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Huella Andina Expeditions

74 reviews
Puerto Varas, Chile
About Huella Andina Expeditions
An idea conceived by a childhood surrounded by lakes, woods and volcanoes. A goal being encouraged by seeing our parents and grandparents to work hard for what we love. Huella Andina is the result of over 15 years of Andean exploration. A family business offering a professional service for adventure travel. Jose Miguel, Sandra and Matias operate several trips in national parks and wilderness areas, specializing in guided mountain expeditions to the major volcanoes in southern Chile: Osorno, Calbuco, Puyehue and Casa Blanca.
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Reviewed March 28, 2019 via mobile

My time with Huella Andina was fantastic. We were able to climb on both Calbuco and Osorno within a few days of each other and the effort was absolutely worth it. I wouldn't think twice about going on another trip with them if I had...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 21, 2019 via mobile

We spent 5 days in Puerto Varas and wanted to trek to the glacier on Orsono From the first initial email exchange the response was instant and informative Jose was flexible which allowed us to pick the perfect day to trek to the glacier I...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

Over the years, I feel blessed to have experienced many activities around the world. Hiking the Glaciers on Osorno will go down as one of the most memorable experiences of our lives. We are so glad we did the hike with our kids. Our group...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

I had a really great time with José being my guide. You spend the night before in a hut with a great three course dinner, good showers and beds. At around 4am you wake up, have breakfast, get ready and start the ascent at 5am....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

For our first mountaineering climb, we chose volcano Osorno with HAE. It was worth every penny. Trustworthy guides, good equipment, serious in terms of security, very professional. Jose and Falco were excellent guides! They made us feel safe, confortable, and were patient when we struggled...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic trip up Volcan Orsorno with Huella Andina Expeditions. Jose was very responsive to emails which made trip planning very easy. The climb itself was incredible, a highlight of our holiday. The five of us were divided amongst three guides for the roped ascent. Our...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

My friend and recently had an awesome trip to Volcano Osorno with Jose, Falco and Migue! From start to finish the trip was extremely well organized ,safe with high quality rental equipment. Incredible views await those brave enough to take on the challenge of Volcano...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Chris Z
Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

Wow, this was definitely the highlight of our trip to Chile! We chose Huella Andina Expeditions after reading all the good reviews and they certainly lived up to expectations. Jose was our guide and we felt very comfortable with his expert mountaineering knowledge to get...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed October 13, 2017

We were in Puerto Varas for 3 days in October and we previously disappointed by not being able to climb Villarica in Pucon due to weather. The weather was looking good for a climb of Osorno or Calbulco so emailed Jose Miguel the day prior...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Dane N
Reviewed April 26, 2017

In October 2014, I engaged Jose Miguel to climb Calbuco. I was in Puerto Veras for only a short time, thus my options for which day to climb was limited. The day I could go was poor weather, but we tried to climb anyways. We...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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September 27, 2018|
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Response from jmpotthoff | Property representative |
Hola! We do the hike up to the glacier of Osorno volcano, it can be suitable for children, but they need to be active and use to walk: the way up is +- 3km / +- 2 miles but with around 1.000 / 300 feet of elevation to gain... More
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December 31, 2017|
Response from jmpotthoff | Property representative |
Hola Mohamed; you can pay it with credit card or cash (CLP; USD; EUR)! May is normally not the best time to attempt Osornos summit. Because of the summer, the glacier loses to much snow and there are parts just with rocks... More