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HIGHLANDS OF COCHAMO VALLEY (3D/2N)
RATES PER PERSON
  • 2 passengers USD$ 1195
  • 3 passengers USD$ 995
  • 4-12 passengers USD$ 895
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TRIP LEVEL
Moderate
TRIP LENGTH
3 Days / 2 Nights
START / FINISH
Puerto Montt (PMC), Chile 
ACTIVITIES
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EXTENSIONS
Fast Track W (3D/2N)

SEA KAYAK PUMALIN PARK (4D/3N)

W-TREK TORRES DEL PAINE (5D/4N) (WNAT)

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Day 1 Puerto Varas / Las Juntas
We drive down the scenic coastal road that will take us to the town of Cochamo located by the Reloncavi Estuary, the first Fjord of Patagonia. Here we will meet with the local guide (arriero) to load the horses that are going to carry all our gear. Hike up the valley covered with rainforest and amazing views of granite walls. We will go around the Juntas Valley, with the ones who still have energy.
(2 hours by private transfer, 5 hours trekking, 9KMS, 350MTS difference in height) (BL-D) (Night at Refugio Cochamo)

Day 2 Las Juntas / Arcoiris Hill
Today is a big day, when the sun rises we will be surrounded by granite mountains. We will climb up and into the forest having a close look of mañíos, coigües, alerces and lenga trees. After 5 hours walking and climbing 2 fix ropes (easy and safe to do) we will be in the highlands of Cochamo Valley, place of Condors and climbers. After a nice lunch we will walk back to Las Juntas to celebrate the day.
(7 hours trekking, 4KMS, 900MTS difference in height) (B-BL-D) (Night at Refugio Cochamo)

Day 3 Las Juntas / Puerto Varas
We will have a good breakfast to start our trip back to Puerto Varas. We will walk for 9km / 5.6mi back to the road only this time with the inclination on our side and there our private van will be waiting for us to take us back to Puerto Varas. As an alternative for this last day in Cochamo, we offer the possibility of hiring horses to ride back. Price $20.000 per person
(4 hours trekking, 9KMS, 350MTS descending, 2 hours by private transfer) (B-BL)

REGARDING THE SCHEDULE
The schedules indicated above are subject to change due to weather conditions or unexpected circumstances beyond our control, but we will try our best to keep them unaltered

 
Refugio Cochamo

From the Refugio, centrally located, you have excellent views of the surrounding valley - granite walls, waterfalls, rivers and amazing forest - making it an ideal base for hiking, climbing, beach day, fishing and other excursions. Located at the center of the valley just across from where La Junta River meets the Cochamo River, the newly built Refugio is run by its owners Daniel, Silvina, Zen and friends, all nature lovers. It offers a shared bunk room for 18 people and two private rooms with double bed, breakfast included. You can prepare your own food in the shared kitchen or have meals prepared for you.

Amenities included at the Refugio: • Private rooms with queen size beds, linens, blankets, pillows. • Shared bunk room with thick comfortable cushions (sleeping bags & liners are an additional cost). • Hot water showers. • Shared kitchen (includes gas stove, sink, pots, pans, dishes, silverware, covert space). • Dining and living area. • Wash room for washing clothing. • Large roofed deck. • Library, games, guitar, dijiridu, drums, flutes, and more.


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INCLUDED
-All the private transportation indicated in the schedule
-All meals indicated in the schedule (B: breakfast, BL: box lunch, D: dinner) Including table wine
-Two nights lodging in mountain lodges (Refugios) (comfortable rooms with 6 beds and shared bathroom)
-Dry bags (70 litres) for your personal equipment, complete harness, ropes and all necessary equipment for the trip
-Pack horses with a local cowboy (Baquiano)
-Guide (English-Spanish languages)
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NOT INCLUDED
-Any additional nights
-Medical expenses
-Insurance of any kind
-Personal expenses
-Sleeping bags
-Gratuities for Guide
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WEATHER
In general the climate in the region is between moderate and cold. The average temperature is around 10C. The influence of the ocean does not allow extreme temperatures to be observed in almost all the entire zone.The average yearly rainfall is generally above the 2.000 MM. Puelo Valley has a microclimate, allowing temperatures to reach close to the 30C during the summer months.It is advisable to program visiting the region during the summer months, (December through March), to avoid the rainy season, Cochamo offers incredible and colorful scenarios, du to the drastic changes of seasons.
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PACK LIST

CLOTHES FOR TREKKING

This list is only a guide of the basic articles needed for our trips.

 

Head

o                Synthetic or wool Cap

o                Cap for the Sun

 

Upper body 

o                2 t-shirts

o                2 long sleeve t-shirts (lightweight capelin, polypropylene or similar)

o                2 medium polar

o                1 thick polar, we recommend wind stopper

o                1 Breathable Waterproof jacket (Gore-Tex, sympatex or similar)

 

Lower body

o                1 pair long underwear (capilene or similar)

o                1 Pile of bunting pants (optional)

o                1 Breathable Waterproof pants (Gore-tex, sympatex or similar opcional)

o                1 Long polar pants

o                1 lightweight cotton pants

o                1 pair shorts

 

Hands

o                1 pair of polypropylene or capilene

 

Feet

o                1 pair of good hiking boots (with good support for the ankle)

o                1 pair of slippers or sandals

o                2 synthetic pairs of socks (capilene or similar)

o                1 pairs of wool socks for camping.

o                1 pair of gaiters

 

Personal

o                Head lamp / torch and extra batteries

o                Sun glasses

o                Sun screen lotion SPF 29 - 1 tube

o                Sun screen lip protection - 1 stick

o                Mole skin, band aids, tape, throat lozenges

o                Pocket knife

o                Water bottles (2 ) nalgene 1 quart capacity wide mouth

o                Tooth brush and tooth paste

o                Disposable lighter

o                Stuff sacks 2-3, assorted sizes

o                Extra large strong duffel bag with lock

o                Bandana (multiple uses)

o                Iodine pills -1 new small bottle (for water purification)

o                Personal medicine kit (in case you need them)

  

Sleeping gear

o                Synthetic sleeping bag - comfortable  - 10°C / 14°F

 

Pack

o                1 ½ day back pack 20 liters

 

Optional

o                Cameras, films, extra batteries, lens cleanser.

o                Binoculars

o                Walking sticks  (adjustable preferred)

o                Journal, pencil, book, games, walkman

o                Small towel and soap, disposable wet towel wipes, foot powder

o                Swimsuit

 

Documentation

o                Passport

o                Copy of passport

o                Copy of trip insurance

 

 

Regarding the trekking shoes, make sure to use them before beginning your trip with us, this way you will avoid problems in your feet

 

Chile Nativo Travel will provide you with the necessary gear for camping (tents, dining room tents, air bed mats and kitchen implements) and the specific equipment for every activity.

 

Do not hesitate to contact us for any question, we will be happy to help you in whatever you need in order to make your trip pleasant and safe.

 

 


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Highlands of Cochamo Valley
 
Thanks to you we could enjoy a wonderful and relaxing holidays. We were able to create a tailor made trip, just as we wished, and the expertise of all the travel was much appreciated. The mix of activities was perfect and allows us to enjoy magnificent landscapes. March was for us the perfect time to visit chile and we recommend it not only for theirs great knowledge of chile south region, but also for the fantastic guides, good service and attention to the details.

 
Ana and Rene
Seasson 2007-2008
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Highlands of Cochamo Valley
 
This was one of the best treks I made up to now. Organization was excellent, food was good and varied, security was constantly taken into account, sites were extremely beautiful, the guides were enthusiastic, communicative, their good mood and paying attention to every detail.

 
Olivier Louineau
January, 2008
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Tierras altas del Valle de Cohamo
 
Los guías nos encaminaron hacia tesoros inéditos de la naturaleza. Exigente, pleno y único, este viaje es una experiencia que se vive y queda en el cuerpo. 100% recomendable.

 
Martin de la Parra
Enero, 2008
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