Sector Los Paraguas
From Sector Los Paraguas, on Parque Nacional Conguillío’s west side, well-equipped climbers can scale Volcán Llaima; camping is possible in summer, and there is also a refugio. There is an alternative route from Captrén, which has better public transport, on the north side. Before climbing, ask Conaf permission in Temuco.
Skiing takes place at Los Paraguas’s upgraded Centro de Ski Las Araucarias (tel. 045/562313, www.skiaraucarias.cl); it has Temuco offices at Bulnes 351, Oficina 47 (tel. 045/274141). Lift tickets cost about US$22–29 per day.
© Wayne Bernhardson from Moon Chile, 2nd edition