Lago Queni | Argentina, 1997

Distance :  35 kmd_6

Avg.Time :  2 days

Start / Finish :

  • Gendarmeria Hua Hum.
  • Accessible by daily bus (approx. 2 hours) from San Martin de los Andes. The Gendarmeria is situated just off the international road, which runs between San Martin and Lago Pirehueico in Chile.

Season :  Late October to May.

Maps / Info :

  • I used the trekking notes and map in Lonely Planet’s Trekking in the Patagonian Andes (1992).  The most recent edition of this excellent guidebook came out in November, 2009.
  • Bring all supplies from San Martin de los Andes.



Route / Conditions :

  • A circular route starting and finishing at the Gendarmeria Hua Hum.
  • Gentle gradient, easy to follow, and best of all at day’s end you can rest your aching legs (they shouldn’t really be aching on this sort of hike!) in a relaxing hot springs.

Sleeping :  Bring a tent.

Overview :

  • Beautiful lakes and soothing hot springs. A pretty good combination.


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