Winter treks in Patagonia
Replies: 2 - Last Post: Apr 12, 2013 7:33 PM Last Post By: nahuel
Apr 7, 2013 3:24 PM
Winter treks in PatagoniaHello,
I am considering going to Patagonia in July / August to do several days hikes with snowshoes. I love winter mountain landscapes winth snow and sun and I have numerous experience with winter hikes in Europe.
Anybody has done similar treks? Can you recommend me the best area when it comes to weather / difficulty (avalanches) / lodges? Are there any affordable lodges open or do you need to carry a tent? Any experience with doing the hike independently or with a guided tour only?
Apr 7, 2013 4:40 PM
A quick Internet search of "caminatas con raquetas de nieve" brings up lots of results in Argentina (Bariloche, Ushuaia) and Chile (Pucón). Bariloche is a hugely popular destination for Argentine ski bunnies in winter, and having done many summer walks there I can imagine it to be a lovely place to go snowshoeing. Same goes for Pucón. Both are in the lakes area and possibly the best options (over Ushuaia, although this is also a popular skiing destination). In Bariloche I'm pretty sure you could head off on your own - there is plenty of transport to the skiing areas. Pucón I don't know. Do that Internet search and see if anything interesting pops up.
I've just moved to Tasmania and am hoping to get to do some snowshoeing too this winter...
Apr 12, 2013 7:33 PM
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