The park was founded in 1934. Thus, Argentina became the third country in the Americas to have a national park. The territory of the park is surrounded by Lake Nahuel Huapi, located in the foothills of the Patagonian Andes. Considered the largest national park in the region, its area is 705,000 hectares. Nahuel Huapi National Park offers many options for recreation and tourism. On its territory, visitors will find a large selection of hotels of different levels, bungalows, camping areas. The most popular destination is a holiday on the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi. Interesting sights are the inactive volcano Tronador, the village of Puerto Blest, Victoria Island and the road to 7 lakes. Other holiday options are available in Cerro Catedral, López and Punta Negra. Most of the recreation centers are located in the mountainous areas of the park. Here you can spend a few days enjoying trekking, navigation, rafting, canopy, rock climbing, fishing and horseback riding. Activities such as skiing at Cerro Catedral, kayaking at Pura Vida, mountain biking, kite surfing, paragliding, golf at Llao Llao are also practiced here.
There are several well-designed routes for mountaineers. This is an ascent of the extinct volcano Tronador along several routes leading to large glaciers. Several trails to this volcano link San Martin Refuge and Manfredo Segre (Black Lagoon). Popular is the route to Lopez and the viewpoint of the Habsburg Stone, as well as the route through the valley to Mount Rucaco.
Trekking routes have places for rest and are designed taking into account the degree of physical fitness of outdoor enthusiasts. Their length varies from a minimum of 12 kilometers to a maximum of 45 kilometers. The routes are designed to be completed within 1 to 4 days. Hiking is divided into four categories of difficulty, depending on the terrain and the difficulty of climbing hilly terrain. The elevation difference on these routes varies from 200 to 3000 meters above sea level.
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