The experience: Cochamo rockslides

A light to medium difficulty trekking in the Cochamó valley south of the Reloncaví fiord. The valley is known internationally to climbers and is becoming a favourite destination among Chileans and Argentine for hiking. During the main period of travel in January and February, the valley is almost overcrowded and alternative hiking tours should be taken. Absolutely recommendable is the Cochamó Valley during the months of September- December, March April. On average, you walk 4 hours daily during the 3-day guided hike.

The progam

5 days/ 4 nights

You have to arrive to Puerto Montt. At the airport of Puerto Montt you will be greeted by our English-speaking tour guide and transferred to Puerto Varas to your hotel right in the center of the city.

After dinner or early evening, the travel guide will contact you to organize a meeting and discuss the upcoming days in Cochamo. Then you´ll have free time to walk along the beautiful coastal promenade of Puerto Varas, relaxing in one of the many good coffees shops and you will enjoy the view of the volcanoes weather permitting.

Overnight at Hotel Weisserhaus.

Departure at 9:00 am and we will drive from Puerto Varas along the Llanquihue Lake to the Reloncaví Fiord.

From there we hike the Cochamó valley along an ancient Jesuit path. It goes 6 hours with a partial slight ascent along the crystal clear Cochamó river through an untouched forest to the sector “La Junta”.

Here you can enjoy an impressive panoramic view of the 400-meter-high granite rock formation of the valley. We spend the night in a simple cozy mountain hut.

Today we go on a short hike to nearby waterfalls. You can take a bath here in the turquoise blue ice cold water and slip down the natural granite water slide (at your own risk).

It is an unforgettable experience with a view of the surrounding mountains in the middle of the natural forest without roads nor cell phone signals.

Weather permitting, the hike continues to the so-called “amphitheater” – a rock with a breath-taking view of the valley and the Cochamó River. Afterwards we go back to the cabin.

In the morning, we set off to get back along the river through the forest to the road where the driver is already waiting for us to take us back to the beautiful city of Puerto Varas. Overnight at Hotel Weisserhaus.

Last day of this amazing trekking adventure!

After breakfast, you will be taken to the airport to continue your adventure.

  • Private transfers, English from and to airport Puerto Montt
  • English-speaking guide during the Trekking tour
  • 2 overnights with breakfast in hotel Weisserhaus in half double room
  • 2 overnights in refugio (mountain hut) in Cochamó valley
  • Certified guide with first aid course and first aid kit during the trekking tour
  • Transfers Puerto Varas – Cochamó – Puerto Varas
  • All meals during the trekking tour + snacks (it is cooked washed together)
  • Satellite telephone VHF radio
  • Insurance for adventure tourism (METLIFE)
  • Fees for entering private areas during the hike
  • Lantern
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sun blocker
  • Camera
  • Field bottle (Nalgene)
  • Backpack (can also be hired)
  • Binoculars
  • Trekking Poles
  • Sleeping bag
  • Raincoat (Gore-Tex)
  • Waterproof pants
  • Trekking pants
  • Long sleeve shirt
  • T-Shirt
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sandals
  • Warm (fleece) sweater
  • Gloves in April and September
  • Swimwear