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Patagonia - Hiking in Los Glaciares National Park
A group tour through the incredible landscapes of Patagonia
8 DAYS - 7 NIGHTS

This is a fantastic one week in southern Patagonia. Marvel at Perito Moreno Glacier, travel to El Chaltén in the north area of Los Glaciares National Park and walk to see the incredible Fitz Roy Mount, considered one of the most beautiful mountains on earth.

Day 1 El Calafate Airport - El Calafate

We welcome you at Calafate airport and transfer to your accommodation. You get the rest of the day to enjoy the town. At night we get together with the tour leader and fellow travelers to enjoy dinner (not included).

Accommodation options:

Double or single base: Hotel Tierra Tehuelche (or similar)

Hostel base: shared room and shared bathroom.

Included Meals: none

 

Day 2 El Calafate – El Chaltén

After breakfast we take our bus for the 220 km long drive to El Chaltén, a small and picturesque village at the foot of Fitz Roy & Cerro Torre massif. El Chaltén is the town to stay and visit the northern area of ​​Los Glaciares National Park and the provincial reserve Lago Del Desierto. This day is free to explore the town and rest before 3 days in which we will walk in the park admiring the best natural sceneries.

Accommodation options: 

Double or single base: Hotel Vertical Lodge (or similar)

Hostel base: shared room and shared bathroom.

Included Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 3 El Chaltén – Laguna de los Tres – Fitz Roy Mount

Early in the morning, after breakfast, we take the bus upon Hosteria El Pilar where we start hiking to see one of the most spectaculars viewpoints of the National Park: Laguna de los Tres, with its zephyr blue color, lies at the foot of the massif, offering full close up views of Fitz Roy massif spires and glaciers. Each wall raises something from 600 to 1500 mts above the surrounding glaciers. Fitz Roy, with its 3405 mts above sea level, is considered the “King of Patagonia” and also considered one of the three most beautiful mountains on Earth. In the late afternoon, we hike back to our hotel.

Accommodation options:

Double or single base: Hotel Vertical Lodge (or similar)

Hostel base: shared room and shared bathroom.

Included Meals: Breakfast and lunch box

 

Day 4 El Chaltén – Cerro Torre Trail

Today, we visit the Torre valley. This valley starts as a glacier valley in the Laguna Torre reaching town as a fluvial valley. Is shorter and with less gain of altitude than Fitz Roy trail. We get to a first viewpoint of the glacier part of the valley after a first hour of walking. Depending on conditions, we will go on to reach the lagoon, natural viewpoint for the group of ice-mushroom-covered spires of Cerro Torre massif. Its blue colour and dimensions are breathtaking. We hike back to El Chaltén in the late afternoon.

Accommodation options:

Double or single base: Hotel Vertical Lodge (or similar)

Hostel base: shared room and shared bathroom.

Included Meals: Breakfast and lunch box

 

Day 5 El Chaltén – Loma del Pliegue Tumbado

This mountain, 1500 mts tall, is located immediately south of Cerro Torre valley and offers some of the best views over the different group of mountains, glaciers and lakes that features the area. From the lower terraces to the summit, you can get spectacular views of Fitz Roy, Torre and the spectacular glacier valley in between both. From the summit the bonus is the sight of Paso del Viento and some of the mountains that stick out from the Patagonian Ice field. According to the group capacity, we choose the lower terraces or try the summit, a long but gentle climb in scree. The lower part of the mountain is covered by shrubland and forest. We are back in Chaltén by late afternoon.

Accommodation options:

Double or single base: Hotel Vertical Lodge (or similar)

Hostel base: shared room and shared bathroom.

Included Meals: Breakfast and lunch box 

 

Day 6 El Chaltén – El Calafate

After breakfast we take our bus to El Calafate. Upon arrival we have the entire day to explore the city or to do an optional excursion.

Accommodation options:

Double or single base: Hotel Tierra Tehuelche (or similar)

Hostel base: shared room and shared bathroom.

Included Meals: breakfast

 

Day 7 El Calafate – Perito Moreno Glacier

We dedicate this day to one of the World’s Natural Wonder: the Moreno glacier. This ice field- type glacier flows down from the Patagonian Ice field, a big sheet of ice that with its 22.000 square kilometers is the third largest glacier area in the world, after Antarctica (14 M sq. km) and Greenland (1 M sq. km). Because unusual favorable local conditions, this glacier is the only one in the world that shows a closure and rupture process. The road leads to the very front of the glacier, which will be only meters away from your eyes. The roar of the chunks of ice falling inside the glacier or from the glacier into the lake, the frequent collapse of the front seracs into the turquoise water, makes out of this day a very special and unique experience.

Accommodation options:

Double or single base: Hotel Tierra Tehuelche (or similar)

Hostel base: shared room and shared bathroom.

Included Meals: breakfast

 

Optional Excursion Recommended: Safari Náutico or Minitrekking (Minitrekking must be booked in advance. Please check availability with us).

Day 8 El Calafate – El Calafate airport

At the indicated time, according to your flight, transfer to El Calafate airport.

Included Meals: breakfast

 

Combine this trip with an extension to Ushuaia in Argentina (flight) or other regions in Argentina.

 

  

INCLUDED SERVICES

• Incoming service.
• Bilingual tour leader (English – Spanish).
• Mountain guides while on trek days 3, 4 and 5
• Perito Moreno Glacier excursion (regular)

• All transfers El Calafate airport - El Calafate - El Chaltén - El Calafate - El Calafate airport.
• During the trip we combine private and regular buses.

• 7 breakfasts and 3 box lunch

 

NON INCLUDED SERVICES 

 • Entrance fees to National Parks
• Medical and life insurance
• Tips
• Drinks and beverages (all foods are without alcoholic or non alcoholic drinks)
• Flights or airport taxes
• Optional excursions.
• Services not shown or detailed in the program.

PRICES FOR THIS TRIP
There is no minimum of passengers to confirm this trip, but since it is a group tour, if you are a solo traveler, pease contact us to know the dates with passengers already signed up. 
The maximum number of passengers in the group is 14. 
Hostel base: USD 1638 (Shared room and shared bathroom with other passengers)
Double base: USD 2080 (Private room for two passengers traveling together)
Single base: USD 2491 (Private room for one person)
GROUP DEPARTURE DATES FOR THIS TRIP

There is no minimum of passengers to confirm this trip. But, since it is a group tour, if you are a solo traveler, pease contact us to know the dates with passengers already signed up. 

Trip 1 
START November 28th, 2022 Monday
END December 5th 2022, Monday

Trip 2
START December 27th, 2022 Tuesday
END January 3rd 2023, Tuesday

Trip 3
START January 15th, 2023, Sunday
END January 22nd, 2023 Sunday

Trip 4
START February 6th 2023 Monday
END February 13th 2023 Monday

Trip 5
START March 12th 2023, Sunday
END March 19th 2023, Sunday
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