Cross the Andes mountain range on sledges guided by Husky dogs in the middle of winter in this 7-day all-inclusive expedition. Learn about the techniques of mushing, with unforgettable landscapes of the Araucanía nevada and connect with nature for a total change of pace.
Day 1: Arrival in Temuco
We will pick you up at the Temuco Airport in the morning and go to lunch at a typical restaurant in the area to enjoy the local cuisine.
After lunch we will visit the Husky Farm where we will meet the sled dogs that will accompany us the next days in the adventure through the Araucanian mountain range.
Later we will arrive at the cabins where we will lodge and we will have a welcome dinner before going to sleep to recharge.
Day 2: Los Andes - Marimenuco - Batea Mahuida
After enjoying a delicious breakfast at the hotel we depart around 08:00 am to drive to Marimenuco, on the border of Chile with Argentina, where we will have a tour of the kennels, we will tell you about the activity to be done and prepare the teams.
Later there will be an induction to the activity and preparation of the teams around 10:00 a.m. to then begin the sledge expedition with dogs through the snowed valleys of Araucanía.
We will have lunch on the way and arrive at Batea Mahuida, in Argentina, where we will set up camp. After a few moments of rest we will share a rich meal before going to sleep.
Day 3: Batea Mahuida - Puesto Arce
We will have a delicious breakfast before we start our journey in sledges along the mountain range towards Puesto Arce.
We will have lunch on the way and arrive at our destination to set up camp.
Day 4: Puesto Arce - Puesto Fuentes
After breakfast we will begin the journey to Puesto Fuentes, enjoying the snow and the landscapes that surround us as we advance in the dog-guided sleigh.
Upon arriving at our destination we will set up camp to share food and rest.
Day 5: Puesto Fuentes - Paso Mallín
As always, we will begin our day with breakfast to disarm camp and begin the journey to the Mallín Pass, in Chilean territory.
Tonight we will sleep in a dome, with more comfort, and enjoy the shared meal before resting.
Day 6: Paso Mallin - Marimenuco - Temuco
After breakfast we will have our last sled ride from the Mallín Pass to Marimenuco, where we will say goodbye to all the equipment and the dogs to go to Temuco.
Once in the city we will settle in the cabins to share the last meal of the trip.
Day 7: Transfer to Temuco Airport
What you will visit:
- 1 Temuco
After breakfast we will take you to the airport in Temuco to take your flight back. The transfer will depend on the flight schedule.
- 2 nights of lodging in cabins in Temuco
- 3 night stay in tent for lodging in the mountain range
- 1 night of dome stay
- Three daily meals (except the first and last day)
- Introduction and training to drive the dog sled
- Expedition Guide (Musher)
- Dog team with equipment
- Transfer to and from Temuco airport (start and end of program)
- Additional Meals
- Personal equipment (shoes, jacket, pants, flashlights, gloves, cap, etc.)
- Sleeping bag
- Insulating mat for carp
- The activities of the course are adapted according to the climatic conditions.
- The schedules during the days of activities in the field can undergo modifications varantes of the moment.
- The number of dogs per passenger will be indicated by the guide of the expedition.