Things to do in the andes mountains
The stunning landscapes surrounding Noi Puma Lodge are the result of millions of years of natural phenomena such as volcanic activity and the shifting of massive, ancient glaciers, which led to the formation of majestic mountain ranges and river valleys. Whether you choose to venture out on foot, horseback or mountain bike, exhilarating adventures await.
Trekking Mirador de Las Orquideas
Hike or horseback ride through a centuries-old cypress forest and mountains, with lovely views of a ravine, the valley where the lodge is located, and the impressive Mirador de las Orquídeas. The route begins with a gentle climb through a sclerophyllous forest before reaching a centennial cypress forest and a large rock at the peak of 1,850 meters that offers a panoramic view of the Sierra Nevada farm, the glacier Cypresses and its three main valleys, Cachapoal, Las Leñas and Cortaderal).
Trekking Bosque de los Cipreses
Departing from the lodge, walk 300 meters along the main road and enter the forest esclerófilo, home to native species such as the quillay, maitén, bollen, peumo, coliguay, maqui, along with condors and other indigenous birds of Chile. After walking 1.4 kilometers, enter the forest of centennial cypresses.
Trekking Valle del Cachapoal/Placa Roja
Starting from the lodge, progress along the main road, passing through a sclerophyllous forest before crossing the Cipresito River. Continue along the old road (now blocked to vehicles) deep into the Cachapoal Valley through a native forest that will take you to the red plate, a spectacular plate reaching 150 meters high. Depending on the season, you can take a refreshing bath in the natural pools on the bank of Cachapoal River.
Trekking Valle Cipresillo
Starting from the lodge, stroll on the main road. After a gentle hike up the Cipresillo River along the border, venture deep into the valley while enjoying views of waterfalls and magnificent mountains.
Trekking Puma con Raqueta de Nieve (only winter if weather allows it)
This guided tour offers the perfect combination of a trekking to the nearest snow line and an ascent with snowshoes especially designed for walking on snow cover. The walk takes place on beautiful paths and provides an excellent view of the snow covered Andean valleys.
Bikeriding Cachapoal Bajo
Our support vehicle will take us towards the lower end of the Cachapoal River, where we begin pedaling along the old unused road that goes along the riverbank. Along the way we will have beautiful views of the river valley, the loreras of tricahues and will learn something about the flora and geology. The end of this path is a vantage point where we will have a refreshing drink.
Trekking or Biking Laguna el Yeso
Following a spectacular flight through Las Leñas Valley, we descend to El Yeso, where we have the option to take an easy walk around the lagoon or a bicycle tour through an old drover pass between Chile and Argentina, up to the Lodge.
The lodge’s climbing wall provides children and adults with the best way to learn to climb for the first time, helping beginners to decipher the movements, balance and endurance for better and easier climbing. Basic safety techniques and knots are taught so guests can climb by themselves.
Starting from the lodge on the main road, we will walk 0.75 kilometers through a sclerophyllous forest to reach our climbing rock, which has all the safety standards required. Basic safety techniques and knots are taught so guests can climb by themselves.