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1-day Trekking across the Alerce Glacier on Tronador, Bariloche

Alerce glacier

Join IFMGA certified guide Lucas on a full day trekking adventure across the Alerce glacier on the beautiful Mount Tronador near Bariloche, Argentina.



1 Day

Jan - Apr, Nov, Dec




* Spend a full day trekking on the amazing Alerce glacier on Mt. Tronador.

* Gaze out at the gorgeous scenery of Argentinean Patagonia.

* Spend some time enjoying the nearby city of Bariloche.


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Full of so much natural beauty, Argentinean Patagonia is a tremendous place to visit, explore and enjoy. And on this full-day trip, I would like to guide you on an incredible trek across the Alerce glacier on Mount Tronador (3,491m).

The trek will begin at the Meiling hut early in the morning. From there, we will check our glacier equipment and head out. The trek will take between 4 and 5 hours. During that time, we will traverse the Alerce glacier until we reach the Roca hut, where the trip will conclude.

The views you will get throughout the day, not just of the glacier but also of the surrounding area, are nothing short of amazing. In order to maximize those views, we will also make our way to the upper part of the mountain by going over large slabs of rock. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled as you may spot an enormous Andean condor flying overhead!

The pace of this trip will not be too taxing. However, because of the arduous nature of glacier trekking, participants should be in good physical condition.

Glacier trekking is an amazing activity. Fun, thrilling, and unbelievably scenic, the experience is amazing. And the Alerce glacier on Mount Tronador near Bariloche is no different. To enjoy this trek for yourself, just send me a request. I look forward to guiding you.

Would you climb Mount Tronador to its summit? Then come and join me on this full-day mountaineering trip that also begins at the Meiling hut.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Along with the guiding fee, the price also includes necessary glacier trekking equipment, such as crampons , harness, helmet. However, other equipment such as boots, poles, sleeping bag is not included. The price also does not include the entrance fee to Nahuel Huapi National Park, transportation, meals, hut expenses and cancellation fees.


More info

This type of adventures depends on the weather conditions and there are plenty of factors that can affect it. The guide has the right to cancel the expedition if the weather conditions are dangerous or not appropriate as well as if there is a problem with one of the group members.

Meeting point

The Meiling Hut in the morning.


What is the average distance and altitude gain that we will hike each day?

For this trip is 4km in total with a negative altitud gain of 400 mts

What experience do I need to have? How fit do I need to be? Is this program suitable for children or older people?

This trip dont require experience, and is for kids from 8 years in advance

How will accommodation and meals be handled during the trek?

The mountain huts provide all the accommodation and food services

What is the best time of the year for this hike?

From December to April, the best months are February and March

Can I join a group?


What happens in the event of bad weather?

We need to reschedule the dates

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Posada del Ser Miramar Uruguay
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Hotel Aqua Spa & Resort Miramar Uruguay
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Playa Hermosa Apart Hotel Miramar Uruguay
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About the guide

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Mountain Guide

I was born in a very remote area of northern Argentina which gave me a special appreciation for the outdoors. When I was 16 my family moved south, closer to the mountains, and I started to climb in the Andes. I've been mountaineering – trekking and climbing – ever since.
I've traveled and climbed throughout Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, the USA, Canada and Europe. I spent two summer seasons working in Aosta, Italy where I completed numerous ascents and climbing on the area.
At some point in my younger years, my career path steered me to the telecommunications industry, scaling towers and fixing cellular systems. But the mountains were never far away and I eventually returned to my roots and become a mountain guide since 2001.
In the winter I focus on being a ski guide around the mountain range and also the volcanoes, this is how I spend part of my time on the winter seasons as well as teaching backcountry ski and avalanche awareness courses.


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What people are saying about Lucas


Lucas took care of every detail and made it seamless and easy. Calm, confident, knowledgeable and connected. Everyone seemed to know and respect Lucas. Without any hesitation whatsoever, I HIGHLY recommend him.


Excelent trek to Laguna Ilon


My husband and I have been on many incredible hikes all over Argentina with Lucas as our Guide. He has taken us to the most phenomenal places and pushed us (willingly) to our limits whilst at the same time always feeling very safe knowing that he is such an expert and highly qualified mountaineer. We have crossed glaciers wearing crampons as the sun rises, we have climbed volcanoes that we thought would never be physically possible, and Lucas has been fun and entertaining along the way. He jas great judgement - the tripas are planned and amended along the way in order that you can totally disconnect from everyday life. Every trip also contains interaction with local people and so we have learnt a lot about Argentinean culture and Argentinean people. Georgina and Rob Smart - England


Have recently hiked up Mt Tronador with Lucas as a guide. The rest of the team and I were very happy to have him guide us. He is very professional and experienced, yet also very attentive and friendly. Would definitely consider hiring him again for our next adventure!


I have been skiing for 40 years and climbing for 10, I was so happy to have Lucas guide me to help me with my skiing goals. I felt safe and comfortable with his knowledge and experience and truly enjoyed the experience. He provided me options for me to choose on the level difficulty or risk that I was willing to take, and allowed me the option to choose. I met my goals and would highly recommend Lucas for future skiing or climbing for others and will connect with him in the future.” Safety and fun is are my two most important goals in the backcountry and he helped achieve those goals

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