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


 

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.

 


Price per person

 
Group of 4
2400 USD

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Transport during the trip
 

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1: Bariloche - 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 2: Puyehue 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 3: Antillanca

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

     

  • Day 4: Casablanca 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 5: Villarica volcano - Pucon

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

     

  • Day 6: Junin 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 7: Lanin 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.

 
 
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