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Bariloche Treks

Treks to/from & between the Refugios and other Bariloche treks

There are many different options for trekking in Bariloche, from short walks & one day hikes to multi day treks. The majority of trails interlink the Refugios (mountain huts) and for ease of use I have grouped the treks with the mountain huts that they connect. The famous Nahuel Huapi Traverse links the four of the refugios: Frey, Jakob, Laguna Negra and Lopez. My recomendation for the best one day trek would be 'Frey por el Filo' located under the Refugio Frey, below.

Official Nahuel Huapi National Park trek overview leaflet (PDF) - In spanish
Official National Park Southern Zone: Tronador & Rio Manso official National Park leaflet (PDF)


Short walks in Bariloche

Half day walks

Short walks and half days treks to see the best sights with minimum effort or for those with little time!

Half Day walks

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Cerro Bella Vista Trek

Cerro Bella Vista

A one day outing to summit Cerro Bella Vista. A steep climb brings you out onto a beautiful ridge with 360° views and a series of small summits.

One Day Walk

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Cerro Chall Huaco Trek

Cerro Chall-Huaco

To the East of Bariloche, best accessed with private transport. It's a gentle climb with rewarding views and one of the quieter areas of the national park.

One Day Walk

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Refugio Frey

Refugio Frey

One of the most popular destinations, due to easy access and great views. It are also some of the busiest trails.

One Day | Two Day | Multi Day Treks

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Refugio Jakob

Refugio Jakob (Refugio San Martin)

Probably one of the quietest destinations. It's a long walk in and needs two days to be set aside to visit it.

Two Day | Multi Day Treks

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Refugio Laguna Negra

Refugio Laguna Negra (Manfredo Segre)

A long walk in through a forested valley with a short sharp ascent to reach reach Refugio Lagua Negra on the shore of the lake with the same name.

One Day | Two Day | Multi Day Treks

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Refugio Lopez

Refugio Lopez

Refuio Lopez is closer to the road than any other refugio. It's also the shortest walk in, but dont be fooled, it's steep climb from the outset, but you will be rewared with fantastic views once you climb above the treeline and even better views if you continue the ascent to Pico Turista about an hour above Refugio Lopez.

One Day | Two Day | Multi Day Treks

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Refugio Otto Meiling (Tronador region)

Refugio Otto Meiling (Tronador region)

Purched on the edge of the Castaño Overa glacier, the views are truly spectacular and you won't be dissapointed. It's a two day commitment as it's a bit further away from Bariloche and starts with a 3 hours bus trip.

One Day | Two Day | Multi Day Treks

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Refugio Agostino Rocca - Paso de la Nubes (Tronador region)

Refugio Agostino Rocca - Paso de la Nubes (Tronador region)

Refugio Agostura Rocca (Paso de las Nubes) is the newest refugio in the National Park and even has hot showers! It's in the same region as Refugio Otto Meiling so again is a 3 hour bus ride from Bariloche.

Two Day | Multi Day Treks

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Pampa Limpa to Colonia Suiza

Pampa Linda to Colonia Suiza

The best long distance trek in the National Park - only to be undertaken by experiences trekkers. This is the hardest route in the National Park must only be undertaken by experienced trekkers with map reading and route finding skills as the trail is not well marked in places.

Multi Day Trek

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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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