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Bariloche, Trekking on the gorgeous Nahuel Huapi park

Hiking on the roof of Nahuel Huapi in the lake region in Patagonia Argentina is a magical experience. Go and hike to the Frey shelter, Toncek and Schmoll lagoons, Lopez bridge…

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Itinerary

  • Day 2:
  • Day 3: San Carlos De Bariloche - Frey Refuge (1743 m)
  • Day 4: Frey Refuge (1743 m) - Jakob Refuge (1936 m)
  • Day 5: Jakob Refuge (1936 m) - Italian Refuge (1577 m)
  • Day 6: Italian Refuge (1577 m) - Lopez Refuge
  • Day 7: Lopez Refuge - San Carlos De Bariloche
  • Day 8:

TRAVEL BOOK

Day 2:

Arrival at the Bariloche airport and private transfer to your hotel.
Transfer with an English-speaking guide.

Night at the Hosteria La Sureña. **
Included : transfer arrival, reception with english-speaking guide, room & breakfast

Day 3: San Carlos De Bariloche - Frey Refuge (1743 m)


During this 5 days trek through the Andean Cordillera, you will pass different valleys, summits, river and altitude lakes.
After breakfast we will go to the Gutierrez Lake, about 15 kilometers from Bariloche. We will take a path following the superb Lago Gutierez before walking up along a river in the forest. At the sight of the first granite peaks, the Frey mountain hut is not far. After reaching the saddle you will be tempted to relax at the hut or on the shore of the Laguna Toncek, at an altitude of 1743 m.

Night in the mountain hut.

Walking time: 4 to 5 hours, 12 kilometers, +1000 m elevation.

Included : english speaking guide, all inclusive

Day 4: Frey Refuge (1743 m) - Jakob Refuge (1936 m)


From the Refugio Frey you will walk along the Laguna Toncek then climb up to Laguna Schmoll and the "football field". You will be in the middle of the Catedral Ridge. The mountain is called after the gothic cathedrals, and with its many rocky peaks it looks indeed like it.

From there you can admire a stunning view with the snowy Tronador at the West and the summits of Lopez and Capilla at the North East.
The trek continues through the wild Rucaco Valley, then up to Brecha Negra Mountain at 2010masl.

After coming down this mountain, you will arrive to Jakob Hut (also named San Martin), where we will spend the night.

Estimated time: 4 – 5 hours; 8.5km.

Elevation: +200 / -400m

Included : english speaking guide, all inclusive

Day 5: Jakob Refuge (1936 m) - Italian Refuge (1577 m)


Early in the morning you will leave Jacok hut to go to the Laguna de los Tempanos. After climbing 150m you switch course to reach Pico Refugio. You go up 400m through a rocky terrain that requires some rock climbing techniques. This is the hardest part of the whole trek. Once on this peak, the trail continues to Inocentes Mountain all the way to Navidad Mountain. Following the Navidad River, you will reach the Goye River and continue North West to get to the Italia Hut at Laguna Negra.

Dinner and night at the hut.

Estimated walking time: 6 – 7 hours.

Included : english speaking guide, all inclusive

Day 6: Italian Refuge (1577 m) - Lopez Refuge


In the morning you walk around the Laguna Negra through the north shore heading to the pass that separates Negro Mountain from Bailey Willis Mountain. From this point you walk to the summit of Bailey Willis. You go down the valley without losing too much altitude, and climb the Southwest face of Lopez Mountain to reach the Pico Turista pass (2050masl). From here you descend to Lopez hut (1718masl).

Night at the hut.

Walking time: 6 -7 hours.

Included : english speaking guide, all inclusive

Day 7: Lopez Refuge - San Carlos De Bariloche


Last day of the trek. The steep slope follows the Lopez creek. The mountain landscape transforms into a forest landscape as you get closer to Nahuel Huapi Lake.

Return to Bariloche in the afternoon.

Walking time: around 2 hours.


Night at the Hosteria La Sureña. **
Included : english speaking guide, all inclusive, room & breakfast

Day 8:

Transfer in a private vehicle from your hotel to Bariloche Airport.
Included : transfer departure

Hosteria La Sureña   

Level : 2*
Included : room & breakfast

Situated on the main avenue in Bariloche, this hotel offers modern rooms with free Wi-Fi access. The Nahuel Huapi Lake and the Civic Center are each a short walk away. The 2-star Hosteria La Sureña offers welcoming rooms for 1 to 4 guests. Facilities include cable TV and electronic safe, and a breakfast buffet is included in the room rate. Look forward to alpine-style décor and a cozy atmosphere. The reception is open 24 hours a day. Fashionable stores, restaurants, pubs and a casino are just a short walk from the Hosteria La Sureña. Located in the foothills of the Andes, the hotel is ideally located for skiing, trekking and climbing. The surrounding lakes are also ideal for water sports, and the hotel offers storage space for sports equipment.

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