EL CAFALATE AND EL CHALTEN HIKING
LEVEL MEDIUM TO ADVANCED
EL CALAFATE AND EL CHALTEN
6 Day tour from $1,826
EL CALAFATE - PERITO MORENO GLACIER, ARGENTINA
HIKING YEAR ROUND

A different journey for enjoying Glaciares National Park. El Calafate and El Chaltén will be the starting points in an adventure of getting to know some of the most famous glaciers and mountains in the world. This is a programme that includes some of the most important highlights of Southern Patagonia. The Perito Moreno Glacier, Mount Torre, Mount Fitz Roy, and the incredible lakes which run in diverse paths that cross the most beautiful forests of the region. It also includes quality and comfortable hotel accommodation, mountain refuges and campsites to complete a program that allows us to live a unique and unforgettable experience in full contact with nature.

Tour Highlights
  • 5 NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION
  • GUIDES ON DAYS 2,3,4,5
  • PRIVATE TREKKING ON DAY 3
  • ALL TRANSFERS AND BUS TRANSPORT
Tour Information
  • Where
    :

    EL CALAFATE – PERITO MORENO GLACIER, ARGENTINA

  • When
    :

    YEAR ROUND

  • What
    :

    NATURE AND WILDLIFE, HIKING AND WALKING

Itinerary

Arrive into El Calafate.

Pick up from hotel for the tour. The views of Lake Argentino and the steppe are fantastic. On the peninsula in front of the glacier are the walkways, which afford great views of the glacier face, at times up to 60m of towering ice!

If you are lucky you will also see some ice calving, creating great waves on the lake. Evening bus to El Chaltén. Met upon arrival and taken to the hotel. We will have a short briefing about the following days’ activities.

Transfer from Río Electrico. From here we start walking along the valley, through an enchanting lenga forest until we arrive at Piedra del Fraile, about 2 hours later. This will be our home for the night. After a short break and some lunch we continue along the valley towards the Pollone Glacier. The trek here is against the prevailing winds from the Continental Ice field.

We are able to appreciate raw nature at its best; pure rock and ice. Along the way we admire a the northern face of Mt Fitz Roy. After a short break at this hidden lagoon at the base

of the mountains we return to our refuge to enjoy a hot meal and rest.

Walking: 6 hs. Distance: 15 Km

After breakfast we head back to the Eléctrico bridge and head for Piedras Blancas glacier viewpoint. After crossing the river the path ascends steeply up to Laguna de los Tres, the closest we can get to Fitz Roy without doing anything technical. The effort is all made worthwhile by the breath-taking views we get at the top; of Mt Fitz Roy, its satellite mountains and the view of the valley we have been walking along. We will then start the descent towards our next camp. From here we can continue to

enjoy spectacular views of the mountains and glaciers.

Walking: 7/8 hs. Distance: 17 Km.

After breakfast we will continue through the beautiful lenga forests past the lagoons – Madre, Hija and Nieta. The path is quite flat, a break after the climbing of the day before! After a couple of hours we will drop in to the glacial valley that takes us towards Laguna Torre. This valley is loved by geologists and photographers for its perfect “U” shape. At the end of the valley we will find the Laguna Torre, its glacier and the famous Mt Torre – considered one of the most difficult mountains in the world to climb. After lunch at the lagoon we head back towards Chaltén along the Fitz Roy River valley.

Walking: 7/8 hs. Distance: 21 Km

The bus to EL Calafate departs at 08:00 arriving in at the airport at about 10.30/11am so you can catch any flight 12 o’clock onward.

Pricing and Inclusions
Pricing and inclusions
    FROMTWINSINGLE
    $1,826$2,913

    Prices are per person twin share. Prices are subject to change.

    INCLUSIONS

    • Arrival and departure transfers where mentioned.
    • All land transportation, and cruises/ferries where mentioned.
    • Good quality, well located hotels with private bathrooms.
    • Breakfast daily. Other meals as listed.
    • English speaking guided touring.
    • Prepayable entrance fees. Some National Parks are pay as you go. We’ll let you know if this applies to you.
    • 24 hour assistance by our trusted partners in each country.
    • Prices are valid to December 2018. Prices shown are ‘from’ prices and are subject to availability and seasonal price increases.
    • See full terms and conditions.

    Flights are NOT included, as we may be able to include some with your International ticket to save you money.

    We’ll explain this and give you the best options when we chat.

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