The Andes adventure
The participants usually spend the first three nights on the ranch and can relax there. On the fourth day they finally pack their bags, store them safely on the horses, and start their pack trip adventure. “I only had very little riding experience. But that wasn’t a problem. The team members and the guide ride slowly in a row and everyone enjoys the view on the landscape.” And this landscape is incredible: endless, wild, and simply breathtaking. In the following three days you enjoy the breadth and remoteness of the region, ride out of the Trocoman river valley, over a plateau and into a high mountain valley. You eat your meals while you are on the way; the group carries the necessary food. Because of the weight, the selection is of course limited, but they are no less delicious than they are on the ranch. You sleep in the middle of the Patagonian wilderness. “If you want to you can sleep in a tent though I recommend to sleep on the saddle cover under the sky – I have rarely seen a starry sky like this one”, says Daniel. After departing on the second day, the group marvels at the Andes cordillera and the volcanoes on the Chilean side before making a quick stop in a small wooden cabin. “This is where we drank maté tea together with some Gauchos who reside there. Incredibly nice and interesting people!” The following day they made a last spectacular ride back to the ranch and Daniel’s pack trip adventure ended after another day on the ranch.