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Activities in the Park

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Activities in the Park


Before you arrive, we’ll work with you to create an itinerary for your days in the park based on your interests.  Some flexibility is always a requirement in Patagonia, but we will do our best to accommodate your preferences.



Walking through the valleys and up the mountains of the future park is one of the best ways to see this landscape.  Some of the best full day hikes include:

  • Lagunas Altas: the first official trail of the future park, this 23km loop provides a challenging day hike with spectacular views of the entire valley and opportunities to swim in high alpine lakes.  
  • Aviles Valley: one of the trails planned for construction, this route runs up the dramatic Aviles Valley, which connects the Jeinimeni Mountains to the Chacabuco Valley.  Ambitious hikers who want to spent some nights camping can hike up this valley, cross over and head towards Chile Chico on the shores of Lago General Carrera.  Even a half-day hike up this valley, however, will provide excellent views of this glaciated landscape.  
  • Lago Chico Area: the focus for trail construction in 2012, this area, close to the Argentine border, offers views down to Lago Cochrane and into the surrounding mountains.  
  • Lago Pepa Cochrane : close to the park headquarters, this stunning lake sits above Lago Cochrane.  You can either walk there from the park headquarters or drive to the lake and then walk down toward the shores of Lago Cochrane.  Daniel Velasquez, wildlife tracker and park guard, lives just south of Lago Pepa and will sometimes let interested visitors join him for huemul observation.  We can continue  following the trail surrounding lake Cochrane to arrived at later to  Cochrane river ending up at the town of Cochrane. A privet transfer will be waiting to take us back to the lodge



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