Patagonia National Park was introduced January 2018 as a part of the improbable new Route of Parks (Ruta de los Parques) chain of 17 national parks in Chile.
Three conservation areas had been mixed to create it. Cows and different grazing animals eliminated. Native wildlife comparable to guanacos, ñandús, pumas, Andean condors, and huemuls reintroduced.
Patagonia National Park will quickly be the very best mountaineering vacation spot on the Carretera Austral after close by Cerro Castillo. You need to hike each on the identical journey.
There are already plenty of prime quality day hikes out of three established campgrounds in Patagonia National Park together with:
La Confluencia three km (2 miles)
La Vega Path 7 km (Four.5 miles)
Lago Chico Loop 12 km (7.5 miles)
Avilés Loop Path 16 km (10 miles)
Lagunas Altas Path 23 km (14 miles) climbing Mt. Tamanguito
Furioso Path 23 km (14 miles)
I’m MORE enthusiastic about future lengthy hikes traversing the park.
The Park has one in a single day hike known as the Aviles to Jeinimeni path 50 km (31 miles) a technique.
As of February 2019 there is no such thing as a hiker shuttle to and from the trailheads. It’s a must to set up that by yourself. ☹️ It’s a problem.
Even higher is the route put collectively by (Journey) Alan Dixon and Alison Simon they known as the Patagonia National Park trek.
October 1 via April. January and February are excessive season.
They noticed condors, flamingos, armadillos and even had a puma stroll via their camp at night time.
Their very detailed journey report features a map set of the trek in geospatial PDF, GPS information, mountaineering distances & occasions; detailed, day-by-day route descriptions, tenting places, elevation profiles and extra.
Learn each phrase of their journey report.
Cochrane city is just a few hours easy accessibility south of Coyhaique. The closest public transport entry to the National Park.