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Hike Desolation Pass
A day trek in the foothills of Osorno volcano offering a variety of terrain and spectacular views.
Breathe in the fresh mountain air on this rewarding day hike in the native forests and black volcanic plains beneath Osorno’s imposing peak.
The 7-hour trek starts in the hamlet of Petrohue near Puerto Varas. From here, you’ll climb a mountain pass through a barren basalt landscape that gradually transforms into lush woodland and finally unveils an astonishing view of Lago Todos Los Santos.
After a picnic lunch, follow the gnarled lava trail left by an ancient eruption to arrive at the lakeshore with time for a refreshing wild swim before returning to Petrohue and your waiting driver.
Activity Rating: easy
Chilean Lake District (south)
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Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert
Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.
Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert
Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.
Lina Fuller - Travel Expert
Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.
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Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.
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Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.
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After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.