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3-day “Highlights of El Chaltén” Trek

Join Diego, an AAGM-certified guide, for this 3 day program exploring the stunning landscapes around El Chalten. As you trek, take in incredible views of Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre, among other highlights!

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration3 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • Trek through the heart of Patagonia with great views of landmarks like Fitz Roy

  • This 3 day trip combines many highlights of the area around El Chalten

  • Fully equipped campsites so we won't need to carry extra weight in our packs

Description

Discover some of the highlights of Southern Patagonia as we explore the landscape around El Chalten during this 3-day guided trekking adventure!

We will venture through the classic landscapes of Pagatonia as we experience incredible views of some of the most impressive landmarks of the area around El Chalten. We begin with an exploration of the wild scenery of Los Huemules and continue our adventure with some fantastic trekking on our way to Poincenot Camp. Along the way, we will enjoy incredible, awe-inspiring views of Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre as we follow the trail through Patagonian lenga forest and around crystal clear glacial lakes. For more details on the route, refer to the day-by-day itinerary section below.

No technical skills or abilities are required to participate in this trip, although some fitness is required as the trekking ranges from low to medium intensity. We will spend the first night in a cabin at ECO Camp, and the second at a campsite on the mountain. Both sites are equipped with everything we will need, so we won’t have to carry any extra weight in our packs.

Book this incredible 3-day trekking adventure now and you will discover the wonders of Patagonia as we explore some of the best treks in the area surrounding El Chalten.

Check out my other exciting adventures in Patagonia: Trekking in Patagonia: Torres del Paine and El Chaltén in 10 days, Paso Guillaumet – Paso Superior Traverse near El Chaltén, 3 days, or Estancia El Condor – Lago del Desierto Traverse near El Chaltén, 5 days!

 

Accommodation

We will spend one night in a basic ECO camp, which includes a private cabin with bathroom and group dining room and hot tub. We will spend the second night in a campsite along the route (no electricity or shower; latrine style toilet)

Meeting point

El Chalten

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Itinerary

Day 1: Los Huemules

Early  morning vehicle transfer from El Chalten to Los Huemules, where we will spend the day trekking. Upon our return, we head to the ECO Camp for the night.

Distance: 20km

Time: 7-8 hours

Intensity: Medium

Day 2: Poincenot Camp

Vehicle transfer to Hosteria el Pilar. From there, we trek through lenga forest along the Blanco River, stopping along the way to discuss the flora, fauna, and glacier ecology. As we ascend, we will enjoy spectacular views of the legendary Fitz Roy.

Finally, we reach Poincenot camp where we enjoy snacks and dinner before a restful sleep.

Distance: 12km

Elevation gain/loss: +740m/-400m

Time: 7-8 hours

Intensity: Medium

 

Day 3: Cerro Torre Valley

After breakfast, we descend to the valley of Cerro Torre, stopping at Lake Mother and Daughter for photos and birdwatching. The landscape of the valley is a typical Patagonian lenga forest. Finally, we cross a moraine where we have a great view of Grande Glacier. We have the option to ascend to the Maestri Viewpoint for even better views. After, the trail takes us back to the town of El Chalten.

Distance: 17km

Elevation loss: -400m

Time: 8-9 hours

Intensity: Low

 


Equipment you will need to bring

Poles

Sunglasses

Backpack

Water bottle

Other gear: Mountain boots, headlamp, sunscreen, waterproof jacket and pants, underwear, socks, gloves, cap.


About the guide

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I graduated in Buenos Aires as Universitary proffesional in tourism and as a Mountain Guide in Mendoza province. I started working in adventure activities, horseback riding and mountain ascents. Then i moved to Patagonia that was my dream place for living and thanks to this profession it became in my place for working and personal development.

After several years of experience working in these mountains and numerous trips around the world looking for adventures and experience, I managed to unite both professions in an objective, so Serac Expeditions arose. In the last 15 years working with Serac, I have organized trips for thousands of people and personally guided hundreds of them in diverse and remote places in Patagonia, Chile, Peru and Bolivia.

Today my passion is not only guiding but also organizing special and personalized trips for people who enjoy exploring in nature and at the same time push their limits. My ideal is to provide a safe trip, spend a good time togheter with my clients and be flexible to provide a great experience and memories. To do this I work with a group of guides that share my ideals and way of working.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1681 each

Group of 2

USD 1135 each

Group of 3

USD 1093 each

Group of 4

USD 980 each

Group of 5

USD 928 each

Group of 6

USD 887 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

• Permit and entrance fees

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• Price includes: professional bilingual guide, all meals (breakfast, boxed lunch, dinner), transfers, any additional support staff, 1 night in private cabin (double occupancy), any necessary technical gear, camping gear (tent, sleeping bag, mat) except personal gear, satellite communication, entrance fee to Huemules and permits.


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