Hike to Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy

See Cerro Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre, and hike on a glacier, in this programme with 3 full days of trekking based out of El Chalten. Camping in the mountains, returning to a cosy lodge in Chalten at the end.

5 Days

Hike to Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy - 5

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • Hike to Fitz Roy base camp 
  • Hike to Cerro Torre base camp
  • Cross the tyrolean rope over the Fitz Roy river 
  • Explore El Chalten

Start from El Chaltén and end at El Chaltén

Landmarks visited on Hike to Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1:

Arrive into El Chalten and have a meeting with your guide. Have a thorough briefing about the following days and enjoy dinner together.

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals: Dinner


Day 2: 

Full day hike following Rio Blanco towards Fitz Roy base camp. There's also an optional side walk to Lake de los Tres (weather conditions and group performance dependent). Then onto the next valley across Lakes Madre e Hija, to arrive at Cerro Torre Base Camp (Camp Thorwood).

Accommodation: Camping

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 3:

A short distance from base camp, there is a Tyrolean rope to cross the Fitz Roy River near Torre Lake. The trail follows the rim of a lateral moraine slowly approaching the ice. The day is spent on the ice, enjoying wonderful views and even doing some introductory Ice-climbs.

Accommodation: Camp Thorwood

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 4:

After breakfast, the return walk to El Chalten begins, following the valley straight down into town.

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 5: 

Breakfast. End of services.

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

This trip can run as a group trip, with prices starting from $0 per person for a complete group. If you are looking to join a group or you are a solo traveller we will help to form likeminded groups of travellers. Please let us know your travel plans.

The trip can also run on a private basis to fit around your plans. Departures may be tailored and can be set up on a date of your choice. Please note that there is a higher price for smaller groups. Please enquire for further details.

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