BERNARDO O'HIGGINS NATIONAL PARK
Know Bernardo O'Higgins National Park
Bernardo O`Higgins National Park has a topographical and anthropological variety. It has a surface of 3.524.648 hectares, being the biggest park in the country and the major sweet water reserve in the world. In the Bernardo O`Higgins National Park you can contemplate several glaciers and its particular fauna. The park is inhabitanted by Kaweskar or Yaganes, Chilean native population. Its anthropological significance being that it held the most austral population in the country, Yaganes or Kawescar people, who were nomades and travelled in canoes built with seawolves' skin.
Attractions: It`s the major sweet water reserve in the world. It has glaciers and wild fauna. Anthropological significance thanks to the last generations of Kaweskar people.
Activities: High mountain tour, mountain climbing, Flora and fauna contemplation.
How to get there: Santiago-Coyhaique: Airway
Coyhaique-Tortel bay: Land route by Austral Route
Tortel bay-Jorge Montt Snowcap: Seaway
Anywhere- Tortel bay: Airway.
When to go: January, February, March, October, November, December.
Weather: Cold weather. The annual media temperature is 9ºC. The rain is plentiful all year -600 to 4000 milimeters per year-.
Services: Housing, food, transportation.
Surroundings: Tortel bay, Exploradores bay, Castillo Hill, Las Manos cave, Bertrand Lake, Cochrane lake, Leones lake, San Lorenzo Hill, General Carrera Lake, Castillo Hill Nacional Reserve, Tamango National Reserve, Baker River, Capilla de Mármol Nature Sanctuary, Jorge Montt Snowcap, Leones Snowcap, Soler Snowcap.