Fishing boat moored in the Hornopiren fjord at golden hour
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The town of Hornopirén is located 68 miles south of Puerto Montt. Its name comes from Mapundungún and means “Snow Oven,” a reference to the imposing volcano that crowns this region. Hornopirén has a privileged location at the end of the Comau fjord that penetrates the mainland of Chile, in Los Lagos Region. This place has it all: beautiful vegetation, abundant fauna, trails & viewpoints. Sea lions, dolphins can be seen in the fjord. You'll also see snow-capped peaks and lush forests with native trees including the famous Chilean alerce and some amazing waterfalls. The Comau fjord, also known as Leptepu, is a 68 km long fjord. The Fjord is covered in all its extension by regular services of maritime transport from Hornopirén to cove Leptepu that form a maritime section for those who accede to the Austral Road from Puerto Montt. The ferry boat trip takes 4 hrs aprox with peaceful views of mountains, islands and other two fjords, inside the Pumalin Park. From Leptepu you can continue the Austral Road till to the junction with the Largo Fjord.
August 22nd, 2022
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