A beautiful 2 day trek mainly through trees from Pampa Linda over Paso de las Nubes to Puerto Frias. (Consider combining with the Refugio Otto Meiling). The trail may not be open until January each year due to the amount of rain/snow melt meaning the valley on the other side of the pass is waterlogged and impassable. Note: On the 5th - 8th Feb 2015 the http://elcrucecolumbia.com/ race will be going over the Paso de las Nubes.
Water: Numerous water sources en route in both valleys.
Is the stream water safe to drink? As with any mountain region where lots of people trek, there will be pollution of water sources. The refuges provide safe drinking water; whilst out on the trails I would recommend treating water from streams found in the more popular areas and taking other water sources on a case by case basis depending on the stream source.
Pampa Linda (commercial campsite, fee payable), next to the Refugio Agostino Rocca on Paso de las Nubes.
Bariloche - Pampa Linda: There are tourist services daily during the summer months, in the morning (about 8.30am), returning in the evening at 5pm confirm before travel. Ask at the Mountain Info Centre (AR$ 200 one way / AR$400 return) next to Club Andino and opposite at Transitando lo Natural (similar rates). Buy your tickets in advance, especially in the high season. Enquire for departures out of season which may as there may no be any unless there is enough demand. NO ticket office in Pampa Linda but you may be able to buy tickets on the bus in Pampa Linda subject to space - enquire in Bariloche before heading out. Enquire at the Oto Meiling and Paso de la Nubes Refuges as they may also offer bus ticket sales.
Lago Frias/Puerto Blest - Bariloche: Make sure to buy your tickets for the boat journey at the end of the trek BEFORE leaving Bariloche, so you know the times and availability. Enquire at the Turisur office for boat times & tarifs.
|Duration:||2 days (trekking times)|
|Access:||Medium - One tourist bus per day|
|Park Entrance $:||AR$ 120|
Paso de las Nubes Trek (red trail 11)
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