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


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, Feb, Mar, 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.



The Roca hut is a comfortable mountain hut that you can spend the night in after the trip at your own expense.

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.


About the 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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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 361 Each

Group of 2

USD 217 Each

Group of 3

USD 155 Each

Group of 4

USD 124 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

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.



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