We begin this guided trek at the Cerro Catedral Ski Resort and hike for approximately 4 hours through the Nahuel Huapi National Park to Refugio Frey. The first part of the trekking trail traverses along the mountain and there are excellent views of the large Lake Gutierrez and the surrounding mountains. Then, you reach the Van Titter Valley and hike through a lush forest along a beautiful stream until the last climb up to Frey Hut and Laguna Toncek. Once at the Frey Hut, we can put down our backpacks, and do a short hike to a nearby summit, or spend the afternoon relaxing by the lake. Frey hut is surrounded by beautiful golden granite spires and there are often rock climbers going up them. Night in Frey Hut.
Multiday trek traverse in Bariloche, Patagonia ArgentinaApprox. 13 km with 800 meters elevation change in 4 hours of hiking.
We leave from Frey Hut early in the morning, and hike up the rocky flanks of Cerro Catedral all the way to the ridge. Views of Volcanos Osorno (2652m), Tronador (3354m), and Lanin (3776m). Hike down to the bottom of the Rucaco valley with help of your mountain guide. Climb Cerro Brecha Negra Mountain (1900 mt) to enjoy the view from the second summit of the day. Then hike down the mountain to Refugio Jakob. Night in Jakob Hut.
Approx. 15 km with 600 meters elevation change in 6 hours of hiking.
This morning, your mountain guide can take you on a little side trip to Laguna Los Tempanos, an alpine lake named for the little icebergs floating in it until early summer. It is a 40 minute hike from the mountain hut, going around Laguna Jakob to get to this tiny cirque and hidden lake. Hike back to the hut, pick up our packs, and then we will start our hike out of the mountains and back to civilization. The trekking trail down from Jakob takes us through Valle Casa de Piedra, one of the most beautiful valleys in the Nahuel Huapi National Park.
Approx. 16km with 700 meters elevation change in 5 hours of hiking. Short drive to downtown Bariloche.
For this trek, we strongly recommend hiring a Professional IFMGA UIAGM or AAGM Mountain Guides.