From 4 to 6 hours per day
This 3-day trekking, which connects 2 of the most emblematic refuges of â€śClub Andino Barilocheâ€ť, has become a classic of â€śtrekking loversâ€ť. The imposing views, the beautiful lagoons, the endless green valleys, are all condiments that make this trekking an unforgettable experience. At the same time, the possibility of overnight nights during this trip in a different â€śmountain Hutâ€ť every night, gives to this experience an additional value, since the protagonist can live the hospitality and the warm atmosphere that is generated in these historical mountaineering places.
Departing at half a morning from â€śCatedral, Ski Resortâ€ť, we will take a well sign traill who crosses a "burned forest" (the product of a fire that happened a few years ago). After a two-hour hike the trail goes into a valley called Van Titter and the trail runs through a tall forest of â€ślengas treesâ€ť. Then we cross the â€śVan Titter Riverâ€ť and ascent about 50 meters by the trail to get the â€śbivi refuge Piedritas". From this point begins the most physical part of this day, since the trail ascends 300 meters of elevation gain, in which the forest decreases its height, until arriving at the â€śFrey Hutâ€ť (1700 m), in the timberland area. We have rest and enjoy an excellent home made dinner at the Hut. Estimated time: 4 hours.
After having breakfast in the Refugio, the walk begins bordering Toncek Lagoon, then we ascends 250 mts to the small â€śSchmol Lagoonâ€ť. From this point we keep ascending to the ridge of the â€śCathedral mountainâ€ť passing by "the soccer field" (a small flat area). Once on the ridge begins the descent towards the â€śRucaco Valleyâ€ť by a loose rock terrain. After crossing the Rucaco 300 meters ascent, leaving behind the vegetation and reaching the edge of â€śBrecha Negra Mountainâ€ť. From this point begins the steep descent towards the â€śRefugio San Martinâ€ť next to â€śJakob Lagoonâ€ť We have rest and enjoy an excellent home made dinner at the Hut. Estimated time: 6/7 hours
We hike around the â€śSan MartĂn refugeâ€ť, visiting to the â€śTĂ©mpanos Lagoonâ€ť in the morning without backpacks. At noon we start the descend to Bariloche by the â€śJakob normal trailâ€ť through the â€śCasa de Piedra valleyâ€ť until the end of the trail in "el Tambo". Estimated time: 6 hs.
â€˘ Montain Guide AAGM / UIMLA. â€˘ Insurance. â€˘ Overnight, dinner and breakfast in the Huts. â€˘ Lunchâ€™s and snacks. â€˘ Transfers from Bariloche and from the end of the trekking.
â€˘ Personal equipment (backpack, sleeping bag, trekking boots, etc.) â€˘ Drinks in shelters