• Trip duration
    1 day
  • Trip level
    Sustained
  • Max people per guide
    15 people
  • Mountain range
    Andes
  • Best period
    Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov, Dec

Description

I am glad to invite you to a full day trek up to the Pliegue Tumbado Viewpoint, in Santa Cruz province. 

During the hike you can discover one of the most uncrowded trails of this Patagonian region. It will be a 8-hour hike gaining a total altitude of 900 meters. Once we reach the top of the Pliegue Tumbado, you won’t believe where you are.

A 360° viewpoint surrounded by a stunning scenery. The Fitz Roy, Torre and Toro valleys. Besides that, the Patagonian steppe and the huge Viedma Lake .

Finally, the last section of the itinerary will be done by a high mountain landscape. Here you will find and explore several millenary marine fossils.

ITINERARY to Pliegue tumbado VIEWPOINT

Our trail head will be the Laguna Toro. We’ll walk to there from the Visitor Center National Park. After 1 hiking hour we’ll reach the first viewpoint. It includes Mounts Fitz Roy, Torre and Huemul. We’ll stop here for a short rest.

Then, we’ll cross over the “Pampa de las Carretas”. Here we must take a detour in direction to the Pliegue Tumbado Viewpoint. Here we’ll be surrounded by a vast vegetation typical of that height (around 1.000 meters above sea level). Some ancient fossils will be found here, but only for watching!

Finally, we’ll be at the top of The Pliegue Tumbado enjoying a unique panoramic view of the Cerro Torre and Mount Fitz Roy. Besides those famous valleys, you will also admire a not-so-common view of the Cerro Solo, Cerro Huemul and the immensity of the Viedma Lake. By the afternoon we’ll hike back to El Chaltén by the same route.

If you are looking for a non beaten track and a unique connection with nature, this is the perfect trek. Contact me now for further information about next departures and booking process. You won’t regret!

Price per person

Price includes

  • Guiding fee

Other details

Meeting point

El Chaltén