Trekking of the Bariloche refuges- Nahuel Huapi National Park

For days to the classical mountain huts - Bariloche

  • Start Date : 2023-Dec-26
    End Date: 2023-Apr-29
  • Meeting Point:Nahuel Huapi National park, Bariloche
  • Duration:7 days + trip from Buenos Aires
    Availability: 6 spots
Trekking of Bariloche´s Mountain Huts


One of the greatest classical trekking in Argentina


This is one of the most classic and historical trekking in Argentina. Within the Nahuel Huapi National Park  and next to the city of San Carlos de Bariloche. We connect the four typical mountain refugee  of this region, enjoying the Andean-Patagonian forests in Rio Negro province. Four nights in mountain refugee, one night in Colonia Suiza and 1 or 2 nights in Bariloche city.

We offer  a shorter version , joining  2 refuges  (Frey and Jakob/San Martin) in 3 days. See the itinerary below.


Proposed itinerary:


Day 1: Group meeting in Bariloche city. Time to check the equipment. Transfer to Villa Catedral. First section will be  to  Emilio Frey shelter, located in the South of Cerro Catedral. 2 to 3 hours until Van Titter Brook.  Stop for lunch. 2 more hours to get to teh shelter, along the Tonceck laggon. Our campsite will be places next to the shelter (optional: stay overnight in the refuge). Dinner


Day 2: Breakfast. We left very early to enjoy a long day of trekking. We climb up to Schmoll lagoon and then we descent to the bottom of the great Rucaco Valley (3 to 4 hours). Stop for lunch. In the afternoon we continue  our way up to reach a large edge where we get a stunning view of the Jakob lagoon and its surroundings. Steep descent to the lagoon and San Martin shelter (4 hours). Our campsite will be places next to the shelter (optional: stay overnight in the refuge).  Snack and rest. Dinner and overnight.


Day 3: Breakfast. Walk to Témpanos lagoon and Paso Schweizer. Quiet  day. Free time to enjoy the lagoons and great sceneries.  In te afetrnoo, we return to, San Martin refuge.  Snack and rest. Dinner and overnight.


Day 4: Breakfast. Descent throught Casa de Piedra Valley. After a 6 hour walk, we arrive to the end of the path, where we will wait for our transfer that will take us to Bariloche, after midday. End of our services.




Each person carries his own backpack. This trekking has a moderate physical and technical difficulty.

Included Services

-Local transfers

-Professional guides, enabled by APN (National Parks Association)

-All meals in the mountain included.

-Accommodation in tents

-General Mountain Equipment for the group

-Personal insurance

-Previous meetings

-Permanent assistance

Services NOT included

Ticket/Transfer in/out to Bariloche city.

Expenses for abandonment of the trip

Accomodation in Mountain refuges

Photo and Video Gallery


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Bariloche Refugees Trek - Frey and Jakob

Trekking of the Refugees of Bariloche - Frey and Jakob - Nahuel Huapi National Park

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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Required equipment

Personal Backpack of not less than 60 liters

Sleeping bag

Trekking shoes and clothing.



Rental Equipment

Trekking sleeping bag

Booking in Advance

US$ 16 + options

Pair of Trekking Poles

Booking in Advance

US$ 10 + options

Rental mittens

Booking in Advance

US$ 8 + options

Pair of Crampons

Booking in Advance

US$ 15 + options

Rental : helmet, crampons and ice ax

Booking in Advance

US$ 36 + options

Combo Top: helmet, crampons, ice ax and full harness

Booking in Advance

US$ 50 + options

Category 3 sunglasses - Shepra Julbo Spectrom

Booking in Advance

US$ 5 + options

Backpack for trekking and mountaineering - Woman

Booking in Advance

US$ 10 + options

Contact and Enquiries

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