El Chaltén Highlights

Three full days hiking the famous trails of Los Glaciares: Mount Fitzroy and Cerro Torre, as well as a remote hike to Loma del Diablo. A combination of relaxed hikes with stretches of moderate difficulty, with accommodation in a secluded Adventure Camp, hostels and fully supported camping.

5 Days

$1,090

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El Chaltén Highlights - 5 - $1,090

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • Explore the northern section of the Park and hike to Loma del Diablo 
  • Hike to Laguna de los Tres, viewpoint of Cerro Fitz Roy
  • Trek the Valley of the Madre and Hija lagoons, and see Cerro Torre from the Mirador Maestri at Laguna Torre
  • Add on an extension to see the mighty Perito Moreno glacier 

Start from El Calafate and end at El Calafate

Landmarks visited on El Chaltén Highlights

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1:

On arrival at El Calafate Airport you will take a minibus directly to El Chalten on a 2.5 hour drive along the Patagonian steppe. Once the bus turns to the west along the huge Viedma lake you will have your first spectacular views of the mountains and glaciers. At the bus station your driver will be waiting to take you to your hotel. This evening you will have time to meet your guide for a briefing on the itinerary, and to ask any questions you may have.

Accommodation: Hostel (with option to upgrade to a private room)


Day 2:

Before the trek you will meet up with the guide and he will check you have all the correct clothing and equipment for the trek. Once ready, you start with a 30 minutes transfer that leaves us at 16km from the town to a unique Adventure Camp. Here you will drop off your equipment and prepare your day pack. 

From the Adventure Camp there are several hiking options - hike to Loma del Diablo or Laguna del Diablo. Both offer beautiful vistas of Glacier Cagliero Sur and Mount Fitz Roy itself. You will see very few other people on these trails as it is a private reserve so requires special permission to enter. 

We return to the Adventure Camp for a well-earned dinner and to warm up by the fire.

Duration: 7 to 8 hours

Physical Intensity: Medium - High

Accommodation: organised with all meals and cabin room


Day 3:

We begin the day by walking to Hosteria El Pilar to meet the trailhead to Mount Fitz Roy.

From there we walk in direction to Poincenot camp and the Fitz Roy range. On the way you will pass through a wonderful lenga forest, we pass by Piedras Blancas hanging glacier and marvel at Fitz Roy peak from different angles. Once you get to the camp, you leave your overnight gear and continue up to Laguna de los Tres right in front of Mount Fitz Roy, where we may have the chance to see some climbers going up. After having lunch and taking time for pictures and contemplation we return to the camp.

Duration: 7 to 8 hours

Physical Intensity: Medium - High

Accommodation: organised with all meals and camping/sleeping gear included


Day 4:

After breakfast you make your way into the beautiful Valley of the Madre and Hija lagoons, which then leads us to the Cerro Torre valley. The trail is beautiful and gentle with some up and downs with changing views to the surrounding mountains. Once we get to the camp we can take a break, have a cup of tea, enjoy the peaceful place before continuing on to the Maestri Viewpoint, where the legendary climber used to eye-up his climb of the Cerro Torre in the 50s. From here we can see the Cerro Torre and the Grande glacier from above in all its length.

From here we return to El Chalten along the Rio Fitz Roy.

Duration: 8/9 hours

Physical Intensity: Low - medium

Accommodation: Hostel (with option to upgrade to private room)


Day 5:

Transfer to airport. End of service. 

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Start date Price (pp)
April 2019
7-Apr-2019 $1,090* Provisional Date

* Note: Prices are per person. Paid in USD ($) - figure above is based on today's exchange rate. Actual cost $1,090

Price of $1090 USD per person is indicative based on a group of 2 people in a shared hostel room.

The price for a group of 4 people is $930 USD per person, for 3 people is $985 USD per person. Upgrade to a private room with breakfast is an option.

Departures can be set up on a date of your choice and we will help to form groups of likeminded travellers.

Includes

  • Bilingual guide
  • Night in organised camp with cooking assistant, dining tent, full camping equipment (tent, mat, sleeping bag) in double base and all meals.
  • Passengers walk with only a light backpack with their lunch and some clothes (to change at night or in case of bad weather).
  • Transfer from and back to El Calafate
  • Transfer from the bus station to the hotel in El Chalten
  • 2 nights accommodation in double room with breakfast.

Excludes

  • Personal porters: $ 110 USD per porter per day (includes their meals and insurance)
  • Excursions or accommodation in El Calafate
  • Meals not indicated in itinerary
  • Personal expenses and equipment
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses

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