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To the border Hua Hum

Volacn Lanin


Vista rio Hua Hum

Magnificent walk along the lake Lácar that allows to know a hidden corner of the mountain range, old step indigenous and current step paymaster to Chile. It is specially beautiful and it can supplement it with a short visit to lake Pirihueico in Chile . Convenient to take some meals.
They are 90 km going and turn from San Martin from the Andes and 112 if short visit is included to the lake Pirihueico in Chile . In season lunch possibility in Hua Hum. Camping site and picnic in signal places. Walk for 1 day in all season; the step doesn't close in winter.

From San Martin from the Andes, to leave for RN234 toward the east, to enter to the left for RP48.
In the km 1 this the entrance to the National Park Lanín., continuing the road to collect to the km 2, to the left, entrance to the Mirador of Bandurrias ( 5 km ).

To continue to the right for main road. And in the km 7, after ascending between forests and grasslands, you consents to the valley of Trompul that runs parallel to the lake Lácar , in the Km 10, to the left, is the Stone of Trompul, rocky formation that thunders strongly with the wind, advancing storms.

In the km 16, there is a deviation to the right to stay Quilanlahue, with good views to the Hill Chapelco and ski pastas. The road goes into in a leafy lenga forest and raulí, leaving the cypress forest that covers the driest lands, behind to the east of the lake Lácar . The journey begins to descend in zigzag. In the opposed bank, the hill Fan is observed.

In km 27, in the middle of forest, is access to left to the lake Lácar and to the camping site area Yuco, with beach.

The road continues faldeando the hillsides of the hills Quilanlahue and Bad. In km 31, to the left are slope to stay Quechuquina, located, the same as Quila Keno, in the wide deyección cone on the lake, the stay possesses big you parcel forestadas, nursery and sawmill of long it dates. In km 37, to left, educational camp Nontué to entrance to a free camping site on the lake. In km 38, crossing the bridge on the stream Nontué is entrance not well signalled to left, to the lake Nontué : narrow road that consents to beautiful camping site place, near the narrowness that unites the lakes Lácar with the Nontué.

Continuing for the RP48, in km 42, the Hostel Hua Hum on the lake with wide garden and jetty offers foods to the travelers. It is opened in summer season and in time of lacustrine trips. It worked here from 1917 to 1946 the sawmill of Van Dorsser, the first one to vapor in the lake Lácar .

In km 43, final of the lake, to the left the Customs, in the event of crossing Chile in automobile, to carry out the steps customs officers here. Immediately after the customs and of an old house of peculiar architecture, there is road that enters to the left toward the Lake Queni .

Lake Queni

It was located in full forest valdiviana. The denomination of "forest valdiviana" refers to a humid forest, of trees not caducos of many different varieties, besides ferns and líquenes. There is bridge on the river Hua Hum that runs in address west toward the Pacific. The road takes to the south bank of the lake Lácar , where an old house exists from Guardaparque to facilities of several sawmills. From here you also consents to the cascade Cachin. To be an area of thick forest and little signalled, to consult with the Guardaparque before beginning walk.

Continuing for the international route in km 44 is modern facilities abandoned aduaneras. Km 45, the facilities of Gendarmería National to immediately later, the limit with Chile .

Step Hua Hum

It is the lowest step in the north of the Patagonia located to an altitude of 640 m , it is open the whole year. But the complex orography of their hills, lakes and rivers, and the dense forest valdiviana that it covers the roads toward the Pacific, have made that, in times previous to the present century, it was preferred to use other steps like those of Paimún and Tromen. However, Francisco of Villagra and the Father Diego of Rosebushes already traveled him in 1653.

The importance of the step is born with the colonization to both sides of the mountain range toward ends of the XIX century. In 1906 it begins to use it the company General Transandina San Martin that communicated the Chilean lakes with the Lácar. The timber industry to both sides of the frontier uses it intensely. In the last years the tourism has valorized the importance in this step. The presence of a ferry on the lake Pirehueico with certain schedules to respect and certain capacity limits its full use.

In trip for the day, to complete requirements customs officers and to carry out short visit to the valley of the river Hua Hum and lake Pirihueico , crossing a region of intensive timber exploitation.

Return for the same road, or for Chile to make circuit for reingresar to Argentina for the step Tromen (to see Walk to step Tromen and volcano Lanín).

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