We meet at the arranged place for the transfer to Lake Mascardi, where we pack the kayaks and meet the rest of the group. Lake Mascardi drains into the Pacific Ocean through the Manso River basin. It is also the direct recipient of the thaw of the Castano 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 Corazon Island, and head straight to the place where we set up our camp, on the shores of the La Volteada stream.
In the morning we move the equipment by car for approximately 10 miles along the road in order to avoid strong rapids in this river section. Get back in the kayaks and tour Lake Hess, at 2300 feet above sea level. 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 a river of quiet and 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 Manso River, where we connect straight to our final lake and begin our last night.
We wake up in a unique place, in the middle of the Andes. We kayak the entire Lake Roca, stop on its beaches, and enjoy the privilege of the ancient larch trees protected by the Nahuel Huapi National Park, which are only present in this region, the exuberant Valdivian Forest. This marks the end of the expedition, and we return to the town of Bariloche at approximately 6 pm.
Prices, Departures and Inclusions
This trip can run as a group trip, with prices starting from $630 per person for a complete group. If you are looking to join a group or you are a solo traveller we will help to form likeminded groups of travellers. Please let us know your travel plans.
The trip can also run on a private basis to fit around your plans. Departures may be tailored and can be set up on a date of your choice. Please note that there is a higher price for smaller groups. Please enquire for further details.