After picking you up at your hotel this morning, we travel on idyllic country roads to Reloncaví Fjord, a narrow estuary of the eponymous Pacific bay that lies in front of Puerto Montt. We follow its shoreline until reaching the valley formed by Puelo River. It originates on the Argentinian side of the Andes and forms the stunning emerald colored Tagua Tagua Lake during its course to the Pacific Ocean. We cross the lake on a short boat ride in order to reach Tagua Tagua Park, a private protected area. Mostly ascending, a four-hour hike takes us to Alerce Lagoon, where we spend the first night in a “refugio”, a mountain hut.
Accommodation: Shared mountain hut on the shores of Alerce Lagoon. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)