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Parque Nacional Alerce Andino description and photos - Chile: Puerto Montt. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Parque Nacional Alerce Andino.
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Alerse Andino National Park was formed in 1982. It is located 40 km south of Puerto Montt, Llanquihue province in the Los Lagos area. It covers the mountainous region south of Lake Chapo, between the Seno and Relonkavi estuaries from the southeast and the Pacific Ocean from the west.
The Ahlerse Andino National Park is more than 40 beautiful lagoons and alpine lakes, 20,000 hectares of rugged forests ancient fifty-meter larch trees (a coniferous tree, endemic to the subantarctic forests of South America, is in danger of extinction), entwined with lianas and overgrown with ferns. This park is a place where you can see the vegetation of the mountainous and rugged, almost steep slopes of the coastal range of the Cordillera de la Costa, which are 1200-1500 m above sea level.
Territorially, the park can be divided into two sectors for excursions: the Correntos area next to Lake Chapo and the area next to Chaikas. It is a lush wooded area, mountain lakes hidden in the jungle are especially impressive: the Chaikas River Valley, Chaikuenes Lagoon, Triangulo Lagoon, Fria and Sargaso Lakes and Pangal area. It is also worth trying or at least seeing jumping into the Chaikas River.
800-year-old larch trees grow near Lake Sargaso. And not far from Cold Lake, in the Correntoso sector, larch trees that are more than 3000 years old grow.
All sectors of the park have special hiking trails from which you can observe the life of the inhabitants of forests and lakes. There are also routes for tourists with good physical fitness. Fascinating sea excursions can be made along the coast of the Chaikuenes lagoon and the Relonkavi estuary. And in the mirror waters of Lake Sargaso you can swim. Go down the mountain rivers by kayaking or swim in the lagoons on sea kayaks.
Visiting Ahlerse Andino Park is preferable from November to March due to the best weather conditions. Average temperature: + 7-10 ° C in winter and + 20 ° C in summer.
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