Traverse 4 Refuges (Frey / Jakob / Laguna Negra / López)

This journey is an experience you deserve to do. Walking through valleys with huge mountains and incessant rivers will make you feel the immensity of nature. The song of the birds and the beauty of our flowers will be a permanent company.

Duration: 3/4 days
Tour: Villa Catedral / Colonia Suiza
Difficulty: Medium +
Distance: 46 km. approximately (total)
Total Elevation: + 3,400 m. approx.
Points of interest: "Villa Catedral" / Van Titter Stream, Refuge Frey / Toncek and Schmoll Lagoons / "Soccer Field" / "Rucaco" Valley, Mount "Brecha Negra", Refuge Jakob, Schweitzer Pass, Mount Inocentes, Mount "Navidad" (Christmas), Refuge Laguna Negra, "Goye" Stream, Mount and Refuge López,  "Colonia Suiza" (Swiss Cologne).

A famous traverse, which is the scene of a well-known mountain race in Patagonia. It is recommended for people who have experience in trekking and good physical condition.

It has 46 km. in total and connects the 4 most recognized huts of Nahuel Huapi National Park. This traverse can also be join partially by making 2 or 3 huts. We can spend the night in huts or in a tent.

Begins in Villa Catedral and the first night is in the Refuge Frey by the traditional trail. Next day, we pas through the Toncek and Schmoll Lagoons until we reach the crest of the Mount "Catedral" and from there we go down to the Rucaco Stream valley towards the Refuge Jakob.

If we do not want to do all the huts, we also have the option of crossing only 2: Frey / Jakob or Laguna Negra / López

From "Jakob" hut we ascend to the Mount "Inocentes" and continue towards the Mount "Navidad" (Christmas). Then, we continue to the Refuge Laguna Negra (Black Lagoon).

Next day, we must skirt the black lagoon and we ascend through the rocky slopes towards Refuge López, and from there, to Colonia Suiza.

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