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Trekking info El Bolson, Patagonia This page was last updated on: 11 February, 2014

El Bolson refuges and treks between them

There are 13 refuges in El Bolson and the main trekking routes connect them. There are options from just a single day upwards. The refuges cost between AR$50 - $60 a night (bring a sleeping bag). Camping is permitted but only at the designated camp grounds next to each refuge. Camping costs AR$20 - $30 per person and includes use of the toilet facilities.

The trekking season in El Bolson is November to March, during this time all the refuges should be open. The following refuges are usuall open year round: Piltriquitron, Cajon Azul, Troncanada, Retamal, Cerro Lindo (access to refuge no warden). Please check at the tourist info center before heading out as these details may change.

Refugio Hielo Azul

Refugio Hielo Azul (1300m)

A fantastic refuge with excellet toilet facilites, showers and camping in the woods. A great side trip to see the Hielo Azul glacier.

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Refigio Cajon Azul

Refugio Cajon de Azul (600m)

A family run refuge, open year round.

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Refugio Los Laguitos

Refugio Los Laguitos (1150m)

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Refugio Cerro Lindo

Refugio Cerro Linda (1450m)

A 5 - 7 hours acent to the refuge just below the tree line. There is an option to hike to the summit of Cerro Lindo (2112m)

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Refugio Perito Moreno

Refugio Perito Moreno (1000m)

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Refugio Perito Moreno

Refugio Piltriquitron (1500m)

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Refugio Natacion

Refugio Natacion (1400m)

On the edge of the Lake Natacion the starting point for ascents of the nearby Cerro Hielo Azul (2245m). The refuge offer kayaks for use on the lake!

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Refugio El Retamal

Refugio El Retamal (750m)

An beautiful owner operated refuge, open year round.

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Refigio Encanto Blanco

Refugio Encanto Blanco (850m)

Coming soon

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Refugio Playita

Refugio Playita & La Tronconada

There refugios are both a short distance apart and close to Cajon Azul.

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Refugio Dedo Gordo

Refugio Dedo Gordo

Comming soon

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Refugio Motoco

Refugio Motoco (850m)

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