Las Horquetas Circuit (4 days)

Operative tour
December to April

If you cancel your booking until 48 hours before the beginning of the activity, we will refund 100% of the advance you paid for the booking.

Free cancellation

You can reschedule your booking without any additional cost until 48 hours before the beginning of the activiity.

Free rescheduling

Take Las Horquetas Circuit, 4-day trek with visits to the Cerro Castillo and Duff lagoons, besides having views of the Castillo, Palo, and Negro mountains.


  • Las Horquetas Circuit (4 days): CLP$ 489.000 per person.

*Minimum 3 people to confirm the departure.

How to book

  1. Select the departure date from the calendar.
  2. Select the number of people.
  3. Click in “Add to cart”.
  4. Pay the full price of the program online.


  • Pickup at your accommodation (urban area).
  • Round trip transport from Villa Cerro Castillo.
  • Tent.
  • Meals.
  • Radio and satellite emergency communication.
  • First aid kit.
  • Bilingual guide (Spanish and English).
  • Entrance fee to the Cerro Castillo National Park.

Not included

  • Sleeping bag.
  • Sleeping pad.
  • Transport from Coyhaique.
  • Accident insurance.

Optional services

  • Transport from Coyhaique: CLP$ 85.000 per person.

What to bring

  • A 60-liter backpack for all the circuit.
  • A 30-liter backpack for short treks.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Sleeping pad.
  • Waterproof jacket and pants.
  • Polar warm clothes (Polartec or similar).
  • Thermal clothing (first layer).
  • Short and long-sleeved T-shirts.
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Extra batteries.
  • Water bottle.
  • Sandals.
  • Headlamp.
  • Towel.
  • Winter hat and gloves for cold temperatures.
  • Cap to protect yourself from the sun.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Ziploc bags or similar (to store your garbage).
  • Hiking poles.
  • Personal hygiene items.
  • Toilet paper.


  • Not allowed for people under age 14.
  • Not allowed for pregnant women.
  • Not suitable for people with respiratory or circulatory conditions.
  • Not suitable for people with knee conditions.
  • Not suitable for people with spine conditions.
  • You must carry 13 kg in your backpack.


Start: Day 1 at your accommodation in Cerro Castillo.

End: Day 4 in downtown Cerro Castillo.


Day 1: Cerro Castillo – El Turbio Camp (13 km, 6 to 7 hours).

We will pick you up at your accommodation in Cerro Castillo to leave in a vehicle to the trek starting point. You will register and start walking by the track mainly flat, going through meadows and nothofagus forests. In addition, you will have to cross some streams and rivers, so you will have to take off your shoes to keep them dry. During the way you will be able to stop to see the landscape and take pictures, before reaching El Turbio. There you will set up the camp and will have the option to make a 7 km trek to the El Turbio Lagoon or just rest until dinner time. After that, there will be a small meeting for planning the next day and then you will go to rest.


Day 2: El Turbio Camp – El Bosque Camp (11 km, 5 to 6 hours).

You will get up early for breakfast and then pull up stakes, so you can start walking. This will be a real challenge because you will go to the Penon Pass, located a 1500 m of altitude. Regardless of it is summer season or not, you can find strong winds and snow, so you have to be prepared and take all your equipment with you. From this point, where you can stay for a couple of minutes, you will begin descending with views of the El Penon Glacier and the Ibanez River Valley. You will arrive to El Bosque to set up camp. During the afternoon you will have the option of hiking to the Tempanos Lagoon, hike in which you will cover 2 km in 1 hour and a half. There you can see the landscape and take pictures before going back to rest and have dinner. There will be a small meeting for preparing the next day before going to sleep.


Day 3: El Bosque Camp – Neozelandes Camp (15 km, 6 to 8 hours).

You will get up early for breakfast and pull up stakes, so you can start walking. The hike of this day is about gaining altitude at the beginning to have panoramic views of the park. You will cross the drainage of the Cerro Castillo Lagoon and will have views of the surrounding mountains, like Cerro Castillo and Cerro Penon. While the day goes by, you will be able to see different areas of the mountains illuminated by the sun until reaching the lookout point of the Cerro Castillo Lagoon. There you will have a break to see the landscape before going on to the Morro Negro, the highest point of the day. From that place, you will see the Cerro Castillo range, the lagoon, the Ibanez River Valley, the Cerro Palo range and, if the weather allows it, the San Valentin Mount, the higher in the Patagonia. The, you will continue to the Nezoelandes Camp to set up the tents and be able to rest. After dinner, you will have a meeting to plan the next day.


Day 4: Neozelandes Camp – Duff Lagoon – Cerro Castillo (13 km, 6 to 7 hours).

Early in the morning you will have breakfast so then you go out with your small backpack to the Duff Lagoon. This will be the last important point of visit inside the park, where you will be able to enjoy the views of the lagoon and the surrounding mountains. After staying in this place for a while, you will return to decamp and continue walking to the exit point, where you will register and take the vehicle back to Cerro Castillo, where the activity ends.

Cancellation policy

  • If you cancel more than 4 days in advance, we will make a full refund of what you paid for the booking.

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