It´s been difficult to beat Valle Elquí on my Top Days in Chile list, but yesterday just squeezed past it.
I am adding ancient beautiful forests to my top deciding factors for choosing holiday destinations in future.
Why? Have a look:
Parque Nacional Huerquehue. After 3 hrs steep uphill there we were in the middle of an ancient forest full of Araucaria trees and still lakes, noisy colourfull birds. And they all didn´t bother with our presence in the middle of them.
... and do ignore the bad whistling on the video... that´s no chucaos