Trekking Puntiagudo

A hiking adventure for those with a passion for nature and love for the pure joy of being outdoors. Trek for around five hours each day, surrounded by vast volcanic views and making crossings of crystal rivers. Stay in relaxed family lodgings, experiencing the region through the stories and charm of the locals.

3 Days


Trekking Puntiagudo - 3 - $720

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • Trek through ancient forests full of lichens, ferns, fungus and mesmerising trees, in the company of many inquisitive birds
  • Arrive at stunning views of the entire river valley, the steep granite walls, and the Osarno and Puntiagudo volcanoes
  • Make several river crossings of the fast flowing Rio Sin Nombre, surrounded by canyons, waterfalls and hot springs – which you can swim in
  • Wake up next to the Laguna Quetros, a large turquoise lake which is another great swimming spot
  • Stay in the farm houses of local families who have lived in the valley for over 100 years

Start from Puerto Varas and end at Puerto Varas

Landmarks visited on Trekking Puntiagudo

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Hike to the hot springs

Hike details: 10.5 km, plus 4 km to hot springs

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 the refugio you'll walk for 30 minutes to get to the hot springs - where you can have a refreshing, incredibly scenic swim in the river.

Accommodation: Refugio El Callao

Meals: Lunch, dinner

Day 2: Hike to Laguna Los Quetros

Hike details: 12.6 km, 506 m ascent

The route today will take you from El Callao to Laguna Los Quetros. The majority of the hike is through thick, beautiful forest with the river running below. Reach the Laguna Quetros, another stunning swimming spot with big open pasture and privileged views of Cerro Borracho. 

Accommodation: Refugio Laguna Quetros

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3: Casablanca Volcano and final descent

Hike details: 7.5 km, 570m ascent

The final days trek begins with an uphill walk through forest, before you pop out of the valley where you can then see the wall of mountains beyond - Casablanca Volcano.

You'll complete your final descent through farm areas, to leave the National Park.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

An extra day can be added between days 2 and 3, in which you can summit the Cerro Cenizas (1,668 mtrs) part of the Puntiagudo peak. Please let us know if you'd like to arrange this. 

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Prices, Departures and Inclusions

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

6 people - USD $720 per person

4-5 people - USD $755 per person

3 people - USD $795 per person

2 people - USD $1,000 per person

Start date Price (pp)
November 2019
15-Nov-2019 $1,000 Provisional Date
26-Nov-2019 $1,000 Provisional Date
December 2019
15-Dec-2019 $1,000 Provisional Date
26-Dec-2019 $1,000 Provisional Date
January 2020
15-Jan-2020 $1,000 Provisional Date
26-Jan-2020 $1,000 Provisional Date
February 2020
15-Feb-2020 $1,000 Provisional Date
26-Feb-2020 $1,000 Provisional Date
March 2020
15-Mar-2020 $1,000 Provisional Date
25-Mar-2020 $1,000 Provisional Date

* Note: Prices are per person. Paid in USD ($) - figure above is based on today's exchange rate. Actual cost $720

Additional Notes

Departures can be set up on a date of your choice for a minimum of 2 people.


  • Meals: 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Accommodation: 2 nights at family lodgings
  • Private transportation as indicated in itinerary
  • Local expert guide


  • Meals not indicated in itinerary
  • Any additional excursions
  • Personal expenses and equipment
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses

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