How to get to the refuge


The road to the refuge begins in Pampa Linda, 80km from Bariloche. To get there, travel 35 km on route 40 to the south, until the detour to Tronador,  take the detour through a dirt road and at 10km from the beginning you will arrive to another detour called Los Rápidos (last place with cell phone signal). There you must take the road on the right as indicated by the sign that says “to Tronador”. 




from this point the road has a schedule.

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.

After 35 km of beautiful landscapes you will reach Pampa Linda.

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


Difficulty: easy / medium (from November to April)

Distance: 14km

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.

GPS coordinates

South: 41º 09.277 S  // West: 71º 48.355 W   //  Height: 1450mts
If you want to hire a Mountain Guide, call +54 294 -154655903
It is a cozy place nestled in one of the most beautiful views of the Park.

It has the best facilities and amenities that can be found today in a mountain refuge.


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