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. This route does not usually open until about January each year due to the amount of snow on the trail; enquire at the National Park Office
|Distance:||50 km's one way|
|Park Entrance $:||AR$ 250|
|Notes:||My favourite multi day trek in the National Park|
It is advised to walk the route in the direction from Pampa Linda to Colonia Suiza.
Start: Pampa Linda, but you could also walk the Paso de Nubes Trek to Puerto Frias and take the boat back (AR$600 Nov 2015) extra 2 days. Or add on an overnight at Otto Meiling Refugio
This route has many finishing options, but the shortest route would be to start from Colonia Suiza. Other options would be to incorporate Cerro Catedral, Cerro Lopez or Refugio Jakob etc...
Variations: An alternative starting point is detailed in this blog
More coming soon...
This is the only trail in the park where wild camping is permitted
- Pampa Linda (campsite fee payable)
- Mallin de Ricardo
- Laguna Llon
- Laguna Creton (very limited shelter)
- Malin Mate Dulce
- Laguna La C.A.B
- Junction La Chata River with Brazuco River
- Head of the Goye River
- Refugio Lopez (or stay in Refugio)
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 Transitando 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.
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Map for Pampa Linda to Colonia Suiza
Pampa Linda to Colonia Suiza Trek