Today you will experience the adventure of crossing the Pumalin Douglas Tompkins Park towards the small town of Chaiten.
You are going first on this short hike to see these two-thousand-year-old Alerce trees. Only a few specimens of this tree species still exist today, as the excellent quality of these trees provoked a radical deforestation which was stopped in recent years.
You continue hiking to the Chaiten Volcano base, which erupted in 2008, causing enormous damage in the Pumalin Douglas Tompkins Park, Chaiten and parts of Argentina.
Today, a newly created net of hiking trails allows the ascent of the volcano until the edge of the crater. Three nights’ accommodation in Kahuel Posada (nearby Chaiten) or Hotel Yelcho (Lago Yelcho)