Discover Patagonia Expedition – 04 Daysfrom
The unforgettable mountain crossing for those who visit North Patagonia. This circuit allows us to connect one of the best trails in Argentina and discover incredible views and landscapes with our expert guides.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Large Group
In this 04 days journey we will take you to explore one of the best areas of Nahuel Huapi National Park enjoying memorable times combining trekking and kayak in the surroundings of Mascardi Lake.
- On-ground transfer services, accommodation according to the details, starting point – drop off point, accommodation(*1).
- Bilingual professional guides
- Technical assistance
- Safety equipment and other equipment necessary for the activities
- Kayak equipment with the full safety kit. 0
- Hydration, snack, gourmet take away meals, dinners according to the details.
- Safety equipment: first aids equipment, communication devices (cellphone, VHF – SPOT)
- Access tickets to National Parks
- Basic insurance
(*1) On-ground transfers to pax located farther to the Km.8 – ask for the aditionals. Not mentioned items in Included Services.
Climbing to San Martín mountain hut/shelter | 06 hours - 16 km.
We will pick up the passengers at their hotel at 09:00 am and start a journey of approximately 30 km until we reach the beginning of the trail.
The guides will make a final review of the material and will provide information about the day’s activity and then begin the journey by going up gently to gain altitude, we will cross creeks and the forest, still in recovery, and we will be able to observe Moreno Lake and the Cerro Catedral and Bella Vista hills.
We will reach a fork of trails and continue close to a watercourse known as Casa de Piedra stream to reach its springs. The forest and its inhabitants receive us on this journey to reach the General San Martín Refuge (1564 m.a.s.l.) next to the small Jakob Lagoon in the afternoon. Land of pioneers, this mountain hut will shelter us and We will rest and share an unique mountain dinner.
San Martín Mountain hut/shelter - Mascardi Lake | 09 hours - 19 km.
Early in the morning, after we take breakfasts, we will packaga out stuff and get ready to start the trekking activity. Our objective is to reach the Paso Schweitzer (Schweitzer’s path) and then go around the Témpanos Lake. From the trail we will see the outlines of Celia and Devil Horns hills. We will start to descend on our way to the Mascardi Lake getting into Valle del Arroyo Casalata (Casalata Creek Valley). We will have to cross a path that goes in a zigzag line between mallines (watersheds) and the creek itself, going through a lengas wood until reaching the Mascardi lake.
Kayak time. West Head of Mascardi Lake | Los Rápidos (The speed ones) - 06 hours | 14 km
After breakfast we will explore and enjoy the most distant area of the Mascardi Lake. We will make an introduction of basic kayak techniques, safatety and equipment and start our kayak journey connecting in a 100% with nature, visiting the coast and their steep slopes, enjoying each one of the landscapes that will start to appear in front of us.
We will have amazing views of Tronador and Bonete hills during the kayaking. We will going around and explore the Piuke Huapi Island and Heart Island located in the center of the lake and we will make a stop to have lunch in a lonely beach. In the afternoon we will reach the key place known as Los Rapidos (The speed ones) where a delicious snack and a good rest is waiting for us. This night we will be able to explore the forest and the surroundings before the dinner. Night camp.
Los Rapidos (the speed ones) - North Head of Mascardi Lake | 06 hours | 14 km
We will visit Leones beach to take a rest and know the history of the first native community and after we will head to the north of the Mascardi lake where our expedition will end.
History, nature, landscapes, activities, flavours and panoramic views will be the cherry of the pie in this last day of the journey. After the snack time in the afternoon, our vehicles will take the passengers to San Carlos de Bariloche. End of our services.
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