Calbuco Volcano Hike


Starts and ends at:

9 am Puerto Varas or Pto Montt. 6 pm


Llanquihue Natural Reserve Lake District South of Chile.


1 Day


12 kms7.5 milles

Hours Walk:

9 hours

Difficulty level:



Private vehicle


Walk along basalt rock and muddy slippery sections. In the shade of unforgettable forest with sunny sections and amazing landscape. Gradient mostly uphill ascent 700 meters up and down.

Equipment to bring:

Snacks water bottle 1.5 litre. Trekking shoes waterproof jacket waterproof pants sun protection sunglasses hat warm clothes according to season and weather. Gloves woolen hat.


Emergency equipment first aid kit.


Entrance fee to the parking box lunch private professional guide with Wilderness First Responder Certificate WFR and knowledgeable in native flora and fauna.

Not included:

Insurance tips.


We will pick you up at your hotel in Puerto Varas or Puerto Montt, drive to Puerto Montt and take the road southwards enjoying the views of the Reloncaví sound and its amazing colors! After 1-hour drive along the rural landscape we start the walk at 300 meters (984 feet) asl at the shore of Río Blanco. The trail starts to ascend the Volcano Calbuco going through the last lahar of the eruption in 2015, your guide will explain how this happened and why. Truly brutal landscape just in front of us going deeper into the millenary woods. After 1,30 hs walk, we begin to see old larches and arrive to the view point where we can have some lunch and enjoy a rest with the Calbuco Volcano in front of us. If the weather is good to continue we will carry on to the refuge, at 1.000 meters (3280 feet) above sea level, the last section is very steep and enclosed by ancient larches, spectacular unspoiled vegetation of the Valdivian Forest. Views from Puerto Montt and the Pacific Ocean!


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