Trekking excursion Osorno Volcano La Picada — Desolation Pass

Tour Number

Activity Level

357524


Categories

Adventure / Active, Hiking and Walking, Nature and Wildlife, Youth and Family

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Yes. The terrain is irregular covered by Lava rocks and sand,that could you demanding extra effort if you not bring good trekking shoes and Walking stick. This excursion have physical demand, people need to have an acceptable physical condition. This excursion is timing 8/10 hours maximum in normal conditions. Children over 8-10 years old can do this excursion if their are familiar with this type of excursion and have physical conditions.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 3

Language(s)

explanation

English (advanced), Spanish (fluent)

Soak in the amazing vistas of the Patagonian Andes, Active Volcanoes and pristine LLanquihue and Todos Los Santos Lakes.


We depart from your hotel or pier 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 masl/3608 ft) 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 Todos los Santos lake area, where we meet our transportation. Make a photo stop at Petrohue River and Waterfalls(optional visit). Trek Distance 11 Miles/17 Km. *This tour is priced for 2 hikers, but I can accommodate more travelers. Get a Quote!

Itinerary

-I will pick you up at the meeting point, according your information provided.
-We will drive around Llanquihue lake to Cascadas village.
-We will drive up to old Picada refuge. Gravel route.
-We will start our 11 miles(17 Km) Trekking excursion from this point. Before, Check our stuff. Safety briefing.
-We will do several photo stops during the route. Great vistas of LLanquihue Lake, Todos Los Santos Lake, La Picada valley, Santo Domingo Mountain Range, La Picada hills, Volcanoes Osorno, Tronador, Puntiagudo, Calbuco, Yates, Hornopirén and the great Andes Mountain Range.
-Lunch at wilderness places.
-We will decending by Desolation Pass crossing several lava flow canyons.
-We will arrive to Todos los Santos Lake area. Meet our transport.
-Petrohue Waterfalls visit. (Optional visit) *Visit according our timetable. Entrance fee not included.
-Drive to Puerto Varas or Puerto Montt(Pier, Airport or your Hotel).
-End of our Services.
*Trek Distance 11 Miles/17 Km.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Pier, Airport or your Hotel in Puerto Montt or Puerto Varas.

End location: Pier, Airport or your Hotel in Puerto Montt or Puerto Varas.

Duration: 9 hours

Weather conditions may affect the duration of our excursion and not visiting all the places mentioned in the description.

Transportation

Transportation Method: Transportation Method: Private transportation from 1 to 3 in fully equipped SUV, CAR or similar with air conditioned.
Private transportation from 4 to 8 in fully equipped Hyundai H-1 Minibus or similar with air conditioned.
Private transportation from 9 to 19 in fully equipped Mercedes Benz Sprinter Minibus or similar with air conditioned.
Groups over 20 travelers, can be arranged.

What’s Included

-Professional Local Private Tour Guide (Bilingual).
-Wilderness First Responder Accredited Tour Guide.
-VHF radio communication/Mobile phone.
-Entrance to National Park.
-1 mineral water per person.
-1 box lunch per person (1 sandwich, 1 fruit, 1 cereal bars, 1 chocolate bar, assortment of peanuts).
-Private transport.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20000 Pesos - 40 USD - Between 20 to 40 dollars per person. This money will be enough for coffee and extra sandwich in Todos los Santos lake, Petrohue waterfalls area or Ensenada village.

What’s Extra

30 USD - Between 20 to 30 dollars per person. This money will be enough for souvenirs or coffee with "Kuchen" at Petrohue area or Ensenada village.
GUEST PROVIDES: Comfortable warm clothes according to the activity (Trekking), rain jacket or windbreaker jacket, fleece, trekking boots, walking sticks, 1 day backpack 30 Lts, camera, water bottle , cap or hat, sunscreen 50 + and sunglasses UV filter.

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

Message Andres O.

Web address (URL) of this page: http://www.toursbylocals.com/TrekkingLaPicadaDesolacionOsornoVolcano

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