El Chalten & Aguja Guillaumet Ascent

Spend a week based in the picturesque town of El Chalten, in the foothills of the Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre massifs. Climb an iconic Patagonian summit and be rewarded with stunning views of the surrounding mountainous landscape.

7 Days


El Chalten & Aguja Guillaumet Ascent - 7 - $2,100

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • Base yourself in the picturesque and friendly town of El Chalten
  • Hike up towards the Fiz Roy massif, over vast glaciers, surrounded by mountains
  • Climb a long multi-pitch mountain route to reach the summit of Aguja Guillaumet
  • Take in the views from the summit of the surrounding mountainous landscape

Start from El Calafate and end at El Chaltén

Landmarks visited on El Chalten & Aguja Guillaumet Ascent

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1 - El Calafate to El Chalten:

We meet at El Calafate airport and drive through the Patagonian steppe for for 3 hours to reach El Chalten. After arriving, we check in to our hotel and go out for a welcome dinner. This is a good chance to get to know each other and get a good introduction to the trip.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2 - El Chalten Climbing:

Today we focus on reviewing climbing techniques on the crags around town. This is a good chance for proper team preparation, and getting everybody on the same page, and will be key for our safety and climbing success. 

Meals: Breakfast Packed Lunch, Dinner.

Day 3 - Piedra Negra Camp:

We leave early, heading to the Rio Eléctrico bridge from where we will hike towards Piedra del Fraile and then on to the steeper trails in the area, to reach our campsite. After a good dinner, we will assess conditions for tomorrow, and get an early night, focussed on our goal.

Length of hike: 4 - 5 hours

Meals: Breakfast Packed Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 - Aguja Guillaumet:

Early in the morning we start our approach to the base, dealing with moderate snow climbing (for 2-3 hours) Then we’ll get to the climbing itself: several pitches of moderate alpine climbing through high quality granite and alpine snow, with impressive views. After we summit we will rappel the same route and get back to camp, where we’ll spend the night 

Length of hike and climb: approx 15 hours

Meals: Breakfast Packed Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 - Back to El Chalten:

After breakfast we’ll start hiking towards the Rio Eléctrico bridge and then back to town, where hot showers, a comfy bed and a great celebration dinner will be waiting for us. 

Length of hike and climb: 4 hours

Meals: Breakfast Packed Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 - Extra Day:

We will use this as a back up day for poor weather and other considerations.

Day 7 - El Chalten to El Calafate:

We will transfer from El Chaltén to El Calafate, which marks the end of the program. 

Meals: Breakfast.

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

The price of the trip is $3200 USD per person for a group size of 1, and $2100 for a group size of 2. Maximum group size: 2 people

This trip can run as a group trip, with prices starting from $2,100 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.

Departure dates: October to March -  available on request


English speaking mountain guide (IFMGA/UIAGM)

3 nights hotel accommodation in El Chalten

All food when trekking/climbing

Restaurant dinners (drinks not included) as seen on itinerary.

All camping and cooking gear

Private ground transportation during the trip

Group technical gear (ropes, climbing gear, snow shovel, maps, GPS, compass, etc)

Satellite phone service

24/7 assistance in the US before and during the program.



Access fees


Restaurant meals and any meals not listed in the itinerary

Restaurant drinks

Personal equipment

Personal expenses

Rescue costs and extra expenses caused by abandoning the trip

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