Trip Details

Chile Lake District Trekking

Pucon, Chile to Pucon, Chile

Chile Lake District Trekking
With its freshwater lakes, temperate rainforests, active volcanoes, and ancient forests of 'monkey puzzle' conifers, La Araucania region is one of Chile's most stunning yet off-the-radar wilderness areas. On this extraordinary adventure, discover central Chile's adventure playground, the scenic town of Pucon, and set out to hike two national parks - Villarrica and Huerquehue - and the private nature reserve of El Cañi. Take time along the way to soak in hot springs, discover enchanting lagoons, walk through old-growth forests, and marvel at jaw-dropping views of Chile's Lake District.
  • Take in splendid views of serene lakes, active volcanos, and enchanting lagoons
  • Hike through forests of ancient araucaria (monkey puzzle trees), a genus that dates back to the dinosaurs
  • Trek in two national parks, explore a nature reserve and unwind in natural hot springs

Minimum Age: 16
Interests
  • Adventure and Active
Itinerary Overview
Day 2
Trek to El Cañi Nature Reserve
Day 3
Start the Ruta Pillanes Trek
Day 4
Visit the Geometric Hot Springs
Day 5
Take the Villarrica Traverse to Laguna Azul
Day 6
Trek from Laguna Azul to Avutarda Lagoon
Day 7
Hike from Avutarda Lagoon to Puesco Valley
Day 8
Explore Huerquehue National Park
Day 9
Depart from Pucon
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Accommodations
MT Sobek: Chile Lake District Trekking

Day: 1, duration: 2
Hotel Casa Solaria

The Casa Solaria is a lovely boutique hotel located in the heart of Pucon, with appealing indoor and outdoor spaces, 24-hour reception, room service, and free Wifi. The 41 tastefully decorated rooms feature wooden floors, warm-hued natural textiles, air conditioning, minibar, coffee station, and satellite TV.

Day: 3, duration: 4
MT Sobek Camp – Chile's Lake District

Enjoy the beauty of Chile's Lake District as you camp in a wilderness areas, accessed only by foot, with streams, lakes, lagoons and geothermal features nearby. In addition to comfortable 3-person tents there are dining and cooking tents, where your guiding crew will create hearty camp meals.

Day: 7, duration: 2
Hotel Casa Solaria

The Casa Solaria is a lovely boutique hotel located in the heart of Pucon, with appealing indoor and outdoor spaces, 24-hour reception, room service, and free Wifi. The 41 tastefully decorated rooms feature wooden floors, warm-hued natural textiles, air conditioning, minibar, coffee station, and satellite TV.

Guides
MT Sobek: Chile Lake District Trekking

Andre Labarca
André fell in love with Patagonia at first sight and has made it his home for the last 10 years. He has participated in more than ten mountain expeditions in the region, accomplishing many first ascents, including the summits of the North and South Towers of the Torres del Paine. André has a great interest in the development of sustainable tourism and is always looking for other regions to explore within Patagonia. André’s love for nature and respect for the mountains is infectious to all who travel with him.





Inclusions/Exclusions
MT Sobek: Chile Lake District Trekking

Inclusions
Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
Snacks and water between meals
Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
Baggage transfers and porterage

Exclusions
International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
Travel Protection Program
Personal expenses
What To Expect
MT Sobek: Chile Lake District Trekking

Reason #01

MT Sobek has been exploring the magnificent wilderness of Chile since the 1970s.

Reason #02

This MT Sobek exclusive trip takes you well off the beaten path for a multi-day trek in one of the most pristine parts of Chile's Lake District, with stunning views of its namesake lakes as well as volcanoes.

Reason #03

Explore Central Chile's national parks on some of the region's most spectacular off-the-radar treks with expert guides.

Activities

Moderate to strenuous hikes in two national parks with volcanoes, valleys and lakes, and relaxing soaks in natural hot springs.

Lodging

A comfortable three-star boutique hotel to bookend the trip; on the trek, camps set up in the wild with lagoons, lakes and geothermal features nearby.

Climate

Central Chile is sunny and humid in March/April with average day-time temperatures of 60°F and 32°F at night.

Do I need a sleeping bag?

Yes, you will need a sleeping bag - bring your own or if you prefer we can arrange for you to rent one locally. Ask your Adventure Coordinator for details. For this area we recommend bringing a synthetic sleeping bag (rated to -10 degrees C / 14 degrees F) as it works better than down due to the humidity.

Do I have weight limitations for the camp?

For the 4 nights of wilderness camping, the weight limit is 8 kg (17.6 lbs) per person, not including your daypack, sleeping bag and sleeping pad. We provide a dry bag for you to use, and porters will carry this dry bag for you, in addition to your sleeping bag and sleeping pad, and all camping equipment. Additional luggage can be stored at the hotel to be collected after the camping portion.

What if I have dietary restrictions?

We can accommodate vegetarian and gluten free on this trip. Please let your Adventure Coordinator know of your restrictions prior to departure.

What are the bathroom facilities like at camp?

There will be two private dry toilet tents set up at each camp ground, with a nice box design to sit down, and shovel and dirt to cover remains. Hand sanitizer, toilet paper and wet wipes are provided.

Can I leave my city clothes at the hotel?

Yes, you can store luggage at the hotel.

MT Sobek: Chile Lake District Trekking

Day: 1, duration: 2
Hotel Casa Solaria

The Casa Solaria is a lovely boutique hotel located in the heart of Pucon, with appealing indoor and outdoor spaces, 24-hour reception, room service, and free Wifi. The 41 tastefully decorated rooms feature wooden floors, warm-hued natural textiles, air conditioning, minibar, coffee station, and satellite TV.

Day: 3, duration: 4
MT Sobek Camp – Chile's Lake District

Enjoy the beauty of Chile's Lake District as you camp in a wilderness areas, accessed only by foot, with streams, lakes, lagoons and geothermal features nearby. In addition to comfortable 3-person tents there are dining and cooking tents, where your guiding crew will create hearty camp meals.

Day: 7, duration: 2
Hotel Casa Solaria

The Casa Solaria is a lovely boutique hotel located in the heart of Pucon, with appealing indoor and outdoor spaces, 24-hour reception, room service, and free Wifi. The 41 tastefully decorated rooms feature wooden floors, warm-hued natural textiles, air conditioning, minibar, coffee station, and satellite TV.

MT Sobek: Chile Lake District Trekking

Andre Labarca
André fell in love with Patagonia at first sight and has made it his home for the last 10 years. He has participated in more than ten mountain expeditions in the region, accomplishing many first ascents, including the summits of the North and South Towers of the Torres del Paine. André has a great interest in the development of sustainable tourism and is always looking for other regions to explore within Patagonia. André’s love for nature and respect for the mountains is infectious to all who travel with him.





MT Sobek: Chile Lake District Trekking

Inclusions
Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
Snacks and water between meals
Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
Baggage transfers and porterage

Exclusions
International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
Travel Protection Program
Personal expenses
MT Sobek: Chile Lake District Trekking

Reason #01

MT Sobek has been exploring the magnificent wilderness of Chile since the 1970s.

Reason #02

This MT Sobek exclusive trip takes you well off the beaten path for a multi-day trek in one of the most pristine parts of Chile's Lake District, with stunning views of its namesake lakes as well as volcanoes.

Reason #03

Explore Central Chile's national parks on some of the region's most spectacular off-the-radar treks with expert guides.

Activities

Moderate to strenuous hikes in two national parks with volcanoes, valleys and lakes, and relaxing soaks in natural hot springs.

Lodging

A comfortable three-star boutique hotel to bookend the trip; on the trek, camps set up in the wild with lagoons, lakes and geothermal features nearby.

Climate

Central Chile is sunny and humid in March/April with average day-time temperatures of 60°F and 32°F at night.

Do I need a sleeping bag?

Yes, you will need a sleeping bag - bring your own or if you prefer we can arrange for you to rent one locally. Ask your Adventure Coordinator for details. For this area we recommend bringing a synthetic sleeping bag (rated to -10 degrees C / 14 degrees F) as it works better than down due to the humidity.

Do I have weight limitations for the camp?

For the 4 nights of wilderness camping, the weight limit is 8 kg (17.6 lbs) per person, not including your daypack, sleeping bag and sleeping pad. We provide a dry bag for you to use, and porters will carry this dry bag for you, in addition to your sleeping bag and sleeping pad, and all camping equipment. Additional luggage can be stored at the hotel to be collected after the camping portion.

What if I have dietary restrictions?

We can accommodate vegetarian and gluten free on this trip. Please let your Adventure Coordinator know of your restrictions prior to departure.

What are the bathroom facilities like at camp?

There will be two private dry toilet tents set up at each camp ground, with a nice box design to sit down, and shovel and dirt to cover remains. Hand sanitizer, toilet paper and wet wipes are provided.

Can I leave my city clothes at the hotel?

Yes, you can store luggage at the hotel.

About MT Sobek
This is where adventure travel began! Since our first Everest Base Camp trek in 1969, we’ve been connecting adventurers to the world through genuine, active and immersive experiences. We can’t think of anything more fulfilling than being outside and going deep into nature, exploring hidden places and getting to know local people. It’s what we love to do, so let us share it with you.

To feed your spirit of adventure, Mountain Travel Sobek offers a wide range of unique and perfectly paced itineraries led by incredible local guides. We keep groups small, usually fewer than 10 people, and seek out great food and characterful accommodations everywhere we go.

Beyond the seamless logistics and careful attention to detail, our aim is to create a space for truly special moments in unforgettable places.

We are the Adventure Company—come explore with us.

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About MT Sobek
This is where adventure travel began! Since our first Everest Base Camp trek in 1969, we’ve been connecting adventurers to the world through genuine, active and immersive experiences. We can’t think of anything more fulfilling than being outside and going deep into nature, exploring hidden places and getting to know local people. It’s what we love to do, so let us share it with you.

To feed your spirit of adventure, Mountain Travel Sobek offers a wide range of unique and perfectly paced itineraries led by incredible local guides. We keep groups small, usually fewer than 10 people, and seek out great food and characterful accommodations everywhere we go.

Beyond the seamless logistics and careful attention to detail, our aim is to create a space for truly special moments in unforgettable places.

We are the Adventure Company—come explore with us.

Read More

Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.