• Trip duration
    4 days
  • Trip level
  • Max people per guide
  • Mountain range
  • Best period
    Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec


This is a classic mountain hike in North Patagonia. During four days, I will be your guide through some of the most beautiful mountain trails near the city of Bariloche.

It is an intense and technical hike that demands a considerable physical effort. But there is a reward: the opportunity of spending time in four different mountain huts with outstanding natural views.

For further information about this trip, you can find the full program below:

North Patagonia Hike itinerary

Day 1: Hike to Frey Hut

The itinerary begins at Cerro Catedral, one of the most traditional spots in North Patagonia. We depart from Frey Hut trail-head and traverse the south part of the mountain. After watching Lake Gutierrez from high above, we have a picnic lunch at Van Titter Stream valley. Finally, we spend the night at Frey Mountain Hut (1650 meters), where we get an impressive view of the glacier and its granite spires.

Day 2: On Cerro Catedral’s ridge

After breakfast, we hike to the Rucaco pass on the Cerro Catedral ridge (2050 meters). We might find some snow on the way and enjoy a unique view of the Andes, as well as the Chilean volcanoes on the west side. After a long day of eight hours of trekking, we arrive to San Martin Mountain Hut (1650 meters), next to Lake Jacob. That is our destination for the night.

Day 3. Rock climbing to Mount Navidad

We begin the ascent to Peak Hut, one of the most technical parts of the trip, which has a grade III in rock climbing. At 1900 meters, we traverse on top of the Inocents Ridge, that lead us to the summit of Mount Navidad, a place with an incredible view. Then we take a ravine, cross the Black Lagoon and finally climb towards our mountain hut. Good weather is really important in order to complete this part of the trek.

Day 4. Lopez Hut, the last destination

To complete this challenge we hike around the lagoon and climb towards the Bailey Willis ridge. Then, we descent to the last hut of our trip: Lopez Hut, which offers a stunning view over Nahuel Huapi Lake. Finally, we walk to the base of the mountain and transfer back to Bariloche’s city.

I will be pleased to be your guide in this unique adventure. Please contact me if you are interested in this four day hiking experience in North Patagonia’s Mountains.

Price per person

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Half-board meals during trip
  • Transport to the start of the trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Permit and entrance fees

Other details

Meeting point

Cerro Catedral


Frey Mountain Hut.
San Martin Mountain Hut.
Peak Hut.