Hiking Helmer’s route

Hiking Helmer’s route

Hiking to Benítez hill following Helmer’s route. 7km through centennial Lengas forest from the Milodon cave to Laguna Sofia lookout.  

4 hours

Duration

Moderate

Difficulty

8:00 Y 14:00

Departure

All year

Availability

7 Km

Distance

Hiking Helmer’s route

ITINERARY:

Pick up in your hotel and ride to Estancia Ernesto Helmer (27km). You will meet your guide and after a short briefing including safety protocols you start hiking this private property. The trail will wind and climb through centennial Lengas trees, curious geological formations, old Indian paintings, condor nests and small caves util you reach the Laguna Sofia lookout for an impressive view of the Laguna and surroundings. Returning by the Milodon cave where remains of old Pleistocene fauna were discovered. It is possible to encounter orchideas, different types of birds including crested caracaras, the black chested eagle, owls and the peregrine falcons among manies 

INCLUDE

  • Guide

  • Transportation from Puerto Natales

NOT INCLUDED

  • Entrance fee to Cueva del Milodón

  • Meal, snack and beverages

  • Tips

RECOMENDATIONS

  • Warm wáter resistant clothes
  • Hiking shoes, gloves and cap
  • No suitable for those affected by vértigo on the Laguna Sofia lookout.

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