Fauna includes pudúes, skunks, Andean foxes, lesser grisons and cougars, though not all of them are spotted in plain sight. Long-nosed caenolestids, huet huets, humming birds, common kestrels, tit-tyrants and woodpeckers of all kinds and sizes search for shelter in the most humid areas of the forest.
Mountaineering enthusiasts can find local guides in charge of organizing six-hour ascents to the volcano leaving from Puerto Kloker, Ensenada and Petrohué. There is snow above the two thousand meters of height. There are also very deep blue crevices on the eastern hillside, ideal for climbing. Some experience is essential and adventurers must know that this volcano features very difficult sectors. Therefore, ascents must always be carried out in the company of an authorized guide.
From a distance, the summit of the Osorno Volcano lures viewers with its everlasting snow. Sometimes, it seems to play hide and seek behind the clouds only to emerge again whenever it feels like doing so. From up close, it offers a thousand ways to approach it, and all of them guarantee a unique flavor.
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Useful DataHow to get there
Travel 25 kilometers from downtown Frutillar to Puerto Varas and then 60 kilometers towards Ensenada along paved Route 225.Bear in mind
The volcano has elementary codes and it may only be climbed by proving certified experience or in the company of an experienced mountain guide.
Thermal clothes, sunglasses, sun lotion, water and comfortable footwear are essential.