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Classic trek in El Chalten with camping, 28km (2 days)

Join Juan, AAGM-certified alpine guide, and discover the beauty of El Chaltén, in Argentina. Explore some of the best hiking routes of Patagonia with an expert!

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration2 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate and Group

Highlights

  • Discover a scenic village of the Argentine Patagonia.

  • Explore the most stunning hiking routes of El Chalten.

  • Spend a night surrounded by fabulous alpine landscape.

Description

Would you like to explore one of the most beautiful areas of Patagonia? Then join me for this 2-day hiking excursion around El Chalten.

We offer both private and group departures. Check out our scheduled dates below!

El Chalten is a colorful village in Santa Cruz Province in southern Argentina. Located within Los Glaciares National Park and surrounded by snow capped peaks and deep-blue coloured lakes, this area is an awesome destination for summer outdoor adventures.

On this hiking experience, we will discover the most stunning areas of El Chalten. We will reach the De los Tres lagoons, and amazing vantage points on Monte Fitz Roy and Glaciar Grande. Furthermore, we will spend a night at the Poincenot Base Camp surrounded by a fabulous alpine landscape.

Keep in mind that during the hike, your backpack will stay in the campsite so you won’t have to carry anything! However, you will need a good fitness level as we will hike for about 6 hours each day. For more information, you can check the itinerary below.

So, if you are up for this exciting 2-day hiking tour in the Argentine Patagonia, please get in touch with me. Let’s discover the beauty of El Chalten together! 

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Accommodation

Tents.

More info

Recommended equipment: 25 L backpack - trekking shoes - synthetic base-layer - polar fleece - Waterproof / breathable clothing - winter jacket - sun cap - winter cap - buff - sunglasses - sunscreen - trekking poles - Personal hygiene kit - front lamp - extra socks ///// We discourage this trip to people who have had some heart surgery, and to pregnant women.

Meeting point

El Chalten, Santa Cruz (Argentina)


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Itinerary

Day 1: El Chalten - De los Tres Lagoon

Meeting in El Chalten. Transfer to Hostería El Pilar. We start hiking along a path that offers views of Mount Fitz Roy. We arrive at the viewpoint of the Piedras Blancas glacier and continue to the camping area where we take a break. Then we undertake the hardest part of the trek ascending to Laguna de los Tres, reaching 400 m in only 2 km. We return to the Poincenot base camp for dinner and rest.

Distance: 10 km / Elevation gain: 650 m / Difficulty: Moderate / Duration: 6/7 hs

Day 2: Madre and Hija Lagoons - Cerro Torre Valley - El Chalten

Hike to Madre and Hija Lagoons and the valley of Cerro Torre. We reach the impressive viewpoints of the Torre lagoon, the Grande glacier and Cerro Torre. After lunch we descend back to El Chalten.

Distance: 18km / Elevation gain: 250m / Difficulty: Low / Duration: 6/7 hs


About the guide

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I moved to El Calafate in 2001 and very soon I started practicing mountain activities, including rock climbing, skiing, hiking and trekking. In 2007, I began to work in the mountains as an assistant guide in Perito Moreno.

I finished my trekking guide course in 2011 and then, in 2015, I completed the following course to become a Mountain Guide.

I manage Zetatrek, a guiding company offering hiking and trekking trips in El Chaltén and Los Glaciares National Park. I work together with a group of guides, so if I'm not available to guide you, one of my colleagues will do it. All the guides in the team are professionally certified, and hold the required permits to guide.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 540 each

Group of 2

USD 350 each

Group of 3

USD 295 each

Group of 4

USD 295 each

Group of 5

USD 295 each

Group of 6

USD 295 each

Group of 7

USD 295 each

Group of 8

USD 295 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Transport during the trip

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

Not included: personal equipment - alcoholic drinks / Optional: Transfer from El Calafate to El Chalten.

If you are interested in a group trip, check our scheduled departures below.


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