Crossing from Rupanco Lake to Todos Los Santos Lake

CLP$500.000 VAT included.


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, Mount Borracho, and the valley that will give us. we have traveled. To then say goodbye to this magical place navigating the Todos Los Santos Lake in the direction of the port of Petrohue.

3 days
Group size:
2 to 12 persons
All year
Start / End
Puerto Varas
1 guide every 4 clients
1,666 masl
Average altitude 440 masl
+- 26 km in crossing
+- 16 km ascent Cerro Cenizo
+1,145 m crossing
+1,100 m ascent Cerro Cenizo
Transport Camps or refuges Hot springs Meals

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.
- CLP$50.000

Upcoming departures

  • Daily departures upon reservation and adequate weather conditions for a summit attempt between August 2023 and March 2024.
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Total: 500000


D1, 6 am transportation from Puerto Varas to the Las Gaviotas sector on Lake Rupanco.

D1, 8:30 am start of the trekking to Los Quetros lagoon.

D1, 12 pm Lunch at Los Quetros lagoon.

D1, 5pm arrival at the El Callao Hot Springs.

D2, 7am ascent to Cerro Cenizo.

D3, 10am trekking to Todos Los Santos Lake.

D3, 3pm navigation of Todos Los Santos Lake from "El Rincón" to Petrohue.

D3, 6pm Return to Puerto Varas, end of service.

Special offer

CLP$50.000 per adult
No limit To No limit
Number adult >=3


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!

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 governed 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:

It is done through the website or by email ( We will confirm availability within 24 hours of receiving the information from the participants. A non-refundable deposit of $50,000 CLP per person is required to confirm your reservation (date and program). 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 payment is made in foreign currency, the prices of the programs are based on the exchange rate set by HAE Ltda.
at the time of payment. The total cost must be paid in full before the program start date. More information

- 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 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 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 evaluated by the responsible guide and/or the “criteria used to suspend or modify the activity” listed in this document, and/or a request from the client to cancel the activity, HAE Ltda.
reserves the right to cancel or modify the itinerary, itinerary details or objectives without any refund or rescheduling available.

HAE Ltda.
is not responsible for expenses incurred by you in preparation for travel, including – but not limited to – purchases of “passenger liability equipment” or non-refundable or penalty 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 (, the “program of the activity” and the declaration of “Knowledge and acceptance of risks, terms and conditions” (

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

Is it recommended for childrens?

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 trek in a good way. The three-day journey considers daily hikes of 10 to 16 kilometers, which will entail 4 to 8 hours of walking per day. One option would be to consider horses to accompany us!

In any case, we recommend that children are at least 12 years old and that they be accompanied by family members.

Is previous experience required?

No, for this journey no previous experience is required!

Of course, any experience is welcome, and what we must consider is that the daily hikes will be demanding. We must prepare for three consecutive days of walking up to eight hours a day with a backpack on the trail and volcanic hauling.

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 is just me?

Of course! The regular program considers a minimum of 2 people, but this is simply to reduce the value per person. So there is no problem with it being just one person. The current value of the program for one person is $ 675,000 CLP. Another option is to open 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!


– Personal Gear required by the client

“Crossing from Rupanco Lake to Todos Los Santos Lake”

  • Zapatos de trekking: Trekking boots: ideal with a rigid sole, waterproof and that go over the ankle
  • Quick-drying 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)
  • Snacks for trekking (fruits, dried fruits, protein or cereal bars, sandwich, etc.)
  • 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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