• Trip duration
    5 days
  • Trip level
    Sustained
  • Max people per guide
    -
  • Mountain range
    Andes
  • Best period
    Nov

Description

Join me in this 5-day trip and let’s join 4 of the most emblematic mountain huts of the Andean Club of Bariloche by foot!

This program I am proposing today is one of the classic treks in the Nahuel Huapi National Park, in the city of San Carlos de Bariloche.

I love to take my clients and friends to this trekking tour because it’s a great opportunity to reach the best huts of the Andes. During this trek we’ll conquer the following refuges:

  • The Frey mountain hut;
  • Jacob mountain hut;
  • Laguna Negra hut;
  • And the Lopez mountain hut.

This trekking tour will delight your eyes with the most beautiful views of the Cap, Ilión and Cretón lakes. In addition we’ll also enjoy amazing viewpoints of Mount Tronador and many volcanoes like the Osorno, Puntiagudo, Puyehue and Lanin.

At the end of this description you will find a complete day-by-day itinerary of the trek. Finally, let me share with you the list of necessary equipment you must bring:

  • Sleeping bag (- 5 degrees)
  • Waterproof trekking boots 
  • Trekking Pants 
  • Espadrilles
  • 3 pairs of socks
  • 2 Long sleeved T-shirts
  • 1 Micropolar jacket
  • 1 Feather or synthetic jacket or another polar jacket
  • Waterproof and Windbreaker jacket
  • Light ski gloves
  • Sun cap 
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Front flashlight with spare batteries
  • 2-liter bottle of water
  • Backpack of 60 to 80 liters
  • Large waste bags to insulate equipment from moisture

So if you’re planning to come to the Patagonia and want to spend several days in the Andes, this trekking program is ideal for you. Please get in touch with me now and let’s organize the trip together!

Itinerary

Day 1

San Carlos de Bariloche - Cerro Catedral - Frey Hut

Meeting in Bariloche. In the morning we’ll have a talk about the following days and we’ll check the equipment. Then, we will move to the base of the Cerro Catedral, where the trek begins. After around 5 hours we’ll reach the Frey Mountain Hut.

Day 2

Jacob Mountain Hut

This day we’ll leave in direction to the Jakob refuge where we’ll spend the night. We’ll cross some high lagoons and then, descend to the Rucaco Valley until we are in the hut. Total hiking time: 8 hours.

Day 3

Laguna Negra

On this day we’ll ascend to the Cerro Navidad where we will use ropes to secure the passes through the rocks. Then we’ll descend to the valley to finish with the snails that will take us to Laguna Negra Hut. Overnight stay in there. Today we will walk around 10 hours!

Day 4

Lopez Mountain Hut

After breakfast we will cross the Laguna Negra (Black Lagoon) to ascend to the edges of Cerro Negro with beautiful views of the surrounding hills. We will then leave the Cerro Bailey Willis, descending to the Goye Valley and ascending the channel of the tourist peak. After that we will continue with the descent to the hut. Overnight at López Hut. Hiking time: 8 hours.

Day 5

Lopez Hut - San Carlos de Bariloche

After breakfast we will descend to Colonia Suiza where our journey ends. Return to the city of San Carlos de Bariloche.

Price per person

1 Person6800ARS

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Half-board meals during trip
  • Transport to the start of the trip
  • Personal Insurance

Other details

Meeting point

Bariloche

More info

The price does not include:

- Snacks during the trek;
- Personal equipment;
- Accommodation in the huts;

The not included meals (like dinner) will be consumed in the huts since they have such services and the cost will be assumed by each client.