The World Heritage Committee has recently inscribed Los Alerces National Park on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

Los Alerces National Park is located in the Andes of northern Patagonia, 30 miles (50 km) from Esquel city, and has a western boundary which coincides with the Chilean border.

Successive glaciations have molded the landscape in the region creating spectacular features such as moraines, glacial cirques and clear-water lakes.

However, the real attraction is the Alerce tree, one of the longest-living species on the planet with specimens that have survived up to 4000 years. Lured by the acclaim of well-known parks to the north and south, most hikers miss this gem, which makes your visit more enjoyable!