A welcome rest in the heights

Bariloche offers the region's largest mountain lodge network. If you are planning to visit then don't forget to pack your sunscreen, sunglasses and sun hat, in addition to warm comfortable shoes and a water bottle. You should also tell somebody where you are going and when you are going. There is also a mandatory free-of-charge hiking register. For more information, go to Parques Nacionales or Club Andino Bariloche.

TAKE AN ADVENTURE, NOT RISKS

Recommendations

Plan your trip and set out alone.

It is very important that you tell someone where you are going, who you’re going with and your estimated time of return. It’s also key that you take the right equipment, including the clothing appropriate for the season.

Check the weather forecast.

The weather will determine your hike’s level of difficulty, and it can change at any time. Exposure to strong sunlight can cause heat stroke, and a sudden temperature drop can result in hypothermia. Weather conditions can also disrupt road access and create landslides, rockfalls and avalanches.

A hike can last hours.

When choosing a trail, you should consider your fitness level. Check the maps, study the distances, and the type of trail (gradient, level of difficulty, age suitability) to be sure that you will be able to finish the hike. It’s very important to leave early in order to have sufficient daylight hours in case of an unforeseen event.

Stick to the trail.

Knowing the path you took is the best way to find your way back in the event that something happens.

If you come across an injured person.

Mark the spot where they are, don't move them unless necessary and never leave them alone.

Respecting nature means taking care of it and yourself.

Take back home everything that you have brought with you.

Unless you see a sign that says you can light fires, it is PROHIBITED.

Light fires only in the designated areas. Avoid starting fires and whenever possible use a camping stove for heat.

If a person gets lost in the mountains or has an accident, remember that dialing 911
will work even if you don’t have a cell phone signal. You can also contact the following numbers:
Club Andino Bariloche: (0294) 442-2266 / 4579 - In VHF: 148.450
Centro de Informes de Montaña (CAB): (0294) 452-7966
Defensa Civil: 103 or (0294) 442-8276 - In VHF: 149.335
ICE - Parques Nacionales: 105 or (0294) 442-2479 - In VHF: 155.675
For more information about services and authorized guides,
contact the information area of the Nahuel Huapi National Park:
Intendencia del Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi

San Martín 24, Bariloche.
Phone: (02944) 423111/423121/422734 Int. 113
informesnh@apn.gov.ar
http://www.nahuelhuapi.gov.ar

There you can also check the difficulty of the trails before setting out on your hike.
You can also visit the Club Andino Bariloche (on number 30 of 20 de Febrero Street).