Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo, Coyhaique

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Cerro Castillo National Reserve is a nature reserve of Chile located in the Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo Region, south of Coyhaique. The reserve is named after Cerro Castillo, its highest mountain and main attraction. The Carretera Austral passes through the reserve.Mammals in the reserve include South Andean deer, guanacos, pumas and canines of the genus Lycalopex. Notable birds that inhabit in the area are the austral parakeet and the Andean condor.Lenga is the most common tree species in the reserve.The northern portion of the reserve is part of Aisén River drainage basin, whereas that the southern portion is included in the basin area of Ibáñez River.
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  • Recommended it trekking with a medium-low difficulty! False, has a high difficulty going uphill all the way and the last stretch is even more steep! You need to have that clear from the beginning if you are interested in trekking so don't be surprised when you get, it is very beautiful, the effort is worthwhile, during the trip we had the fortune to see huemul and condor.
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  • Despite the fact that each place has its charm has a resemblance to the Torres del Paine. For my part make the rise in 1 day and not the trekking of 4 days, which starts at wyes. You arrive in the square of Villa Cerro Castillo and front there's a gravel road about 1 km, where you arrive at the entrance of private grounds that charges $10000 p/p. so the private road is 5 km then enter advancing 2 km National Park. I think that the value of the entry for conditions that offers travel is high. Although that is well delimited the missing path more signage. And income there are no baths, drinking water, or garbage cans. The road always goes up, attach image data of the road which is a medium to high difficulty. The last 2 km are brave, mainly of stone and without trees that they shade. Once up one is given for paid and forgets all sacrifice. I insist the road is of high difficulty in relation to the physical condition. Along the way there are 2 points for drinking water and fill your water bottle.
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  • Do the trekking 4 days within the reserve, is totally recommended to some incredible places.
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  • The park is beautiful. There is a day hike, 3 day hike, and 4 day hike. The day hike is very popular and there are lots of people on the path. The 4 day hike is the next most popular, however it is nearly empty. We ran into about 2 people per day. Be warned, the multi day hikes are difficult. You must bring lots of warm clothes and be sure to have hiking poles. There are very very steep passes that you make. We went near the end of the season (December 15 - March 15) and the passes were covered in snow, making it very difficult to cover. Be aware of what you are getting into before you go, don’t just walk in expecting a casual hike.
  • Its amazing scenery. Breathe taking really. If you are here with the right gear and the right time of year it's probably amazing. Cons: no easy way access trailhead for 4 fay trek. Hitchhiking is very difficult, expect to spend hours waiting. Windy, dangerously windy in march. Views can be obscured by fast changing weather. The best trail to the lake is private and costs a fair bit of money.
  • Worth it. Really great hike. They had us pay 10,000 CLP to get in (hours to get in are between 8:30am and 1:30pm) through a small wooden door. The hike is pretty easy but it's a climb. The view is amazing.
  • Freakin amazing. Tough hike, though. Bring water and a jacket.
  • The new Torres del paine. Should not be missed. Don't forget the side trails.
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