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The huemul’s lagoon at Chillan

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Contact: Maylis Destremau

Duration: 1/2 Day

State: VIII

Level: Normal

Ubication: Las Trancas

Starting point: The refuge of Shangri-La

How to get there:
The way which carries out until the lagoon, is near of the refuge of Shangri-La. You can access it by car 4X4 which is 20 minutes from Las Trancas, or by foot.

Description:
People cannot come to Las Trancas and not discover one of the most beautiful lagoons of the country in the heart of the Shangri La Valley. Located at the top of the highest hills of the valley, the Huemul's lagoon surprises every visitor with its azul color. Moreover, an incredible view of the entire valley is waiting the trekkers.

It is possible to do this trekking alone if you have knowledge on mountain walk, if not it is necessary to take services of mountain guide, for your security.

For this walk, we advise you to have hiking boots, back pack, sunglasses, sunscreen and your camera in order to take photos of this magic moment.

The way which carries out until the lagoon, is near of the refuge of Shangri-La. You can access it by car 4X4 which is 20 minutes from Las Trancas, or by foot.

The trekking of huemul’s lagoon starts at the entry of the forest.
You will walk two hours inside this one, where you will benefit from freshness and the scents of woods. You will and admire centenaries trees, different species of flowers, vegetation and different species of birds, like the Carpintero Rojo that we hear it knocking on trees.

Then, you will leave the forest to reach an incredible point of view: black stone walls, old lava flows, volcanoes of Chillan, Antuco’s volcano and glaciar of Shangri-La. Moreover, we will admire different species of birds, like the majestic condor.
After this break, to appreciate this panoramic view, you will walk again an hour and half, before having the possibility to discover the famous Huemul’s lagoon.

When you will arrive at the top of this rocks’ way, you will admire this turquoise water of which you will take incredible photos. Indeed, this lagoon is the whole creation of the nature which results from the molten of a big surface of ice, made in the winter season.

Most pleasant, after this long walk, is to lay down, to make a picnic and to enjoy this so particular and unique environment, which will not let you indifferent.

You will return from this walk, the head full with incredible memories of landscapes which you are not ready to forget.



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