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Tour of Mount Tronador

Explore the region of Mount Tronador glacier with this unique 6-day hiking trip in Argentina and Chile, with Lucas, certified mountain guide.

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6 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec


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 6-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!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Mountain guide expenses

- Rope

- Harness

- Helmet

- Crampons

Price details

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 1: Bariloche 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 2: Meiling Hut to Tronador Hut and Vuriloche camp

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 8 hours of travel time today, this route is filled with incredible scenery and unbelievable views. Finish the journey at Vuriloche border crossing point. Here we camp at the Chilean border crossing cabin.

Day 3: Vuriloche camp to La junta village

Today we leave the border and get deep into the Chilean side, surrounded by an incredible rainforest. The valley takes us to “La Junta” which is a small village and has the highlight of the hot springs. This will give us recover from a long journey. Our hike today is 7-8 hours..

Day 4: La Junta 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 5: Peulla Hotel to Refugio Rocca (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 5-hour trek brings us to the beautiful Roca hut surrounded by glaciers and waterfalls. Today’s trip is about 5 hours of trekking for a total of 8 hours including bus transfers.

Day 6: Rocca hut 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, here is the end of the journey and the end of this great tour. We can choose to spend the night here or get on the bus and back to Bariloche city. Our hike today is around 4 hours and we can be back at Bariloche around 19 PM.


About the guide

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Mountain 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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What people are saying about Lucas



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.



It was a real pleasure to spend two amazing days with Lucas. Really nice to spend time with him and most important Lucas is really a good guide. The trips were amazing with a fantastic scenario. Even if snow conditions were not the best, the panorama has played a key role in making this trip unforgettable


I have been skiing for 40 years and climbing for 10, I was so happy to have Lucas guide me to help me with my skiing goals. I felt safe and comfortable with his knowledge and experience and truly enjoyed the experience. He provided me options for me to choose on the level difficulty or risk that I was willing to take, and allowed me the option to choose. I met my goals and would highly recommend Lucas for future skiing or climbing for others and will connect with him in the future.” Safety and fun is are my two most important goals in the backcountry and he helped achieve those goals



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We had really difficult conditions (ice-cold and strong winds), but made it up the top of Pico Argentino. Thanks to Lucas, who is a fantastic guide and a very nice person. Highly recommended tour, which for sure was the highlight of our trip to Patagonia.

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