Glaciers and Trekking in Patagonia

A 7-day tour of the most representative region of Andean Patagonia. Enjoy all the outdoor activities that this region has to offer.

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Trip detail

Walk the trails of the first explorers of Patagonia. El Calafate and El Chalten are undoubtedly the perfect combination for you to experience the best landscapes in Patagonia. On the one hand El Chalten, a town to which climbers from all over the world arrive every year to reach the top of its magnificent mountains. Walk the trails that take you to the imposing Mount Fitz Roy or rest on the beach of Laguna Torre enjoying the best view of Cerro Torre. El Calafate also has a lot to offer, a city cradle of great lakes and glaciers, it has traces of thousands of years of history that are reflected in every corner of this region. Enjoy the pure Patagonian air while you walk the walkways of the National Park that will lead you to the majestic Perito Moreno Glacier.

HIGHLIGHTS: -Auto available to visit the National Park, which will give you the opportunity to get to know the National Park at your own time. -Navigate through Lago del Desierto, glimpse the many glaciers that are found during your tour and appreciate the north face of Mount Fitz Roy. -The possibility of walking the trails that lead to the imposing Cerro Torre or the majestic Mount Fitz Roy.

What includes

  • 3 nights accommodation with breakfast at the Hotel Pudu Lodge.
  • 3 nights accommodation with breakfast at the Hotel Mirador del Lago.
  • Private transfers in El Calafate (airport – bus terminal // bus terminal- hotel // hotel-airport).
  • Bus ticket (round trip) El Calafate- El Chalten- El Calafate.
  • Regular half-day excursion to the Lake of the Desert.
  • Full day hike (Cerro Torre or Fitz Roy) regular with lunch.
  • Car available to visit Los Glaciares National Park with admission (does not include accompanying guide)
  • Regular half day excursion to Balcones de Calafate.

Not include

  • Airfare
  • Transfers bus terminal – hotel – bus terminal in El Chalten.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Extra and personal expenses.
  • Tips.

Itinerary

Arrival at El Calafate airport (FTE), meeting with the driver at the airport and transfer to the El Calafate bus terminal. Board the bus that will take us to El Chalten. NOTE: Transfer between the El Chalten bus terminal – Kalenshen hotel not included. Accommodation at the Hotel Pudu Lodge
After breakfast, we will start a 17-kilometer tour of Provincial Route 41 to the South Point of Lago del Desierto.
We will embark to enjoy a 50-minute tour, observing the dazzling landscape that the lush forests of lengas offer to the eye. A whole paradise of hundred-year-old trees, being able to also enjoy the historical and geographical information of the area that will be provided on the tour.

During the navigation, you will be able to see in its entirety the Huemul Glacier, the Vespiganni Glacier, and if the weather allows it, the north face of Cerro Fitz Roy, as well as some particular attractions of Lago del Desierto, such as a beautiful waterfall that falls directly into the lake.

Once the navigation is finished, we will return to the hotel.
Rest of the day free.

NOTE: Navigation and transfers are provided in shared service. Accommodation at the Hotel Pudu Logde “
After breakfast we will start our way along the previously chosen path. The options for this day are the following:

* Trekking Fitz Roy
The tour begins in a dense Lengas forest that protects us from the winds coming from the Ice Field (Continental Ice). From the beginning we have the possibility of seeing various glaciers such as the Marconi, the Eléctrico, the Cagliero and in the distance, towards the Lago del Desierto, the Vespignani.
We ascend to the Piedras Blancas Glacier Viewpoint and then continue to Poincenot camp from where we can already see needles such as the “S”, Saint Exupéry, Poincenot, Fitz Roy, Mermoz and Guillaumet.
Leaving the Poincenot campsite behind, we begin the most demanding kilometer of the trail to Laguna de los Tres, where we will ascend 400 meters. It will be a kilometer of constant ascent through a rocky and steep terrain but once finished the views will be a great reward. We will contemplate the imposing Cerro Fitz Roy along with the peaks that accompany it, eternal snows and glaciers descending to the Lagunas Sucia and De los Tres. After a break for lunch we start the return passing through varied landscapes, accompanied by crystal clear streams and streams of water. We also visit the Capri Lagoon, one of the favorite places for photography lovers, and then arrive at El Chaltén.
-Difficulty: Moderate / High.
-Duration: 9 hours.

*Trekking Cerro Torre

From El Chaltén we take the Laguna Torre trail and after a small slope we enter a small forest of ñires. From there, the trail begins to gain height while aligning itself with the course of the Fitz Roy River until it reaches a viewpoint of the deep canyon of the river and the Margarita Waterfall.
After the first hour of walking we arrive at the viewpoint of Cerro Torre. Here we take the opportunity to take a short break while enjoying the magnificent panoramic view of the Torre granitic massif and its glaciers.
From there you walk for 2 hours to reach Laguna Torre. In this section there are possibilities to see a great variety of birds, among them, the Magellanic Woodpecker.
In Laguna Torre, you can usually see amazing icebergs produced by landslides from the front of the Torre glacier.
Different trails on the glacial moraine allow access to viewpoints such as the Maestri.
We also know the De Agostini camp, used as a base camp by climbers from all over the world.
At the source of the Fitz Roy river we see a system of ropes, called a “zip line” that is used by mountaineers to access the Torre glacier and make the approaches to the bases of the mountains chosen to climb.
After a break for lunch, you return to El Chaltén in the afternoon.
* Difficulty: Moderate.
* Duration: 8 hours.
NOTES: -Vanda included. – Excursion provided in shared service. Accommodation at the Hotel Pudu Lodge “
Free morning. In the afternoon we will board the bus that will take us to El Calafate. Arrival at the El Calafate bus terminal, meeting with the driver and transfer to the hotel. NOTE: Transfer Hotel – El Chalten bus terminal not included. Accommodation at the Hotel Mirador del Lago.
Day 5 Free visit Los Glaciares National Park. In the morning, meet the driver at the hotel to start our way to Los Glaciares National Park. In the national park we will take a free tour of the points that generate the greatest interest. We recommend walking the walkways that have balconies at different levels and angles connected by paths and stairs which can be covered in their entirety during the excursion and thus be able to appreciate this imposing and wonderful glacier from different points. NOTES: – Entrance to the National Park included. -This visit does not include an accompanying guide Accommodation at the Hotel Mirador del Lago
Once breakfast is finished we will have a day full of adventures! Our guide will pick us up at the hotel, with him we will start a journey of 35 kilometers.
The path takes us through landscapes and reaches a height of 1050 meters above sea level. The first stop is a natural viewpoint where passengers enjoy a panoramic view of El Calafate and Lake Argentino.
In the background, the unforgettable and imposing frame of the Andes Mountains, and from time to time, during the route, clients will enjoy the views of the glaciers, towards Boca del Diablo (the narrowest part of the lake, towards the Upsala arm). Sometimes it is possible to see the Condor, imposing in the Patagonian skies.
We had a snack at the Huyliche restaurant and from there we began the descent down the north side of the hill to the Mexican hats. Curious iron concretions that are only found in four places in the world. We return to El Calafate enjoying the views of Lake Argentino.
Rest of the day free.
NOTE: Excursion provided in shared service. Accommodation at the Hotel Mirador del Lago.
At the agreed time, meeting at the hotel with the driver and transfer to El Calafate airport (FTE)

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