Climb one of the peaks of Cerro Lopez, the Tourist Peak, at 2017 meters. Your guide will be Camila, a local AAGM certified.
The Tourist Peak is one of the many summits of Cerro López, located at 2070 meters high. Its name is because it’s a frequently visited peak due to its easy access and proximity to Bariloche City.
But mainly, due to the imposing 360º view from where you can see the most stunning Patagonian landscapes. From the Nahuel Huapi Lake to the Mount Tronador and many Argentinian-Chilean volcanoes. Among them, the Osorno, Puntiagudo and Lanin.
As for the itinerary of this one-day ascent to the Tourist Peak, we’ll depart in the morning by transfer from the center of Bariloche. We’ll stop at Arroyo López. From here we must walk. First, we’ll cross a high forest of Coihues trees. Then, the road begins to go uphill quickly. We’ll see how the vegetation begins to change, leaving behind the coihues and finding lengas, notros and others species ahead.
After the first walking hour we will arrive at the Roca Negra Hut. After that we will continue ascending across a trail which becomes smaller at the end.
Finally, we will get to the López Hut (1620 m). Once there you’ll have the opportunity to have a break and appreciate the view from the windows. But the best hasn’t arrived yet!
Now it’s time to ascend to the Tourist Peak. We will then walk by a well signed but hard trail. It is probably the most difficult part of the hike. After an hour we’ll find “La Olla” where we can find the purest snow and a water (depending on the time of year).
From this point, the ascent keeps going up for another 40 minutes to finally reach the Tourist Peak’s summit, at 2017 meters. After celebrating our goal and taking some pictures, we will descend by the same route.
The round trip will take us about 8 hours. There is no technical difficulty on this adventure. With a good fitness level is enough!
If you have some extra days in Patagonia, let me recommend this trip I also lead in Bariloche. A one day trek to the emblematic Frey Hut.
Get in touch with me if you want to join me on this trek. It will an unforgettable experience and I’ll be happy to be your guide!
Remember to bring good trekking shoes, jacket, warm clothing, sunglasses, hat, gloves, sunscreen, and a 1-liter bottle with water.
I’m a Physical Education Teacher, Ski Patroller and AAGM- UIMLA Mountain Guide. I was born in S. C. de Bariloche (Patagonia). I started “to play in the mountains” in early age, skiing and exploring trekking trails and the most emblematic shelters around Bariloche.
After graduating I began working in environmental education with children and adults in the Club Andino Bariloche and in an educational NGO dedicated to tourism in natural environments. I worked several years in Europe as a ski patroller, and currently work as a teacher in the Argentinian Ski Patrollers School (EASP). I also worked as avalanche consultor in companies.
I have various certifications, among them: WFR (Wilderness First Responder), Lifeguard Equipie (Andorran Red Cross) and Observer Nivo- Meteo (ACNA "per the Association of neu coneixement I allaus them") and the AIARE Level II (Analyzing snow stability and avalanche Hazard course).
Last years, I’ve been working between ski stations and guiding in big and amazing mountains in Patagonia, Alaska, Bolivia and Peru. I’m a professional outdoor woman and mountain lover who appreciate the opportunity of guide new clients in the surroundings of my home: “Bariloche, in North Patagonia”.
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|USD 207 each|
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|USD 155 each|
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|USD 124 each|
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|USD 104 each|
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Camila has excellent knowledge of the area and was enjoyable to be with. Lunch was so so.
A tough but thoroughly rewarding hike. The challenges of the trek are matched by the stunning views, unique flora, and wonderful people you meet along the way.