This is an amazing section of the Carretera Austral. Much of it is still gravel roads together with muddy switchbacks over a mountain pass. The scenery is spectacular. During 2016 we had to wait for several roadworks.
First part of a route I like( total about 3.200 km) because you pass through the very dry Atacama Desert. The scenery is splendid and the route goes to more than 4800 m high over the Andes Mountains.