Hielo Azul
NATIONAL PARK PUYEHUE

Argentina
3 days in March, 2011

A nice trek with unusually charming huts - they are rustic and simple wooden houses, but they all serve home-made (in the hut!) beer and bread.


Day 1: El Bolson - Hielo Azul

 

The little construction on the other side is a bar with a terrase above it. If you dare to cross the bridge...

 

A viewpoint, but only with partial
visibility due to clouds...

 
 

Home-made beer and home-baked bread,
all made in the hut! So nice!

 
 

The Hielo Azul hut

 
 

A simple shelter next to the hut,
where we cooked dinned and slept.

 
 

Day 2: Day-trip to a viewpoint,
and a short walk to the next hut

 
 
 
 
 

The Hielo Azul lake

 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Hielo Azul glacier

 
 

The view from the top was incredible,
with 360 degrees panorama of the Andees

 
 

A cold swim

 
 

Refreshing :)

 
 

This food had become our standard dinner since Torres del Paine:
Thin pasta (2 minutes boiling time) and soya-bolognese

 
 

 

 
 

This hut was really nice, with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
They also served their home-made beer, of course :)
We camped near the hut with a view of a lake,
and cooked our dinner in front of a fire.

 
 
Day 3: Descent and taxi back to El Bolson
 
 

At the end of the trail was this little place,
which sold - of course - home-made beer
and home-baked bread :)