Colonia Suiza to Pampa Linda trek, Bariloche

Discover some of the most beautiful and wild spots near Bariloche in this 7-day guided trek from Colonia Suiza to Pampa Linda, in North Patagonia.




Trip Duration

7 days

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Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip




    I invite you to a 7-day trek around some of the most beautiful spots near Bariloche, in North Patagonia.

    This trekking begins in Colonia Suiza, a small farmers village close to Bariloche. Once there, we’ll trek to Pampa Linda in Nahuel Huapi National Park, on the foot of the sleeping volcano Cerro Tronador (3430 m).

    During the trip, we will walk along deep blue Laguna’s, green valleys covered with rainforests and also see some impressive granite walls.

    Meanwhile, we’ll stay in Patagonian mountain huts for 2 nights, camp in tents for 3 nights and spend one night in the mountain hotel at Pampa Linda. We’ll make sure our camp spots are next to the laguna’s, so we can take a relaxing bath after a trekking day.

    Here are some of the reasons I particularly enjoy this trek:

    – The views all along the way are breathtaking, especially on Laguna Negra, Tronador and the Nahuel Huapi National Park.
    – The atmosphere in the mountain huts is very relaxed, welcoming, and peaceful.
    – We can swim in the beautiful lakes after a long day of walk, to relax our body.
    – The places are very wild, so you can feel in contact with real nature!

    It’s worth mentioning this is a demanding trip, that requires good physical fitness and preparation. You will need to have good endurance, balance, and agility, in order to feel comfortable through the days.

    On the other hand, weather and extreme temperatures can entail hazards we must be prepared to manage.

    If you want to know the details about this adventure, you can find the day to day itinerary and program below.

    If you are interested in this fantastic hike near Bariloche, I invite you to get in touch with me. We can plan together this great adventure to the wild Patagonia.

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    8312 USD

    Group of 2
    5632 USD

    Group of 3
    4625 USD

    Group of 4
    3962 USD

    Group of 5
    3150 USD


    Price includes



      • Day 1Meeting together in Bariloche.

        Dinner and night at hotel in Bariloche.

      • Day 2From Colonia Suiza to Refugio Italia, Laguna Negra

        From Colonia Suiza we follow the Goye River and reach the Laguna Negra  hut passing through a typical Coyhues forest. Night at Laguna Negra (1650m) mountain hut.
        – Total ascent: 800m
        – Total distance: 14km

      • Day 3From Laguna Negra to Laguna CAB

        We leave Laguna Negra behind us and begin the climb to Cerro Negro and further towards Baileys Willis Mountain.

        Here there are great views of Cerro Tronador and Nahuel Huapi lake.  

        We spend night in our tent next to the Laguna CAB.
        – Total ascent: 650m
        – Total descent: 700m
        – Distance: 12km

      • Day 4From Laguna CAB to Laguna Azul

        We will pass Laguna Creton and Laguna Azul, which are surrounded by giant granit walls

        We spend the night in our tent at Laguna Azul.

        – Total ascent: 1029m
        – Total descent: 864m
        – Distance: 13km

      • Day 5Laguna Azul – Laguna Ilon

        We are getting closer and closer to the glacier covered Cerro Tronador as we walk over a saddle between Cerro Capitan and Cerro Punta Negra.

        Our goal for today is reaching Laguna Ilon with it’s sandy beach.

        We spend the night in our tents.
        – Total ascent: 350m
        – Total descent: 700m
        – Distance: 17 km

      • Day 6Laguna Ilon – Pampa Linda

        We might want to take a bath in the Laguna before our hike down to Pampa Linda. After the check-in in the mountain Hotel Pampa Linda we can relax and enjoy the nice scenery.

        We spend the night at the Hotel Pampa Linda.
        – Total descent: 800m
        – Total distance: 12.1 km

      • Day 7Pampa Linda – Refugio Roca

        A beautiful part of the Nahuel Huapi National Park awaits us today as we walk up to the Viento Pass. Here we are surrounded by beautiful glaciers.

        Night at the Rerugio Roca mountain hut.
        – Total ascent: 710m
        – Total distance: 14.3 km

      • Day 8Refugio Roca – Lago Frias – Bariloche

        We walk down to Lago Frias and back to Bariloche by boat.
        – Total descent: 782m
        – Total distance: 14.5 km


      Other details

      Meeting point



      -Mountain huts for 2 nights,

      -Camp in tents for 3 nights

      -One night in the mountain hotel at Pampa Linda.

      More info

      Although we can carry our belongings in our bag backs, there's an optional offer of taking a "porter" with us to help us carry our material.


      About the Guide


      Mountain leader from the UIMLA organization
      The Swiss Alps where my playground where I grew up in. I love the mountains! After my career as a ski racer for the Swiss National Ski Team I traveled to Patagonia and fell in love with an other great mountain range, the Patagonian Andes. My passion to work with people and to be able to enjoy the great outdoors where the reasons, why I became an UIMLA- mountain leader and a snow-sport instructor with a Federal Certificate of Higher Vocational Education and Training.
      Since 2007 I’m guiding my friends and clients in the Swiss and French Alps and show them my second home, the Patagonian Andes. That’s where I spent several months every year.
      I’m based in Chamonix and St.Moritz while I’m in Europe and in Bariloche during my Patagonian months.
      Please get in touch with me if you are looking to discover one of these two beautiful regions. It will be my pleasure to guide you there.



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