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Glacier Valley Trek in El Chalten, Patagonia

Glacier Valley Trek in El Chalten, Patagonia
Glacier Valley Trek in El Chalten, Patagonia
Glacier Valley Trek in El Chalten, Patagonia
Glacier Valley Trek in El Chalten, Patagonia

Spend 3 days exploring some of the gorgeous glacial valleys in El Chaltén, Argentina's trekking capital, located in beautiful Patagonia!

Group

Andes

3 Days

Jan - May, Sep - Dec

High

Intermediate


Highlights

* Explore three beautiful glacial valleys

* Walk through the Fitz Roy and Torre range

* Discover six diferent glaciers

Description

Join me to explore three different glacial valleys in the gorgeous Chaltén region of Patagonia.

In this trek, you will enjoy the most beautiful views of the Fitz Roy and Torre range from different angles, as we walk through stunning valleys eroded by glaciers.

We will start at the Eléctrico valley, from where we will witness the recent passage of glaciers. Then, we will head to the Rio Blanco valley, which boasts an impressive Lenga tree forest and is home to the Fitz Roy range and its beautiful Piedras Blancas glacier. Finally, we will continue on to Cerro Torre valley and Grande glacier. We will climb up a recent moraine and have Torre lake at our feet.

No experience is required to join this tour, but being in good physical shape is recommended. We will camp out in the forest. You will only need to carry your personal gear.

If you would like to discover Patagonia's stunning glacier valleys, then book this trek and let me show you the most amazing landscapes in El Chaltén!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Personal insurance

- Transportation start and back

- Permit and entrance fees

- Tents

- Sleeping pad

- Cooking utensils

- Sleeping bag

- Trekking poles

Price details

Price includes professional bilingual guide, VHF comunication, Personal insurance, First Aid Kit, brekfast, box-launch, dinner, tents, kitchen kit. Price does not includes personal gear(sleeping bag, mat)


Itinerary

Day 1: Eléctrico Valley

We will trek along this beautiful valley, with amazing views of the Marconi and Pollone glaciers, as well as of lakes and lagoons. We will camp at Piedra del Fraile.
Distance 12km
Elevation gain/loss: +500m/-500m
Time: 7hs

Day 2: Rio Blanco Valley

This day will offer us impressive views of the Fitz Roy massif as we walk through a Lenga forest, passing in front of the Piedra Blanca glacier. Then we'll ascend to Laguna de Los Tres, and enjoy an incredible view of Fitz Roy and the surrounding glaciers. We´ll spend the night at Poincenot.
Distance 13km
Elevation gain/loss: +600m/-400m
Time: 8hs

Day 3: Cerro Torre Valley

After breakfast, we will start our journey to the valley passing through the Madre e Hija lagoons, and enjoy the flora and fauna that surround us. We will get to Laguna Torre, from where we´ll see Glaciar Grande and the Torre range. Finally, we will go back to El Chalten.
Distance 17km
Elevation: -400m
Time: 7hs

 

Equipment you will need to bring

Water bottle

Equipment rent on site


FAQs

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel Llao Llao San Carlos de Bariloche Argentina
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Hotel El Mirador del Lago El Calafate Argentina
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Hotel Cumbres Puerto Varas Puerto Varas Chile
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About the guide

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Daniel

Trekking Guide

I love nature and doing outdoor activities. I've been practicing climbing, trekking, and mountaineering for more than 17 years. I climbed and did mountaineering in California, Spain, France, Perú and Patagonia.

I'm a Range Trekking Guide since 2011 (Guía de Trekking en Cordillera EPGAMT), organizing ascents, treks, and camping trips, and above all enjoying the wonderful places that nature gives us.

I've been living in El Chaltén for more than 10 years. I fell in love with this town where I have a perfect life balance: I can work in nature, climb, go to the mountains, and share all this with other people.

Languages

English | Spanish | Italian

Certificates

EPGAMT


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