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5-day traverse in Nahuel Huapi National Park

5-day traverse in Nahuel Huapi National Park
5-day traverse in Nahuel Huapi National Park
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5-day traverse in Nahuel Huapi National Park

Enjoy this 5-day trekking in Nahuel Huapi National Park, going from Colonia Suiza to Pampa Linda, together with an IFMGA Mountain Guide.


5 Days

Jan - May, Dec


In this 5-day trekking we'll go from Colonia Suiza to Pampa Linda, enjoying the beauty of Nahuel Huapi National Park.

From there, we'll have a perfect view of Mount Tronador, the most iconic mountain in the region of Bariloche.

In fact, I recommend this trek to those who want to experience Patagonia’s incredible Andes mountains.

We’ll spend one of the nights in a mountain hut. During the rest of the nights we'll be camping, cooking and enjoying the large natural area of Nahuel Huapi National Park.

This trip involves between five and seven hours of hiking each day. The terrain has well-marked paths and high elevation ridge crossings.

For further information, you can find the complete program of this trip below.

Please contact me if you want to be a part of this breathtaking trekking traverse in North Patagonia!

I also organize other trips near Bariloche, like a hiking tour in Mount Tronador or a hut to hut trekking.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Transportation start and back

- Porters

- Mountain guide expenses

- Tents

- Cooking utensils


Day 1: Colonia Suiza

Starting in Colonia Suiza, a very small town near Bariloche, the trail goes through forests and follows a creek.

After 2 or 3 hours of hiking, we arrive to the tree line at the foot of Cerro Negro and Laguna Negra.

The lake water is clear, but due to the dark stones in the lakebed it looks black.

Day 2: Mate Dulce meadows

An early departure this morning and we’re on our way to the Bailey Willis ridge and our first glimpse of glacier-covered Mount Tronador.

Continuing westward, our journey takes us to Cab Lagoon and the beautiful Mate Dulce meadows where we will camp for the night.

Our total distance today is approximately 19 km or 7 hours.

Day 3: Creton Lagoon

A hearty breakfast and cup of coffee will fuel us to the Cristales ridgeline, at an elevation of 2000 meters.

From there, we’ll continue on to Creton Lagoon where we will set up camp and enjoy the sunset.

Today’s hike of about 5 hours is relatively short, but our efforts are rewarded with stunning views of the Andes and the valleys below.

Day 4: Illon Lagoon

Our destination today is Illon Lagoon. On this route, we’ll traverse a mountain ridgeline before dropping down to scenic meadows, perfect for lunch and maybe even a siesta.

Then it’s on to our tranquil, forested campsite with incredible views of Mount Tronador, the highest peak in Nahuel Huapi National Park.

Later this afternoon, a short hike to Mirada del Doctor offers one of the most spectacular viewpoints in the National Park, overlooking Frey Lagoon.

Today’s hike is about 6 hours in total.

Day 5: Return to Bariloche

It’s all downhill from here! Our final day is one of the best, with amazing views of Mount Tronador’s hanging glaciers.

Lunch at Park headquarters in Pampa Linda at the base of the mountain will take your breath away.

Afterwards, we make our way back to Bariloche and look forward to a final evening meal together.

Meet at one of Bariloche’s best parrilla’s for a traditional Argentine ‘asado’ dinner and a glass (or two!) of classic Malbec. Let the reminiscing begin!



More info

This items are not included in the price:

  • Personal camping equipment (for example sleeping bag, sleeping mat, backpack)
  • Cancelation and rescue cost in case we need it

Equipment: Upon booking, you will be provided a complete equipment list for this trip. I will be happy to provide further guidance to ensure you have the right equipment for a comfortable trip.

Meeting point

Colonia Suiza.

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

I was born in a very remote area of northern Argentina which gave me a special appreciation for the outdoors. When I was 16 my family moved south, closer to the mountains, and I started to climb in the Andes. I've been mountaineering – trekking and climbing – ever since.
I've traveled and climbed throughout Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, the USA, Canada and Europe. I spent two summer seasons working in Aosta, Italy where I completed numerous ascents and climbing on the area.
At some point in my younger years, my career path steered me to the telecommunications industry, scaling towers and fixing cellular systems. But the mountains were never far away and I eventually returned to my roots and become a mountain guide since 2001.
In the winter I focus on being a ski guide around the mountain range and also the volcanoes, this is how I spend part of my time on the winter seasons as well as teaching backcountry ski and avalanche awareness courses.


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What people are saying about Lucas


Lucas took care of every detail and made it seamless and easy. Calm, confident, knowledgeable and connected. Everyone seemed to know and respect Lucas. Without any hesitation whatsoever, I HIGHLY recommend him.


Excelent trek to Laguna Ilon


My husband and I have been on many incredible hikes all over Argentina with Lucas as our Guide. He has taken us to the most phenomenal places and pushed us (willingly) to our limits whilst at the same time always feeling very safe knowing that he is such an expert and highly qualified mountaineer. We have crossed glaciers wearing crampons as the sun rises, we have climbed volcanoes that we thought would never be physically possible, and Lucas has been fun and entertaining along the way. He jas great judgement - the tripas are planned and amended along the way in order that you can totally disconnect from everyday life. Every trip also contains interaction with local people and so we have learnt a lot about Argentinean culture and Argentinean people. Georgina and Rob Smart - England


Have recently hiked up Mt Tronador with Lucas as a guide. The rest of the team and I were very happy to have him guide us. He is very professional and experienced, yet also very attentive and friendly. Would definitely consider hiring him again for our next adventure!


I have been skiing for 40 years and climbing for 10, I was so happy to have Lucas guide me to help me with my skiing goals. I felt safe and comfortable with his knowledge and experience and truly enjoyed the experience. He provided me options for me to choose on the level difficulty or risk that I was willing to take, and allowed me the option to choose. I met my goals and would highly recommend Lucas for future skiing or climbing for others and will connect with him in the future.” Safety and fun is are my two most important goals in the backcountry and he helped achieve those goals

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