Glaciers, Trekking & Luxury in Los Glaciares

This trip features a real variety of excursions for you to choose from with something to whet everyone's appetite, whatever their ability. Trek the famous routes of Los Glaciares like Laguna Torre or Laguna de Los Tres, or walk to Laguna Azul for bird-spotting. Return every evening to a luxury lodge near the beautiful and friendly mountain-town of El Chaltén. This trip features a real variety of excursions for you to choose from with something to whet everyone's appetite, whatever their ability. Trek the famous routes of Los Glaciares like Laguna Torre or Laguna de Los Tres, or walk to Laguna Azul for bird-spotting. Read more...
5 Days
$4,360

Glaciers, Trekking & Luxury in Los Glaciares - 5 - $4,360

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

Day 1: Transfer from El Calafate; Explora El Chaltén 

Days 2, 3 & 4: Choice of excursion; Explora El Chaltén

Day 5: Transfer to El Calafate

Start from El Calafate and end at El Calafate

Landmarks visited on Glaciers, Trekking & Luxury in Los Glaciares

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer from El Calafate; Explora El Chaltén 

A free shuttle leaves from hotels in El Calafate at 11am or from El Calafate Airport at 12pm for El Chaltén. Upon arrival in the town, you will be picked up by a hotel-exclusive transfer and taken to Explora El Chaltén.

Meals: Dinner  

Accommodation: Explora El Chaltén


Days 2, 3 & 4: Choice of excursion; Explora El Chaltén

Choose three from a list of 32 full- or half-day excursions. Here are some of our favourites: 

Laguna Torre – From one of El Chaltén's trailheads, we hike a valley with native Patagonian vegetation and take in the amazing views of Cerro Torre. After walking through lenga forests we'll arrive at Laguna Torre and see icebergs that have calved from Glacier Torre. We'll soak up the views and have lunch here before returning.

Length of hike: 7hrs, 17.3km

Pliegue Tumbado – Beginning in the south of Los Glaciares National Park, we take a trail leading through different valleys, eventually opening out to views of Cerro Torre, Lake Viedma and the Las Vueltas river valley. An ideal chance to sit and quietly contemplate these immense mountains.

Length of hike: 7hrs, 17.5km

Laguna de Los Tres – Hiking up through native forests in Los Glaciares National Park, we'll reach Poincenot camp. From here we'll continue to the Río Blanco camp used by adventurous climbers. An hour of ascent later on we'll reach Laguna de Los Tres. A river crossing and an ascent brings us to stunning views of Mount Fitz Roy.

Length of hike: 8hrs, 20.3km

Mirador de Los Cóndores – An exciting hike that gives good views of El Chaltén and some of the Andes mountain range, along with the possible company of some of Patagonia's majestic condors. 

Length of hike: 1hr, 2.7km

Mirador de las Aguilas – A hike in Los Glaciares National Park for keen birdwatchers. This route travels through native Patagonian shrub to Lake Viedma and rewards trekker with wide views of the Andes.

Length of hike: 2hrs, 5.1km

Rock Climbing School – El Chaltén is one of the best places in the world for rock climbing. An introduction to this activity includes essential information on learning how to control your physique to master the art of climbing and how to put your trust in your partner. You will also receive an introduction to the history and locations of the best places to climb around El Chaltén.

Duration of activity: 2.5hrs

Lago del Desierto – We take a van from the lodge to the south shore of Lago del Desierto. From there, we cross the lake and enjoy views of Glacier Vespigniani. Reaching the northernmost tip of the lake, we take a rugged track through the forest to explore some of the most remote parts of this region. Our trek brings us back to the south shore and our van; we return to the lodge.

Length of hike: 5.5hrs, 13.1km

Laguna del Diablo – With views of Mount Fitz Roy, we hike through native forest on a route following the Diablo river where we may see torrent ducks. As we climb we find views of Glacier Cagliero and Lake Diablo. There are two choices for the return journey: walking straight back to the lodge or hiking down to an agreed spot to be met by a van.

Length of hike: 5hrs, 12.6km

Loma del Diablo – We hike along the edge of one of the hills adjacent to the Diablo river to high altitude native forest, sand fields and rocky terrain. This hike gives good views of the north face of Mount Fitz Roy and the glaciers, valleys and mountains of the Diablo and Las Vueltas rivers. 

Length of hike: 2.5hrs, 6.2km

Laguna Condor – An ancient lengatree forest is the backdrop for this exploration where birds take centre stage in several spots along the way. The tour continues upwards through a rock cliff face, offering unique views of the Las Vueltas river valley.

Length of hike: 1hr, 2.9km

Laguna Azul – From the lodge, we hike through a lenga and ñirre forest watching for different species of birds and following huemul deer tracks. We hike up to the Laguna Azul where more bird species can be spotted.

Length of hike: 2hrs, 4.9km

Meals on days 2, 3 & 4: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner

Accommodation on days 2, 3 & 4: Explora El Chaltén


Day 5: Transfer to El Calafate

After breakfast, your transfer leaves Explora El Chaltén at 9am to arrive at El Calafate Airport at 12:40pm and hotels in El Calafate at 1pm.

Meals: Breakfast 

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Low Season (Oct & Apr) prices start from USD $3,485 per person, based on 2 people sharing a double room in the all-inclusive luxury lodge for four nights.

High Season (Nov to Mar, not inc Holiday Season, see below) prices start from USD $4,360 per person, based on 2 people sharing a double room in the all-inclusive luxury lodge for four nights.

Holiday Season (21st Dec to 1st Jan) prices start from USD $5,010 per person, based on 2 people sharing a double room in the all-inclusive luxury lodge for four nights. 

Departures can be set up for a minimum of 2 people.

Additional Notes

Excursions – Other excursions are available. Please get in touch for full list.

Room upgrades – Room upgrades and longer stays are available for an additional cost. Please get in touch for more information.

Includes

  • Meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 picnic lunches, 4 dinners
  • House wines and standard liquors
  • Accommodation: 4 nights at Explora El Chaltén
  • Daily excursions
  • Transfer from/to El Calafate Airport or town (preset schedule)
  • Mountain and ice gear
  • Entrance fee to national parks and nature reserves
  • English and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Access to hot tubs and leisure areas

Excludes

  • Meals not included in itinerary
  • Premium wines and liquors
  • Any extra/optional excursions
  • Personal equipment (see our recommended kit list)
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Gratuities/tips
  • International and domestic/in-country flights
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses

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