• Trip duration
    5 days
  • Trip level
    Easy
  • Max people per guide
    6 people
  • Mountain range
    Andes
  • Best period
    Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Dec

Description

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.

Itinerary

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!

Price per person

Group of 2920USD
Group of 3920USD
Group of 4740USD
Group of 5740USD
Group of 6740USD

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip

Other details

Meeting point

Colonia Suiza.

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.

Disclaimer

Cancellation policy:
- More than 40 days prior to departure: 100% refund
- 20-40 days prior to departure: 70% refund
- 10-20 days prior to departure: 50% refund
- Less than 10 days: no refund