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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.

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

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 is an all-round and really good guide. I really enjoyed my trip with him. He is capable of adjusting the difficulty of the terrain to the capabilities of his clients. Would recommend him to anybody.



It was a real pleasure to spend two amazing days with Lucas. Really nice to spend time with him and most important Lucas is really a good guide. The trips were amazing with a fantastic scenario. Even if snow conditions were not the best, the panorama has played a key role in making this trip unforgettable


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



Lucas the best



We had really difficult conditions (ice-cold and strong winds), but made it up the top of Pico Argentino. Thanks to Lucas, who is a fantastic guide and a very nice person. Highly recommended tour, which for sure was the highlight of our trip to Patagonia.

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