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5-day Trek in the mountains around El Chaltén, Argentina

Enjoy stunning views when you join Diego, an AAGM-certified guide, for this 5 day trek through the breathtaking landscapes of Los Glaciares National Park!

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration5 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • Unique route through amazing landscapes, from glacier moraines to colorful lakes

  • Fantastic trekking itinerary that also includes a hike across Tunel Glacier

  • Incredible views of many of the highlights of Los Glaciares National Park

Description

Come explore some of the most stunning landscapes of Patagonia with this 5 day guided trekking adventure through some of the most unique landscapes of the area!

You will explore the best Southern Patagonia has to offer during this unique 5 day trek that combines classic trekking with organized camps with tough climbs up Agachonas Pass and Del Viento Pass. You will enjoy spectacular views of the most famous highlights of Los Glaciares National Park, such as Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre, Glacier Viedma, Viedma Lake, and more.  We will also explore the varied landscape of Patagonia, from steppe, to Lenga forest, to glacial terrain, to colorful lakes and lagoons.  We will have incredible views from Agachonas and Del Viento passes, and we will cap the adventure off with a glacier hike over Tunel Glacier and a zip-line river crossing. For more information on the route we will follow, please review the day-by-day itinerary selection.

This is not a technical program, so no particular skills or abilities are required. The trekking will be medium to high intensity, so participants should have the appropriate physical fitness level.

Book now for an incredible trekking adventure through some of the most stunning scenery of Southern Patagonia!

Check out my other trips in Southern Patagonia: 3-day “Highlights of El Chaltén” Trek, Trekking in Patagonia: Torres del Paine and El Chaltén in 10 days, and Estancia El Condor – Lago del Desierto Traverse near El Chaltén, 5 days.

Details

Accommodation

We will camp along our route in both organized campsites and off the beaten path, wild sites. Participants only need to carry their personal equipment on the way.

Meeting point

El Chalten


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Itinerary

Day 1: Depart El Chalten & Laguna de los Tres

Morning transfer to the trailhead at Hosteria el Pilar. We begin our trek in a unique Patagonian lenga forest, following the Blanco River.  We leave our gear at our organized campsite before ascending to Laguna de los Tres, where we have great views of the surrounding mountains. After taking in the impressive landscape, we return to camp.

Distance: 15km

Elevation gain: +650m

Time: 7 hours

Intensity: Medium-high

Day 2: Madre e Hija Lagoons & Cerro Grande Valley

The trail takes us to the Madre e Hija lagoons, with incredible views of Fitz Roy, before continuing on to the Cerro Grande Valley. Crossing through Lenga forest, we finally reach our organized campsites. We drop our gear off and ascend toward the Maestri viewpoint, named after the legendary climber. We then return to camp for the night.

Distance: 10km

Time: 7 hours

Intensity: Medium

Day 3: Agachonas Pass & River Tunel Valley

We begin by trekking to Torre Lake and crossing the river Fitz Roy using a zipline. We then continue on to Agachonas Pass, where we will admire the fantastic view. From there, we walk down to the River Tunel Valley, which has some spectacular glacier views. We then finish at our wild camp near Laguna Toro.

Distance: 13km

Elevation gain: +850m/-750m.

Time: 8-9 hours

Intensity: High

 

Day 4: Viento Pass

The day begins with a fording of River Tunel. We begin ascending the glacial landscape all the way to Viento Pass, where we’ll have a great view of two landmarks of Patagonia, the Southern Ice Field and Viedma Glacier.  We then return to our camp at Laguna Toro for the night.

Distance: 16,4km

Elevation gain/loss: +780m/-780m

Time: 9 hours

Intensity: High

Day 5: Pliegue Tumbado Hill & El Chalten

During our final day, we explore some of the lesser used trails. We continue along the Tunel River Valley before ascending toward Pliegue Tumbado Hill. We then turn toward El Chalten, following a path with lovely views of Viedma Lake, Cerro Torre, and Fitz Roy.  We will end the trek in El Chalten.

Distance: 16,5km

Elevation gain / loss: +400/ -600m

Time: 7 hours

Intensity: Medium


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 2210 each

Group of 2

USD 1650 each

Group of 3

USD 1615 each

Group of 4

USD 1545 each

Group of 5

USD 1455 each

Group of 6

USD 1435 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

Price details

Includes: Professional bilingual guide, all meals, transfers, permits and entrance fees, assistants at campsites, any technical gear, camping gear (excluding personal gear), radio or satellite communication,


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