From 4 to 7 hours per day
This 4-day trekking, which connects 4 of the most emblematic refuges of â€śClub Andino Barilocheâ€ť, has become a classic of â€śtrekking loversâ€ť who come every year with the intention of complete this traverse. 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
Early in the morning the trek begins by walking along the trail who goes to the â€śTĂ©mpanos Lagoonâ€ť. After ascending 150 mts. We change our course to go to â€śPico Refugioâ€ť. There are 400 meters of loose rocky terrain that requires some climbing steps. This is the most technically part of the trip. Once we reached the â€śPico Refugioâ€ť, the route passes through a cutting edge that connects the â€śPico Refugioâ€ť with the â€śInnocents Mountainâ€ť until reaching the edge of â€śChristmas Mountainâ€ť. After cross around the summit of â€śChristmas mountainâ€ť begins the descent by a canyon which it descends in to the â€śChristmas Creekâ€ť. And finally we connect with the normal trail that goes to â€śLaguna Negraâ€ť. At this point we ascent 300 meters of elevation gain by the switchbacks until the â€śItalia Hutâ€ť and â€śLaguna Negraâ€ť. We have rest and enjoy an excellent home made dinner at the Hut. Estimated time: 6/7 hours.
In the morning, the trek starts along the north cost of the lagoon and goes to the path that separates the â€śBlack Mountainâ€ť from â€śMount Bailey Willisâ€ť (1800 mts). From this point it is directed towards the summit of the â€śBailey Willisâ€ť crossing by its edge and crossing its summit by the West face. Then we descend to the â€śBailey Willis Valleyâ€ť without losing too much height, and we start to climb the South West slope of â€śCerro LĂłpezâ€ť to reach the path of the â€śTourist Peakâ€ť (2050 m). From this point it descends towards â€śLĂłpez Hutâ€ť(1718 mts.) And from here we continues descending for two more hours by a very big trail until â€śLĂłpez creekâ€ť where itâ€™s the main route to Bariloche. Estimated time: 6/7 hours.
-Montain Guide AAGM / UIMLA. - Insurance. - Overnight, dinner and breakfast in the Huts. -Lunchâ€™s and snacks. -Transfers from Bariloche and from the end of the trekking.
- Personal equipment (backpack, sleeping bag, trekking boots, etc.) - Drinks in shelters.