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Hiking to La Junta - Cochamó Valley, Camping La Junta & the Refugio Cochamó

4 to 6 hours

Aug. 5, 2008

To get into Chile's most beautiful Yosemite-like valley, you must hike this 4-to-6-hour trail. This obligatory walk or horse ride takes you through native forest, past waterfalls and into the heart middle of 1000-meter granite walls...

5-hour hike to summit

Aug. 8, 2007

The valley's most beautiful and demanding hike rewards its hikers' efforts with excellent views of La Junta and Cochamó Valley. The trail takes you along alerce forests, granite balconies and above tree line to reach views of snow-capped volcanoes, the ocean and lakes....


Paso Leon to Cochamó

5-day trek from Argentinean Andes to Chile's coast

Start in the Argentine Andes and finish at a coastal Chilean town. The trek passes farms, lakes, rock arches, alerce forest, waterfalls and finally the famous glacially-cut granite walls of the Cochamó Valley.... © 2008 - 2018