Program: Full day trekking excursion to this especial volcano, into the ancient forest with 3.000 years old trees, the Alerce (fitzroya cupressoides). We will pick you up at your hotel in Puerto Varas or Puerto Montt, drive to Puerto Montt and take the road southwards enjoying the views of the Reloncaví sound and its amazing colors! After 1-hour drive along the rural landscape we start the walk at 300 meters (984 feet) asl at the shore of Río Blanco. The trail starts to ascend the Volcano Calbuco going through pools and deep into the millenary woods. After 1,45 hs walk, we begin to see old larches and arrive to the view point where we can have some lunch and enjoy a rest with the Calbuco Volcano in front of us. If the weather is good to continue we will carry on to the refuge, at 1.000 meters (3280 feet) above sea level, the last section is very steep and enclosed by ancient larches. Views from Puerto Montt and the Pacific Ocean even! Timing and distance: 12 kilometers, or 7.5 miles.1.45 hs to the view point and 2.30 hours walk up to the refuge, 2-½ down back to the van.