Crossing from Rupanco Lake to Todos Los Santos Lake



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

A three-day tour through the heart of the Vicente Pérez Rosales Park. A place that survives by balancing country life and its relationship with pristine nature. A trek that runs along an old path connecting two of the most representative lakes in the region. Immersed in the temperate rainforests of the Southern Andes we will travel part of the so-called "route of the Jesuits" and we will marvel at the views that our ascent to Cerro Cenizo of the Puntiagudo volcano, Mount Tronador, Cerro Borracho and the valley we have traveled will give us. To then say goodbye to this magical place navigating the Todos Los Santos Lake in the direction of the port of Petrohue.


3 days


1 to 12 people

1 guide every 4 clients


Puerto Varas



1.666 masl (Cerrro Cenizo)
Average altitude 440 masl


+-26 km in crossing
+- 16 km ascent Cerro Cenizo


+1.145 m in crossing
+1.100 m ascent Cerro Cenizo

Camping Equipment
Food in Camps
Superb views

Program description

There is a valley that connects the Emerald and Rupanco lakes. Where an ancient trail runs through evergreen forests, ancient trees, natural hot springs, meadows with cattle and a few settlers who will welcome us with joy.

Commonly known as "El Callao", is the lowland area that in a little more than 25 kilometers connects the northwest shore of Todos los Santos and the western shore of Rupanco Lake. A well-marked trail immersed in the rainforest, flanked by steep mountains and a remote mountain range.

We will start our hike at "Las Gaviotas" on the north side of the valley, on the south side of Rupanco Lake. On the first day we will pass through Los Quetros lagoon to get directly to the "Termas de El Callao". We will spend the first-night camping at the hot springs of the river "Sin Nombre". In the middle of our trip, we will move up to the heights. We will focus our attention on the "Los Cenizos" cordon. A day's hike will take us to the top of the "Cenizo" hill, from where the full view of the Lake District can only get better as we contemplate an unique postcard view of the Puntiagudo volcano. On the way back we will continue to the "Refugio Dos Condores" belonging to the Yefi family to rest with a good home cooked meal and on our third day we will discover the Todos Los Santos lake and sail in the direction of the Osorno and La Picada volcanoes.

The program includes transportation to the beginning of the trail, navigation of Lake Todos Los Santos, and the return from Petrohue to Puerto Varas. In addition to meals during the days (dinner, D1 and D2; breakfast D2 and D3; lunch D1) and accommodation. In case the accommodation with the Yefi family is not available, we will camp the two nights in the hot springs of El Callao!

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

    Transportation from Osorno or Puerto Varas to Las Gaviotas sector on Lake Rupanco.

  • 8:30 am

    Start of trekking to Los Quetros lagoon.

  • 12 pm

    Lunch at Los Quetros lagoon.

  • 5 pm

    Arrival at the Termas de El Callao.

Day 2

  • 7 am

    Ascent to Cerro Cenizo. (+- 8 hours round trip).

  • 3 pm

    Return to the hot springs and trip to Refugio 2 Condores.

  • 6 pm

    Arrival to Refugio 2 Condores. Dinner


  • 10 am

    Start of the trek to Lake Todos Los Santos.

  • 3 pm

    Navigation of Lake Todos Los Santos from "El Rincón" to Petrohue.

  • 6 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


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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 Crossing from Rupanco Lake to Todos Los Santos 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!

    • 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 discount of $50.000 CLP per person, which is applied automatically when making the reservation.


    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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