Tour of Mount Tronador

Explore the region of Mount Tronador glacier with this unique 8-day hiking trip in Argentina and Chile, with Lucas, certified mountain guide.




Trip Duration

8 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified



    Mount Tronador (3554 m) is the highest mountain of the Nahuel Huapi National Park, near the city of Bariloche. It lies on the border between Argentina and Chile, in the South part of the Andes. 

    This mountain is formed by seven glaciers. In fact, the name ‘Tronador’ referrers to the word ‘thunder’, due to the frequent landslides ans seracs falling from the glaciers.

    This 8-day trek offers a fantastic diversity of landscapes, from glaciers to jungle. Besides, you will have a variety of meals and accommodations, including camping and historic hotels.

    You can find the complete program for this trip below. Actually, it is one of the few tours that offer access to the region of Mount Tronador glacier.

    Interested in this trek? Then contact me to make a plan together!

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    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     All meals during the trek are included. Meals before and after the expedition are not included. Tents and camp equipment are included. Technical gear for glacier crossing is included. Personal gear for trekking and camping is not included.


    • Day 1Bariloche to Meiling Hut

      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).

    • Day 2Meiling Hut to Tronador Hut

      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.

    • Day 3Tronador Hut to Huenchupan Hut

      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.

    • Day 4Huenchupan Hut to Hot Springs

      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.

    • Day 5Hot Springs to Peulla Hotel

      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!

    • Day 6Peulla Hotel to Camp Frias (Argentina)

      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.

    • Day 7Camp Frias to Pampa Linda

      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.

    • Day 8Pampa Linda to Bariloche Airport

      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.


    Other details

    Meeting point



    We will sleep in huts, hotels at Peulla and Hosteria at Pampa Linda.


    About the Guide


    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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    Lucas is an all-round and really good guide. I really enjoyed my trip with him. He is capable of adjusting the difficulty of the terrain to the capabilities of his clients. Would recommend him to anybody.
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