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Trek to Paso del Viento, El Chalten

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3-day expedition to Paso del Viento in El Chalten, enjoying the majestic view of the Southern Patagonian Ice, with an IFMGA Mountain Guide.

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Andes

3 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov, Dec


Description

This is a 3-day expedition to Paso del Viento (Windy Pass), a beautiful destination near El Chalten. From here, you can have a stunning view of the Southern Patagonian Ice, in Argentina. 

I strongly recommend this trip for those who always dreamed about contemplating the awesome spectacle of the Southern Patagonian Ice, but only have a few days or a limited budget to do so.

During this experience, we will discover large valleys, cross glaciers and ascend rocky parts in the heights.

The huge ice field is, without any doubts, one of the most breathtaking views of the Patagonia.

Are you planning to visit El Chalten soon? Please contact me and be a part of this amazing mountaineering trip. 

If you have more time, you can also check this 10-day expedition right to the Southern Patagonia Ice Cap.

Itinerary

Day 1: El Chaltén - Laguna Toro

Full day trek to Lake Toro, enjoying beautiful panoramic views of the granite massif of Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre from the Pliegue Tumbado bridge.

Overnight in Lake Toro base-camp.

Includes box lunch and dinner.

Day 2: Paso del Viento

The climb towards Paso del Viento starts at Lake Toro and crossing a river (on foot or by a Tyrolean rope). This place is one of the main passes into the Ice-cap.

During this 2700 ft (900-meter) ascent, there is a one hour crossing on Ice, over Tunnel Glacier.

The trek continues above moraines and scree slopes and splendid views are seen all along the trek, at the top of the pass a fabulous panoramic lookout awaits everyone.

The return is following the same trail, back to Lake Toro Base Camp.

Includes breakfast, box lunch and dinner.

Day 3: Return to El Chalten

Full day hike to El Chalten.

Includes breakfast and box lunch.

 

Details

Accommodation

Lodging in camps or in mountain huts (twin share accommodation).

More info

-Passengers must carry their personal gear as well as the general gear.

Meeting point

El Chalten.

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Equipment you will need to bring

Other gear: - A backpack of 60 liters capacity - Water-proof trekking boots - Synthetic mountain stockings (2 pairs) - Strong fleece pants, trekking or other synthetic material - Waterproof trousers with side closures (we recommend Gore-tex) - Two synthetic polypropylene shirts - Polar fleece jacket - Duvet or synthetic jacket for warmth when not hiking - Waterproof Shell jacket with hood (we recommend Gore-tex) - Polar fiber cap - Glacier sun glasses with UV filter for high solar radiation - One sun cap - One pair of polar gloves - Plastic bottle (if possible, wide mouth, Nalgene type) - Headlamp (with replacement batteries) - Multi-purpose penknife - Sunscreen cream (SPF 50) - Lipstick with sunscreen (SPF 50) - Personal first aid kit with personal medicines - Wide adhesive tape for blisters - Hygiene items reduced to the minimum necessary - Photographic equipment - One pair of trekking or ski poles (optional) - Sleeping bag - Insulating mat - Mug, bowl, knife, spoon, fork


About the guide

Since 1985 we have been operating the best trekking programs in southern Patagonia. We are always looking for new itineraries, unique expeditions, little known spots, and we offer the highest quality outdoor activities in the area... A good example of this are our classic Ice Field Expeditions that have been running with great success for many years.

Our mountaineering origin made us choose this pristine part of the Andes; Southern Patagonia is a place ruled by immense glaciers, rough weather, and mountains such as Mt Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre, a place not to miss.
We hope you join us in one of our programs so our guides can show you what Patagonia is about. We offer the best hotels, lodges and camping arrangements to suit everyone.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1650 Each

Group of 2

USD 1073 Each

Group of 3

USD 990 Each

Group of 4

USD 908 Each

Group of 5

USD 908 Each

Group of 6

USD 774 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

Please note that the price includes the guiding fee, technical, and camping equipment for the activity, two camping nights (double tent), and meals specified in the itinerary. Personal equipment, sleeping bag and accommodation at El Chaltén are not included in the price.




 

 

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