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STUNNING EASY HIKE IN BARILOCHE

We bring you one of the most beautiful trekking circuits in Patagonia, to enjoy and explore without much effort, interpret the wet forest ecosystem and be surprised with an incredible panoramic view.


Throughout the year, this hike offers a relaxed alternative to explore the Llao Llao peninsula in Bariloche, and access very beautiful panoramic views without much effort. The ascent is smooth and does not require any special physical condition, except feeling like walking and enjoying the surroundings.

The trekking day begins near the famous Llao Llao Hotel. Here, we follow a system of well-marked and not very steep trails through the Natural Reserve of the Llao Llao Peninsula, an area designed to protect and preserve an ancient forest of Cypresses and Coihues, among other species of evergreen trees. We focus on enjoying nature by accessing different shores of the Moreno and Nahuel Huapi lakes.

Combining several trails, we reach Villa Tacul, a set of crystal clear water bays. At this spot we find the ideal place to rest after having completed the first section and enjoy a picnic lunch by the lake.

In the afternoon, we continue our journey and ascend to the top of Llao Llao Hill, with its beautiful views and captivating flora full of native orchids and lilies.

 At 1080 meters high, from the hill we can appreciate one of the most beautiful panoramic views of the Nahuel Huapi and Moreno lakes, the enchanting Victoria Island, the Millaqueo, Capilla and López hills, the Escondido lake and the Tristeza arm. The famous stunning postcard from Bariloche. Without a doubt, this place is unique.

After taking in so much natural beauty, we begin the descent by another path and we cross the Peninsula back to the starting point.

This is the perfect easy hike for people who enjoy long walks, but without too much physical effort. To enjoy the forest and nature in all its splendor. A must for those who are lucky enough to visit Bariloche!


GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Recommended Season: yearlong
  • Duration of the activity: 4-6 hours
  • Length of the Trek:  10 kms
  • Starting Altitude: 780 msnsm
  • Max Altitude Climbed:  1005 msnsm
  • Elevation gained: 225 mts
  • Service includes: Bilingual Certified Mountain Guide / Box lunch + water + tea + snacks / First Aid Kit + VHF Radio + GPS / Insurance + Permits

trekking tilcara calilegua

 Trekking Tilcara Calilegua is one of the trekking trips that highly provoke our adrenalin and emotions. The town of Tilcara located in the Quebrada de Humahuaca in the province of Jujuy, is the starting point of this journey up to Calilegua.


The diversity of landscapes and proximity to history and culture of this region is the high incentive we may find to trek these 5 days.

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After having been received at Tilcara, we handed in the luggage so as to get the animals that will carry the luggage during the journey prepared. We went out for a walk around the town where we can visit the “Pucará” [indian fortress], archeological site. We are going to spend the night at Tilcara so as to have a good rest and to be able of starting our trekking trip on the next day.

trekking-tilcara-calilegua-4The second day starts very early with an exquisite breakfast which allows us to recover our energy so as to begin the hike. We are taken to Alfarcito, starting point of the path to Las Yungas. There we will set the final preparations and meet our “baqueanos” [local guides]. By the way, these are people who fully know the roads and shortcuts of the area, its physical characteristics, language and traditions of the population, to which they regularly belong.

trekking-tilcara-calilegua-1This journey takes us to panoramic points where we have the most ovewrwhelming views of the Quebrada de Humahuaca, to a first glance of the Nevado Chañi that it is 5,896 meters above the sea level and the highest point of the journey, the walkway “Campo Laguna” (Lagoon Field). From that point onwards the landscape begins to change and as we leave the first views of the Yungas landscape behind we can observe vegetation becomes thicker due to the humidity of the area.

trekking-tilcara-calilegua-3We will appreciate these differences in the landscape as we travel towards Molulo, San Lucas Village and finally our final part of the journey to Peña Alta.

We will spend the night in basic campsites and/or family houses. Food and assistance are included. Adventure is guaranteed from the beginning to the end while expectations are on he nature’s account and these are always exceeded.

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