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Hike Desolation Pass

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A day trek in the foothills of Osorno volcano offering a variety of terrain and spectacular views.

Breathe in the fresh mountain air on this rewarding day hike in the native forests and black volcanic plains beneath Osorno’s imposing peak.

The 7-hour trek starts in the hamlet of Petrohue near Puerto Varas. From here, you’ll climb a mountain pass through a barren basalt landscape that gradually transforms into lush woodland and finally unveils an astonishing view of Lago Todos Los Santos.

After a picnic lunch, follow the gnarled lava trail left by an ancient eruption to arrive at the lakeshore with time for a refreshing wild swim before returning to Petrohue and your waiting driver.

Activity Rating: easy

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