Trona 360° | Crossing the Andes

We go out for a week to go around the immense Tronador crossing the Andes and returning home. We cross to Chile between trekking & packraft where we will discover the depths of the valdivian jungle with its hot springs, and we raft down the Blanco river until we meet the Todos los Santos lake. We meet the locals, share some food togheter and the cross the mountain range again returning to Pampa Linda (Argentina) in a 7 – day expedition: Double crossing of the Andes.

January: 6 al 13 | Places available!
20 al 27 | Last places!
February: 6 al 13 | Places available!
17 al 24 | Places available!
March: 2 al 9 | Last places!

Experience cost: 790USD


Food in the mountains

We recommend packing your snacks of choice for those long days in the mountains. Same goes for your favorite beverages. Eating well is key for keeping your strength up out in the wild. And to cope with the loss of appetite, the best you can have is a wide variety of food at your disposal, from sweet to sour and salty. Carrying at least 2 liters if water is essential.

Accommodation during the trip

During our expedition we will camp most of the days. Once we are at Todos Los Santos Lake, we stay in cabins with the locals. On the Argentinean side again, we´ll spend a night at Agostino Rocca hut. There you will find all main services. The place offers a USB charging station, restrooms and other amenities.

Travel and rescue insurance

An insurance plan is mandatory to protect yourself from the unexpected. Check with your insurance company on the details about coverage and policies. Feel free to contact us for details or in doubt.

Location: Tronador, Argentina – Chile
Duration: 7 days
Dates: December to March
Requirements: Experience in trekking. Good physical condition.
Guides and Ratio: 4:1
8 people max.

  • Professional AAGM Mountain Guide
  • All acomodations (tent / cabin /hut).
  • All meals included
  • Packraft equipment
  • Bus between Villa Peulla a Pto. Frías.
  • Satellite communication service
  • Personal insurance in case of accidents (only Argentina).
  • TRF in/out Pampa Linda.
  • Meals out of the days of expedition.
  • Personal equipment.
  • Personal insurance (Chile).
  • Tips.


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Day 0: Briefing meeting, backpack order, equipment and material check, sharing with the whole group and guides.
Place: Hostería La Luna
#We have availability at the Hosteria to host you

Day 1: Pampa Linda to Lomas del Huenchupan

We leave Pampa Linda with the aim of crossing to Chile, it is the day with the most elevation of the expedition in which we will have the assistance of horses to reach the Lomas del Huenchupan, a spot with a unique view of the Tronador and a bivouac built by the De La Cruz family. From that day we will be in Chilean lands.

Day 2: Lomas del Huenchupan to Termas de La Junta

Our second day of expedition with backpacks loaded we will go to a dream place, “Las Termas de Leti” where the Blanco River meets the Esperanza River to give rise to a spot between beach trees, streams and hot springs, yes you read that right!! Natural hot springs with a jungle background on the banks of a pristine river.

Day 3: Our rest day in the oasis of our double crossing of the Andes

Day 4: From the hot springs to the Todos los Santos Lake. (Packraft)

We will walk about 4 hours to the confluence of the Blanco and Vuriloche rivers. From here begins one of the most challenging days of the expedition with our boats and backpacks we will go down the Blanco River. A few kilometers before the lake, we will camp in a unique place. Definitely the day with the most adventurous of the entire expedition between rafting and hiking, surely we will have guaranteed fun.

Day 5: Todos los Santos lake crossing (Boat / Packraft)

We will get up and pack the camp. We will paddle to the the lake, to meet René, who will cross us to his farm on the other side. Thus avoiding the most extreme part of the lake. Yannet (his wife), will receive us with delicious food and wonderful hospitality. We slept and dined at the locals house. We said good bye to our packraft equiment.

Day 6: Casa de los Sanchez to Peulla and Paso de las Nubes (Rocca Refuge)

We are leaving Chile, our last day in the land of volcanoes and the valdivian jungle. We take the boat to Peulla and from there a bus to Puerto Frías (27km), where we leave most of our weight in backpacks (tents, kitchen sets, etc.) that returns via lake to Bariloche. While we will head the trail to Paso de las nubes to reach the Rocca hut where they are waiting for us with a delicious dinner and we spend the night in their confortable beds.

Day 7: Cloudy pass to Pampa Linda

On the last day of our expedition, after breakfast at the hut, we will go down to Pampa Linda where the return will be from 4:00 p.m. End of services

Estimated time of arrival in Bariloche 8:00 p.m.