• Trip duration
    11 days
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    8 people
  • Mountain range
    Andes
  • Best period
    Aug, Sep

Description

Explore the beauty of North Patagonia in this 8-day ski touring in Baguales, two hours away from Bariloche.

The Baguales Mountain Reserve lies at the heart of North Patagonia, between Villegas and Foyel rivers.

It’s a wild place with lenga beech forests, beautiful peaks, valleys and canyons. It has a wide variety of fauna, too. In fact, you can admire the Andean Condor wandering the top of the mountains.

Baguales is also a perfect spot for off-piste skiing and ski touring.  The snow conditions are great, and there’s usually powder snow.

It’s also a very exclusive destination, as you have the whole mountain just for you. In addition, you have access to national parks which are ideal for backcountry-skiing.

For more information about this trip, you can find the details of the program below. Nevertheless, the itinerary may depend on snow and weather conditions.

By the way, it might also be possible to include some snowcats drops if the group decides it.

If you want to be a part of this adventure in the Argentinean Andes, please get in touch with. It will be my pleasure to be your guide there.

I organize ski touring trips all over the world. Actually, you can take a look at other ski adventures in Greenland and India

Itinerary

Day 1

Buenos Aires

Flight from France or the UK to Buenos Aires.

Dinner and hotel in Buenos Aires.

Day 2

Bariloche - Baguales Mountain Reserve.

Flight from Buenos Aires to Bariloche.

Transfer from Bariloche to Baguales Mountain Reserve.

Dinner and night at the lodge.

Day 3

Ski touring – Cerro Áspero

Walking time: 4.30 hours.

Altitude ascent: 1200 m

Dinner and night at the lodge.

Day 4

Mesada de Baguales

Early morning – transfer to Mesada de Baguales.

Ski touring on Cerro Ciruela – Ski to Mesada Hut.

Walking time: 5 hours.

Altitude ascent: 1400 m.

Dinner and night at the refuge Mesada.

Day 5

Refuge Villegas

Ski touring – Cerro Sur Villegas ascent – Ski down to the refuge Villegas.

Walking time: 4.30 hours.

Altitude ascent: 1100 m.

Dinner and night at the refuge Villegas.

Day 6

Refuge Pintado.

Ski touring – Cerro Pintado ascent – Ski down to refuge Pintado.

Walking time: 4.30 hours.

Altitude ascent: 1200 m.

Dinner and night at the refuge Pintado.

Day 7

Refuge Mesada

Ski touring – Several summits possible – Ski down to refuge Mesada.

Walking time: 3 to 5 hours.

Altitude ascent : 800 m to 1400 m.

Dinner and night at the refuge Mesada.

Day 8

Mesada hut - Bariloche

Ski touring around Mesada Hut – Several summits possible.

Walking time: 3 to 5 hours.

Altitude ascent: 800 m to 1400 m.

Transfer to Bariloche. Dinner and night at a good hotel in Bariloche.

Day 9

Buenos Aires

Flight in the morning to Buenos Aires.
Dinner and night at a good hotel in Buenos Aires.

Day 10

Flight to your departure airport in Europe.

Day 11

Arrival to your departure airport in Europe.

Price per person

Group of 82700EUR

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Luggage transfer during the trip
  • Permit and entrance fees

Extras

Meeting point

Buenos Aires or Bariloche.

Accommodation

- Hotels in Buenos Aires and Bariloche in double room during the tour (extra payment for a single room). - Lodge Baguales in double rooms with bathroom - Refuge Mesada in double rooms with bathroom - Refuge Villegas – Dormitory – Bathroom – Hot shower – Heating - Refuge Pintado – Dormitory – Bathroom – Heating

More info

-Ski equipment: touring skis with appropriate bindings, skins, couteaux, poles, touring boots (Vibram) are recommended or ski boots, harness and crampons. You may rent it.-A loan of an avalanche transceiver and medical supplies for the group is included in the price.-You'll have to pay a €1500 deposit when you sign up for the trip. The final balance is to be paid a minimum of 1 month before departure.-The following items are not included in the price: .Food supplies for the climbs which you need to bring (dried fruit, cereal bars, chocolate bars etc). .Meals spent in the hotel in Buenos Aires and Bariloche. .Heliski drops or snowcats drops if we decide to do it. . Any unexpected costs incurred as a result of a change in itinerary (in agreement with the participants) due to an insufficient level in the group to undertake the planned trip or adverse weather conditions.-Equipment to be carried: all the routes can be completed with a day pack. Your luggage is carried each day with a snowcat.