Trek the Paso del Viento

This 3 day trek starts and ends in El Chalten and takes you to the high pass, 'Paso del Viento' for views over the ice cap. A good level of fitness is required for this trek and trekking poles are recommended. Please note that this trip is self-guided until a minimum of 3 people join the group.

3 Days


Trek the Paso del Viento - 3 - $628

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • Trek toward Laguna Toro, passing by Pliegue Tumbado
  • Cross Rio Tunel using a fixed cable line, continue towards Paso del Viento
  • Return to Chalten with the possibility of having a walk to Pliegue Tumbado

Start from El Chaltén and end at El Chaltén

Landmarks visited on Trek the Paso del Viento

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: El Chalten

Beginning our trip from El Chalten, you will walk toward Laguna Toro, passing by Pliegue Tumbado. This is a 6 hour trek, after that you will camp at Laguna Toro campsite (650m/a/s/l).

Length of hike: 6 hours

Accommodation: Camping

Meals: Picnic lunch, dinner

Day 2: Paso del Viento

30-40 minutes trekking around Laguna Toro. You will cross Rio Tunel using a fixed cable line. Continue toward Paso del Viento. On the pass (1550m/a/s/l) you can appreciate a great part of the Patagonian Ice Field; the origin of Glacier Viedma and Mariano Moreno range. Then you return using the same trail, back to Laguna Toro campsite.

Length of hike: 7-8 hour 

Accommodation: Camping

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner

Day 3: Return to Chalten 

Return to Chalten with the possibility of having a walk to Pliegue Tumbado. 

Length of hike: 6-8 hours

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Start date Price (pp)
March 2020
3-Mar-2020 $628* Guaranteed Date

* Note: Prices are per person. Paid in USD ($) - figure above is based on today's exchange rate. Actual cost $628

Please note:

Price of USD $628 per person is indicative of a group of 4+ people. For 3 people, the price is $792 per person, for 2 people the price is $1,370 per person.

Departures can be set up for a group of minimum 2 people. We will try to form groups of likeminded travellers.


  • Meals: 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 afternoon teas, 2 dinners
  • Accommodation: 2 nights camping
  • Mountain Guide throughout trip
  • Entrance fees to private property
  • Technical mountain equipment
  • Group camping and cooking equipment (incl. tent, sleeping mag and mat)
  • National Park permission of Tourist activities


  • Meals not indicated in itinerary
  • Additional porters
  • Alcoholic drinks or sodas
  • Personal expenses and equipment
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities/Tips
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses

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