Southern Patagonia walking wanderer
Hiking heaven filled with postcard panoramas
Southern Patagonia, walking wanderer
EL CHALTEN, EL CALAFATE, TORRES DEL PAINE, PUERTO NATALES
9 DAYS

An active journey for enjoying the three icons of Southern Patagonia; The Fitz Roy range and Perito Moreno glacier in Argentina, and
the sublime Torres del Paine NP in Chile. Walk through the forests and pass spectacular glaciers along the Lagnua de Los Tres trek in El
Chalten, and visit the colossal Perit Moreno glacier, one of the world’s most active and accessible. Gradb a seat down in the ‘rumble zone’
ato watch and listen as the huge moving iceshelf crashes and thunders into the lake below. Then travel across to Chile, for a full day touring
the park, before setting out on a guided walk to along one of it’s most impressive views.

Tour Highlights
  • 2 of Patagonia’s best day hikes
    – Laguna de los Tres in Chalten
    – French Valley in Torres del Paine
  • Watch and listen to the Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Full day tour through Torres del Paine
  • Hike through The French Valley

Tour Information
  • Where
    :

    Patagonia, Chile, Argentina

EL CHALTEN

The small village of El Chaltén, founded recently in 1985 (to prevent Chile from claiming the land) serves as a base for travellers to the northern section of Los Glaciares National Park, one of the most exquisite corners of the globe. Lakes, forests and glaciers abound and the soaring peaks of Mt. Fitz Roy and Mt. Torre provide a grand backdrop.
It is 3hrs by bus north of El Calafate and is very much a frontier town, with only one ATM, and a population of 400 people. Accommodation is in small comfortable hotels and guesthouses. Walks range from half day to multiple days, mostly along well marked trails which are easy to follow.

FORWARD FEEDBACK

‘It was amazing. Simply spectacular. The scenery just kept getting better.
And the wind was pretty wild at times, just like you said it would be.
thank you so much’

Dean and Sally
Jan 2017

Itinerary

Arrival at El Calafate and be transferred
3hrs north to the small town of El Chalten in the
Fitz Roy area. The town is based on hiking and
there are plenty of trails to delight walkers of all
levels.

Full day to walk the amazing Laguna del Los
Tres trail, one of the very finest in Patagonia.
You’ll be driven to the trail head at El Pilar where
you cross the river and ascend up to Laguna de
los Tres. The effort is all made worthwhile by the
breath-taking views of Mt Fitz Roy, its satellite
mountains and the valley below. From here it is a
leisurely descent with more spectacular views of
the mountains and glaciers as you walk back to
El Chalten.
Walking: 7/8 hs. Distance: 17 Km.

Time for another walk this morning before taking
the bus back to El Calafate this afternoon.

Tour to the colossal Perito Moreno Glacier. The
most accessible advancing glacier in the world,
it creaks and groans as it pushes forward. Stroll
along the walkways and take a front row seat
to watch and listen as the regular ice calving,
thunderously crash into the water below.

Morning pick up from hotel for a full day tour
through the spectacular Torres del Paine NP in
Chile, one of the very best in South America.
The trip from El Calafate across to Torres del
Paine takes 3,5 hours. Once in the park, you will
explore by vehical and on foot.There are many
roads that go along the park and hundreds of
hiking paths from one side to another. We will
hike to some of the best viewpoints, where we
will have most beautiful sights of the park. At the
end of the tour you will be dropped off at your
hotel for your 2 night stay.

Early departure for one of the park’s most
beautiful hikes. Be driven to the the lake and
take a boat to Lake Pehoé. A gentle 2hr walktake
you to the Italiano Campsite. From here we begin
to climb the majestic French Valley, located in
the heart of the Paine Range. Transiting in the
middle of a wooded landscape and seeing the
spectacular Glaciers that roll off the mountains.
After 2 hours, we will reach the viewpoint; an
ideal place to enjoy our box lunch. From this
place, if our physical condition is optimal, we
can reach the British Camp, a spectacular
point where the view of the interior summits of
the Paine is presented in all its magnitude, a
beautiful granite amphitheatre, with different
shapes and names. Made especially famous by
climbers, who come every season to challenge
these hills. Finally we will start to return using the
same route, taking the navigation back where
the van will wait for us to return to the hotel.

Take time this morning for more hiking, or maybe horse ride. This afternoon you’ll take another scenic drive south to Puerto Natales for your final night.

Transfer to the airport or bus station to continue
your journey.

Pricing and Inclusions
Pricing and Inclusions
    From TWIN SINGLE
    OCT-APR $2,664 $3,860

    Prices are person, subject to change and seasonal surcharges

    INCLUSIONS:

    • ALL TRANSFERS AND ACCOMMODATION
    • HIKE ALONG LAGUNA DE LOS TRES, WITH  SELF GUIDING KIT INCLUDING GPS AND MAPS
    • TOUR TO PERITO MORENO GLACIER
    • FULL DAY TOUR THROUGH TORRES DEL PAINE
    • GUIDED HIKE WITH LUNCH TO FRENCH VALLEY
    • 2 NIGHTS IN TORRES DEL PAINE NP
    • NATIONAL PARK ENTRANCE FEES
    • BREAKFAST DAILY
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