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Bariloche Trekking Logistics

This is Argentina... prices go up, companies go out of business, local buses aren't always reliable... so do your own on the ground research as well!

Getting Around

Public Bus system around Bariloche:

Pick up a complete bus timetable at the Tourist Info Centre in the Centro Civico in the heart of Bariloche, or ask at your hotel or hostel before heading out as the services, and timetables are subject to change. You will need a prepaid card to use the bus service, it's called a SUBE card, the same used in Buenos Aires and other cities around Argentina. I don't state bus prices as they go up so frequently.

The buses you will use to get to the trail heads are:

The official Bariloche website also has some bus info: http://www.barilocheturismo.gob.ar/en/public-transportation

Tourist bus services

Bariloche - Pampa Linda: There are tourist services daily during the summer months, in the morning (about 8.30am - confirm before travel), returning in the evening (5pm - confirm before travel). Ask at the Mountain Info Centre next to Club Andino and opposite at 'Transtando lo Natural' for prices and timetable. Buy your tickets in advance, especially in the high season. Enquire for departures out of season which may as there may no be any unless there is enough demand. NO ticket office in Pampa Linda but you may be able to buy tickets on the bus in Pampa Linda subject to space - enquire in Bariloche before heading out. Enquire at the Otto Meiling and Paso de la Nubes Refuges as they may also offer bus ticket sales.

Nahuel Huapi National Park Office national park office

Free information about the trekking options in the National Park, weather forecast and trek registration.

Bariloche
Website: www.nahuelhuapi.gov.ar
Address: Av. San Martín 24. (it's the large stone building on the corner of the block)
Tel: 0294 - 4423111 ext. 113
Tel: 0294 - 4422 479 (24 hours - emergency)
Opening Hours (Summer): Monday - Friday: 8am - 4pm / Weekends 10am - 4pm

Pampa Linda (Tronador)
There is also a small information office in Pampa Linda where you can also register your trek intentions if starting your trek from there.

Register your trek intentions with the National Park Authority:
http://www.nahuelhuapi.gov.ar/registro_trekking/intro_eng.htm
then click on the "I've read the recommendations" link

Nahuel Huapi National Park path classification downloads (only in Spanish)

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Mountain Information Center mountain info centre

On the street behind the National Park Office

A commercial operation, but provides free info about the trails and up to date info on the Refugios.
They also sell maps and organise excursions.

Opening Hours (Summer):
Monday - Sunday: 9am - 9pm
Tel: (0294) 4527966

email: info@activepatagonia.com.ar

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Trekking Registration

There is a free and compulsory trekking registration form that should be completed each time you go treking in the Nahuel National Park. The information you provide not only give statistics for the National Park Office but more importantly provides a record of your intended route if you were to have an accident in the mountains.

IMPORTANT: The details you provide are merely a record of your intended route. Nobody checks to see if you actually completed your intended route, the forms are not monitored. Always ensure you also leave your route and intended return date with someone reliable who can alert the emergency services should you not return.

You can register in person at the following locations: The National Park Office in downtown Bariloche The Mountain Info Center in downtown Bariloche. The National Park Office in Pampa Linda (for those doing the Refugio Otto Meiling / Paso de la Nubes trek) Fill the form out online:

You can also fill out the form online:
http://www.nahuelhuapi.gov.ar/intro_registro.html click this link then scroll to the bottom of that page and click the "I've read the recommendations" link

General Resources

Bariloche Trekking KML files

This is all I have!

Cerro Catedral - Frey: download (Credit: Intrepid Monkeys)

Frey por el Filo: download (Credit: Intrepid Monkeys)

Refugio Lopez: download (Credit: Intrepid Monkeys)

If you have any trek routes in the .kml format that you would like to share with others, please contact me to get them added here.

Weather

Check the weather before you trek. This is the weather forecast for the Cerro Catedral Ski Resort

Mountain Guides

If you are looking for a Mountain Guide try here: Asociación Argentina de Guías de Montaña (AAGM)

Need something repaired?

www.patagoniaclimbingrepair.com

Useful Links

Club Andino Bariloche

Official Bariloche Tourist website: http://www.barilocheturismo.gob.ar/en/

Local Council website (in Spanish): http://www.bariloche.gov.ar/turismo.php

Bariloche Museum PDF (Located in the Centro Civico)

Gear Stores

Be aware that due to importation tax, prices will be a lot higher than in North America or Europe and there will be less variety! Some of these shops may close lunch time for siesta! Gas for stoves most commonly comes in Canister form (Butane/Propane mix). Other fuel might be available: Euro camping - Address: Roland 257 - MSR gas: Samay Huasi- Address: Morales 436 - White Gas. Water purification tablets are hard to come by and expensive: Is the stream water safe to drink? As with any mountain region where lots of people trek, there will be pollution of water sources. The refuges provide safe drinking water; whilst out on the trails I would recommend treating water from streams found in the more popular areas and taking other water sources on a case by case basis depending on the stream source.

La Bolsa del Deporte -

Address: Moreno 965, Tel: 4433111
https://www.facebook.com/LaBolsaDelDeporte

They sell new and second hand equipment, clothing, footware, accessories, skis/snowboards.

Raid (they RENT equipment)

Address: Mitre 860
They sell new & second hand equipment, clothing, footware, accessories, skis/snowboards.
RENToutdoor equipment, tents/sleeping bags/crampons/ice axes etc.

Garmont

Address: Moreno 107, Tel: 4400165
www.garmont.com.ar

Scandinavian

Address: Mitre 130 - This is the biggest store in Bariloche.
www.scandinavian.com.ar

The North Face

Address: Quaglia 274, Tel: 4430975
Facebook
North Face clothing, footware & equipment

Columbia & Mountain Hardware

Address: Mitre 570 (street just past the LAN iarline office)

Patagonia Anglers

Address: Moreno 205, Tel: 4427353
Maps, Gas Canisters, Camping , Fishing & Outdoor equipment
http://patagoniaanglers.com.ar

The Outdoor Company

Address: Moreno 102 (on the corner with Quaglia street), Tel: 4421924
http://www.outdoorcompany.com.ar/

ECO Eurocamping

Address: Mitre 662, Tel: 443 6627
www.eurocampingonline.com.ar
A wide varierty of clothing & outdoor equipment for both summer and winter seasons.



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The information contained on this website is no substitute for a qualified Mountain Guide and the site author accepts no responsibility for inaccurate or outdated information (nor omission of information), nor any accident or injury sustained while carrying out the treks described here. This website has no affiliation with any of the refugios or businesses mentioned within it and does not receive commission or operate in any way for commercial gain. All times and distances are approximate.


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