Our exclusive trip to Chile combines the challenges of Patagonia with exciting volcano ascents and easier walks in the less well known but equally spectacular Chilean Lake District and Auracania.
In Patagonia - Paine National Park - we trek the ‘W’ trail with hiking forays up the spectacular side valleys – Ascensio, Frances and Grey – for close up views of Las Torres (The Towers) and Los Cuernos (The Horns).
Flying north now to Puerto Montt we hike trails in an enchanting landscape of mountains, lakes and forests made surreal by snowcapped volcanoes rising above the auracaria (‘monkey puzzle’) trees.. The challenges continue with ascents of Lonquimay (2726m) and Villarrica (2847m). No camping here – we stay in attractive lodges, country inns and chalets.