Los Glaciares Winter Experience

Discover the highlights of El Chalten in Winter. With less crowds this is a great time to explore the best trekking routes in Chalten, you will be able to choose with your guide which trek is for you. A visit to the Perito Moreno Glacier will finish your winter experience, with the possibility to hike on the ice in the later winter months. Discover the highlights of El Chalten in Winter. With less crowds this is a great time to explore the best trekking routes in Chalten, you will be able to choose with your guide which trek is for you. Read more...

5 Days

$900

Los Glaciares Winter Experience - 5 - $900

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • 2 days trekking the most popular routes in Los Glaciares. 
  • Full day excursion to the Perito Moreno Glacier.

Start from El Chaltén and end at El Chaltén

Landmarks visited on Los Glaciares Winter Experience

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1

Bus to El Chalten

Accommodation: Paraiso or similar

Meals: Breakfast


Day 2

Private guided trek - destination TBC with guide in the morning. There are three possible routes, depending on preference and weather conditions you can choose 2 of the options below:

  • Laguna de Los Tres
  • Laguna Torres
  • Loma del Pliegue Tumbado

Accommodation: Overnight Paraiso or similar

Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch


Day 3

Private guided trek - destination TBC with guide in the morning

Evening bus to El Calafate

Accommodation: Kapenke

Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch


Day 4

Southern Spirit - excursion to Perito Moreno glacier

If you choose to enjoy the wonders of the glacier from the viewing galleries, you will have several hours to enjoy the walkways with their different perspectives on the glacier. Chances are you'll get to see huge chunks of ice calve of the face of this advancing glacier and crash into the water below.

Optional Extra - In some months you can opt to add on an ice-hike on the glacier. The first option gives you around 1h 40mins on the ice itself as part of a two hour guided tour (available August through June). The other option for more active visitors gives you around 3h 30mins on the ice including your lunch (available September through April).

Accommodation: Kapenke or similar

Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch


Day 5

Transfer to airport

Meals: Breakfast


Hiking routes (days 2 & 3):

1. Laguna de los Tres You can trek from El Chalten as a there-and-back route retracing your steps, however it's much better to drive out to Hosteria Pilar and set out from there. This is a 22km route, ascending approx 800m and taking around 7-9 hours if you take your time to enjoy yourself and take it all in. The route starts on a forest path with views across to the Piedras Blancas glacier, and then you have a steep ascent up to the Laguna itself - a great place to stop for lunch if conditions permit. The descent takes you to the wonderful Laguna Capri which also offers great views up to the massif.

2. Laguna Torre On this hike you ascend a perfect glaciated valley up to the the Laguna Torre with its wonderful views to Cerro Torre and the glacier. It's an easier hike than the Laguna de los Tres, normally done over 5-6 hours and covering 20km, ascending 250m-350m depending on whether you continue up to the lookout point Mirado Maestri.

3. Loma del Pliegue Tumbado This trek takes you to the south of the FitzRoy massif offering a different perspective on the mountains, as well the view south to the Lago Viedma. Although the altitude gain is significant the route is relatively easy going. You should allow 6-8 hours depending on how far up you go, and is around 16-18km round trip. Keep an eye out for the fossils!

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Includes

  • Transfer to El Chalten
  • Transfer to Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Meals as indicated in itinerary
  • Accommodation as indicated in itinerary

Excludes

  • Entrance fees to national parks
  • Snow shoes, walking poles if necessary
  • Meals not specified
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Bus station tax

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