Chaiten Volcano trekk
What to do in Chaiten
.Season: From september to april.
.Pick up time + - 07.30 AM
.Return to Chaiten + - 01.30 PM
.Lasts: 6 hours
.Dificultty: Moderate/ Demanding.
.Physical Requirements: Passanger’s with heart problems or physical mobility and pregnant women are not allowed.
.Self guided walks through the trails of the national park or free time to tour the town.
.Outfit: Sport shoes or trekking boots. Rubber and apres ski boots, as well as high heel shoes are not allowed. Comfortable sports wear, long trousers,
warm sweater or pile, water or windproof jacket, sun glasses, sun block, gloves..
Chaiten volcano is located in the Pumalin National Park, at 30 km. from Chaiten city, on the Austral road in direction to Caleta Gonzalo, Hornopiren and Puerto Montt.
The ascent to the Chaitén Volcano is suitable for people from 12 years to 65 years, in good physical condition and without physical problems.
The trail begins ascending a forest devastated by the eruption of 2008, by the pyroclastic material thrown by the volcano, on the way we will see
fallen trees and many dry branches, the route is of average difficulty, it has vain breaks with viewpoints, the slope is of medium difficulty.
The last kilometer of the ascent, is of a steep slope, with a lot of loose stone, (We recommend bringing a trekking cane to help) arriving at + - 900 meters
to the edge of the steaming crater, watch the beautiful panorama of forests, mountains and fjords in a landscape environment of immeasurable beauty.
The summit of the craters is covered with fumaroles, due to the activity of the volcano, from which emanates very small-scale water vapor, with
a very low probability of eruption.
Later we start the descent slowly, being careful not to slip on the loose stone and return to Chaiten.
.Transfers to and from Chaiten + tour guide + snack.
.The entrance to Pumalin N.Pis fee.
.Childrens under 12 years old not recommended
.The tour operator can modify the itinerary or shorten the tour depending on the weather conditions in order to avoid accidents, thus making the best of each tour.