Trekking Puntiagudo

This is a hiking adventure for those with a true passion for nature. Trek through grassland and along mountain paths to Refugio El Callao and hike through beautiful native forests to swim in Laguna Los Quetros. Enjoy a boat trip to thermal waters at Rupanco and experience this unspoiled region through the friendly hospitality of the local communities with whom you'll stay. This is a hiking adventure for those with a true passion for nature. Trek through grassland and along mountain paths to Refugio El Callao and hike through beautiful native forests to swim in Laguna Los Quetros. Read more...
3 Days

Trekking Puntiagudo - 3 - $700

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

Day 1: Hike to hot springs; Refugio El Callao 

Day 2: Hike to Las Gaviotas; Paraíso de la Montaña cabins 

Day 3: Rupanco; Puerto Varas

Start from Puerto Varas and end at Puerto Varas

Landmarks visited on Trekking Puntiagudo

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Hike to hot springs; Refugio El Callao

This is one of those treks where you'll likely only interact with your local hosts and your trekking guide. You'll be off the beaten trails that are found elsewhere, with stunning views right from the outset. These three days might well be the highlight of your trip to Patagonia.

Departing Puerto Varas by vehicle, you'll reach the trailhead after about an hour's drive, where you'll say goodbye to the hoards of travellers crossing into Argentina via the lake crossing.

Trek for 4-5 hours as you explore open fields and native forests, pass farm houses and enjoy frequent river views. You'll walk gradually uphill for most of the day, then upon arrival at Refugio El Callao you'll walk for 30mins to get to the hot springs – where you can have a refreshing, incredibly scenic swim in the river. Note that the hot springs are very rustic and sometimes they are not operating.

Length of hike: 10.5km, plus 4km to hot springs

Meals: Box lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Refugio El Callao

Day 2: Hike to Las Gaviotas; Paraíso de la Montaña cabins

The route today will take you from El Callao to Las Gaviotas. The majority of the hike is through thick, beautiful forest with the river running below. When we reach the Laguna Los Quetros, a stunning swimming spot with big open pasture and privileged views of Cerro Borracho, we'll rest and have lunch.

We'll then continue on to Las Gaviotas where we'll have dinner and stay overnight in the comfortable Paraíso de la Montaña cabins.

Today's hike is quite a distance, but it's taken at a steady pace with plenty of refreshing stop-offs along the way. A highlight of this itinerary is staying at homesteads and having the chance to interact with your local hosts; learning about their traditional way of living in this beautiful and isolated region.

Length of hike: 20km, 506m ascent

Meals: Breakfast, box lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Paraíso de la Montaña cabins

Day 3: Rupanco; Puerto Varas

After breakfast we'll visit the 100%-natural hot springs at Rupanco, about 20mins away by boat. We'll then have lunch at the cabins before picking up private transport to the your hotel in Puerto Varas, about 2hrs away.

Meals: Breakfast, box lunch

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What our customers think

This trip eclipsed the majesty of the Torres Del Paine. The highlight was undoubtedly our stay overnight at Los Condores and the Puntiagudo trek. The hosts were great and we thought their farm was a very special/unique place to stay. The trek was made even more memorable because of our guide. All the locals we met were also delightful.

Paddy Fox United Kingdom February 2019

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

The base price of USD $700 per person is based on a set-date group departure.

Private departures are available, from USD $750 per person, on a date of your choice with a minimum of 2 people and subject to availability. Please contact us for more details.

The trip price varies depending on group size as shown below:

6 people: USD $700 per person

4-5 people: USD $725 per person

2-3 people: USD $750 per person

Prices are fixed to the end of the 2022/23 season.



Start date Price (pp)
December 2021
14-Dec-2021 $700* Provisional Date Enquire
January 2022
25-Jan-2022 $700 Provisional Date Enquire
March 2022
1-Mar-2022 $700* Provisional Date Enquire

* Note: Prices are per person. Paid in USD ($) - figure above is based on today's exchange rate. Actual cost $700

Additional Notes

Group size – 6 maximum, 2 minimum. Fixed departures for groups of up to 6 people willing to share are shown above. Private departures for groups of 2-6 people are also available.

Baggage – Trekkers will need to carry their personal items for the night stops and a box lunch for each day.

Additional day – An extra day can be added between Days 2 and 3 in which you can summit Cerro Cenizas (1,668m), part of the Puntiagudo Peak. Alternatively, you can use this extra day for a gentle walk to a nearby waterfall, about 8km in total. Please let us know if you'd like to arrange this.


  • Meals: 2 breakfasts, 3 box lunches, 2 dinners
  • Accommodation: 2 nights at family lodgings
  • Private transportation as indicated in itinerary
  • Local English and Spanish-speaking expert guide


  • Meals not indicated in itinerary
  • Drinks during lunch or dinner
  • Any extra/optional excursions
  • Personal equipment (see our recommended kit list)
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Gratuities/tips
  • International and domestic/in-country flights
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses

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