Adventure Travel, Lake Mascardi 2 days


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PURAVIDAPATAGONIA offers yet another expedition, this time reaching the western end of the Nahuel Huapi National Park.
We begin in Lake Mascardi (also known as “Seven-Color Lake”), the first after the divide in this part of the Andean mountain range. At some point, we must leave the water to avoid fast rapids in the Manso River that flow towards Lake Hess, our second “host” and future “guide” to Lake Roca.

Programme

Previous day: If it is not possible for you to check in at our office, we ask that you call us on the previous day to confirm the exact time and place to pick you up, and so that we may answer any last-minute queries.

Day 1: We meet at the arranged place for the transfer to Lake Mascardi, where we become acquainted with our kayaks and the rest of the group while we pack.
Lake Mascardi drains into the Pacific Ocean through the Manso River basin. It is also the direct recipient of the thaw of the Castaño Overo glacier, which forms Mount Tronador – 38255 feet high -. This mountain marks the natural border with Chile.
Kayaking along its coasts, surrounded by rugged mountains and native forests, we reach the Tronador lake branch, where the view of Mount Tronador is absolutely breathtaking. Once in this lake branch, we kayak around Corazón Island, and head straight to the place where we set up our camp, on the shores of the La Volteada stream.

Day 2: In the morning we paddle along its coastline, we see exuberant native forests, while hearing the roaring glaciers shape up the landscape.
Magic adventure awaits us, during which we can watch birds, trout, and different species of native flora along this crystal-clear waters.
In the heart of a practically inaccessible spot for the ordinary traveler, we kayak the entire lake and head once again towards the outing point.
This marks the end of our 2-day expedition, and we return to the town of Bariloche at approximately 6 pm.

Summary of the trip

Type:
2 days touring kayak
Start: 
Lake Mascardi
Difficulty level: 
Easy/Medium
Includes: 
kayaks, rowing gear, english-speaking guides, delicious meals, camping gear (except for sleeping bag and insulation pads), insurance.
Sights/what to do: 
wildlife, Mount Tronador, Rivers, Photography, trekking.
Flora/Fauna: 
birds, trout, kingfisher.

Requirements:

  1. Physical shape in accordance with the activity to carry out.
  2. Swimming ability.
  3. Will to strictly follow the indications of the guides, and to enjoy adventure in Patagonia.
  4. No prior experience required.
  5. Minimum number of passengers: 4.
  6. Read and accept the General Conditions and submit a signed copy of the Disclaimer.

 

Notes:
The outing is available from september to april, even with rain or snow.

Depending on weather conditions, the place of the outing could change.
We must bear in mind that this is a true touring kayak expedition, which means that we are self-sufficient, carrying in our kayaks everything we need for the trip.