• Trip duration
    1 day
  • Trip level
  • Max people per guide
    1 person
  • Mountain range
  • Best period
    Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec


Cerro Mallo is located 40 kilometers far from San Martin de los Andes, on Route 48 over Lake Nonthue, near Hua-Hum and the border with Chile. It is one of the few mountains whose summits has snow for most part of the year. And there we go!
Cerro Mallo at almost 2.000 meters give us varied landscapes such as the Valdivian Forest, the Forest of Nothofagus and amazing lakes and mountains around. From its summit you can see the Lanin volcano, Tronador and Chilean peaks. You can’t miss this opportunity we are offering to you.
Although its difficulty is low, it increases slightly with snow. The altitude is 1.200 meters and the full trip will take us 7 to 8 hours. For more information we will give you the following program. The same itinerary can be done in winter, with snowshoeing.


We leave San Martin de los Andes town at 8 am and then drive for 1 hour towards to the beginning of the path in front of the camping Nonthue.
During the first section of the path we will walk through a forest dominated by Pellín, Coihues and Raulies trees. After that, we will find a not very steep but constant slope until we cross a creek. Once we pass the 1,000 meters, the Lenga begins to dominate the landscape. The ground becomes more demanding until we can leave the forest. There, we will find a cliff that opens the landscape in two. We will walk through this panoramic edge, from where we will have a great view of the Lanin Volcano and Lake Lacar, until the final slope.
As we said, the last climb to the top is usually covered with snow for much of the year. But you don’t have to worry because we will help you to make this experience the best you can live. Once in the summit you can see many peaks as the Lanin volcano, Mount Tronador and the Villarrica volcano in Chile.
After some pictures and a rest time, we will make the same path in order to descent to the vehicle in about 2 1/2 hours.

It will be an amazing hike day and we will very proud of going with you and helping to fulfil the objective of getting up to the majestic Cerro Mallo. Get in touch with us as soon as you can!

Extra details


Waterproof jacket and pants. Polar suit. Jogging pant. Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. Trekking shoes. Trekking backpack. Water. In winter, you have to add snowshoeing.


Every time of the year. We can do it also during the winter using snowshoeing.


Certified mountain guides. Medical insurance. First aid kit.

Price per person

Price includes

  • Guiding fee