landscape.

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Gradient: Mostly uphill ascent 700 meters up and down.

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05:00 PM

Drive back to Puerto Varas or Puerto Montt.

1.10 hours drive to Puerto Varas or 40 minutes to Puerto Montt from the park.

06:00 PM

Drop-off at your hotel.

We will drop you off at your hotel in Puerto Varas or Puerto Montt.

Ending Point

Hotel in Puerto Varas or Puerto Montt

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What‘s included

・Private transportation

・Entrance fee to the parking

・Box lunch

・Private professional guide with Wilderness First Responder Certificate (WFR) and knowledgeable in native flora and fauna.

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Tour Important Information

Equipment you need: Snacks, water bottle 1 litre. Trekking shoes, waterproof rain jacket, waterproof pants, sun protection (sunglasses, hat) warm clothes according to season and weather (gloves. Wollen hat).

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