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Potrerillos, Cordillera de los Andes

We head West, through Nº 7 national road, along the Andes Pre Mountain Range. Driving towards Chile, through the Potrerillos valley, the road allows us magnificent views of the snowy peaks of "Cordon del Plata" and further on, the Potrerillos Lake.
Our trek will take us through a wet ravine, the "Quebrada del 55". Along the path we can learn about the local flora. You'll be able to taste and smell spices and herbs such as creosote and absinthe, thyme and wild rucula (rocket/arugula), or see the different kind of cactus, the relentless saw-grass, and the colourful wild rose hip.
Scents and colours will accompany us to the waterfall, which, during the summer, can be quite refreshing. There, we shall enjoy our picnic and for those who want to spice up their meal we set up ropes and rappel (abseil) a 65 ft. (20 m) wall next to the water fall.

General Information

Location: Andes Frontal Mountain Range

Transportation: private

Estimated time of departure: 9 am

Estimated time of arrival: 4:30 pm

Estimated duration of activity: 4 hours depending on number of people and their physical condition, and including lunch and rappel (abseil)

Trek starting height: 4.900 fasl. (1.500 masl)

Maximum height: 5.550 fasl. (1.700 masl)

Personal equipment required: comfortable pants, comfortable trekking or sport shoes with a good sole, t-shirt, turtle neck shirt, sweater or warm fleece top, jacket, warm stocking cap, cap or hat, sun glasses and UV sun-block cream

Lunch: picnic

Technical difficulty

Low: doesn´t require previous knowledge nor special skills

Physical condition

Sedentary: person with lack of training or walks gently one or two times a week


Please, contact us


Bilingual guides
Picnic lunch
Rappel (abseil) equipment (harness, carbines, helmet, gloves)

Discover the Andes, Expeditions: tel +54 -261-156571967, EVT Legajo 16431