Twenty minutes from Villarrica, in the Pino Huacho sector of the Villarrica National Park, our adventure begins. We walk along a rocky path, cross a beautiful snow forest of Araucarias and observe the natural wonders of both the volcano and Lake Villarrica, and Lake Calafquén. After a short snowshoe hike or a short snowmobile ride, we arrive at a mountain refuge. There the husky dogs await us, more impatient than we are, to start the journey. Before leaving, the guide instructs us on the harness and the sled we are going to use and especially about the behavior of the dogs. As a future "Musher", we learn the basic techniques to handle dogs. Each participant handles his own sled. We prepare the huskies and the necessary equipment to develop the route with maximum safety. Thus, it is time to start the real adventure, gliding through an incredible landscape of forest and snow. At noon it is time to rest and regain strength with a rich snack. In the afternoon we enjoyed another session of this fascinating activity. After this new session, we warm up the body with a tea and then start the return.
Mushing with Huskies (1 day)
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|July to October, every day that there is sufficient snow;
|9 hours in total
(7 hours of activity)
|two people *|
*All the activities are also available as private service as long as your group includes the minimum passengers. Please consult for the private fares.