Alumni Horsepacking in Patagonia
“Time to Gaucho up.”
Southern Chile's Patagonia region is the last frontier of the gaucho horse culture. Here, people still rely on horses for transportation, herding, and cultural activities. On this 11 day trip you will experience local culture, technical horsemanship skills, and ride through dramatic scenery.
This experience travels in the Aysen region of southern Chile. It begins with an introduction on handling and packing your horses. Patagonian horses are known for their unique strength and agility in the mountains. They are descendents of Criollos which are of Spainish origin. Your adventure begins along the shores of the of the second largest lake in South America, Lago General Carrera. This area is a transitional ecosystem from the pampas on the east side of the Andes to the temperate rainforest on the west. You will ride old guacho trails that are used for access into remote, mountain farms ("campos").
Throughout this trip you will have the opportunity to learn basic horsemanship and travel skills, fishing, and be immersed in local Patagonian culture.