How to get to the refuge
WITH YOUR CAR
Go to Pampa Linda: from 10:30a.m. to 2p.m. from Los Rapidos del manso.
Return to Bariloche: from 4pm to 7:30pm from Pampa linda.
Both ways :from 9:00p.m. to 9:00a.m.
A few meters from the door of the Guardaparque’s house you will see a sign, a car track and a gate where our walk begins.
using the mini bus
Some agencies offer transport service to Pampa Linda. They leave early in the morning and return to Bariloche in the afternoon. Below you can find the telephone number of the agencies to get more information.
Sometimes the remise can be useful to choose your schedules
To reserve it call to +54 92944213932 or +5492944608581
If you want to reserve a remise +5492944581769
THE ROAD TO REFUGE
Slope: 710 meters above sea level.
Walking time: 4hs-6hs
Starting from the gate ,a few meters from Guardaparque’s house, begins the car track that after 3km takes you to Castaño Overo river, you cross it by the pedestrian bridge and follow the road that ascends a little. Approximately 800 meters after, you will find a sign that marks the detour to Paso de las Nubes, Refugio Agostino Rocca and Lago Frías.
Take this detour that goes to the right and after 700 meters you will reach Alerce river. The road continues always bordering the river, sometimes next to its shores and sometimes a little further. After 5km of walking, you will arrive to a bridge that cross the river. A few minutes later, and after skirting the mallín on the left, (you don’t wet your feet as before), the road begins little by little to climb with more slope, and without realizing you are already in the “snail” (rise with zigzag shape with steep slope).
After overcoming the “caracol” the road ascends more smoothly with ascents and descents through a stone canyon and small mallines, until finally arriving at a large green grass mallín from where you can see the refuge that is already nearby.
Crossing the mallín and following the marks that go up to the left in 5 minutes you will be in the Refuge.
It has the best facilities and amenities that can be found today in a mountain refuge.