TREKKING AND OVERLANDING JOURNEY IN PATAGONIA NATIONAL PARK
This 8 days trekking and overlanding journey provides the fully experience of Patagonia National Park.
It combines the 5 days Trekking through the wildest area of this new eco/adventure destination in the Chilean side.
And then, an spectacular border crossing journey. To have a complete view of this bi-national flora & fauna restoration project. One of the largest of its kind in the world.
TREKKING THE BACKCOUNTRY OF PATAGONIA NATIONAL PARK
The trekking across the Patagonian backcountry, allows us to get to remote and outfitted basecamps with huts. We will face superb landscapes which are the heart of this new destination in the southern cone of South America.
We start driving from Chile Chico, the gateway community to the Park, accross the steppe and visiting “Valle Lunar”: Unique rock formations where it possible to observe native paintings inside the National Park . We come back to our vehicle to move a litle south and continue our trekking in the decidious forest and turquoise waters lakes, to get finally to Raleigh Camp.
On the second day, we get a real taste of true Patagonian adventure, climbing through La Gloria Pass to have stunning views of Valle Hermoso. We head then to Cañon del los Ventisqueros to walk seen the awesome hanging glaciers to finally get to the Hut Glaciar Camp.
The third day we ascend to explore the glacier. We descend to spend one more night in the camp site.
The following day, we look for the trails used by smugglers in the past, descending through the forest to arrive to Hut Renoval Camp.
Finally we, use rope systems to cross rivers and walk around a trail full of history and evergreen nature, to get back to Chile Chico.
OVERLANDING PATAGONIA NATIONAL PARK
The last day, we will drive back in time to the original Patagonia:
Walking around the rock formations in Monte Zeballos, besides the Meseta Buenos Aires on the Argentinian side.
Visiting the house of the British/ Argentinenan pioneer of the region and the Information Centre of the Park.
Observing how the grasslands and wetlands of the Patagonian steppe have regenerated, and now are open spaces for guanaco herds and lakes with flamingos and several birds.
Driving besides the huge whitewaters of the most voluminous Chilean River.
And then we return to Chile Chico along the Carretera Austral, we will skirt the General Carrera Lake, along one of the most beautiful scenic roads in Patagonia.
During this trip, in order to access to our base camp in Chile Chico, you will also ferry one of the largest lakes in South America, known historically as Chelenco but now referred to as Lago General Carrera in Chile and Lago Buenos Aires in Argentina.
We can also help with your connections to continue your trip from this point.