Trekking from Antillanca to Rupanco Lake



Price in Chilean pesos for a group of only 1.

A trekking of several kilometers – but that will mainly take us downhill – allows us to enjoy the views from the foothills of the Casa Blanca Volcano towards Lake Rupanco. The Puntiagudo volcano will guide our gaze and will follow us in the direction to our destination. "Las Gaviotas" area and the Rupanco lake hot springs. A journey that is part of the "Sendero de Chile" trail in the Puyehue National Park. Rarely visited forests that connect our volcanoes with their lakes, and that are home to families that live off the land and tourism.


1 day


1 to 12 people

1 guide every 6 customers


Puerto Varas



1,248 masl




-1,130 m

Hot springs
Adventure tourism insurance
Superb views

Program description

The eastern shore of Lake Rupanco is one of those places where modern infrastructure has arrived – luckily for us – slowly. The hot springs are right on the shore of the lake, but on the opposite side from where a car can go.

That will be our objective and for this, we will begin by heading to the Puyehue National Park. Although they were discovered by settlers in the early 20th century and a major hotel was built in 1940 (and destroyed on May 22, 1960), they are rarely on the road map of many visitors. We go to them on foot and then by boat. Starting on the other side of the mountain, at the foot of the Casa Blanca volcano, in Antillanca, the heart of the Puyehue National Park. Following a path that begins in the upper part of the forest (1.219 masl), we will descend to Lake Rupanco (124 masl) enjoying how the vegetation changes and adapts to different altitudes.

From the center of Antillanca we will begin our walk towards the crater "Raihuen" and then follow the slopes of Casa Blanca volcano and begin the descent to Lake Rupanco. We will walk +-12 kilometers in about 5 hours on a trail that merges into the forest, sometimes crosses very dense bushes (the "Quila") and after or during the rains it can be muddy. We will finish the walk at the mouth of the river "Gaviotas", from where a small boat will cross us to the hot springs and our well-deserved picnic. After relaxing our muscles we will cross the lake to find our transportation and start our return to the city.

Upcoming departures:
  • Regular departures upon reservation and suitable weather conditions for a summit attempt between August 2023 and January 2024.

Itinerary & Route

Day 1

  • 6 am

    We start our journey from Puerto Varas to Puyehue National Park.

  • 9 am

    From the ski center we will begin a gentle ascent towards the Raihuen Crater and the viewpoint of the Casa Blanca Volcano.

  • 9:30 a.m.

    We will continue surrounding the crater to start going down and taking the Chile Trail.

  • 10 pm

    Already on the path of descent to Lake Rupanco we will enter the forest of lengas, quilas, coihues and other inhabitants of the south.

  • 3 pm

    When the forest begins to lose height we will find grazing pampas, the Gaviotas River and the lake.

  • 3:30 pm

    We will sail to the hot springs of Lake Rupanco.

  • 4 pm

    On the shores of the lake we will begin to prepare the thermal pools.

  • 6 pm

    We will sail to Puerto del Buey to find our transportation and return to Puerto Varas.

  • 7 pm

    End of service.





Excursions and services detailed in the itinerary; Trekking guide service in a non-private program with bilingual trekkin... Read more

Does not include:

Tips; Additional services and private services; Equipment required by the client; Life or travel insurance; Porter service (if available); Extra e... Read more

Equipment responsibility of the client:

Appropriate clothing for the activity (first layer set, fleece jacket, windproof and rainproof jacket, trekking pants. De... Read more

Experience and technical capacity required:

Suitable for people with no previous climbing experience, but who are fit enough to participate in 4-8 hours of physical activity per day in wilde... Read more

Limitations and/or restrictions of the activity:

Not suitable for people with heart problems or disabilities that may prevent them from participating in long-term strenuous physical activity, chi... Read more

Description of actions that the participant must follow 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 act... Read more

Criteria used to suspend the activity:

The participant puts activity or participants safety at risk; the participant does not follow actions for the good development of the activity; cl... Read more


Throughout the program whenever adventure tourism activities take place: hiking, trekking, climbing volcanoes participants will be covered by comp... Read more


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 hav... Read more


It is done through the website or by email ( We will confirm availability within 24 hours of receiving the information from ... Read more

Payment Methods:

Payment in Cash (only Dollars, Euros, or CLP), Credit Card, Online bank transfer (Chilean - CLP or Austrian - EUR Bank). If payment is made in for... Read more

Cancellation Policy:

- Cancellation requested by the client with more than 2 days before the program start date: refund available with a penal... Read more

“ChECKLIST FOR Trekking from Antillanca to Rupanco Lake”

In the following form you can check the items you need to bring with you to participate in the program and also let us know those you do not have or will not have with you. When you submit the checklist, it will be sent to us and we will be able to add it to your reservation details and prepare everything in advance. You can also download it as a PDF and receive it in your email!

If you have any questions or queries, you can do it directly in the chat or by email!

    • You can rent: Mountain boots (single boot, $10.000 CLP); Softshell pants ($8.000 CLP); Gaiters ($5.000 CLP); Gloves ($3,000 CLP); Backpack 30L ($5.000 CLP); Trekking poles ($5.000 CLP); Headlamp ($3.000 CLP).

    • You can order our box lunch: 2 protein/cereal bars, 2 fruits, dried fruit and a vegetarian sandwich for 10,000 CLP.

    • Please contact us for more information or advice on selecting clothing and/or equipment.

    Per group:

    For those who book a program together, the price per person is reduced to $160,000 CLP (from two participants).


    The weather conditions are essential for a safe and enjoyable trip. However, an accurate and somewhat reliable weather forecast can only be had about five (5) days before the planned date for the trip, so we try to be as flexible as possible with reservations made in advance:

    To be able to book a date we only require the payment of the reservation fee, and once we have a reliable forecast we re-confirm the date and coordinate the payment of the difference. But if it is not possible to start the ascent because we foresee that there will be poor visibility in the glacial area (precipitation or clouds that reduce visibility to only a few meters) we will look for an alternative date or the refund of the booking fee.

    However, if by mutual agreement we decide to start the program (that is, to go out to pick you up or to meet at the lodge), either because the forecast looks good, acceptable, or unclear, and the conditions do not allow us to reach the summit or meet the proposed objectives, there is no refund of the payment!


    The minimum to perform the program is one (1) person, so there is no problem in doing the program just for you. But keep in mind that it is a shared service, so if there is another person interested in the program and the date they could share the service. But don't worry we'll let you know if that happens!

    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.

    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!

    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!

    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.

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