The 1st time I visited the lakes in Chile I could not see this volcano. This 2nd time I almost ran out to see it, but luck was on my side, and just before I left, the clouds disappeared and I could see it in all its glory. Situated just over 60 miles from Puerto Varas, close to the village of Ensenada, is one of the most perfect volcanic cones of southern Chile. Along with Lake Llanquihue, beneath it, makes it worthy to be one of the most photographed areas of Chile. For a good view of the zone, you can climb on lifts up to an altitude of almost 1,700 meters . The pictures are taken from Frutillar and Puerto Varas.
For the first time in my life I climbed a volcano (just over 2,800 meters of height) called Lonquimay in the Araucania region (where I live). I went with a group from the YMCA ... was a unique experience, exhausting and unforgettable. I was surrounded by fellowship, solidarity, inner strength, extreme physical exhaustion, immense joy to meet the goal ..... cool.
I do not know if I would do it again, but I know that was amazing, a beauty that I had never seen before. It's an amazing thing to see the crater of a volcano! After climbing to the bottom, I looked up at the top (which was very far) and said "I was there" .... unforgettable!