The rough nature of Patagonia invites to do a wide range of adventurous activities. Our multiadventure proposals combine activities like coastal kayaking and trekking. Therefore we ensure an experience at a maximum contact with nature with the minimum impact.
4 days expedition of kayaking & trekking in Nahuel Huapi National Park
This is the ultimate multi-adventure trip in our National Park. It is specially designed for people looking for an adventure experience in Patagonia.
Two days kayaking along the Lake Mascardi surrounded by an awesome landscape of mountains and forest and two days trekking and ice-hiking in Mount Tronador to reach the breathtaking view from La Motte Ridge.
Day 1: Mourning departure from your hotel towards Lake Mascardi located 40km south of San Carlos de Bariloche. After an introduction in basic techniques and safety procedures on coastal kayaking we will start with our trip. We will stop for having lunch in one of the many lake beaches and we will arrive into the Camping Los Rápidos in the afternoon to enjoy “mate tea” with facturas (argentine pastries). Time to relax and explore the surrounding forest and the hidden lake Los Moscos before the asado (traditional argentine grilled biff) for the dinner. Night in camping.
Day 2: After breakfast we will prepare our kayaks for the second paddling day. This day we will kayak along the most remote part of Lake Mascardi with amazing views of Cerro Bonete and Mount Tronador (our next adventure). If wind conditions are gently we will stop in Piuke Huapi Island for a snack before lunch. In the afternoon we will arrive into the head of the lake and we will be transfer to Pampa Linda at the base of Mount Tronador. Dinner and night in hostel.
Day 3: After breakfast we begin our trek trough a forest of giant beech trees towards the Meiling Refuge at 2000meters. We stop for a picnic lunch along the way with an amazing view to the Castaño Overo Glacier surrounded with a stunning volcanic landscape. We arrive to the refuge in the afternoon with plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Andes and the breathtaking flight of the Condor. Candle light dinner and overnight at the refuge.
Day 4: After breakfast we have the chance to gear up with glacier equipment and begin our ascent towards the very border with Chile among the highest peaks of the Andes. We trek along crevasses up to 40 meters deep and learn the basics about ice gear, after a 2 hrs. walking we arrive at La Motte Ridge at 2400 meters above sea level with its stunning scenery of the glaciers descending towards the green Chilean valleys. Back in the Refuge we have lunch and get ready to go back to Pampa Linda and transfer to your Hotel in San Carlos de Bariloche. End of our services.
Details of the excursion
- Experience needed: none
- Difficulty: middle.
- Day 1: 4 to 5hrs of kayaking on Lake Mascardi to cover a distance of 17km/10,5ml. Afternoon arrival to Camping Los Rápidos.
- Day 2: Kayaking time 4-5hrs. Linear distance: 16km.
- Day 3: Trekking time: 5hrs. Linear distance: 15km.
Altitude gain: 900m. Terrain: trails, rocks, snow.
- Day 4: Trekking: 3hrs. Linear distance: 5km (Morning).
Altitude gain: 400m. Terrain: snow/ice.
Trekking time: 5hrs. Linear distance: 15km (Afternoon).
Altitude gain: -900m. Terrain: trails, rocks, snow.