dododo Trekking Huella Andina - Villa la Angostura to Traful

Crossing Villa Traful to Villa la Angostura -Huella Andina - Trekking - Neuquén

Trekking between two classic regions of the Nahuel Huapi National Park

  • Start Date : 2024-Dec-02
    End Date: 2024-Dec-03
  • Hora Inicio: 8 AM
    Hora Fin: 7 PM
  • Meeting Point:Villa la Angostura
    End point: Villa la Angostura
  • Duration:2 days
    Availability: 10 spots
US$ 487 US$ 390.- Cot Oficial 20 % Off

Special price booking until 07 de June!

Trekking Huella Andina - Villa la Angostura to Traful


Trekking Grandes Lagos - from Traful to Nahuel Huapi

One of the most charming stretches of Huella Andina (a trekking route of more than 500 km signposted a few years ago) in the Patagonian . In the northern area of ??the Nahuel Huapi National Park and in the province of Neuquén, this route joins the basins of the Traful Lakes with that of the Nahuel Huapi, in the Villa La Angostura area. Although it is a marked trail, there are steep ups and downs and numerous stream crossings. A trekking journey with all the letters, crossing forests and ascending high passes with great views.

Dates 2023/2024:


  • November 25 (weekend)
  • December 16 (weekend)
  • January 9th
  • February 6th

Day 0: We recommend to sleep in Villa La Angostura. Meeting with guides in the afternoon.

Day 1: Transfer to the beginning of the trekking . First section of the Huella Andina from the base of the Bayo Ski Center. Then we will go up the valley of the Ujenco-Buol river, which we must cross a lot of times. We will ascend to a high pass between Cerro Buol and Los Cóndores. There we will define if we quickly access one of the summits and then we will begin the descent towards the origin of the Cataratas River, which slowly flows towards Lake Traful. At the beginning of the valley we will find our camp, La Tapera de los Lagos. Set up camp and rest.

Day 2: This day we will descend through the entire valley of the Cataratas River.  (crossing the river on foot), so it is important to have wading shoes. Finally we will access Route 65, next to the beautiful Lake Traful. Farewell on the beach. Celebrations and transfer back to Villa la Angostura. End of our services.


You have to carry a hiking backpack, of no less than 50 liters; each one must carry their equipment, sleeping bag, etc. and some of the group equipment (tents, food); Typical Patagonian journey, without portering.

Included Services
  • APN-enabled trekking guides
  • Transfer to Bayo and return from Lake Traful.
  • All meals on the mountain, from lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 2.
  • Tents and general camping equipment + kitchen
  • Security elements: VHF communication, satellite telephone if necessary, first aid kits.
  • permanent assistance

Services NOT included
  • Equipment portering by people, vehicles and/or extra horses
  • personal equipment
  • Accommodation and meals possible at Villa La Angostura

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Do you have to walk with a very heavy backpack?

You have to carry a hiking backpack, of no less than 50 liters; each one must carry their equipment, sleeping bag, etc. and some of the group equipment (tents, food); Typical Patagonian journey, without portering.

Are there bathrooms?

No, the camps are completely wild, in a national park; nature is used and papers are not left (we bring them back).

Difficulty graduation

Mochila: Peso / Duración de la Jornada.

Exigencia Física

Técnico: Dificultad en el Terreno / Equipo.

Fortaleza Psicológica

Exposición a la Altura

Backpack (M)

This point has to do with the weight that we must carry in our backpacks. Trekkings or crossings where we have pack animals allow us to bear less weight on our backs. And the multi-day journeys in Patagonia (without the option of having pack mules) generally make us carry more weight, especially in the early days.

20% Up to 5 Kilos: Short excursion walks / Trekking Talampaya

40% Up to 8/10 Kilos: Round-trip trekking / Vallecitos 3 and 4-day programs

60% Up to 12/15 kilos: Crossing trekking with porting / Crossing of the Andes Paso Portillo

80% More than 15/18 kilos: Cross-country trekkings with little or no portage / Trekkings in Patagonia (Paso Vuriloche, PN Lanin or Nahuel Huapi, etc)

100% More than 25 Kilos: With a lot of equipment on top and little or no porting / Continental Ice

Physical (F)

We consider physical demands to the wear that we can suffer both aerobic (climbs = possible shortness of breath) and muscle (resistance = many hours walking) and of legs and joints (descents = knees / ankles).

20% half a day or less with little unevenness.

40% more sustained slopes and longer days in the activity. 2-3 days / more than 6 hours per day.

60% Long ascents and descents with a longer duration. Ascents to more than 4000 meters in the central mountain range / intense 4-day trekking (Uruguayan plane)

80% Important work of legs in resistance. Very long days. Very long day ascents (Lanin - Domuyo) or more than 5000 meters. Ice courses.

100% Maximum demand. Aerobic work and constant effort on legs. Continental Ice, Aconcagua, mountains of more than 6000 meters.

Technical (T)

The technical difficulty is mainly based on the terrain. How much can it cost us to climb a slope, if it is very steep or if we have to use our hands in some section (simple climbing), both in rock and snow-ice, or materials such as crampons and pegs in other ascents.

20% flat land

40% trails with moderate ups and downs. General crossing trekkings . Sierra de la Ventana, Córdoba, Patagonia, Cuyo, north, others. Classic ascents

60% Steeper slopes and trails. Possible use of crampons. Domuyo, Cordón del Plata, Cordillera Central.

80% Mixed terrain, with snow or ice. Alvear, Lanin, Tronador. Bolivia, Peru.

100% Highly technical terrain. Glacial transit and climbing in sections. Hill climbing with sections on slopes of more than 60 ° inclination

Psycho (P)

We maintain that this point, the psychological factor, represents a relevant factor. Each one needs a factor of conviction, confidence, self-control and will power to achieve a goal. And depending on the attitude with which we face distances, slopes, terrain and many other objective factors, we can achieve performance with very different results.

20% We will not be much affected.

40% This is a normal level of attention.

60% We require more motivation, enthusiasm and concentration.

80% The activity will require us to be very connected and convinced.

100% Maximum control and emotional-psychological performance.

Adventures (A)

It is the factor that, the height above sea level, influences us depending on the activity we carry out. Managing and overcoming symptoms caused by altitude is the key to this point

0% + sea level.

20% Up to 2000 masl.

40% + 2000 masl.

60% + 4000 masl.

80% + 5000 masl.

100% + 6000 masl.

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Required equipment

  • Trekking backpack (50 to 70 liters)
  • Warm sleeping bag (-2 to -5 degrees of comfort) (eg 600 gms. of feather or equivalent synthetic)
  • Insulating mat (10 to 15mm)
  • A pair of trekking poles
  • Waterproof plastic bags to store all the clothes inside the backpack
  • Jacket for the rain
  • Backpack cover or large consortium bag
  • Physical Fitness *** (Your medical must indicate that you are fit to perform this activity).
  • Stockings + Underwear
  • 1 pair of shoes – trekking boots (in condition)
  • 1 lightweight replacement footwear for wading (crossing rivers) and getting wet. They can be crocks or complete sandals, better sneakers
  • Long trekking pants (NO JEANS)
  • 1 long interior pants or shoes or spare
  • 2 dry fit synthetic short-sleeved T-shirts
  • coat 
  • Warm jacket (feather or synthetic) - optional
  • 1 waterproof/breathable parka-type jacket (Gore Tex or similar)
  • 1 sun hat (with flaps)
  • warm gloves
  • warm cap
  • Document
  • Traveler Assistance. (suggested)
  • Headlamp with batteries (With spare batteries)
  • mountain sunglasses
  • Sun screen (not less than factor 45). Lip balm
  • Toilet paper. handkerchiefs Wet wipes
  • Containers for water for at least 2 liters (it can be a plastic bottle)
  • Cutlery, plate or tupperware and glass. (Not glass or metal)
OPTIONAL, not mandatory 
  • SILVER TAPE tape, for blisters and repairs.
  • Monocle. Photographic or video equipment.
  • Penknife

Rental Equipment

Trekking sleeping bag

Booking in Advance

US$ 16 + options

Pair of Trekking Poles

Booking in Advance

US$ 10 + options

Rental mittens

Booking in Advance

US$ 8 + options

Pair of Crampons

Booking in Advance

US$ 15 + options

Rental : helmet, crampons and ice ax

Booking in Advance

US$ 36 + options

Combo Top: helmet, crampons, ice ax and full harness

Booking in Advance

US$ 50 + options

Category 3 sunglasses - Shepra Julbo Spectrom

Booking in Advance

US$ 5 + options

Backpack for trekking and mountaineering - Woman

Booking in Advance

US$ 10 + options

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