The Otto Meiling Refuge is a spectacular place to spend the night, perched on the edge of the Castaño Overa Glacier. A night in this mountain hut can be combined with the Paso de las Nubes trek.
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.
Camping at Pampa Linda (commercial campsite), Refugio Otto Meiling (donation to camp) very rocky no shelter from wind.
Bariloche - Pampa Linda: There are tourist services daily during the summer months, in the morning (about 8.30am - confirm before travel), returning in the evening (5pm - confirm before travel). Ask at the Mountain Info Centre next to Club Andino and opposite at Transitando lo Natural for prices and timetable. 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 Otto Meiling and Paso de la Nubes Refuges as they may also offer bus ticket sales.
|Duration:||1 or 2 days (trekking times)|
|Distance:||28 km's return|
|Access:||Medium - one tourist bus per day|
|Park Entrance $:||AR$ 250|
|Notes:||Register at National Park Office in Pampa Linda|
Refugio Otto Meiling (white trail 10)
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