A trek crossing Argentina-Chile by The Andes

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A legendary trail walked in the past by the original towns is now possible. The Andes are waiting for you in a 8-day amazing crossing trek!

Group

Andes

8 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Cross from Argentina to Chile and discover the Andes.
  • Contemplate great views of Mount Tronador.
  • Explore the fantastic valleys of Chile.

Description

One piece of The Andes, at the foot of Tronador Mount in Nahuel Huapi National park, gives us a stunning landscape and many special sensations. And Pampa Linda, an oasis designed by the hand of nature. From there we will start hiking in order to reach to the Chilean police post at the end of the first day.

After that, we start a long descent among the valleys of Chile, crossing forests and thermal places, until we reach the town of Ralun. The natural spectacle and the experience tend to be stored in the memory sector of “the unforgettable”.

Please note that this trek can only be done during the months of November, December, January, February and March.

At the bottom of the page, you have an estimated itinerary of the trip. I suggest you be one day before the start of the trip in San Carlos de Bariloche.

What are you waiting for crossing The Andes Range from Argentina to Chile y this fantastic guided expedition? I will be very happy to help you to fulfill this legendary dream. 

Also, you can check out this program that we lead through El Portillo Pass in the Andes.

Itinerary

Day 1: Bariloche - Base of Tronador Mount

Transfer from Bariloche to Pampa Linda. Gendarmerie immigration formalities. First trekking stage, full day, to Chilean police post at the foot of Tronador Mount. We will hike up across the valley of Cauquenes River. Night in police post.

Day 2: Valleys of Chile

We start a gradual descent towards the valleys of Chile. First, we’ll see the White River born from the Tronador Mount namesake glacier. After many hours of descent through the thick forest, we will get to our campsite. If we have time we can enjoy the amazing natural hot springs.

Day 3: White Valley - The Esperanza

We’ll keep hiking down by the White Valley to the union of The Esperanza, where there is a local people’s house and more hot springs. A new enjoyment and a new camp set up.  Free time in the afternoon to rest.

Day 4: Esperanza River - Vuriloche River

A dense forest and some river crossing from Esperanza River to Vuriloche River, always in permanent drop. We head southeast entering to the fields and valleys of Chilean Patagonia. New campsite next to a village. A longer day than the day before.

Day 5: Laguna Cayuthué

We leave the camp early in the morning and cross the rising from Quitacalzones River. We walk by the side of a lake and continue with the long descent until we arrive at Laguna Cayuthué and the green lands around. View of Puntiagudo Volcano, beaches and beautiful sights.

Day 6: Ralún

We leave Laguna Cayuthué to Ralún. After a short ascent, we’ll reach a magnificent ocean view with Fjord Reloncaví. Finally, after 3 or 4 hours we arrive at the town of Ralún, the end of our great expedition among The Andes.

Day 7: Extra day

Extra day used to enlarge the expedition in case of bad weather or you want an extra resting day. We will be transferred from Ralún to Puerto Varas, where we will sleep so that we can go back to Bariloche the following day.

Day 8: End of the program

Transfer to San Carlos de Bariloche. End of the program and our services.

 

Details

Meeting point

Bariloche, Argentina.

Photos


Equipment you will need to bring

Poles

Backpack

Sunglasses

Other gear: Sleeping bag, sleeping pad, plastic bags, raincoat, backpack cover, warming clothes, headlamp, sunscreen and personal kit.


About the guide

Adventure tourism agency formed by ISAS, EPGAMT and adventure tourism guides.

Head guide is Leandro Scheurle, rock and ice climbing instructor, wild areas lifeguard (WFR), and ISAS trekking and adventure tourism guide. He is also Instructor and lecturer at the ‘Instituto Superior Andes del Sur’ (school of professional guides).

He made technical ascents in Argentina and South America, including solo new routes in Domuyo Volcano (Neuquén), and Cerro Bonete (Tierra del Fuego).

He also write articles for magazines, blogs and websites specialized in outdoors and mountain activities.

The lead guide for AEX expeditions to Aconcagua is Daniel Adrián Cangiani, better known as "Roger". He is an EPGAMT mountain guide, WFR, rock climbing and mountaineering instructor, and professional photographer.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 753 Each

Group of 2

USD 753 Each

Group of 3

USD 753 Each

Group of 4

USD 753 Each

Group of 5

USD 753 Each

Group of 6

USD 753 Each

Group of 7

USD 753 Each

Group of 8

USD 753 Each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Personal insurance

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

Not included: dinner on the last day and park entrance.




 

 

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