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Castillo National Forest
Nacional Cerro Castillo is 90 Km south-west of Coyhaique in the Chile's
Region XI. The reserve comprises an area of 1340 sq Km and the highest
point and one of the most important highlights in the Central Patagonia
Area is the Cerro Castillo summit with 2675m of imposing altitude from
the tiny town of Villa Cerro Castillo right at the bottom of his massif.
Climbing___Cerro Castillo 5 days
transportation to the tiny town f Villa Cerro Castillo. Hiking following
the Río Ibañez Valley to link up the Estero Parada Valley.
From here we will follow the native lenga forest to the Neocelandes Campsite.
8h . Campsite
Season: Set to June
Hiking and Climbing___Cerro Castillo 7 days
From Coyhaique land transportation (2h) to Las Horquetas. 4 to 5 h hiking
to the Camp 1. We follow most of the trek a roaring white water torrent
leaving us in a wild upper valley below the Cordillera Castillo, setting
up the Camp in the upper Rio Turbio.
From Coyhaique land transportation (2h) the tiny town Villa Cerro Castillo,
14 Km. 4 to 6h. We will hike under a several spectacular icefalls that
grip the raw eastern flank of Cerro Peñón. We pass thru
the Laguna Cerro Castillo with a stunning sight directly under the imposing
Cerro Castillo. Finally we will set up the Camp in the middle of the native
Lenga Forest in Estero Parada Valley.
in Cerro Castillo 1 day
over the Río Ibañez and the Carretera Austral, the Cerro
Castillo is the most prominent peak of the compact Cordillera Castillo.
The mountain's Spanish name comes from its many striking basalt turrets
and craggy ridges , giving it a strong resemblance to a fortified medieval
castle. As a landmark of the Aysen region this striking peak regularly
attracts international climbers.
in Cerro Castillo 4 days
Towering over the Río Ibañez and the Carretera Austral, the Cerro Castillo is the most prominent peak of the compact Cordillera Castillo. The mountain's Spanish name comes from its many striking basalt turrets and craggy ridges , giving it a strong resemblance to a fortified medieval castle. As a landmark of the Aysen region this striking peak regularly attracts international climbers.
The scenery along this trek Its spectacular and varied, introducing some of the finest country in the central Patagonian Andes. The route follows charming gently forested upper valleys that lead up into the raw alpine landscape. Hanging glaciers cling precariously to the craggy mountain sides, disgorging waterfalls or thundering blocks of ice that plummet over sheer cliffs into stark highland lakes clouded by moraine sediment. You will have to cross exposed terrain above the vegetation line, where until January you may encounter pretty much snow. The trek start at las Horquetas Grandes , 75 Km from Coyhaique.
We won't be able to use horses the first two journeys because it is private property .
|Optional: flight over the impressive Northern Patagonian Ice Cap to land in the San Rafael lake. We will navigate the lake approaching by boat to the hanging glacier . We will hike over this natural Sanctuary. Flight back to Coyhaique.|
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