Amphitheater Cohamo's Trekking
The trek begins at La Junta heading south west. Bordering the Cochamo River. We will cross the river by a trunk that serves as a natural bridge to enter the evergreen forest. During the first stage of this trek we see waterfalls and enter the deep forest of Coihues, Canelos, Mañios, Alerces, Quilas and Lengas. After 3 hours of walking, we leave the forest behind and the magnificent amphitheater appears, a circular vertical granite wall 700 meters high. Here begins the most demanding part of the walk where we lose the trail and begin to follow the bed of a stream dodging large rocks that cross the stream in some sections passing through roots and fallen trees. At the end of the walk, we will enjoy an amazing view at the base of the huge granite wall. After an epic lunch at the base, the helicopter will pick us up to fly back past the iconic peaks of Trinidad and El Monstruo.
*Distance: 4.8 kilometers in one direction
*Slope: 800 metros
*Equipment: We recommend the use of hiking poles.
We start from the lodge our own trek within our property. It goes from our backyard ascending to the east almost getting to the Mea de la yegua waterfall the ancient native forest with coihues, ulms, arrayanes, palo Santo, luma, avellanos and maitenes will embrace us with colors and scents.
We pass by some streams to the point where we will start climbing uphill by a natural path crossing the several quila canes along the trail. Man made stairs of wood, with bridges and gateways will permit us continue our ascent to reach the mañios a tree that has the two genders which makes them very special. In our way we might see the black woodpecker, and the huete huete similar to the chucao bird singing by.
We can taste the chicharron del bosque a very wetty mushroom; with luck we can see a Pudu a very small chilean deer typical of this forest.The trek is always in deep tall trees until we get to the ancient larches where we find some trunks that are barely embraced by 5 trekkers. The trail has three different sections each with different kinds of trees and landscape.The first section immediately after departing from the lodge has native forest abundant in species from sea level till the 600 meters asl.The second section steeper terrain reaching the mañios at about 900 meters above sea level. The third section from 900 meters to 1,200 meters above sea level, is where the enormous larches are and the steep part of the trail finishes, the terrain turns flatter and we walk towards the lagoon surrounded by ñirres and lengas that can endure snow and hail at high altitudes. In winter the lagoon freezes thick enough to ice skate.Book
Tagua Tagua's Park Trekking
The Tagua Tagua Park is located in a portion of the Patagonian Andes where the forest, the water and the mountains interact as part of an endless life cycle. The geographical characteristics have allowed this valley to remain virgin over the years. Where its natural barriers, Lake Tagua Tagua in its lower part, and granite peaks in the other, have protected this beautiful place from the intervention of man.
Tagua-Tagua Park has a network of trails, covering a total of 18 kilometers. Its layout was designed to minimize the impact of visitors. This park has 3,000 hectares of native forest dedicated to conservation. There are two refuges in this park: the Alerces refuge and the Quetrus refuge. To access the Alerces refuge, you must walk 6.5 km in approximately 4 hours, reaching a height of 535 meters above sea level. Special mention deserves its view of a sunken larch forest, which simply captivates those who enjoy it. To get to the Quetrus refuge you must walk for approximately 5.5 hours, covering a total of 10 kilometers. This refuge has a beautiful view of the granite mountains, all surrounded by beautiful larch trees.
To do the trekking, we arrived at the Tagua-Tagua park by boat. We can walk until we reach the Alerce or Quetrus refuge. Then we walk back to the park entrance where we return to the lodge by boatBook
Yates Volcano Trekking
Departing in the morning from our helipad with all mountain gear: crampons, cords harness probes to walk in the southern glacier of the active Yates volcano. Guides & Chef ready. Our flight heads west, we fly close to the rapid el salto in Puelo river. We continue ascending the eastern slope of Yates volcano full of crevasses and sulphur smoke.
Weather permitting we land at the base of the south glacier where we start ascending guided and roped.View north the Estuario Reloncavi and south Volcan Hornopiren and Canal Comau in the Pacific Ocean. Views are superb.
To our east the snowed peaks of Puntiagudo, Osorno and Tronador. To our west the majestic Pacific Ocean. Walking up a mild slope and admiring the astounding views to the four cardinal directions we reach the summit for a rest and pictures. Coming down we can smell the sulphur emanations of the volcano to finally arrive where the chef will cook on site. Seated in our campaign table relaxed we will enjoy our Barraco Sour, wines and appetizers before the meal, all this surrounded by snowed peaks all over. The flight back is descent flight by the east side of the volcano and then the Puelo Valley to arrive back in the lodge where the warm fire in our living rooms will embrace our bodies.Book