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3-day Paso de las nubes hiking traverse

Paso de las nubes

Experience an exciting adventure in Patagonia with this 3-day Paso de las nubes hiking traverse in the company of Luciano, an IFMGA certified local guide.

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3 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec




This 3-day Paso de las nubes hiking traverse will take you through a beautiful landscape and over the Alerce Glacier. 

The Paso de las nubes is a mountain pass located at 1335 meters and it connects two mountain huts in the Mount Tronador (3491 m), the highest mountain in the area.

And this 3-day program can be started from either one of the sides. But the most popular route is to start from Pampa Linda and end the trip with a beautiful boat ride in the Nahuel Huapi lake. 

This way we’ll start the trip hiking to Otto Mailing Mountain hut. The next day we’ll gear up to cross the Alerce Glacier with crampons and tied up to each other with ropes. This is an amazing walk with beautiful views of the surroundings. And after the glacier we’ll continue hiking to the Agostino Rocca mountain hut, where we’ll spend the second night.

The third day is a special one, because after an easy hike down we’ll take a boat to cross the Frias lake, which is known for its light green colour. Then we’ll take a small bus ride to Blest Port, where we’ll take a ferry through the Nahuel Huapi lake back to Bariloche.

This 3-day Paso de las nubes hiking traverse is a great way to discover these beautiful mountains and lakes. Send me a request now and we’ll start organizing your trip!

And if you’re looking for a longer adventure in this area please also check 5-day Colonia Suiza to Pampa linda hiking traverse.

Price includes

- Transport during the trip

- Personal insurance


Day 2: Bariloche - Pampa Linda - Meiling Hut

Departure from Bariloche to Pampa Linda.  Ascent to the Meiling Hut by the normal trail. Dinner and overnight at the hut. 

Estimated hiking time: 4-6 hours.

Day 2: Meiling Hut - Alerce Glacier - Agostino Rocca Hut

We’ll descend from the Meiling Hut to the Alerce Glacier. Hike with crampons to cross the Alerce Glacier. Then we’ll descent by a rocky area to the Paso de las nubes and the Agostino Rocca Refuge. Here we’ll enjoy an excellent home made dinner at the Hut.

Estimated hiking time: 4-6 hours.

Day 3: Agostino Rocca Hut - Frias Lake - Bariloche

Hike down to  the Frias river and continue walking for about 3 hours until we cross we cross it and reach the southern coast of Frias lake. Here we’ll take a boat to cross the lake and a bus to the west coast of the Nahuel Huapi lake, where a bigger boat will take us to Pañuelo Port in Bariloche.

Estimated hiking time: 5-7 hours.


About the guide

Mountain Guide UIAGM, current Director of Training Courses in Argentina UIAGM Guide and Director of Technical Committee of the Argentina Association of Mountain Guides (AAGM).

His curious and adventurous spirit made ​​him develop his potential as a climber from an early age. Over the years he accomplished major sporting achievements, among them opening 5 new routes in Mount Fitz Roy like “Samba do Leao”(1400 mts, 6c) , y “Al Abordaje” (1000 mts, 6c/A2+), and also in different places such as aguja La Silla (Chalten); en Pico Mayor, (Salinas, Brasil); Cerro Trinidad, (Cochamo, Chile); Cara Este del Cerro Vallecitos and Cerro Campanario (Mendoza); Cara sur del Pico Internacional del Mt Tronador (Bariloche).

Since 2003 he has worked as a guide in Patagonia, and also central and northwest Argentina. Has worked in South America in Chile, Peru, Brazil and Bolivia. He did the first Argentinean guided ascension to mount Fitz Roy, and also guided ascensions to San Lorenzo, lnternational pic of Tronador, Aguja Guillomet, Nevado Alpamayo (Perú), Cerro Illimani (Bolivia), amont other.

Luciano has worked in the last years in several courses of Club Andino Bariloche both as an instructor and director (Ice Climbing and Glacier Transit, Backcountry skiing and Rock climbing courses). Also plays the role of "Mountain Concerning" at the Ski & Snowboard School and Mountain School of the Club Andino Bariloche.





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