Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec
We depart Bariloche city from your hotel early this morning, for an 80 km drive to Pampa Linda in Nahuel Huapi National Park.
We register in the Park Ranger office. Then we begin a 4-5 hour walk along the trail to Meiling Hut (approximately 10 km and 1100 m of elevation gain).
After breakfast at Meiling Hut we prepare our equipment for crossing Tronador Glacier.
Our westward journey today goes across many glaciers and seracs on route to the original Tronador mountain hut, built in 1937.
It’s a total of 4-5 hours travel time today, this route is filled with incredible scenery and unbelievable views.
Today we leave the high alpine for the valleys below.
We are on route to the Chilean border and the temperate forests beyond.
Our destination today is the Huenchupan gaucho hut where we will spend the night.
Our hike today is 5-6 hours.
It’s all downhill today, through the forests of Chile to our next camp.
After setting up our tents, local friends Enrique and Leti will share with us some of the secrets of the area, including the lovely hot springs. Today’s route is about 5 hours in total.
On today’s journey (about 6 hours) we make our way to the shoreline of All Saints Lake and our boat connection to Peulla Hotel.
The Peulla region is an important historic hub for the crossing between Argentina and Chile on the ‘Lake Crossing Circuit‘.
We spend the night at Peulla Hotel, built a century ago for Germans pioneers. A great meal and accommodations are welcome after a few days of camping!
Refreshed and ready for our final days on the trail, our day starts with a bus transfer across the border to ‘Paso De Las Nubes’ trailhead.
A 4-hour trek brings us to the beautiful Roca hut surrounded by glaciers and waterfalls. Today’s trip is about 5 hours trekking for a total of 8 hours including bus transfers.
After an early start today we will make our way to ‘Paso De Las Nubes’ (Cloudy Pass) and onwards to Pampa Linda where we will spend the night at the Pampa Linda Hotel, at the base of the Tronador Glacier.
Our hike today is a long one, about 6-7 hours.
On our final day of the trip, we will make our way back to Bariloche city by bus from Pampa Linda. We will get there in time for flights out from Bariloche airport.
It is also recommended to have this extra night at Bariloche and leave the following day.
We will sleep in huts, hotels at Peulla and Hosteria at Pampa Linda.
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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