VICENTE PÉREZ ROSALES NATIONAL PARK

This hike begins in the northern sector of the park, at one of Chile’s first mountain refuges (built in 1933) and the volcano’s first ski center.

VICENTE PÉREZ ROSALES NATIONAL PARK

ABOUT

This hike begins in the northern sector of the park, at one of Chile’s first mountain refuges (built in 1933) and the volcano’s first ski center.

It begins with a 40-minute ascent to the valley between the volcano and Cerro La Picada, where we will enjoy an incredible panoramic view of the basin and the volcanoes adjacent to Lake Todos los Santos. The trail descends to the lake and ends in the Petrohué sector.

This hike provides views of the Osorno Volcano’s peak and glaciers and is ideal for those who enjoy hiking and photography.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

  • Duration : 6 - 8 hrs
  • Distance by car: 160 kms
  • Distance on foot: 13 kms
  • Physical difficulty: Walk with high difficulty
  • Option 1: Walk with snow shoes in winter, low difficulty
  • Option 2: Bicycle, only for experts
  • Total ascent: 856 m.
  • Maximum altitude: 1.091 m.s.n.m.
  • Minimum altitude: 235 m.s.n.m.
  • Equipment included: Hiking poles, raincoat, sunscreen, box lunch, snack, and drinks.

  • Option 1: Snow shoes + poles
  • Option 2: Bicycle + helmet + gloves

What to bring

  • Hiking shoes, pants, and shirt
  • Second and/or third layer depending on the season and weather conditions
  • Backpack
  • Water bottle
  • Hat for sun or cold
  • Sunglesses