Trekking Cochamó, Cerro Arcoiris & Trinidad lagoon



Price in Chilean pesos per person for a group of 2 participants.

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.


4 days


1 to 12 people

1 guide every 4 clients


Puerto Varas



1,568 masl (Cerro Arcoiris)


+-23 km in trekking
+- 11 km ascent Cerro Arcoiris


+576 m in trekking
+1,308 m ascent of Cerro Arcoiris

Camping Equipment
Food in Camps
Superb views

Program description

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 at 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, ourselves and 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 up the access road to the sector of "La Junta". A trekking 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 try to reach a small lagoon bordered by the hills "Gorila" and "Trinidad". 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). Pilchero horses are also included for common cargo (meals, tents, etc.); if possible, some personal equipment (such as sleeping bags and mats) can also be sent on them, so that we travel the trail with only what is necessary for the day.

Please note: 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 ascent 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 "slides", a natural slide in 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.

You can add 1 more day to the itinerary, either as a reservation 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).

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

Itinerary & Route

Day 1

  • 8 am

    Transportation from Puerto Varas to Cochamó.

  • 10 am

    Trekking to La Junta (4 to 6 hours).

  • 4 pm

    Camping at Camping La Junta.

Day 2

  • 7 am

    Ascent to Cerro Arcoiris (+- 10 hours).


  • 9 am

    Trekking to Trinidad hill valley (+-7 hours).


  • 10 am

    Trekking back to the trail.

  • 5 pm

    Return to Puerto Varas, 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:

Clothing appropriate for the activity (base layer set, fleece jacket, windproof and waterproof jacket, trekking pants, windproof and waterproof pa... 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 more than 14 days before the start date of the program: refund available with a pe... Read more

“ChECKLIST FOR Trekking Cochamó, Cerro Arcoiris & Trinidad lagoon”

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!

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

    • 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).

    Per group:

    For those who book the same program together, there is a $160.000 CLP per person discount off the base rate for a group of 1. This discount is automatically applied when you select the number of participants at the time of booking.


    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!

    The program includes the technical equipment: crampons, helmet, harness, ice axe. So they basically only require their mountain boots, clothes, and accessories (glasses, backpack, gloves). Anyway you can see the checklist to verify that you have what you need and / or let us know if you need something!

    Some programs may also include other items (such as sleeping bags or trekking poles), so if it is indicated in the program it will be available in the program.

    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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