Tronador and Los Alerces Waterfall
Visit two incredible places in the same tour!
Leaving Bariloche, we head south on Route 40 (which goes to El Bolsón), after passing through Lake Gutierrez and Lake Mascardi, we turn right along the road to Tronador. It leads to the Manso Medio River, where it forks. There, instead of crossing the bridge over the river, we continue along the path passing through Los Moscos and Hess lakes. Then we cross the bridge over the Roca River and arrive at a parking lot, from here the tour continues on foot and after a short walk we arrive at the Los Alerces Waterfall Viewpoint. It is a beautiful 20-meter-high jump made by the Manso River on its way shortly after leaving Lake Hess. This river of cold and crystalline waters has the peculiarity of flowing into the Pacific Ocean, in Chile. The waterfall can be seen from a wide viewpoint, surrounded by a dense forest of tall coihues and humid walls full of ferns and mosses. In this sector, the forest has the peculiarity of having some specimens of larches, hence the name of the waterfall. Then we continue the journey to Pampa Linda, an obligatory stop for lunch. At the end of lunch we continue the journey to the end of the road and arrive at the foot of the highest mountain in the National Park, Cerro Tronador, so called because of the sound produced by the breaking and detachment of the glaciers lodged in its summits. From this point you can see the Río Manso Glacier, commonly called "Ventisquero Negro", thus reaching the end of the route. From here we start the return to Bariloche.
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- **Does it include the visit to Cascada Los Alerces?** No, no, this tour does not include a visit to Los Alerces Waterfall.
- **Can we reach the summit?** No, this is not a Mount Tronador ascent trip, and there are no lifts you can take to ascend.
- **Am I going to be in contact with the snow?** No, snow and glaciers are at the top of the mountain and the tour reaches the base. However it is normal to be in contact with snow in this area due to the frequent snowfalls during the winter season.
- **How much is the National Park entrance?** Where should I pay? The National Park entrance fee is $ 3500 for non-resident adults; $ 1000 Argentine Residents; $ 500 Children between 6 and 12 years old. ** Do not pay entrance to parks **: children under 5 years; Retirees and Pensioners who are residents of Argentina; Persons with a disability certificate; Residents of Bariloche. The Entrance to Parks are paid at the place on the day of the tour, only in cash and in Argentine Pesos
- **Is there any difference in the service between the “Flexible”**and the “Special” rate? No, the service is exactly the same