Follow Julian, AAGM certified mountain guide, all the way from San Martin de los Andes on this 2-day trek and discover the spectacular Lago Lacar!
Jan, Feb, Mar, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Come with me on this Lago Lacar 2-day trek where we’ll discover the spectacular Argentinean Patagonia and its many wonderful natural treasures!
Lago Lacar is located in the Lacar department of the province of Neuquén and is protected by the Lanín National Park. Famous for its Patagonian Andean forest and the Valdivian forest, this lake is surrounded by spectacular bays, beaches and cliffs.
During this 2-day trek, we’ll walk all the way from the charming city of San Martin de los Andes to the Hua Hum area located next to the border with Chile. As we discover this magical natural environment, we will come across this lake’s many wonderful beaches, learn about this region’s flora and fauna and take our trekking skills to the next level!
Please keep in mind that even though this program is suitable for beginners, it’s essential that all participants are physically fit. For a more detailed description of the trip, take a look at the itinerary below!
This is a unique, fun and short trip, ideal for nature lovers who want to discover the beautiful Patagonia under expert guidance. So, if you are ready to join me on this Lago Lacar 2-day trek, send your request!
Looking for more adventures in Argentina? You may also be interested in this 3-day guided trek in Lanin National Park.
We’ll transfer by car (one hour) from San Martin de los Andes to the starting point of our trekking, a place known as Casanova. From here, we’ll start walking along the road and at 800 meters, we’ll cross along Arroyo Grande.
About 3km, we’ll find the beautiful Escondido Lake where we’ll find a signal that indicates how to reach Ruca Ñire. Once we cross a small stream we’ll start ascending a challenging track that will take us 20 minutes. Then, we’ll find El Toro Lagoon and continue walking through a forest of Cohiues, Oaks and Raulies. Finally, we’ll descend all the way down to the beautiful Lacar Lake and rest for a while at the beach.
Then, we’ll continue our journey along the lake where we’ll go through two streams and we’ll have access to several beaches on the lake until we reach Pampa de Ruca Ñire where we will rest for the night. This place has a charming beach and has a shelter, so it’s not necessary to load tents.
From Ruca Ñire, we will start a gentle ascent and then continue with lower climbs and descents. During this part of the program, we’ll enjoy spectacular views the Lacar Lake and we’ll start to observe typical plants of the Valdivian jungle (Palo Santo, Arrayanes and Lianas)
Then, we’ll descend to the Paraje Pucará and continue towards Cachín. Once we cross the Chachín Bridge, we’ll start walking again along the road and we’ll arrive to the beautiful beach called Puerto Elvira. Then, we’ll ascend through a forest to reach the Hua Hum River Bridge.
When we cross the bridge, we’ll find the Van Dorser information center. From there and up to Hua Hum Inn, we have the last 500mts where a vehicle will be waiting for us to take us back to San Martin de los Andes (1 hour and a half).
All participants should be at least 16 years old.
*60 / 80lts backpack *Sleeping bag -5º / -10º *Insulated mattress *Coats *Sun hat *Rain jacket *Synthetic fabric clothing (3 shirts / 1 or 2 shims) *Polar jacket *Trekking pants *Footwear for water (crocs, sandals) *Swimwear *Gloves *Sunglasses with good UV filter *Warm stockings *Shoes or trekking boots *Trekking sticks *Sunscreen *Water bottle, minimum 2lts *Front headlight with new batteries *Personal hygiene items * Insect Repellent *2 plastic bags
San Martin de los Andes
Lives in San Martín de los Andes (North Patagonia) for 12 years now, but has worked as a mountain guide in the Glacier National Park leading expeditions to the Patagonian Southern Ice Field (22 times) and also to high mountains in Mendoza.
For several winters led groups in the mountains of the Cordillera Real in Bolivia and in the Cordillera Blanca and the Cordillera Huayhuash in Perú.
Now he works during summer guiding ascents to different volcanoes and also guides mountain bike tours. During winters works exclusively on avalanche training.
Nov 19, 2021
I had a very good experience booking the hike through Explore-Share. Communication with the team was prompt and clear and the booking process was seamless. The trip itself was also just perfect. Uroš was a fantastic guide, highly skilled and talented. The hike felt safe at all times, even on more exposed routes, thanks to him. He was always up to date on the weather forecast and planned the days around it, checked the conditions on the route ahead of me, if needed, discussed and adapted the routes to my level and always made sure I was safe and comfortable. I highly recommend him, as well as Explore-Share.
Oct 25, 2021
Explore Share is a really usefull website that has a great overview of reviewed guides for a (in our case) hiking/climbing trip. During the booking I got assigned an assistent for Explore Share that helped solve questions that I might have. Great customer service, and I will come back again.
Oct 17, 2021
Explore-share was easy to use and the staff and guide w ere very responsive. The trip descriptions were accurate and the pricing reasonable. I would definitely recommend the site for people looking to do guided hiking.
Oct 13, 2021
Excellent!! Great guide and service. I had a very good experience. Id do it again.
Sep 14, 2021
Guide was very experienced and very patient with us. We learned a lot and he tried to fit in all the knowledge he could in one day, super awesome. A little tough going back and forth to get the trip set up hard to tell if the site is sketchy until you see reviews but all worked out. Ended up with an awesome day with an awesome guide. Overall pretty satisfied and thankful!
Sep 14, 2021
The whole experience was great! The customer service of explore-share was really good. I always got an answer very quick. I would absolutely recommend to use explore-share if you are looking for a great guide in a foreign country. 5 stars!
Sep 10, 2021
What a trip, fantastic guide who picked me up and dropped me off. Would use again.
Aug 25, 2021
It's the 2nd time we have been booking with Explore-Share. The booking was super easy and both Explore-Share and the guide were fast in their responses. We did rafting as a family with 3 kids for the first time in Slovenia. The guide (José) was super nice. He was doing everything he could to make everyone at ease with rafting (he gave clear explanations), have a great team spirit (we were joined by 2 other girls) and have a good time. We had lots of fun and the nature there is so beautiful. Thank you Explore-share and Soca splash for the great afternoon! I would recommend this activity to anyone without a doubt. My kids immediately told me they want to do rafting again soon !"
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Aug 2, 2021
Best platform for mountain sports services. Easy to use, great personalised service and support.
Jul 5, 2021
I am very pleased to have booked with this group. All of my mails have been answered in no-time, I felt really safe on the rock and the atmosfere of the whole group helped a lot not to mind about stressing. Will be back for more!
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