Hornopiren - Activities and excursions

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What to do in Hornopiren, Patagonia Chile

To the National Park Hornopirén: from Hornopirén toward the east. after 6 kilometers take the deviation to the north toward the valley of the ‘Negro’ river, where after other 6 kilometers you’ll find the fishing lodge Río Salvaje. 4 more kilometers and you get to the National Park Hornopirén. Inside the park the only option is to walk by a path that ascends by the basin of the river Blanco. It is possible to see larches, coihues, tepas, ulmos and lengas in the highest areas but when the path passes on the limit of the vegetation you can see the volcano Hornopirén and the volcano Yates.
To Cholgo and Pichanco: take the same road toward the National Park Hornopirén but in the deviation of the kilometer 6 opt for the one that goes to the south. 3 kilometers ahead will cross the river Blanco (good fishing) and then begin to skirt the channel that separates the island ‘de Los Ciervos’. In the kilometer 20 begins a hill from where the view to the estuary and the cliffs on the sea is impressive. In the kilometer 28 is located Cholgo where you can go aboard until the Thermal baths of Llancahué. The route finishes 7 kilometers ahead in Pichanco from where it used to leave a ferry to Chaitén.
In boat, to Thermal baths of Llancahué:
they are located in the island of the same name to the south of the Island of ‘Los Ciervos’. It takes 50 minutes of sailing to get there. The thermal baths possess pool (indoor and outdoors) and a fascinating option, as taking a bath in the Pacific in a locus in quo slopes that temper the water arises. In the thermal baths they offer lodging, good homemade food and a view on the archipelago of Llanchid that when the sun goes down, will move you.
To the Fiord Comau and Park Pumalín:
it is a trip of 3 or 4 days on board the yacht Brisador traveling the fiords of Cholgo and Comau, alternating with other activities like fishing, baths in the thermal baths of Cahuelmó and visits to other small fiords that enter to the continent, as the Quintupeu (you see a cascade directly fall into the sea by a headland) and the fiord Cahuelmó where you can see sea-wolves places. That whole area of the continent from Hornopirén until Chaitén (less the central part where it is the country property Huinay), it corresponds to the Project Park Pumalín, a natural reservation of 320,000 hectares created by a North American manager and validated by the Government of Chile. It is one of the most important private initiatives in the world as for conservation of forested areas. It has centers of information, camping, lodging. Among the fiord Comau and the fiord Reñihue they are looking for the oldest tree in the world (they calculate 4,500 years). They have already found in Chile a 3,600 year-old larch.

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