Summer or winter adventures in Argentina and Chile

According to the season of the year, the local IFMGA guide Jorge has a perfect plan for you. Go skiing or hiking for 9 days in Argentina and Chile, crossing the Andes!

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

7 days

Mountain Range

Andes

People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Feb, Mar, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    No matter in which time of the year you come to the Patagonia. There is a perfect plan both in Argentina and Chile waiting for you. Let’s cross the Andes and enjoy the magic of the Chilean volcanoes or the Argentinian landscapes.

    That is why I am offering these winter and summer adventures in the Patagonia. During the winter time we can enjoy alpine ski touring and some summit ascents. In the summer it is time to hike through the best trails of the region!

    As you can see, there are amazing opportunities all year round in this region. Furthermore, you will learn a lot about the culture of both countries at each side of the Andes mountain range.

    I will take you to explore the main volcanoes and hot springs of the area, showing you the differences between Argentina and Chile. You will also enjoy the unique seafood as well as the humid and immense jungle in the Chilean side. The Patagonian Lamb and the drier steppe of the Gaucho lands await in Argentina.

    Depending on what you prefer to do, the best months for a winter adventure are September and October. February and March are specially good for hiking trips. Keep in mind that, regardless of the activity, you must have a good physical condition and some previous experience.

    At the bottom of the page you will find a sample itinerary. Of course it will vary according to the season of the year.

    Argentina and Chile have a lot of options for you. Don’t miss the chance to discover them! Fill out the form and get in touch with me. I will be happy to be your guide.

     

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 4
    2400 USD

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Transport during the trip
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Bariloche - Villa La Angostura - Puyehue Volcano

      We will depart from Bariloche towards Villa La Angostura (80 km). Lunch there. Then, we will cross the border to Chile through the Puyehue Pass.
      We will head to the base of the Puyehue volcano with the help of horses. It will be a 3-or-4-hour ride to the hut (1600 m). Night in the hut (optional in tent).

       

    • Day 2Puyehue Volcano

      Ski or hike to top of the Puyehue Volcano, through very enjoyable slopes. We will also visit the natural hot springs and have a relaxing bath. Night in the hut (optional in tent).

       

    • Day 3Antillanca

      Today we will drive to Antillanca (35 km). Hot springs and relax day.

       

    • Day 4Casablanca volcano - Pucon

      A 4-to-5-hour ascent to the Casablanca volcano. It will be a beautiful skiing or hiking down back (according to season) to the parking lot. Then, we will drive towards Pucon (5 hours)

       

    • Day 5Villarica volcano - Pucon

      Climb to the Villarica volcano (4-5-hour ascent) and ski or hike down. Night in Pucon.

       

    • Day 6Junin de los Andes

      Drive through the Tromen pass to the Lanin Volcano base passing by a beautiful Araucaria forest. Night in Junin de los Andes.

       

    • Day 7Lanin Base

      Drive from Junin to the Lanin base. It will be a 6-hour ascent to the hut. Night in the hut.

       

     
     

    Other details

     
    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    Bariloche

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    UIAGM-IFMGA-IVBV Mountain Guide

    My name is Jorge, and I am one of the first IFMGA/UIAGM Certified Mountain Guides in Argentina. I got my full UIAGM-IFMGA certification in 2005. I was one of the pioneer mountain guides in Argentina and Chile to introduce Ski Mountaineering and Backcountry Skiing back in 1999.

    In 2009, I became one of the first Argentines to work as a Ski Guide on the Antarctic Peninsula and ski peaks in that area. I helped, co-worked and guided ski athletes from Salomon, Arcteryx, Smith and the North face, such as Xavier de Le Rue, Luca de Bari, Eric Hjorleifson and other pro-athletes of the ski industry in the production of ski films in Argentina and Chile.

    I have been guiding across Patagonia for more than 15 years now. In the past few years I have also guided in Antarctica, Norway and Iceland.

    Patagonia is my home. This is where I started to develop most of my guiding skills and experiences at an early age. Today, I spend half of the year guiding overseas, and the other half guiding in Argentina and Chile.

    Regarding my personal resume as a guide and sportsman, some of the highlights include classic Granite climbs in Yosemite National Park like the Half Dome Regular NW face in a day and Sentinel Rock (Herbert- Chouinard route); several ski mountaineering expeditions to Alaska including the inner Chugach range; the Wrangell's-Saint Elias range, spending two weeks in a tent in the Icefield, skiing couloirs and faces as much as we could. Other great mountaineering expeditions I went on include:
    - A remote expedition to Mariano Moreno in the Patagonian Icefield
    - Several rock climbs in Europe, like the Dolomites, Slovakia, French and Swiss Alps, and Spain
    - Guiding the Mont Blanc ascent on skis
    - Technical classic ice/rock Rebuffat- Terray on Pelerins in Chamonix
    - Frendo Spur in Chamonix
    - Fitz Roy and other satellites spires in Patagonia

    I happily spend a lot of my time on skis, and guiding mostly technical backcountry and volcanoes in Patagonia.

    I’m fluent in Spanish and English.

     
     
    FROM 2400 USDper person
     

     

    What People are Saying about Jorge Kozulj

     

    The trip was really successful. I got an excellent guide Pablo, I am sorry that didn\'t know his surname. Pablo is very professional and responsible guide. He knows an area perfectly, very attentive and caring in relation to client. Thanks to him I did evan more than really could. I learnt with him a new ski techniques and my ski level really rose. Patagonian mountains is a place of strongest beauty and I think that to spend there even a few days is a rare success. I surely recommend Andescross company and guide Pablo for turing skiing in Patagonia.
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    Alexander Guz
    This was my first experience of a backcountry and Patagonian skiing and it could not have been a more rewarding experience. Unbelievable scenery, fantastic skiing and great fun. Jorge is the consummate host, able to combine a group of mixed ability fitness and experience without ever compromising on the level of challenge: guide, teacher, asador, guitar master and now friend, I cannot recommend Andescross highly enough
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    James M.
    Jorge was a phenomenal mountain guide. He put us in some great snow and kept everyone safe. He is personally a great guy and went out of his way to make sure everyone had a great time. I\'m always happy to serve as a reference for anyone considering a trip with Andescross. Spent two days in Baguales. Snow as incredible and the food was tier I. A truly unique, top tier experience. Hundreds of acres of private ski land in the Andes provided a unique, isolated touring experience. Spent four days at Frey Hut. Jorge knew all the tips and tricks to make the stay very enjoyable. We toured up to a few peaks every day. Made lots of friends from all walks of life. I would do this trip again in a heartbeat, and hopefully take more time to do a few volcanoes later in the season. Next on the list - Antarctica or Norway with Andescross!
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    Charles B
    I can\'t say enough good things about AndesCross and my recent 7 day backcountry hut tour. Trip of a life time in all aspects. We skied incredible terrain, experienced the local culture and had an amazing time as a group. Everyone had the opportunity to achieve bigger ski objectives while staying safe. Jorge made sure everyone in our group had a great experience, both while skiing and while in Bariloche. None of the pictures do justice. Everything was perfect. I\'ve done a number of similar trips in the US and Canada and would rank this at the very top of my list.
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    Rob
     

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