Duracion: 12 days
Accomodation: 1-2 nights in cabins, 9-10 in tent camps
Riders Qualification required:, experience on horseback,Intermediate physical condition. On some days we might ride +8 hours with breaks.
Prize: 1800,- EUR / 2330,- USD
Level: For advanced riders only, maximum four riders
Looking for the height of extreme adventure horse trekking? Join us on our thrill-filled 9-day expedition ACROSS the Sollipulli volcano!
Sollipulli is an amalgamation of several volcanic hot spots with one massive, central, inactive crater and is a landscape of epic proportions. In the summer of 2011, our arrieros crossed Sollipulli on horseback, the first riders ever to do so, and now we are excited to offer you the same exploratory adventure!
The vast rolling plains, towering plateaus, steep snow-covered slopes, and razor’s edge ridges of this varied volcanic landscape offer even the most extreme adventurer the expedition of a lifetime. Spend eight days on horseback exploring an amazing cross-section of the various environments Southern Chile has to offer: peaceful lakeside camps lead to dense, virgin rainforests with sky-high canopies, which give way to meandering river valleys, which in turn arrive at the breathtaking slopes of Sollipulli.
If you’re looking for a sensational adventure on horseback, for electrifying thrills coupled with numbing beauty, for the opportunity to see the rippled, undulating landscape of the Chilean Andes at its most pristine and impressive, our Sollipulli Expedition is the trek for you. Highlights include days riding through untouched forest and nights spent at natural hot springs and The Domes (permanently-installed tents in the forest). But, no doubt the pinnacle of our trip will be our traverse of the Sollipulli volcano, including our descent into, crossing of, and ascent out of the great, glaciar-filled crater!
**Because Sollipulli is a severe environment, we must be prepared for unpredictable changes to the landscape and be ready to continue on foot in some places. For this reason, this trek is limited to advanced riders in good physical condition who seek an exciting ride. This is a nine-day expedition will include eight days on horseback and has a 7-day set itinerary, leaving us two days of flexibility in case of inclement weather. It is absolutely imperative that we have good weather on the day of our crossing.
If you need more convincing, view the unbelievable photos of our first ever crossing with guests, from summer 2011.
Duracion: 9 days
Accomodation: 1-2 nights in cabins/ domos, 7-8 nights in tent camps
Riders Qualification required:, advanced riders only.
In addition to our standard trail rides, we may offer special rides in any given year. They may be exploratory pilot tours or follow different/ longer itineraries, and, more so than our regular treks, offer a unique, unrepeatable experience. Some are closed, and some are open to everyone.
A 12-day trail ride that unites our two main riding areas, National Park Villarrica and National Park Huerquehue. We start at our base camp at Paraiso Escondido and ride, passing the Quetrupillan Volcano, towards the Lanin Volcano. We continue on across the Mapuche town of Currarehue towards Huerquehue National Park and the natural hot springs of Panqui and Rio Blanco. Similar to the ride we did two years ago, this year we are looking for a alternate connection, riding along the "La Peineta" range.
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