Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, Neuquen

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Nahuel Huapi National Park is the oldest national park in Argentina, established in 1934. It surrounds Nahuel Huapi Lake in the foothills of the Patagonian Andes. The largest of the national parks in the region, it has an area of 7050km2, or nearly 2 million acres. Its landscapes represent the north Patagonian Andean Zone consisting of three types, namely, the Altoandino (with perpetual snow above an altitude of ), the Andino-Patagónico (in the lower reaches of the hills) and the Patagonian steppe. It also represents small parts of the Valdivian Rainforest.The park and the reserve lie at an altitude of 720-, and are designated under IUCN management categories II (National Park) and IV (Management Reserve). The park is completely protected while the reserve is partially protected. The national park is dominated by the high mountain chain of the Andes, many lakes, rapid rivers, waterfalls, snow-clad peaks, glaciers and extensive forests. It is bordered by Chile on its western side.EtymologyThe park derives its name from the lake which it surrounds, namely the "Nahuel Huapi". In the Mapuche language, nahuel means "jaguar" and huapi means "island".HistoryThe earliest discovery of Nahuel Huapi by the non-indigenous peoples is linked to the conquest of Chile. In the summer of 1552–1553, the Governor of Chile Pedro de Valdivia sent Francisco de Villagra to explore the area east of the Andes at the latitudes of the city of Valdivia. Francisco de Villagra crossed the Andes through Mamuil Malal Pass and headed south until reaching Limay River in the vicinity of Nahuel Huapi Lake.
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  • In June 2019 I visited once again San Carlos de Bariloche, on a work trip, which I took advantage of to return to the forest of arrayanes after muuuuuuucho time, of course I found it very changed for the better and I also had occasion during the trip on the catamaran to greet to our beloved Expert Francisco Pascasio Moreno as he passed through the Sentinel Island where his remains are buried, in his beloved Patagonian lands it is a classic in my travels through the Nahuel Huapi to shed a few emotional tears for this man, the father of our Patagonia and just as every boat that passes by greets with its siren, I cannot pass by without remembering its exploits in this part of the homeland....
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  • Beautiful landscape, Andean-Patagonian forest. A delight! You have to know him! To walk and dream. To enjoy and feel healthy.
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  • An incredible place, must see. You get to do trakking, climbing, sky, snowboard, birds site seeing, boat trips, kayaking, bike riding, camping, see nature and much more in a single place. You Jane something for everyone to do, of you have kids, or if you are older and don't want to make to much walking you will also find lots to do. The lakes and the forests are just amazing. Take your time and visit everything. Different villas and towns will give you very different things to do and stiles of life. Look for the one you love.
  • A Very Good place to Hike to with an amazing View At The Top Of The Mountain. You can hike there but You also use a cable lift to get to the top. Once up There is a possibility to eat or drink Something. The prices are not too much. if you are in Bariloche this is a must-do.
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