Baker - O'Higgins Area

Baker - O'Higgins Area

Finally, the Baker - O'Higgins Zone is the southernmost of the territory, starting with the Baker River in the north, to the giant lake O'Higgins, gateway to South Ice Field. This area has had a cultural tradition associated to cattle ranching, with large estates in the Chacabuco Valley area and the current Cochrane, but also other settlements around forest exploitation, specifically the quoted Ciprés de las Guaitecas, in Caleta Tortel or Villa O'Higgins, as a way of making sovereignty in the last corner of this vast area. You can see a unique architecture cove made of footbridges and stairs, see huemules in the Tamango National Reserve, sail to the giant O'Higgins glacier, trek to get closer to Mount San Lorenzo, or take a photo where the mythical Carretera Austral ends.

Explore the gauchos? route to the Nef Glacier

Come face to face with the Nef Glacier, part of the Northern Patagonia Ice Fields, during this three-day trip that combines navegation, hiking, horse trekking and camping at an old gaucho outpost, complete with a traditional rustic shelter.

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Connect with the Baker?s force and beauty at the Confluence

The Aysén Region has the highest density of rivers and lakes in Chile and some of the most pristine waters on the planet. You'll be treated to incredible landscapes throughout your time in the region, and many, if not most, will feature water. Nevertheless, one of the greatest places for admiring the beautiful colors and power of these waters is the confluence of the Baker and Nef Rivers.

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Raft the incredible Baker River in Puerto Bertrand

Enjoy the charm of Puerto Bertrand, the village that hosts the headwaters for the beautiful and powerful Baker River. Puerto Bertrand is your basecamp for all things Baker so pick your passion; rafting, fishing, or kayaking, and head this way.

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Cross the Baker to follow the ?road less traveled?

There are several alternatives for getting from Puerto Bertrand to Cochrane. We suggest opting for the road less traveled, that provides you with a great introduction to the culture and heritage of the Baker River basin. You'll cross the river twice via bridges and ferry, in the same way as local residents, and have the opportunity to visit the Museum of the Pioneers where you can learn about the settlers ways of life.

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Hike the trails of the Chacabuco Valley

The history of the Chacabuco Valley has intertwined nature and human for millenniums. First, hunter-gatherer tribes roamed the area in search of food and refuge. Later, ranching consumed almost the entire length of the valley with an enormous Estancia spreading across 70,000 hectares! Today, a new chapter is being written and the protagonists of this story are conservation and sustainable tourism.

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Adventure & traditional gaucho cultures converge in Cochrane

To understand Cochrane and its people, you need to sift through its history and discover the events that have marked its evolution. Though the lifestyle of people in Cochrane has changed, it proudly maintains close links to its ranching heritage and gaucho customs.

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Get your camera ready! You?re in the land of the huemules

The Tamango National Reserve is one of the icons of the Aysén Region. Great hiking trails, an excellent river for kayak or fishing, a crystal clear lake, and important habitat for a beautiful native deer in danger of extinction, await you in this protected area just minutes from Cochrane.

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Pay tribute to the huemul with this two-day hike & festival

Each year, during the last weekend of January, a festival is held to celebrate the huemul (hippocamelus bisulcus) and the critical habitat of Valley Chacabuco and the Tamango and Tamanguito mountains. The main event is a two-day group trek called the "Route of the Huemul". The hike attracts local, national and international participants who love ecotourism and nature.

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Explore the majestic Mount San Lorenzo massif

When mountaineers set their sights on Patagonia, one of their biggest dreams is reaching the summit of Mount San Lorenzo. The tricky climate of this area makes the climb extremely technical; in fact, you can count the number of expeditions that have reached the top on both hands. Nevertheless, the entire San Lorenzo Sector is filled with interesting hikes and activities, making this mountain and absolute ?don?t miss?.

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To the ancient ice of the Calluqueo Glacier, thanks to Frank Hornby

Calluqueo is the main glacier descending from Mount San Lorenzo. Until recently, access to this glacier was extremely difficult, but the completion of new meccano bridges at the base of the mountain has made it possible to get up close and even trek across this ancient ice. It's an unforgettable experience that affords a unique perspective of the second highest mountain in all of Patagonia.

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History, adventure, and country living in the Ñadis Sector

In the Ñadis Sector, the mountains, rivers and native forests are accompanied by rural landscapes with meadows and farmhouses. The combination of landscape and friendly hosts, results in an authentic expression of the rural culture of Patagonia.

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Prepare your own Homemade Bread with Patagonia style

You will become an addict to the homemade bread of Patagonia in a matter of minutes. What will you do after you return home? How about learning how to make it yourself? In reality, it's not that difficult and lots of people find it to be a great way to relax. In this article, we'll teach you everything you need for you to discover your dinner-baker?

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