Lagunas de Huerquehue (english)
The right time for trekking is between October and April, when it is not too wet
From Temuco to Pucon, are 112 kilometers of paved roads. From Pucón, is 7 miles down the paved road CH-199 international step towards Mamuil Malal, up bifuración where you should take the left towards the lake Caburgua, on Route S-947. 7 kilometers later, there is a new branch.
- If you take the left, are 6 miles of paved and then gravel road 14 in good to fair condition. It must move toward the lake Caburgua to a gravel road that goes to the right, sign "The PN Huerquehue." After 8 miles of winding road and several hills, one reaches Paillaco, which must be taken to the left (north) toward the lake Tinquilco. About 4 miles later you reach the CONAF nursery, where you must pay the entry Then you can move 4 miles down the road vehicle to a parking (charged $ 500 for parking), where the trek begins.
- If you take the right, is 12 miles paved road and then 10 miles of gravel (6 of them shared with the previous route) in regular state. It must move in the direction of the Baths of Huife until 12 miles later, you come to a gravel road which rises to the left (west). It's 4 miles of narrow and winding up caminoo Paillaco, where it joins with the previous route.
In January and February, JAC bus operates two daily services from Pucón to the park entrance, leaving Pucon at 8:30 and 4 pm, and returning from the nursery at 10 am and 5pm. Additionally, in summer, buses leave every 40 minutes Caburgua. For about $ 1200 (TBC) allow these buses to reach the diversion that comes to Paillaco (by the first alternative described in access by car). Since there are 14 kilometers of gravel road to the park, along a path that would be quite tiring to walk. The chances for a ride are rather high in the months of January and February, minor in December and March, and fairly low the rest of the year, except for long weekends.
Description of the routeCrossing of the Huerquehue Park, if you take the path to the left, begins the road back to finish the circuit Huerquehue Lagoons
About 4 to 5 hours.
Permits / Fees
To access into the park, each adult must pay CLP $2.500. Aditionally, CLP $10.000 per tent are charged at the entrance to stay in camping Renahue.
Waypoints in Google Earth
- Waypoints Huerquehue Crossing . (For this hike, only until "Cartel") To download the file right-click and then select "Save file as" (IE) or "Save link as" (Firefox, Chrome). By trying to open it directly, some browsers will show the raw code with the coordinates.