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” it is the low land area that in just over 25 kilometers connects the northwest shore of Todos Los Santos and the west shore of Lake Rupanco. A well-marked trail immersed in the rain forest, flanked by rugged mountains and a remote mountain range.
We will start our hike at “Las Gaviotas” at the north of the valley, on the south side of Lake Rupanco. On the first day, we will go through the “Los Quetros” lagoon to get directly to the “Termas de El Callao”. We will spend two nights in the house of the Altamirano family or if they are not in the valley, we will camp in the hot springs of the “Sin Nombre” river. In the middle of our trip, we will move up to the heights. We will focus our attention on the cordon of “Los Cenizos”. A day of hiking will take us to the top of the “Cenizo” hill, from where the complete view of the Lakes District can only improve while contemplating a unique postcard of the Puntiagudo volcano, so that on our third day we discover Lake Todos Los Santos and sail towards 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. Regarding it: ideally, we will stay with the Altamirano family (who will also provide us with the meals), but if they are not in the valley we will make a camp at the hot springs. Esto implicará que deberemos llevar las carpas, sacos, colchonetas y artículos de cocina, la buena noticia es que esto lo podemos llevar con caballos pilcheros!