The Tourist Info Office should be your first port of call in El Bolson. You should register your trek intentions there. They offers free information & advice about all treks in the area, guidance on what refuges are open, the best trails. It is NOT possible to make reservations for the refuges (as they have no phone connections). Availability is based on a first come basis, some will fill up faster than others, this is one reason why it is important to register at the tourist into office they will be able to advise which refugios are likely to be full and which are not.
A beautiful refuge with excellent facilites including hot showers (additional charge) and flushing toilets.
For the adventeuous the trip to the lake and glacier is a must (steep, loose trail). It is a 3 hour round trip from the refuge. Refuge warden will give more info and a small map.
|Trekking Time||5 - 7 hours / 1200m ascent (from the trail head at camping Doña Rosa)|
|Access:||Camping Doña Rosa|
|Nearest Refugios||Refugio Natacion (1 Hour)|
|Notes||Excellent toilet facilities! Hot showers available at addition cost|
|Side Trips||From the refugio to the lake at the base of the glacier (grade - hard)|
Starting from the campsite at Doña Rosa. (the taxi may drop you just short as the last section of the trail has no passing places)
Aoneker 1:50,000 El Bolson
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|Trail (NOTE: For illustrative purposes only NOT for navigation, buy a map!)|
|Start of Trail||Refugio||Bridge||View point||El Bolson
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