One piece of The Andes, at the foot of Tronador Mount in Nahuel Huapi National park, gives us a stunning landscape and many special sensations. And Pampa Linda, an oasis designed by the hand of nature. From there we will start hiking in order to reach to the Chilean police post at the end of the first day.
After that, we start a long descent among the valleys of Chile, crossing forests and thermal places, until we reach the town of Ralun. The natural spectacle and the experience tend to be stored in the memory sector of “the unforgettable”.
Note: it is recommended to be the day before in San Carlos de Bariloche. You can consult us about hostel accommodation, where the group is staying.
Day 1: Bariloche - Base of Tronador Mount
Transfer from Bariloche to Pampa Linda. Gendarmerie immigration formalities. First trekking stage, full day, to Chilean police post at the foot of Tronador Mount. We will hike up across the valley of Cauquenes River. Night in police post.
Day 2: Valleys of Chile
We start a gradual descent towards the valleys of Chile. First, we’ll see the White River born from the Tronador Mount namesake glacier. After many hours of descent through the thick forest, we will get to our campsite. If we have time we can enjoy the amazing natural hot springs.
Day 3: White Valley - The Esperanza
We’ll keep hiking down by the White Valley to the union of The Esperanza, where there is a local people’s house and more hot springs. A new enjoyment and a new camp set up. Free time in the afternoon to rest.
Day 4: Esperanza River - Vuriloche River
A dense forest and some river crossing from Esperanza River to Vuriloche River, always in permanent drop. We head southeast entering to the fields and valleys of Chilean Patagonia. New campsite next to a village. A longer day than the day before.
Day 5: Laguna Cayuthué
We leave the camp early in the morning and cross the rising from Quitacalzones River. We walk by the side of a lake and continue with the long descent until we arrive at Laguna Cayuthué and the green lands around. View of Puntiagudo Volcano, beaches and beautiful sights.
Day 6: Ralún
We leave Laguna Cayuthué to Ralún. After a short ascent, we’ll reach a magnificent ocean view with Fjord Reloncaví. Finally, after 3 or 4 hours we arrive at the town of Ralún, the end of our great expedition among The Andes. From there we have a charter to Puerto Varas where we spent the night to close the trip, next to the beautiful and great Llanquihue Lake
Day 7: Puerto Varas
Breakfast and end of our services. Note: to return to San Carlos de Bariloche, consult us about Bus Tickets. The trip usually takes about 4 and a half hours and arrive at 4 pm. approximately to the San Carlos de Bariloche bus station.
7 day-trekking through the Patagonian mountain range. Forests, hot springs, Mount Tronador, lagoons and great landscapes
Overnight is spent in mountain campsite in igloo tents, comfortable and for 2/3 or 4 people. Last Night we includ a Hostel to share.
For any mountain activity you need to have a previous physical preparation, or be physically active. In this case we suggest Aerobic training (going for a run two to three times a week, cycling or swimming) and doing a good leg workout (gym, crossfit, AEX training, etc.)
We recommend walking at least once before this trekking with a backpack, although no previous experience is required. Having slept in a tent also helps as a experience for this trekking.
The tents are included in the service. If you want to bring yours, ask us.
No. There are no regular or chemical toilets. Everything is done in nature, delimiting sectors. And you have to maintain the hygiene of the place, bringing the papers back.
Although the time of the year is optimal for this crossing, in mountain and/ or wild areas temperatures tend to fall at night, hence the importance of personal equipment. Non of what we detail in the equipment list can be missing.
Stops are given with a frequency and graduation according to the intensity.
There are breaks for lunch, snack, and rest.
From 16 years old onwards. We also recommend you to contact us before registering or registering a minor just to make sure that his/her experience is the suitable for this trek.
In a woman backpack, from 13 to 15 kilos, in a man from 15 to 20 kilos.
We have a mule carrying the general equipment, such as kitchen elements, food, tents, and security elements; only in Argentine Territory, the first day of the journey, after that each one must carry their own stuff and some of the general equipment.
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
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.
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
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.
0% + sea level.
20% Up to 2000 masl.
40% + 2000 masl.
60% + 4000 masl.
80% + 5000 masl.
100% + 6000 masl.
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