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TREKKING THE CALLAO HOT SPRINGS

 

Time of the Year

Year Around

Length

3 days/ 2 nights

Departure Time

09:00 am.

Minimum Age

No

Physical Difficulty

Medium

Necessary equipment

Day Backpack Sleeping bag, Trekking boots or shoes, Warm clothes, Rain jacket, Bathing suit, Water bottle, Hat, Sunglasses Sun screen

Includes:

Specialized bilingual guide, all the meals mentioned in the program, lake transportation.

 

Description:

 

 

Day 1:      Petrohué – El Callao
Early in the morning we start off by going through our gear and equipment for the trek that awaits us. Once we feel ready, we board the boat which will take across the lake Todos Los Santos to the northern corner which is called El Rincón where our trek begins.

For approx. 4 hours we will cross through Validivian forests, typical for this area, filled with Coigüe, Mañio, Ulmo and Lingüe. On our path we will find many different species of birds which inhabit these forests such as Chucao, Pitio, Queltehue, Picaflor and Traro.

At midday, after having advanced a fair bit, we will stop on the beach of the El Rio Sin Nombre to refresh ourselves and have our lunch. When we feel ready, we will take the trail which finally leads us to Valley Sin Nombre. Here we will get settled in the refuge and spend the night. After we’re all settled in, the hot springs await us for a nice hot bath which will most certainly recuperate our strength after the trek. Dinner at 20:00 hrs.

 


Day 2:      Cenizo Volcano
Breakfast at 9:00 am. After having breakfast and preparing the required equipment for the day’s trek, we start our ascent of Cenizo Volcano which is not a technical ascent. This is a smooth hike towards the summit where we will enjoy the magnificent views of the Puntiagudo Volcano and the surroundings. Here we have our lunch and after a rest, we descend towards our refuge in Callao Hot springs. Again we can enjoy the Hot springs following dinner at 20:00.


Day 3:      El Callao – Petrohué
Breakfast at 8:30 hrs. Morning free with the possibility to explore the beautiful surroundings, enjoy the hot springs, fish in the river or simply just enjoy the scenery. Around midday, we will have lunch and afterwards get all our equipment ready to start our descent towards the lake. Now that we are more familiarized with the area, our eyes will be ready to spot the different species of flora and fauna that these magnificent forests offer.

In the late afternoon we will be arriving at El Rincón where our boat will be waiting for us to take us across the lake back to Petrohué.

 

 


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