Trekking Colonia Suiza to Pampa Linda - Bariloche - National Park Nahuel Huapi

Voyage of 5 days for one of the most amazing natural corners of Argentina

  • Start Date : 2023-Feb-25
    End Date: 2023-Mar-01
  • Hora Inicio: 13 hs.
    Hora Fin: 10 am
  • Meeting Point:Bariloche, National Park Nahuel Huapi
  • Duration:5 days + trip
    Availability: 7 spots
US$ 800.-
Voyage from Colonia Suiza to Pampa Linda


The everlasting way 


If one could create a survey to determine the ranking of the crossings most talked enjoyable, full, natural and scenically stunning, of the Argentian´s trekking surely this one belongs to the top 10.

Deep valleys filled with a high range of Nothofagus (family trees typical of Andean Patagonian forest), 6 lagoons of paradise, many summits that shook the indomitable spirit of the good old Otto Meiling, winding paths rising, stony undulations with entertaining descent. The image of adventure it self in the ideal scenery.

Leaving the village of Colonia Suiza, about 22 km west of San Carlos de Bariloche and ends in Pampa Linda, at the foot of the mighty Mount Tronador.




Day 1: The meeting will be in San Carlos de Bariloche at midday (between 12 and 13 pm). This first day we will have the preparation and review of the equipment. We will take a transfer to Colonia Suiza. The first tranche of walking up would be at the path to Laguna Negra. 4 hours of walking approx. camp next to Arroyo Negro, in the woods.


Day 2: Ascent to Laguna Negra and Italia-Manfredo Segre shelter. We circled the lake and climb the edge of Bailley Willis, where we get great views of the region. We will have a significant drop to the bottom from the valley of Arroyo Lluvuco. Set the new camping. 6 to 7 hours walk approx.


Day 3: Ascent to the Laguna CAB or Lluvú. We circled the lake and climb to the summit of Mount CAB. Descent to Mate Dulce’s Valley, were we find the watersheds and streams births of Uhueco and Claro. We prepare the new camp. 7 to 8 hours walk approx.


Day 4: Ascent of Cerro Cristal then we will descend to Cretton lake. Voyage to Laguna Jujuy and edge of Cerro Capitan. Descent into Mallín Ricardo and finally crossed it down to Laguna Illon or La Carne. Final camp. 8 to 9 hours walk approx.


Day 5: Last fall at Pampa Linda. Crossing and wading of Alerce River. 4 to 5 hours walk approx.. to Pampa Linda. End of our journey. The transfer will be by vehicle back to San Carlos de Bariloche. Accommodation in hostel (included). Farewell dinner.


Day 6: Breakfast. End of our services.


We must load backpack of 60 to 80 liters, with the personal equipment and some of the equipment group (food bag, proportional tents, etc.)

Included Services

-Professional guides and enabled APN

-Security: Satellite Service for possible evacuation.

-Personal accident insurance

-All meals (from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 6, not including dinner in Bariloche day 5)

-Service camp stove

-Last night at Hostal in San Carlos de Bariloche

-Transfers from Bariloche to Colonia Suiza and Pampa Linda to Bariloche.

-Permanent assistance

Services NOT included

-Tents (see rental group)

-Travel to Bariloche from the place of origin of each pasennger.

-Last dinner in town

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Difficulty graduation

Mochila: Peso / Duración de la Jornada.

Exigencia Física

Técnico: Dificultad en el Terreno / Equipo.

Fortaleza Psicológica

Exposición a la Altura

Backpack (M)

This point has to do with the weight that we must carry in our backpacks. Trekkings or crossings where we have pack animals allow us to bear less weight on our backs. And the multi-day journeys in Patagonia (without the option of having pack mules) generally make us carry more weight, especially in the early days.

20% Up to 5 Kilos: Short excursion walks / Trekking Talampaya

40% Up to 8/10 Kilos: Round-trip trekking / Vallecitos 3 and 4-day programs

60% Up to 12/15 kilos: Crossing trekking with porting / Crossing of the Andes Paso Portillo

80% More than 15/18 kilos: Cross-country trekkings with little or no portage / Trekkings in Patagonia (Paso Vuriloche, PN Lanin or Nahuel Huapi, etc)

100% More than 25 Kilos: With a lot of equipment on top and little or no porting / Continental Ice

Fitness (F)

We consider physical demands to the wear that we can suffer both aerobic (climbs = possible shortness of breath) and muscle (resistance = many hours walking) and of legs and joints (descents = knees / ankles).

20% half a day or less with little unevenness.

40% more sustained slopes and longer days in the activity. 2-3 days / more than 6 hours per day.

60% Long ascents and descents with a longer duration. Ascents to more than 4000 meters in the central mountain range / intense 4-day trekking (Uruguayan plane)

80% Important work of legs in resistance. Very long days. Very long day ascents (Lanin - Domuyo) or more than 5000 meters. Ice courses.

100% Maximum demand. Aerobic work and constant effort on legs. Continental Ice, Aconcagua, mountains of more than 6000 meters.

Technical (T)

The technical difficulty is mainly based on the terrain. How much can it cost us to climb a slope, if it is very steep or if we have to use our hands in some section (simple climbing), both in rock and snow-ice, or materials such as crampons and pegs in other ascents.

20% flat land

40% trails with moderate ups and downs. General crossing trekkings . Sierra de la Ventana, Córdoba, Patagonia, Cuyo, north, others. Classic ascents

60% Steeper slopes and trails. Possible use of crampons. Domuyo, Cordón del Plata, Cordillera Central.

80% Mixed terrain, with snow or ice. Alvear, Lanin, Tronador. Bolivia, Peru.

100% Highly technical terrain. Glacial transit and climbing in sections. Hill climbing with sections on slopes of more than 60 ° inclination

Psycho (P)

We maintain that this point, the psychological factor, represents a relevant factor. Each one needs a factor of conviction, confidence, self-control and will power to achieve a goal. And depending on the attitude with which we face distances, slopes, terrain and many other objective factors, we can achieve performance with very different results.

20% We will not be much affected.

40% This is a normal level of attention.

60% We require more motivation, enthusiasm and concentration.

80% The activity will require us to be very connected and convinced.

100% Maximum control and emotional-psychological performance.

Adventures (A)

It is the factor that, the height above sea level, influences us depending on the activity we carry out. Managing and overcoming symptoms caused by altitude is the key to this point

0% + sea level.

20% Up to 2000 masl.

40% + 2000 masl.

60% + 4000 masl.

80% + 5000 masl.

100% + 6000 masl.

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