An amusing tour towards the Chilean lakes that includes navigation across Lake Pirihueico, with beautiful mountain range sceneries.
We left the city early along National Route 234 up to the detour located next to the Virgen de la Montaña cave. This rubble road is National Route 48, which leads directly to the Hua – Hum Pass, 45 km away from San Martín de los Andes.
Once on the 48 and after appreciating the beauty of Lake Lácar from some points of the road, 8km ahead lies Pampa de Trompul, identified with that name after the rock bearing the same name which is seen farther ahead. According to the Mapuche tradition, this rock formation located 800 m.a.s.l. “thunders strongly” over the valley when it is about to rain or snow.
After crossing this area, the road becomes winding and leafier. First, we passed by Yuco, a beautiful spot with small sandy beaches on the shores of Lake Lácar, and afterwards by the Nonthué primitive camping site, another fantastic nook in a windless bay. In this place, lies the narrowness that joins Lake Lácar and Lake Nonthué.
Timetables: The pass is open all year round but the ferry works at different hours according to season and weather conditions. The reservation system by phone (56 02 3672600) works from 9am to 12pm.
Recommendations: Remember that there is usually one hour difference between Argentina and Chile, depending on the time of the year. Like in the other passes, it is forbidden to cross food and fresh vegetables.
Contact: Hua - Hum
(5210000) Panguipulli, X Región, Chile Tel: +56 63-2282742
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