Climbing Cerro La Picada

A mountain ascent immersed in a Patagonian landscape; less physically demanding than the climb of Osorno or Calbuco. With a dynamic route: combining trekking with easy steps on rock, unique and contemplative views of the major volcanoes, the lake All Saints and the Fields of Lake Llanquihue.

The climbing route allows safe and entertaining ascent throughout the year. In winter and spring with snowy slopes, and already in summer and autumn on rock and volcanic scree. In its beginning it crosses the upper part of the trekking “el paso de la desolación”, the saddle that connects “La Picada” with the Osorno volcano, and then it continues along the ridges that go into this ancient volcano and the beginning of the climb to its summit.

The full day will have about 16 kilometers of travel and almost 900 meters of altitude to overcome, the plan will be to leave from Puerto Varas at dawn, to make the most of our time in the heart of the Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park!

Next departure:

– Regular departures between Septiembre 2019 and March 2020 prior reservation.

from $140.000 CLP


Vicente Perez Rosales National Park. Lakes Region, Southern Chile.

Duration: 1 Day.
Difficulty: Media
Length: 16km (~10 miles)
Elevation: 900m (2.953 Ft).
Start / End: Puerto Varas, Chile.
Season: All year.
Highlights: South of Chile, Puerto Varas; Osorno Volcano; Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park; Sendero Desolación; Trekking; Scrambling; Climbing.
Price p.p.: 1 person, $160.000; 2 to 8 persons, $140.000.
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5am: Start of activity, transfer from Puerto Varas or Osorno.

7:30am: We begin our trek at 800 meters of altitude, at the end of the car road.

11:00am: After about three hours of walking, we will reach the end of the trekking (+ -1,400m altitude) where we equip ourselves to continue the climb in the direction of the summit.

1pm: It is time to be on the summit!.

2pm: The descent from the summit will follow the same way, once we are back on the ridge, we can decide to either continue with the same trail of the trekking in the morning, but if we have same extra energy an option is to continue with the esthetic ridge that protects the the valley.

6pm: End of the service.

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