The trip begins at Puerto Canoas, Lago Huechulafquen, distant 90km, 2 ½ hs. from San Martin’s downtown.
Next day After a short instruction about what you need to know about horses, the way to ride and security during the trip, we start riding a secondary gravel road getting closer to the mountains touwards our camping spot. We start the ride through a dense humid beech forest alongh the base of the the southwest face of Lanin Volcano.(12000ft.a.s.l) our partner for the rest of the trip. Narrow trails, old mapuche routs to get from valley to valley takes us to the most untouched an amazing landscapes of the patagonian andes. Black volcanin formations, fresh water streams, lakes and glaciers, make you feel like being in a painting.
Native mapuche people stories, friends and nature all you need here…
Transfer to starting point, horses assignment, beggining of the ride.
Paths that go through monkey puzzle tree (araucaria) and colihue cane forests will take us through the most unexplored areas in Lanín National Park towards the bank of the Paimún River. From this point onwards, we continue on a wide path to the shore of the lake, where we will camp next to a black sand beach to enjoy the crystal water.
Riding time: 6 h.
The most technical part of the adventure begins. It goes through almost jungle-like forest areas that are rarely explore. This track has a small change in height.
We go round Paimún Lake towards its south shore, where we will stop for lunch to later continue on a wider path to the Paraje Aila. This place receives its name for its first settler, whose family has kept it until today. Night camping at this dream-like place.
Riding time: 5 h.
On this day we will go along a wide path at the begining and narrower later , in the dense humid forest towards Huechulafquen Lake. We will have lunch at a beach and we will keep on going along the shoreline of this lake towards the narrowness that connects with Epulafquen Lake.
Short riding day but not less interesting, morning enjoying this wonderfull spot and then 1h on the horses to get5 to a historic parck ranger house. Beautifull location and lots of history worth it.