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Day Hikes in the Patagonian Andes - San Carlos de Bariloche

Guided full day hikes out of San Carlos de Bariloche in Northern Patagonia, Argentina. The Lakes District of Patagonia. We strongly recommend hiring a Professional IFMGA UIAGM or AAGM Mountain Guides.

Cerro Bella Vista hike Cerro Ventana hike Cerro Challhuaco hiking
Cerro López trek Hike to Refugio Frey Along the Ridge of Cerro Catedral  

 

Cerro Bella Vista daily guided hike in Bariloche, Patagonia ArgentinaCerro Bella Vista hike

Hiking Season: October through May
Duration: Half or full day
Level: Moderate- hike of approximately 5 hours

This guided hike in the Nahuel Huapi National Park takes you to one of the most beautiful summits in the Bariloche area in only a few hours. 

The hiking trailhead leaves from a little gaucho ranch and follows a crystal clear mountain stream.  Then the trail becomes relatively steep, and you gain altitude quite quickly.  Switchbacks take you through the various vegetation as you climb:  bamboo and coihue forest to cypress to the Nothofagus.  The Nothofagus, or southern beech, gradually change from trees to low bushes, and eventually we reach the tree line and continue hiking to the summit.

Cerro Bella Vista daily guided hike in Bariloche, Patagonia ArgentinaThis mountain is called “Bella Vista” for a reason!  From the summit the views of the Patagonian Lakes District and the Andes Range is “bellisima”!  You will be able to see many of the arms of the Nahuel Huapi Lake and its little islands, as well as several other lakes in the Bariloche area.  The impressive snow-capped volcanoes, Mount Tronador, Volcan Osorno, and Volcan Lanin lie in the distance.  Lunch at the summit or in the forest below if it is windy.

Cerro Bella Vista guided adventure hike takes approximately 3 hours to summit and 2 hours to descend.  A great day of exercise!  This walking excursion is also great for families with children over 12 years.

For intrepid hikers who want a longer day, your guide can lead you to continue from the summit for an awesome ridge hike. 

We strongly recommend hiring a Professional IFMGA UIAGM or AAGM Mountain Guides.

Rates: Minimum 2 people.
Includes transportation, lunch and snack, and certified mountain guide.

Price per person
1 person 2 people 3 or more people
US$ 270.- US$ 165.- US$ 130.-


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Cerro Ventana hike

Cerro Ventana daily guided hike in Bariloche, Patagonia ArgentinaHiking Season: September through May
Duration: Half or full day
Level: Moderate- hike of approximately 5 hours

Cerro Ventana is a pre-range, or pre-cordillera, mountain that lays between the Andes and the Patagonian Steppe. It gets its name from "The Big Window" formed by a big boulder and some basaltic spires. The window is so large you can see it from town! Cerro Ventana guided hike takes around 3 hours to the summit. Once you are at the top, the terrain offers an easy walk over the ridge that invites you to combine few summits in a day.

There are beautiful views of the huge Lake Gutierrez and the granite spires of Cerro Catedral, that look like medieval castles on the top of the ridge. Good option for a unstable weather day!  

We strongly recommend hiring a Professional IFMGA UIAGM or AAGM Mountain Guides.

Rates: Minimum 2 people.
Includes transportation, lunch and snack, and certified mountain guide.

Price per person
1 person 2 people 3 or more people
US$ 270.- US$ 165.- US$ 130.-


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Cerro Lopez trek

Hiking Season: November through May
Duration: Full day
Level: Moderate: approximately 6-7 hours hiking

Cerro Lopez daily guided hike in Bariloche, Patagonia ArgentinaWhen the first pioneers came to Northern Patagonia, they fell in love with the aesthetic Cerro Lopez. After WWII, many Europeans relocated to the Bariloche area, and mountaineers from the Alps, such as Otto Meilling, used this peak to do some of the first mountain guiding in Bariloche.

Our guides still love to share the allure of Cerro Lopez that generations of mountain-lovers have always appreciated: amazing basalt spires, such as Aguja Lürs, a big open bowl that attracts backcountry skiers when it is filled with snow in the winter, and the exposure to the west of the untouched Nahuel Huapi National Park. Even the drive from Bariloche to the trailhead is spectacularly scenic!

Cerro Lopez sits on the corner of two arms of the Nahuel Huapi Lake beside the beautiful Cerro Capilla. The trekking trail begins in the Llao Llao area, and your hiking guide will lead you on a gradual climb through the Andean forest.

Cerro Lopez daily guided hike in Bariloche, Patagonia ArgentinaAs soon as you gain a little altitude you can enjoy the incredible views of the Patagonian Lakes District and the Andes Mountains make a dramatic backdrop. The flora along the trekking trail changes with the elevation as well, from bamboo, ancient coihue trees, cypress, and lenga forests.

In about 2-3 hours of hiking, your guide will bring you to a little mountain hut at 1,700 meters. We can enjoy our lunches here with the incredible views of the pristine protected lands all the way to Chile. This can be the point where we turn around and head back down. If you have endurance for a long day of hiking, your guide can take you to the summit of Cerro Lopez (2200 meters). From the hut to the summit is another 2-3 hours of hiking on alpine terrain. With the help of your mountain guide, you will climb through little alpine meadows, along a little lake, on rocky domes, and along the ridge on compacted scree.

In the spring, there are still little snow patches on the dome. Views of the Andes from Cerro Lopez are amazing. From the summit, you will appreciate the incredible Mount Tronador (3354m ), Volcano Osorno, Volcano Lanín, and Nahuel Huapi Lake.

We strongly recommend hiring a Professional IFMGA UIAGM or AAGM Mountain Guides.

Rates: Minimum 2 people.
Includes transportation, lunch and snack, and certified mountain guide.

Price per person
1 person 2 people 3 or more people
US$ 270.- US$ 165.- US$ 130.-


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Hike to Refugio Frey Along the Ridge of Cerro Catedral

Hiking Season: November through May
Cerro Catedral Frey mountain hut daily guided hike in Bariloche, Patagonia ArgentinaDuration: full day
Level: Moderate- hike of 6 hours loop

Frey mountain hut along the cerro Catedral ridge trek is a classic of the classics for day hikes around Bariloche. Refugio Frey attracts mountain sport enthusiasts from all over the world to backcountry ski, rock climb, and hike. It is a quaint mountain hut in a breath-taking location in the Nahuel Huapi National Park.

With our hiking guide, you will start at the Cerro Catedral Ski Resort and take the chairlift or gondola to the ridge. This way, we gain a lot of elevation quickly, and from the top of the lift, the terrain is mostly a good, solid alpine trail formed on scree.

Cerro Catedral Frey mountain hut daily guided hike in Bariloche, Patagonia ArgentinaWhile hiking along the ridge of Cerro Catedral, you will have excellent views of the Argentinian Andes Range, the mountains of Northern Patagonia, waterfalls cascading down in the valley, and many of the huge lakes of the Patagonian Lakes District. After about two hours hiking along the ridge, your mountain guide will take you down into Toncek Valley which has high meadows, golden granite boulders, and Refugio Frey sitting beside a bright blue alpine lake at the base of a cirque of huge granite spires.

Rest at Frey Hut, having some lunch, and even a splash in the lake if you're up to it! You may get to see some rock climbers that look like little ants on the golden granite spires. The hike down from Refugio Frey is approximately two hours on a good forest trail crossing several pretty creeks. There are good views of Lago Gutierrez, and if we are lucky we may see some pileated woodpeckers. Back to Cerro Catedral Ski Resort parking lot. Drive to hotel in Bariloche.

We strongly recommend hiring a Professional IFMGA UIAGM or AAGM Mountain Guides.

Rates: Minimum 2 people.
Includes transportation, lunch and snack, and certified mountain guide.

Price per person
1 person 2 people 3 or more people
US$ 270.- US$ 165.- US$ 130.-


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Cerro Challhuaco hiking

Hiking Season: November through May
Duration: full day
Level: Moderate- hike of approximately 4-5 hours

Cerro Challhuaco daily guided hike in Bariloche, Patagonia ArgentinaCerro Challhuaco lays in the Nahuel Huapi National Park, and is a beautiful, mellow summit in the pre-cordillera range between the Argentine Andes and the Patagonian Steppe. Even the 4x4 drive to approach to the trailhead through the National Park is amazing with interesting rock formations and lots of crystal clear streams! The hike begins by a charming little mountain hut, and our hiking guide will take you along a gently-climbing trail through the forest.

Many wildflowers color the forest floor, and you may be able to see some local fauna like the large pileated woodpeckers. The trail takes you by a little mountain lake which is home to a species of frog found no where else in the world! Once you've reached the end of vegetation, the tree line, your hiking guide will take you up a mellow scree slope for about 2 more hours of hiking to arrive at the summit of Challhuaco. Enjoy views of the dramatic Patagonian Steppe and the Andes Mountains. This is a nice day of exercise, hiking around 4-5 hours total on a good forest trekking trail and some mellow alpine scree terrain.

We strongly recommend hiring a Professional IFMGA UIAGM or AAGM Mountain Guides.

Rates: Minimum 2 people.
Includes transportation, lunch and snack, and certified mountain guide.

Price per person
1 person 2 people 3 or more people
US$ 270.- US$ 165.- US$ 130.-

 

Patagonia mountain guiding services - South America

These are only few of our favorite day hiking options that we have to offer with our Professional AAGM or IFMGA UIAGM Mountain Guides. There are endless possibilities for day hikes near Bariloche, Argentina in the Andes of Northern Patagonia.  We can take you to the areas of El Bolson, Trevelin, Esquel, or near the Chilean border at Paso Puyehue, among many other places a bit more remote to avoid crowded trails and get off the beaten path!

Andescross also has mountain guides available for trekking trips in Southern Patagonia, El Chalten (Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre area) and El Calafate.

Please contact one of our experienced mountain guides at info@andescross.com.
 
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