Huella Andina was designed as a project for fans of hiking. It is possible to cover certain stretches on horseback or by bike for one, two or three days.
All throughout its long tourist life, San Carlos de Bariloche has been one of the most yearned destinations among those who choose to sleep under the stars during their vacations. Camping and hiking across the forests have gained quality after Huella Andina (Andean Track) was inaugurated. This project joins the northern Patagonian Andes in stages.
Our first step was to get information and the maps containing the nearby attractions at Bariloche's Nahuel Huapi National Park Office. We were traveling with our backpacks, the essential apparel and accessories. We chose a trail spanning from the proximity of Lake Mascardi to Lake Steffen.
The first direction we followed was to take the route leading to Mount Tronador without crossing Llodconto Creek. This is an old road that features a steep slope that would take us right to Boock station. We tested our resistance and had a rest at the top. We conditioned our gear and resumed our march along another trail going across plain ground which would demand less physical effort.
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate; 19.5 kilometers.
Timetables: Season From November thru April every year.
Recommendations: For your own safety, it is advised to go out in groups. Choose a circuit that suits the abilities of all members of the group. Pack a spare pair of footwear to cross creeks. Services At the start: recreational camping site At the end: primitive camping site.
Contact: Intend. Parque Nac. Nahuel Huapi
San Martín 24 (8400) San Carlos de Bariloche, Río Negro, Argentina Tel: +54 294-423121
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