Epic Pacific Coast Trek

Duration

7 Day

Dificulty

Intermediate/Advanced

Location

Pacific Coast

Date

Otc to Apr

From $1.540 to $4.120

7-Day Epic Pacific Coast Trek in Mapu Lahual

During 7 days, we will hike through ancient larch trees and temperate rainforests.

We’ll learn about the Mapuche Williche culture and meet its people.

Here we will discover pristine beaches and rivers and learn about its biodiversity and conservation management.

RATES
  • $1.540
  • “For groups over 10 people, please contact us for private group rates”
PROGRAM INCLUDES
  • Professional tour guide (01 guide for every 9 clients)
  • Private transportation with trailer for luggage.
  • 5 nights accommodation at local family houses
  • 1 night accommodation at Hotel Cabaña del Lago in Puerto Varas
  • Meals as per itinerary (Unlimited water)
  • Gratuities for the communities
  • Accidents insurance (Basic Plan)
  • All activities according to the itinerary.
NOT INCLUDED
  • International and local flights
  • Extra beverages & cocktails
  • Laundry
  • Travel insurance
DATES
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ITINERARY

DAY 01. OSORNO - MAICOLPUE / MEETING & GREETING

We will meet in the city of Osorno  at 4.00 PM and drive for about 2 hours to Maicolpue. Here we will  have a briefing orientation session about this epic trekking trip. We will enjoy with our local guides, and stay overnight in Maicolpue in order to leave early towards the trek starting point the next day.

Meals: Welcome Dinner        

Accommodation: Maicolpue Family houses

DAY 02. TREK MAICOLPUE - HUELLELHUE COVE

Early in the morning, we will depart from Osorno towards the villages of Bahia Mansa (gentle bay) and Maicolpue in the northern territory of Mapu Lahual Park. Here we will meet our local guides and start our trekking towards Caleta Huellelhue (cove). In company of our local guide, we will hike along narrow paths through the forest until we reach the Pitril River Valley. Here we will board a boat that will take us through the Huellelhue River towards Caleta Huellelhue. Upon arriving we will meet the local families that will host us in their homes. During the evening, we will have the chance to walk by the river or take a short boat trip to La Barra Beach. Dinner and lodging in Family Houses at Huellelhue Cove.

Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Local Family Houses

Time Hiking: 6-7 hours               

Navigation time: 30 minutes.

DAY 03. FISHING & HIKE TO PLAYA RANU

After breakfast we will take a boat and navigate towards Playa La Barra. He we will be able to practice our fishing abilities. With our local guides we will try to fish our lunch. we will have the chance to appreciate a pristine beach and wonderful views. Aterwards we will take the boat back to our accommodation and enjouy our lunch. On the afternoon we will hike towards Playa Ranu, on of the most beautiful beaches in the area.  We will hike for about 3 to 4 hours and then go back to our accommodation. Dinner and lodging in Family Houses at Huellelhue Cove.

Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Local Family Houses

Time Hiking: 4 hours

Navigation time: 2 hours.

DAY 04 TREK CALETA HUELLELHUE - CALETA CONDOR

Today we will continue trekking towards the southern territory of Mapu Lahual Park. During the trek, we will pass by the beautiful Ranu Beach and the Lonko Pedro Loy community park, managed by the Loy Cumilef community. We will also hike across the Gilberto Cumilef Quintul Park, which belongs to Caleta Cóndor. Here we will be able to visit the Condor Alerzal. Upon arriving at Caleta Cóndor, we will board a boat and navigate towards the family houses. During the afternoon, we will enjoy the beach at Bahía Cóndor. Dinner and lodging in Caleta Cóndor.

Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Local Family Houses

Time Hiking: 5 to 6 hours

DAY 05 HIKE TO ALERCE MILENARIO & OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

During the Morning we will hike to the Alerce Milenario (Ancient Larch Tree). We will hike through the temperate rainforcets  appreciating amazing native species until we reach the oldest larch tree. We will enjoy lunch at our family houses. During the afternoon we will have the chance to discover the wonders of Caleta Cóndor. Some options are: Scuba diving, Kayaking at Cóndor and Chaiguako rivers; or take a fishing trip or seafood gathering with local guides. Dinner and lodging in Caleta Cóndor.

Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Local Family Houses

Time Hiking: 4 hours.

DAY 06 TREK TO THE EYE & TRF TO PUERTO VARAS

After breakfast, we will board a boat and navigate through the Chaiwako River until we reach the Cholguaco area. Here we will start our last trekking to the top of the Pacific Coastal Mountain Range. During 2.5 hours, we will hike through the forest and enjoy panoramic views. Upon arrival to El Ojo area (the eye) . Once we arrive to this spot we will take the 4×4 trucks towards Rio Negro. Here we will take our transfer towards Puerto Varas. On arrival we will have a rest and enjoy a farewell dinner on a restaurant in town.

Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel Cabaña del Lago

Time Hiking: 3 hours

DAY 07 TRF TO PUERTO MONTT AIRPORT

Sadly its time to say goodbye to this amazing area located in the Lake & Volcano district. After breakfast private transfer to Puerto Montt airport to catch your flight towards your next destination. End of the services.

Meals: Breakfast

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ACTIVITIES INCLUDED

Hiking, navigation, ethnic visit

DIFFICULTY

Intermediate/Advanced: You love hiking. These hiking tours are physically demanding and best suited for people with previous experience. These tours are intended for active people who are comfortable participating in up to 6-8 hours hiking per day. A typical day may include hiking over fairly hilly terrain offering lots of challenges. Trails are along high meadow paths and/or maintained cliffside or Andean trails, with some steep ascents to make you feel exhilarated. All our guided hiking tours include natural interpretation and focus on the history and the native flora and fauna of the wilderness areas.

 SEASON: October to April

 HOTELS

 As indicated in the program or similar.

 VEHICLES

 Modern van or minibus according to group size. Air-condition.

 ITINERARY MODIFICATIONS

 Slight itinerary modifications might occur due to weather and or road conditions, or force majeur.

 WHAT TO BRING

 Underwear: Synthetics are easier to wash and dry. Synthetic thermal underwear. You need a lightweight long underwear top and bottom of a polyester-type fabric. Wool and wool/synthetic blends are also suitable.

 Clothing: Long-sleeved, synthetic or wool shirt. Short-sleeved synthetic or cotton/synthetic T-shirts. Medium-weight sweater or jacket of synthetic fabric, such as fleece. Gore-Tex wind parka for rainy weather. Full-length pants, preferably of quick-drying synthetic fabric. Hiking shorts, preferably of quick-drying synthetic fabric.  Pile/fleece pants, ideal for relaxing time after hiking.

 Accessories: Sun hat with wide brim, preferably with a chin strap to keep it from blowing off. Bandanna. It will keep your neck from getting sunburned and can double as a hand towel. Wool or pile hat or ski cap. Gloves or mittens (wool or pile).

 Foot wear: Sturdy, properly fitting footwear can make your trip much more pleasurable. If you’re buying new boots for this trip, please break them in beforehand by wearing them as often as possible before the trip. Medium-weight, all leather, sturdy trekking boots with padded ankle, good arch support, and a lug sole traction. Your trekking boots should be well broken in, and suitable for prolonged walking on sandy and rocky terrain. Running shoes are NOT appropriate for this trip. Medium weight synthetic socks (we recommend Thorlo® Lt. Trekking). Athletic socks (synthetic for easy washing and drying) that are suitable for the shoes you’ll be wearing while in towns. Inner socks (synthetic) that can be washed and dried quickly.

 Other Items: Swimsuit (for hot springs and SPAs); One set of casual city clothes that are dressier than your trek clothes (for the cities);  Hiking sticks (optional but highly recommended). These are helpful, if not essential, to relieve the impact on your knees during long downhills; Camera with plenty of memory!; and Binoculars.

 Travel Accessories: Wide mouth water bottles, 1-liter capacity. Bring two and make sure they are leak-proof, heavy duty plastic (preferably Nalgene brand). Toiletry kit—soap, toothbrush, and so on; Moisturizing lotion; Ace bandage or brace if you’re prone to sore knees or ankles; Sunglasses (very important); Sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher. The sun in Chile can be much more intense than you probably imagine, even in the Lake & Volcano District!; Sunscreen lipstick of SPF 15 or higher; Small flashlight with spare batteries, or small headlamp with spare batteries; Zip-lock bags (they’re great for camera gear); Personal first aid kit; Swiss Army-type pocket knife with can opener and scissors.

 Your favorite snack food. We’ll have plenty of excellent food, but you might want to bring along your favorite snack food (such as raisins or chocolate).

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