6-day Trek from Colonia Suiza to Pampa Linda – Bariloche, Argentina

AAGM certified mountain guide Tomás Ceppi takes you on this multi-day trek in the Nahuel Huapi National Park near Bariloche, Argentina.




Trip Duration

6 days

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People per Guide

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip



  • The best multi-day trek to do in Bariloche, Argentina

  • Mountain huts, lakes, lagoons and breathtaking views all around

  • Camp out underneath the stars in the Nahuel Huapi National Park


Bariloche is internationally known as one of the top trekking destinations in Argentina. With an almost fairytale-like landscape of mountains and lakes, Bariloche is truly an outdoor lover’s paradise. Hundreds of trails wind through the picturesque Nahuel Huapi National Park, many of them connected by European style mountain huts.

On this tour, we will trek along the trail between Colonia Suiza and Pampa Linda. This is perhaps the best long distance trek to do in Bariloche. With 5 mountain top lagoons and the dreamy, snow-covered peak of Mount Tronador (3491m) in the background, the scenery on this trek is hard to beat.

There is a lot to see and do on this tour, and we won’t waste any time getting started. On our first day, we will meet in Bariloche and travel 25 kilometers to Colonia Suiza. From Colonia Suiza, a Swiss settlement located on the shores of Lake Moreno, we will officially begin our trek.

A leisurely walk through the forest followed by a short but steep ascent will land us at our first destination: Laguna Negra. This glass-like lagoon is also home to the Laguna Negra Hut (1650m), sometimes referred to as “Manfredo Segre”. We will ease our way into mountain life, spending our first night inside the hut.

From Laguna Negra, we will make our way past the imposing Cerro Negro and onward to Laguna CAB. This mountain top lagoon is named after the Bariloche Alpine Club, or Club Andino Bariloche (CAB). We will camp beside this lagoon before continuing our journey the following day.

From Laguna CAB, we will trek onward to Mallin Mate Dulce and spend the night camping underneath the stars in this alpine meadow. The next day, we will traverse the edge of Cerro de Los Cristales and set up camp beside Laguna Creton.

Our tour of mountain top lagoons will continue the following day as we trek to Laguna Jujuy, and finally, Laguna Ilon. We will spend our final night camping at Laguna Ilon before descending to Pampa Linda the next morning. Tired and satisfied, we will travel back to Bariloche and reluctantly say our goodbyes.

You can find a day-by-day break down of this itinerary below. Please keep in mind that some details may change during the actual trip due to weather or other circumstances.

Don’t miss the incredible trekking in Bariloche. If you are up for a multi-day trek, I would love to show you the trail between Colonia Suiza and Pampa Linda. Click on “Request to book” to get in touch with me and reserve your spot. 

If you want to see more of what Patagonia has to offer, I can also recommend the Lanin Volcano. I offer a 4-day guided climb on this volcano between November and April. For more information, click here.

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Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Transport during the trip
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 Please keep in mind that personal trekking equipment is NOT included in the cost of this trip. Tomás and/or the other guide(s) are available to assist you in renting or purchasing the equipment you need, however. The guide(s) will have a first aid kit and communication/GPS devices on hand at all times in case of emergency.


  • Day 1Bariloche - Colonia Suiza - Laguna Negra

    Our day will begin with a transfer from Bariloche to Colonia Suiza. From here, we will trek up to Laguna Negra “Manfredo Segre” Hut.

  • Day 2Laguna Negra - Cerro Negro - Laguna CAB

    From the Laguna Negra Hut, we will make our way past Cerro Negro (Bailey Willis) to Laguna CAB.

  • Day 3Laguna CAB - Mallin Mate Dulce

    From Laguna CAB, we will trek to Mallin Mate Dulce.

  • Day 4Mallin Mate Dulce - Los Cristales - Laguna Creton

    From Mallin Mate Dulce, we will trek along the edge of Los Cristales until reaching Laguna Creton.

  • Day 5Laguna Creton - Laguna Jujuy - Laguna Ilon

    From Laguna Creton, we will make our way to Laguna Jujuy and onward to Laguna Ilon.

  • Day 6Laguna Ilon - Pampa Linda - Bariloche

    On our final day, we will descend from Laguna Ilon to Pampa Linda. From here, we will transfer back to Bariloche.


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Fitness level required


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All accommodation is included during this multi-day trek. We will spend 1 night in a mountain hut and 4 nights camping in tents.

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All meals are included. The guide(s) will provide all of the necessary cooking equipment to use during the trek.


About the Guide


Mountain Guide - EPGAMT - Argentina
I was born in Patagonia, Argentina and formed at an early age as a climber in the Nahuel Huapi National Park. Currently I completed a large number of rock and ice climbing routes, backcountry skiing and ascents in many mountains around the world such as Mt. Lhotse (8.516 mts.), the 4th highest peak in the world, without using supplemental oxygen (May, 2012).
I'm a certified Mountain Guide from the EPGAMT and a member of the Argentinian Mountain Guides Association (AAGM) and work on Mt. Aconcagua, which I had repeatedly ascended, as well as in other peaks in the Central Andes, Patagonia, Chile, Peru, Bolivia and in The Himalayas in Nepal.
During the winter season, I practice backcountry skiing, mostly on the volcanoes in Patagonia, where I can offer you different adventures, according to your level (beginner, learner or advanced learner).
I feel very privileged to work as a mountain guide, to do the job that I love, and to be able to share it with people that have the same passion.
Join my expeditions and I will provide you a high standard of safety and personal attention!




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