We will drive from Pto. Varas to the north flanks of Calbuco volcano, to the remains of a germans settlers farm, which was converted from green grazing lands to a grey desert during the eruption of Calbuco in April 2015. This place adjoins with the Llanquihue national
The trail head it is located at 500m over the sea level, just in the entrance to the forest. This stage will show us the power of the nature to adapt itself and recover after a major eruption: how trees recover its branches and leaves, how a plant can pop up and grow big and strong from under thirty centimeters of fresh stones, and how animals and insects teach us to be part of the volcanic cycles.
In the upper part of the ridge we will meet the giants Ulmo trees as remember of the eruption of 1961 and the viewpoint of the waterfall from the Tepú river as a testimony of a volcanic avalanche and the ice age will mark the end of the vegetation.
We will trek around 3-4km in our way up and we will gain around 600m of elevation during our journey. The terrain will not be easy: an incipient trail and the scree due the volcanics rock and the slope will be demanding. Our goal will be to ascent until about 1,100m above sea level to enjoy an unique postcard view of the region of the Lakes District.