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Refugio Laguna Negra (also known as Refugio Manfredo Segre) Treks

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.

Refugio Laguna Negra

Elevation: 1650m
Open from:
Rates: AR$ 180 per night
Use of the kitchen: AR$ 130
Dinner: AR$ 280
Capacity: sleeps 60
Check their website for up to date details: http://www.refugiolagunanegra.com/
They even seem to accept reservations: http://www.refugiolagunanegra.com/reservas.html
Camping: Free

Contact details (from CAB website): Martín De Agostini - contacto@refugiolagunanegra.com - refugiolagunanegra@yahoo.com.ar http://www.refugiolagunanegra.com/ - (0294) 15471-6476/15 460-3879

Refugio Laguna Negra Trekking Routes:

1) The Normal Route to Laguna Negra Trek to Laguna Negra

A beautiful forest walk with a steep zig zag trail leading out of the trees to the refugio and lake.

Overview
Duration: 5 Hours
Distance: 14 km's
Ascent: 800m
Start: Colonia Suiza
Finish: Refugio Laguna Negra
Difficulty: Easy
Access: Medium - a public bus every few hours
Park Entrance $: None
Notes:  
The Route

If arriving by bus you will probably be dropped off outside the local brewery 'Cerveceria Blest' the bus doesn't actually go into the center of Colonia Suiza (check before you travel). Walk along the road in a westerly direction, the start of the trail is about 200m on the left hand side, there is a sign post there. The first section of the trail climbs in the forest away from the valley floor along a gravel track. When the track ends take the smaller trail to the right (it's obvious) as it drops back down and joins the river. Continue along the trail as it follows the river for a couple of hours before arriving at a clearing in the forest. From here the trail starts to climb (look out at the waterfall on the right), crosses two small streams then starts a steeper ascent as it zig zags up to Refugio Laguna Negra.

Water

After the first 30 minutes the trail is within easy access to the Goye stream until the start of the zig-zags, so fill up before the final ascent to Refugio Laguna Negra.

Transport:

Take bus number 10, there are only about 7 service per day. The bus stop for Colonia Suiza is outside of Cerveceria Berlina (Berlina Brewery), the bus doesn't actually go into the center of Colonia Suiza.

If arriving by car, it is best to park in the main street (it's actually a gravel road) in Colonia Suiza. Look out for the no parking signs - I think you are only supposed to park on one side of the road.

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2) Refugio Laguna Negra to Refugio Lopez Laguna negra to Lopez

This is usually done the other way round see route here

3) Refugio Laguna Negra to Refugio Jakob Laguna negra to Jakob

This trek is best walked in the Refugio Jakob to Refugio Laguna Negra direction and not vica verca due to the descending the steeper screes and not ascending them. See the route here

Map for all Refugio Jakob Treks

The Normal Route to Laguna Negra Trek to Laguna Negra | Refugio Laguna Negra to Refugio Lopez Laguna negra to Lopez | Refugio Laguna Negra to Refugio Jakob Laguna negra to Jakob



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