Trekking in patagonia - crossing the andes

Trekking in patagonia - crossing the andes

Starting in Nahuel Huapi National Park, Bariloche area. An unforgettable journey

Start Date :
End Date:
Initial time :
alarm8 am.
End Time:
alarm4 pm
Meeting Point:
Bariloche, Argentina.
End Point:
Puerto Varas, Chile.
90 km
7 days + trip
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An adventure on foot crossing the Andes in Patagonia - Crossing starting in Argentina and ending in Chile

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.

  • Walking Hours: 7hs
  • Kilometres: 18 kms

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.

  • Walking Hours: 8hs
  • Kilometres: 15 kms

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.

  • Walking Hours:4hs
  • Kilometres: 8 kms

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.

  • Walking Hours: 10hs
  • Kilometres: 20 kms

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.

  • Walking Hours: 8hs
  • Kilometres: 18 kms

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

  • Walking Hours: 4hs
  • Kilometres: 10 kms

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.

speaker_notesIncluded Services:

  • Transfer from San Carlos de Bariloche to Pampa Linda.
  • Transfer from Ralún to Puerto Varas.
  • All meals from lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 7
  • Professional guides and enabled by APN.
  • General Gearand logistics (kitchen and camping).
  • tents for 2/3 or 4 people. According to availability.
  • Night accommodation in a hostel in Puerto Varas on the last night. Room to share.
  • Permanent assistance.
  • First aid kit and gear.
  • Emergencies Communication equipment: VHF, Satellite Telephone.
  • Team porting (horses day 1)
  • Personal accident insurance on Argentine´s territory

speaker_notes_offServices NOT included:

  • Last day dinner in Puerto Varas.
  • Ticket to the Nahuel Huapi National Park (approx 8 usd)
  • Transfer from Puerto Varas (Chile) back to Bariloche or another place in Argentina.
  • Classic International travel assistance (Mandatory).