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3-day Alerces Glacier Trekking Traverse (Mt. Tronador)

3-day trekking in Mount Tronador with Lucas, IFMGA guide. Beautiful trails, mountain atmosphere in the refuges, and an ice traverse through Alerces glacier that you won't forget!

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration3 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Enjoy a breathtaking hiking adventure in Patagonia starting from Bariloche!

  • Try your hand at glacier trekking on the stunning Alerces Glacier!

  • Climb the stunning Mount Tronador and discover its unique acoustics!

Description

In this 3-day trekking trip, we will discover the best spots of Mt. Tronador, including Alerces glacier. This trip is great to get introduced into glacier traverse. Starting from Bariloche, we will enjoy some of the best trekking in the area, and spend the nights living the authentic refuge atmosphere.

And the icing on the cake is the Alerces Glacier crossing on day 2, to go from Meiling Hut to Agostino Rocca hut.

This trip is aimed at anyone fit enough to hike up around 6-8 hours per day, for the duration of 3 days. You don’t need any prior experience, or technical mountaineering skills. We will provide the necessary equipment for the Alerces glacier crossing, and will teach you how to move around on the ice.

As described in the itinerary below, this program is designed for you to do self-guided hikes to and from the huts on days 1 and 3 and to carry out the glacier crossing on day 2. But if you want to do the 3-day itinerary with the guide, you are also welcome to do so for an additional fee.

This is a beautiful trek in one of the most impressive spots near Bariloche! Contact me if you want to do this trip, so we can start organizing it.

More info

Individual technical equipment (crampons , harness, helmet) is included, other equipment (Boots, poles, sleeping bag, etc) is not included. Cancelation 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 This type of adventures depends on the weather condition, and there are plenty of factors that can change it partially or totally. The guide has the legal right to cancel the expedition if the weather conditions are dangerous or not appropriate as well as if there is a problem or disability of one of the group members.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Pampa Linda - Meiling Hut

Pampa Linda, in the valley at the foot of Mount Tronador, is the starting point of your trek. You must walk around 4-6 hours to Otto Meiling hut, depending on the pace. Start walking through forests for a couple of hours, enjoying from time to time the astonishing views of Tronador peak and it’s glacier (and the thundering sounds of ice blocks falling!). After leaving behind the bushline,you reach the myhtical Meiling hut, where will spend the night.

Day 2: Alerces Glacier crossing

Today we meet at the hut and together we will do the Alerces Glacier crossing. Just a couple of meters away from Meiling hut, the ice starts. Equipped with crampons, harness and rope, we will see the beautiful crossing of Alerces Glacier. The pace is really enjoyable, and if the sky is clear we will see Tronador and surrounding peaks, and Andean condors flying around. Once we get off the glacier, we still have an hour or so hiking to the recently refurbished Rocca hut, where we spend the night.

Day 3: Rocca hut - Bariloche

Is your last day, in which you  go down and back to Bariloche. Have two options here. The first one is to follow the trail down to Pampa Linda, your  starting point, and take the bus  back to Bariloche. And the other option is going down to Puerto Frias and from there navigated to Puerto Pañuelo in Bariloche in a couple of nice boats over Nahuel Huapi lake.


About the guide

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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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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 928 each

Group of 2

USD 464 each

Group of 3

USD 310 each

Group of 4

USD 258 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Transport during the trip

Price details

• INCLUDED: transport during the trip, glacier gear and boat ride. NOT INCLUDED: national park entrance fee, mountain huts, snacks, personal gear and rescue and cancellation fees.


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