Trekking Cochamó, Cerro Arcoiris & Trinidad lagoon

CLP$500.000 VAT included.

SKU: HAE04TRCO

One of those few places that still maintain – or seek to maintain – a balance between progress and life in contact with nature. An isolated place. Which cannot be reached by motor transport, where there is no electricity or telephone signal. A place that protects with its granite walls – of more than a thousand meters – the forests and rivers that its inhabitants have been able to enjoy and that for two decades they share with those who venture to discover this valley. A paradise for rock climbing and trekking, with endless possibilities to explore and discover pristine nature.

Duration:
4 days
Group size:
2 to 12 persons
Season
October to May
Start / End
Puerto Varas
Difficulty
RATIO GUIDE : CLIENTS
1 guía cada 4 clientes
MAXIMUM ALTITUDE
1,676 masl
Average altitude 253 masl
LENGTH
+- 23 km in trekking
+- 11 km ascent Cerro Arcoiris
ELEVATION GAIN
+576 m in trekking
+1.308 m ascent Cerro Arcoiris
WEATHER FORECAST
Meals Adventure travel insurance Camps or Refuge Transport

Information on reservations and discounts

  • If you are making a reservation less than 7 days in advance, we can only confirm it with the payment of the total cost of the program.
  • If you are booking more than 7 days in advance, you can pay only the reservation fee ($ 50,000CLP), and then coordinate the payment of the difference before the start of the program.
The values of the programs are per person, in Chilean pesos and taxes included. We make discounts for the number of people who book the same program together. At the time of booking, the total amount to be canceled - discounts included - will be indicated for the reserved group. If you do not require any of the included services, such as transportation, you can discount it at the time of booking. In the frequently asked questions (FAQ) you will find the detail to be discounted and the coupon to use.
Discount:
- CLP$50.000- CLP$100.000

Upcoming departures

  • Daily departures upon reservation and adequate weather conditions for a summit attempt between August 2021 and March 2022.
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Date of the tour (pick up day)
Total: 500000

Schedule

D1, 8 am transportation from Puerto Varas to Cochamó.

D1, 10 am trekking to La Junta (4 to 6 hours).

D1, Camp at "La Junta".

D2, Ascent to Cerro Arcoiris (+ - 10 hours).

D3, Trekking to the valley of Cerro Trinidad (+ -7 hours).

D4, 10 am trekking back to the trailhead.

D4, 5 pm return to Puerto Varas, end of service.

Special offer

CLP$50.000per person
From
No limit To No limit
Condition
Number adult >=3
CLP$100.000per person
From
No limit To No limit
Condition
Number adult >=7

Description

For the experience and environment, yes! But it is necessary to evaluate well if the children will have the physical capacity to complete the daily days in a good way. It is important to bear in mind that if we go with children, they will be the ones who will set the pace and the places to which we will arrive (D2 & D3). We may have to shortener the daily schedule or do alternative activities. In any case, for days 1 and 4 it is possible to hire horses to ride, thus we save two days of effort and we can focus on the two days that we will have to explore. In any case, we recommend that children are at least 12 years old if they are going to walk on their own and that they are accompanied by family members!Cochamó is one of those places that can bring together the best of southern Chile: the simple life of its people immersed in infinite possibilities for an outdoor life experience.

The valley rises along the Cochamó river, ending in the Reloncaví fjord and connecting Chile with Argentina through “Paso El León”.

Its steep granite walls, which reach 1,000 vertical meters, are surrounded by thousand-year-old Alerce trees and evergreen forests, rich in wildlife and with infinite streams and waterfalls that can only be visited on foot or on horseback.

Life in the valley allows us to reconnect with green energy and focus on exploring with respect, to ourselves, and to the place where we are immersed.

In this four-day trek, we will visit the classic points of the valley. On our first day, we will go from the end of the car road to the area of “La Junta”. A trek following the marked furrow that the horses have forged, through mud and forests we will arrive at the campsite on the banks of the Cochamó River. The place that has been a base camp for many adventurers these last two decades and from where we can start our second day.

The ascent to Cerro Arcoiris does not present major technical difficulty. But it is a journey of crossing forests and steep climbs, with the aim of being able to marvel at the view from the heights, seeking to be able to size the magnitude of the valley and its granite walls.

On our third day, we will approach one of the classic valley granite walls in the Trinidad valley. We will seek to reach a small lagoon fancied by the “Gorila” and “Trinidad” hills. A journey of mud and green to discover the secrets that these forests keep!

The program includes transportation from Puerto Varas, meals (D1, dinner; D2, breakfast and dinner; D3, breakfast and dinner; D, breakfast) and camping in La Junta (the rate per person, tents and kitchen items). Pack-horses are also included for the common equipment (meals, tents, etc.); If possible, you can also send some personal equipment in them (such as sleeping bags and mats), so on the trail

To consider: The essential ingredient that makes Cochamo special is water, in all its different forms, including rain. The one that can make the trails muddy, but can also condition the climb of Cerro Arcoiris due to the slippery rock, but we have a lot of options to make an excellent plan B. Also, the water is guilty of making the “Toboganes”, a natural slide on the river (only 15″ from the campsite). The months of January and February are when most people visit the valley, sometimes too much. The best time is during the southern hemisphere spring and fall.

One more day can be added to the itinerary, either as a reserve day or to do the trekking to the “Anfiteatro” (~ 6 hours / 14km), one of the emblematic walls of Cochamó. Let us know if you would have interest in it! (+$120.000CLP if it is 1 person; +$ 90.000CLP per person if there are 2 or more).

Additional information

- Includes:

Guided service in a non-private program; Bilingual guides (Spanish, English); Entrances to National Parks and/or private lands; Excursions, transportation, and food as described in the itinerary; Activity insurance; First aid kit for wilderness areas; All group camping equipment and others required for the itinerary; In areas without cell phone coverage, a 2-way satellite communicator (with real-time online monitoring, SOS function), in areas with cell phone coverage, a 1-way satellite communicator and/or VHF radios.

- Not included:

Guide tips, additional services or upgrades, personal gear, life and/or travel insurance, porters or horses (if available), extra expenses for cities, alcoholic beverages, meals not specified in the itinerary or not included in the menu, extra nights lodging in cities or due to changes in the itinerary, everything else not mentioned in the program.

- Personal Gear required by the client:

Clothing suitable for trekking and weather conditions at the time of the program (3-layer system, gloves, and hat), trekking boots that cover the ankle, headlamp, sunglasses, backpack (+ 50lt or large enough to carry your personal items and those that we will provide you), water bottle (minimum 1 liter), camera, sunscreen (skin, lips), sandals, swimsuit, towel, and toiletries. If the program considers camping mat and sleeping bag. Recommended: depending on the season and the terrain, the use of gaiters is recommended!

- Experience and technical expertise required:

Suitable for people without previous experience in trekking, but with a suitable physical condition for an activity of up to 8 hours a day in rough terrain carrying a backpack. Physical condition is subject to guide evaluation.

- Limitations/activity restrictions:

Not suitable for people with heart problems or disabilities that may prevent them from participating in long-term strenuous physical activity, children under the age of 18 without the written authorization of parents or legal guardian. The minimum age to participate is 15 years old, the maximum age to participate is 70. It is recommended that all participants undergo a complete physical before booking the climb. Due to the location where the activity occurs, we do not recommend it for pregnant women.

- Description of actions to be followed by the participant for the proper development of the activity:

It will be required of those who participate in the program to respect and protect the historical, natural, and cultural heritage in which the activities take place. Besides being cordial and respectful with those who share the program and with local communities visited. All program participants will be ruled by a code of “Leave No Trace”, which may be introduced by the guides during the development of the activity.

- Criteria used to suspend or modify the activity:

The participant puts activity or participants safety at risk; the participant does not follow actions for the good development of the activity; cloudiness between elevation comprising glacial areas; wind, rain or snow between elevation comprising glacial areas or that may affect the physical and/or psychological conditions of the participants; physical and/or psychological assessment of participants by the guide responsible for the activity; volcanic activity and/or other natural phenomena that endanger the safety of the trip; weather/nature conditions change; accidents or incidents.

- Insurance:

Throughout the program whenever adventure tourism activities take place: hiking, trekking, climbing volcanoes participants will be covered by complimentary additional insurance against accidents or death. The insurance is given through HAE Ltda. and its coverage is limited to the duration of said activity. Contact us for further information. It is the responsibility of each participant to contract their own life and/or travel insurance coverage for the remainder of their trip.

- Pricing:

The prices of each program are presented in Chilean pesos (CLP, CH$) and correspond to the price per 1 person taxes included. All our programs have a maximum number of clients per guide (ratio) defined by our risk management guidelines, which directly affects the cost of the program. The cost of the program is calculated based on the guide rate per client/itinerary, and the costs associated with it, seeking that always the guide received the better rate for his work.

- Reservations:

Bookings are made via email (info@huellandina.com). We will confirm availability within 24 hours after receiving the form “HAE – Excursion & Clients INFO” (ES, EN, DE). A non-refundable deposit of $25.000 CLP per person is required to confirm your booking. Reservations must be done at least 2 days before the program start date.

- Payment methods:

Payment in Cash (only Dollars, Euros, or CLP), Credit Card, Online bank transfer (Chilean – CLP or Austrian – EUR Bank). If paying in EUR or USD, program prices are based on the exchange rate set by HAE Ltda. at the time of reservation. The total cost must be paid in full before the program’s start date. More information http://hae.cl/payment-methods.

- Cancellation conditions:

– Cancellation requested by the client more than 2 days before the program start date: refund available with a penalty equal to the reservation fee paid.
– Cancellation requested by the client less than 2 days before the program start date: no refund is available but the date can be rescheduled (subject to availability).
Once a trip begins no refunds or rescheduling is available.

HAE Ltda. reserves the right to cancel an excursion prior to start time due to weather conditions or other factors that may affect the security of the participants, as assessed by the lead guide and/or the “criteria used to suspend or modify the activity” listed in this document. As well, but it is not limited, to cancellations caused by not reached the minimum number of participants required, logistical problems such as strikes, acts of nature, or any other circumstances which may make operating the trip unadvisable. We will keep you informed regarding any aspect that we consider that may affect your trip and in case we can not develop the booked program we will offer the possibility to change your booking to an alternative one, change the goals of it, or we will refund the payment made. The limit for this refund will be the limit of HAE Ltda.’s liability.

We will honestly inform you of the conditions that we may predict you should expect during the development of the program and if they may affect the normality of it. Be aware that the forecast is a human interpretation of diverse variables and it can be wrong or variables can change. If during the development of the program there are adverse weather conditions or other factors as assessed by the lead guide, and/or the “criteria used to suspend or modify the activity” listed in this document, and/or a client request termination of the activity, HAE Ltda. reserves the right to terminate or modify the itinerary, the details, or goals of it with no refunds or rescheduling available.

HAE Ltda. is not responsible for the expenses incurred by you in preparing for the trip, including – but not limited to – purchases of “personal gear required by the client” or non-refundable or penalized airline tickets.

We recommend that you consider trip cancellation and/or interruption insurance. Such a policy will offset cancellation charges in the event of illness before or during the trip.

By hiring or participating in an adventure travel service operated by HAE Ltda. you declare to understand and accept the “Terms and Conditions” for HAE Ltda. Adventure Travel Programs (http://hae.cl/terms), the “program of the activity” and the declaration of “Knowledge and acceptance of risks, terms and conditions” (http://hae.cl/acceptance).

All HAE mountain or climbing programs do not guarantee to reach a mountain summit.

Is it recommended for children?

For the experience and environment, yes! But it is necessary to evaluate well if the children will have the physical capacity to complete the daily days in a good way. It is important to bear in mind that if we go with children, they will be the ones who will set the pace and the places to which we will arrive (D2 & D3). We may have to shortener the daily schedule or do alternative activities. In any case, for days 1 and 4 it is possible to hire horses to ride, thus we save two days of effort and we can focus on the two days that we will have to explore. In any case, we recommend that children are at least 12 years old if they are going to walk on their own and that they are accompanied by family members!

Is previous experience required?

No, for this trek no previous experience is required! Of course, any experience is welcome, and what we must consider is that the daily treks will be demanding. We must prepare for four consecutive days of walking up to eight hours a day with a backpack on the trail (moslikely muddy trail).

Can I rent the equipment that I am missing?

Yes, we have available trekking poles, mountain boots, gloves, backpacks, sunglasses for rent. So if you need something do not forget to let us know in the booking process.

From and to where is the transportation included in the program?

The program includes the transportation from/to Puerto Varas, Ensenada, Petrohue, Puerto Octay or Cascadas. Picking or dropping from Osorno, Puerto Montt, Puerto Montt/Osorno airport, Llanquihue or Frutillar have an extra cost of $15.000 CLP per way. Other places are available upon request. If you want to arrive on your own at the meeting point we will deduct the cost of transportation ($10,000CLP per person). For this you can use the coupon "transport-1p" when making the reservation (you must change the number according to the number of people who are booking, if there are 3, the coupon to use would be transport-3p). There are some programs that include transportation from other cities, if indicated in the description, so it will be!

What is a mountain guide service in a non-private program?

It is the ascent of a mountain or volcano of a group accompanied by a (or several) Mountain Guide! We do our best to customize our programs to your needs, but please note that regular programs are shared services. We will always let you know in advance when more people join the same trip! If you will like to book in advance a private guide, it will need to be priced accordingly at the capacity of clients that your guide could have on this trip.

What type of transport will be used?

Because most of our trips are small groups, it will be just you or a couple of other people, we rent the car from the guide (or our family) to develop the program: A normal car, clean, in good condition and of course with all the required permits. For bigger groups, we hire a driver with a Mercedes Benz Sprinter Van or similar.

I want to do a private program

While most of our programs are small groups and it's almost always just the group you've booked together, our regular programs are shared services. So if you would like to book a private program in advance, it will be priced accordingly to the capacity of the clients that the guide or guides could have on that trip. Write to us to see it in detail!

What equipment is required for trekking?

The most important thing for a trek is to have good boots. It is essential that they remain comfortable and we are used to them, but also that they have a good sole: that they have good grip and are non-slip. If we are in mountain terrain, it is also important that it be relatively rigid. It is also important to consider that they protect the ankle, so you have to consider medium or high cane shoes. Regarding clothing, we should prefer those made of materials that do not retain moisture. So everything that is cotton should be left at home or to change when we return. For the rest, we will prioritize that they cover most of the body. Of course, always consider some warm clothing and a windbreaker. A backpack of a size that allows us to carry all our things inside it. Along with it, a bottle to carry our water. Depending on the season and conditions, we can also consider gaiters. Trekking poles are always recommended!

Can I book if it's only me?

Of course! The regular program considers a minimum of 2 people, but this is simply to reduce the cost per person. So there is no problem with it being just one person. The current cost of the program for one person is CLP $660.000. Another option is to open a date and see if we find more people who want to share the trip and thus we can reduce costs. If this is your idea, write to us and we will coordinate it!

Checklist

– Personal Gear required by the client

“Trekking Cochamó, Cerro Arcoiris & Trinidad lagoon”
ITEM OK NO Notes
  • Trekking boots: ideal with a rigid sole, waterproof and that go over the ankle
  • Quick-drying t-shirt or shirt (not cotton !!)
  • Fleece jacket
  • Water and windproof jacket
  • Pantalón de trekking
  • Sunglasses
  • Backpack + 50L
  • Spare clothes
  • Trekking poles
  • Bottle with water(minimum 1 liter)
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen (skin and lips)
  • Sleeping bag with a comfort temperature of at least -7 ° C
  • Sleeping pad

If the program takes place during winter or with rainy, snowy, or wind conditions, it is also recommended to consider:

  • Waterproof pant
  • Insulated jacket: goose down or synthetic
  • Beanie or balaclava or buff
  • Gloves (ideal waterproof and windproof glove with a liner or a pair of wool/fleece gloves and a pair of ski gloves.Recommended to have 2 pairs)
  • Gaiters

  • Please consult for more information or advice on the selection of clothing and/or equipment.
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