Trip Planner:   South America  /  Chile  /  Aisen Region  /  Nature  /  Queulat National Park
Queulat National Park, Aisen Region
(4.8/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web)
Queulat National Park is a national park of Chile located in the Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo Region. The park is bordered by the Cisnes River on the south side and is neighbor to Lago Rosselot National Reserve. It contains 1541sqkm of glacier-capped mountains and virgin evergreen forests.HistoryIn 1766, the Jesuit Father José García Alsue explored the area searching for the City of the Caesars.Park geographyLocal relief is dominated by the Patagonian Andes, with some elevations greater than 2000m above sea level. A portion of the Puyuhuapi Volcanic Group form part of the park, specifically the area south of the Lake Risopatrón. The park comprises two small ice fields, with glaciers of up to 12km long. The largest glaciated area is Queulat ice cap, which encompasses about 80sqkm and contains park's centerpiece, the Queulat Hanging Glacier. This ice cap is centered at, and is at an elevation of 1889m. The other ice cap covers an area of approximately 40sqkm and is centered at an unnamed summit at, at an elevation of 2255m. The main ice cap borders the northernmost part of the Puyuhuapi Channel called Ventisquero Sound.Other attractions in the park are the Queulat Sound, Father García and The Cóndor Falls, and Cat's Stone (Piedra del Gato).
Using our international travel planner, Puyuhuapi attractions like Queulat National Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Source
Create a full Puyuhuapi itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Puyuhuapi

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Aisen Region by other users

20 days in Havana & South America BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 13 days in Chile BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, outdoors, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Coyhaique, Tortel & Chaiten BY A USER FROM CHILE February, kids, outdoors, relaxing, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: February, kids, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 6 days in Chile Chico BY A USER FROM PERU December, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: December, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Coyhaique BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN November, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: November, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Chile Chico BY A USER FROM POLAND February, culture, outdoors, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Puerto Rio Tranquilo BY A USER FROM CHILE December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Chile BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 36 days in Mexico, Caribbean, South America, Europe, Middle East, Asia, South Pacific & United States BY A USER FROM MEXICO January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Chile Chico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Chile BY A USER FROM CHILE December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 28 days in Chile BY A USER FROM CHILE February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We had the strongest year-round rain, but we did and we got. The place, overwhelming the landscape is beautiful and you think that so much beauty that you see may not be real, but is it. The glacier and its lagoon are wonderful and I recommend making all the paths are different views of the glacier.
    View original
  • Park surprises with their different paths, but you can see the hanging glacier without having to make the longest path, just reaching the parking lot a couple of metres walk and get to a vantage point where the view is enough to delight the visitor. If you want you can make the trail is level and lasts about 2.5 to 3.0 and you get a little closer, but nor do you arrive at the foot of the glacier, only get to a vantage point where you can see the glacier. Within the paths for trekking is Encantado forest, this is highly recommended not only for the end where you see a lagoon formed by the meltwater, but along the same path that is poetry to the rainforest!
    View original
  • Cross the car park by the carretera austral, can see a bit of what the Park has to offer. A perfect landscape. Recommend to anyone who likes nature and adventure. I will come back one day with time.
    View original
Google
  • Increíble lugar, es obligatorio visitar la Laguna Témpanos y ver el Ventisquero Colgante.
  • Beautiful park with beautiful flora and fauna, depending on the weather you will have incredible views of the hanging glacier.
    View original
  • Amazing Park to explore, not to leave up to the hanging glacier, no clouds, is an incredible view.
    View original
  • Another of those majestic parks national of Chile. There are adequate facilities and properly marked trails. There are different routes and panoramic of the snowdrift. Follow the instructions of the Rangers and, as always, leave no trace.
    View original
  • Very good signposted, is worth the penalty every km tour!
    View original