I thought, after hiking in Patagonia I will relax in lake district in Chille. But what to do when there it is an active vulcano which you can climb? Well if you are lucky with weather.
In crampons, with ice ax and the last meters also in gas mask on I stood on the top but could not see any lava in the crater due the clouds. Anyway it was worth it! I had to apologise to my knies for the following fourteen days as they did not talk to me.
National park Huerquehue is also very close by and you can see here thousend years old trees Aurakanias which shape reminds on umbrellas. Delicious food you can taste in Pucón in restaurant Sabores de Chille. I slept in a very well kept and clean hostel French Andes with good stuffed kitchen and a garden.