Southern Carretera

Summary

It is a highway located in the south of Chile. It is also the main transport route around Aysen and Los Lagos and connects these cities with the rest of the Chilean territory. It is considered one of the most beautiful roads in the world!

 

Carretera started in 1976, being one of the most expensive and ambitious projects of the entire 20th century in Chile. The highway hasn´t been done until these days, that´s why we take ferries at some points during the trail.

 

Patagonia Andes have a complicated geographical characteristic, with lakes, turbulent rivers and ice fields, the highway is in permanent maintenance.

 

Difficulty:

physical: moderate

technique: easy-moderate

Accommodation

Huts and hostels for trekkers

Schedule

• Day 1: boarding in Brazil

• Day 2: arrival until 13:00 at Balmaceda airport and transfer to Villa Cerro Castillo

• Day 3: Cerro Castillo trekking and transfer to Puerto Tranquilo

• Day 4: ice trekking at Exploradores Glacier

• Day 5: navigation on General Carrera lake to visit the Capillas de Marmol and transfer to Puerto Bertrand

• Day 6: rafting level 3 on the Baker River and transfer to Cochrane

• Day 7: transfer to Caleta Tortel and trekking to the viewpoint of the city

• Day 8: transfer to Villa O’Higgins and bike to the end of Carretera Austral

• Day 9: navigation to O´Higgins Glacier

• Day 10: travel to Cochrane

• Day 11: trekking in the Tamango National Park

• Day 12: transfer to Chile Chico

• Day 13: navigation on Lake General Carrera to Puerto Ing Ibanez and transfer to Balmaceda

What is included?

• 24h guide with deep experience in outdoor adventures in remote areas

• Tickets to parks and tours

• Internal transport in a 4×4 vehicle with driver

• Accommodation in huts with hot water, wood heating, full kitchen, and double and triple rooms.

• All meals: we will cook in the huts

• 2 Latitude 51 dry fit t-shirts

• Adventure and safety equipment

• GPS tracker with the daily transmission of the group’s geographical position to a family member indicated by the client

What is not included?

• Flights

• Adventure insurance (mandatory)

• Drinks

• Individual equipment

Individual Equipments

• Documents (passport, credit card, travel insurance policy)

• 30-liter attack backpack

• Windbreaker / Anorak

• Waterproof pants

• Waterproof hiking boot (Goretex)

• Dry shirts

• Medium fleece

• Trekking pants

• Slipper

• Socks for trekking

• Hat with ear protection

• Medium gloves

• Buff

• Sunglasses

• Sunscreen and lip balm

• Underwear

• Swimsuit

• Hygiene equipment

• Microfiber towel

• Headlamp (extra batteries)

• Switchblade

• Medicines and first aid

• Camera/charger

• Waterproof bag for documents

• Plastic bag for dirty clothes