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Five lagoons traverse from Colonia Suiza to Pampa Linda

Five lagoons traverse
Five lagoons traverse
Five lagoons traverse
Five lagoons traverse

Join Luciano, an IFMGA certified guide, on this Five lagoons traverse from Colonia Suiza to Pampa Linda. Enjoy some of Patagonia's most beautiful scenery.

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5 Days

Jan - Mar, Dec




Bariloche has some of the most amazing sceneries in Patagonia and this Five lagoons traverse from Colonia Suiza to Pampa Linda traverse will take you through some of them.

This 5-day program is also known as the 5 lagoons trek, because during the journey we’ll go by 5 different lagoons and each of them has a special feature.

It’s a demanding hike because for 5 days you’ll be hiking for 5 or more hours, but it’s also an unforgettable experience that goes through green valleys, blue lagoons, panoramic ridges and a stunning landscape dominated by the always white Mount Tronador.

We’ll start our trip in Bariloche, from where we’ll take a transfer to Colonia Suiza and start our hike. The first night we’ll stay in the Italian Mountain hut right on the edge of the Laguna Negra. The following days we’ll camp in remote places where only the mountains and the sky will surround us. It’s an amazing landscape where thick forest turn into steep slopes of rocks and sand.

The remaining 4 lagoon will be the CAB, Azul, Jujuy and the breathtaking Ilon with the Tronador in the back.

So don’t hesitate and send me a request to make this Five lagoons traverse from Colonia Suiza to Pampa Linda hiking traverse happen for you!

And if you’re looking for a higher experience in this area, please take a look at my Summit the Tronador from the Meiling Hut.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Personal insurance


Day 1: Colonia Suiza - Laguna Negra

We’ll start hiking from Colonia Suiza along a wide path, surrounded by a beautiful transition forest. Then continue until the Italian Mountain Hut  at the edge of the Lagoon. Overnight at the Refugio.

Estimated walking time: 5 hours.

Day 2: Laguna Negra - Laguna CAB

We’ll hike to the path that separates the Black Mountain from Mount Bailey Willis. Then the trail descends westwards until crossing the ‘creek Lluvco’. Then we’ll ascend to Laguna CAB. Camp and overnight in the lagoon.

Estimated walking time: 6/7 hours.

Day 3: Laguna CAB - Sweet Mate Valley

We’ll start hiking around the CAB Lagoon, and then ascend to the CAB Hill and then hike down to the Sweet Mate Valley. Camp and overnight in the Valley.

Estimated time: 6/7 hours.

Day 4: Sweet Mate Valley - Laguna Ilon

We’ll start early because it’s the longest day. We’ll ascend to a ridge with a beautiful and wide view of Mount Tronador and its surroundings. From this point we’ll descend towards the Cretton Lagoon and walk by a ridge to watch the Azul Lagoon to our left until we get Jujuy Lagoon. Then descend to Laguna Ilon. Camp and overnight in the lagoon.

Estimated time: 8/9 hours.

Day 5: Laguna Ilon - Pampa Linda

Descent to Pampa Linda. If you want to before descending we can go to La mirada del doctor, an amazing viewpoint over a rock. Arrival to Pampa Linda, and transfer to Bariloche.

Estimated time: 5/6 hours.



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Porters are available to hire if you want help with the weight in your backpacks.

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About the guide

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Mountain 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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