Villarrica Park Lake Hotel
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... CLIMBING!!!) again. The goal that day was to see Araucaria trees (Monkey Puzzle trees) and we were not disappointed. After completing the 5 hour walk we were well satisfied for scenery and exercise.
Time to move on. Goal to cross the Andes by a new path. Crossing at Liucura / Pino Hachado. First leg took us as far as Manzanar via Parque National Congquillo and Volcan Llaina (another active volcano). The ride through the park turned out to be ...
... there for another reason: climbing the 2,847-meter-high volcano Villarrica, one of the most active volcanoes in Chile. To go on that hike you either have to get a tour guide or you must prove that you have got experiences in mountaineering. There are several companies that offer tours and they all cost about the same (40.000Pesos). The equipment is included.
We booked a tour for the next day and then used the rest of the afternoon to wander around ...
... It was a real hoot. We slid down about 80% of the mountain. Soooo much easier than climbing up!
The big challenge over, we boarded the bus and headed down to Pucon where we handed in all the gear and then travelled back to our hotel. Glenda, Irene and Wendy treated themselves to a lovely hot tub before joining the others for celebratory drinks. Once again we had a delicious dinner in ...
... amp; vapour clouds, was clearly a volcano but was also clearly visible from Pucon (and my hostel room), Volcan Villarica, plus a couple of lakes were on the other side. There were some araucaria (pehuen) trees after which the local tribespeople were named, plus several groups of the noisy curved beaked, black headed ibis. They were all over town too, noisy buggers.
Fter sampling the owners’ sopapillo (fried dough), had a foray to the tourist office to find ...
... a Perth girl Monique and a Scottish girl Claire. Along with our guide Sergio we walked up and made serious ground on all of the groups who departed before us overtaking group after group. After 3 hours of hiking, photos stops and drinks breaks we got to the final summit push where we rugged up a little more.
We finished the hour long uphill in about 30 minutes, overtaking countless groups on our way up.
The view from ...