People from behind the mountain
The Circuito Chico is a 60 km route winding through the Nahuel Huapi National Park and is surrounded by dramatic glacier carved mountains and lakes. There are many viewpoints on route, but the most breath-taking can be found at Bahía López, Cerro Campanario, Cerro Llao Llao and Villa Tacul.
The park is covered with temperate rain forests of Lenga, Coihue, Ñire and ancient Patagonian Cypress trees. You also find the stunning Arrayánas trees with its cinnamon coloured bark on the shores of Playa Villa Tacul.
This scenic route starts in San Carlos de Bariloche, inherited from the Mapudungun word Vuriloche meaning “people from behind the mountain”
Nature is Imagination
Photos and content by Tharien Pieterse, ForestNation Ambassador and Founder and travel writer at Travel Muti.