Beyond being a wonderful setting, between the Lakes region in Chile and the Lanin National Park, in Argentina, the route we propose to take includes a unique story with one of the most famous characters in Latin American art.
On January 6th 1948, the famous Chilean writer Pablo Neruda delivered a strong speech that was later published as the document "I Accuse", when he was a senator of the Republic of Chile. The government of the time sued him and the Supreme Court approved his immunity, ordering the courts to immediately arrest him. From that moment on, the poet was immersed in secrecy, living in different places in Santiago, Valdivia and the commune of Futrono, until on February 24th 1949, he crossed to Argentina, along the route that we offer you here to repeat and enjoy.
The Lanin National Park represents one of the most representative regions of the Patagonian Andean forest. The sector that includes the Nonthue Lakes and the Hua Hum area is home to a remarkable variety of Nothofagus, mainly among Coihues, Lengas, Ñires, Raulíes and Roble Pellín.
This route joins the Lacar Lake, from Quila Quina with the Escondido Lake, then the Nonthué and the Queñi until reaching the Ilpela Pass. 5 days of hiking and 4 overnights in the paradise near San Martin de los Andes.
Day 0: We recommend spending the night tonight in San Martin de los Andes, to check equipment and see last minute questions. Hostel suggested not included.
Day 1: Early we move to the port of San Martin de los Andes and embark to Quila Quina, about 45 minutes of navigation. There we begin the first section of the trek to Lago Escondido. Set up camp and first night on the mountain.
Distance: 16 km
Approx time: 6 hours
Day 2: We continue along the path, now through a pass that takes us back to the shores of Lake Lacar, which we skirt again, heading west. We pass through numerous beaches, always passing through a closed forest of lengas, reeds and coihues. Finally we access the beach of our next camp, in Ruca Ñire.
Distance: 18 km
Approx time: 8 hours
Day 3: This day we continue along the coast towards Pucará, passing through Lake Nonthue. There the path widens and we access the next camp, in Chachin. We visit the homonymous waterfall and camp next to Lake Nonthué. Option to bivouac (sleep on the beach, under the stars, with the sleeping bag).
Approx time: 6 hours
Day 4: Day in which we walk to Lake Queñi, in 2 hours. We set up the camp and overnight.
Distance: 12 km
Approx time: 6 hours
Day 5: Return from Queñi in approximately 2 hours to Hua Hum, the western headwaters of Lake Nonthue. The Hua Hum River is born there, ending in a lake in Chile and through which both Lake Lacar and Nonthue drain into the Pacific. Last lunch in the mountains and return in the afternoon by charter vehicle or regular bus to San Martin de los Andes. End of the program and our services.
Important note: Depending on the conditions of the paths and accesses of the Lanin National Park, the route can be modified for the other shore of Lake Lacar.
You can ask us for ascent to the Lanin Volcano, the following two days (with one rest in between) with a discount in the price.
Classic Patagonian trekking crossing. With camps without services like toilets and carrying an expedition backpack.
Ask us for ascent to the Lanin Volcano (3776 masl), the following two days (with one rest in between).
In all our expeditions we offer the service of meals IN FULL BOARD PLAN.
It is necessary to complete the personal/medical record to clarify if someone does not eat any type of food.
You will spend the night in igloo-type tents, to share from 2 to 4 people. You wil need your sleeping bag and insulation mat.
For any mountain activity you need to have previous physical preparation, or be physically active.
No previous experience is required, we recommend having good physical condition, and knowing that the modality is a journey, where you walk during the day with a backpack, and spend the night in a wild camp.
The overnight is done in mountain camps in igloo-type tents, comfortable and for 2/3 or 4 people. No restrooms or services
The tents are included in the service. If you want to bring your own, please ask us.
No. There are no toilets or chemical toilets. Everything is in nature, delimiting sectors. And you have to maintain the hygiene of the place, taking the papers.
Although the time of year is optimal for this journey, in Andean and/or wild areas, temperatures tend to drop at night.
The stops are given with a frequency and graduation according to the intensity. There are stops for lunch, snack, and rest.
From 16 years of age. We also recommend that you contact us before registering or registering a minor.
In a woman a range from 13 to 15 kilos, in a man from 15 to 20 kilos.
We have a vehicle porterage service until the end of stage 1 and the beginning of stage 2. There is no extra porterage, although you can hire a personal porter during the tour (separately).
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
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.
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
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.
0% + sea level.
20% Up to 2000 masl.
40% + 2000 masl.
60% + 4000 masl.
80% + 5000 masl.
100% + 6000 masl.
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