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Hike to Pliegue Tumbado Viewpoint

Hike to Pliegue Tumbado Viewpoint
Hike to Pliegue Tumbado Viewpoint
Hike to Pliegue Tumbado Viewpoint
Hike to Pliegue Tumbado Viewpoint

Merlin, a certified UIAGM-IFMGA mountain guide from Argentina, wants to invite you to this full day trek in the immensity of the Pliegue Tumbado. It will be a non common track far from the crowds and perfect for the connection with nature.


1 Day

Jan - Apr, Oct - Dec


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 includes

- Guiding fee


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About the guide

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Mountain Guide

Certified UIAGM-IFMGA Mountain Guide from Argentina.

I live in El Chaltén since 1998. I'm originally from Bariloche and I started with mountain activities when I was 15 years old. I've done climbing and ascents in many mountains of Patagonia, Perú, Bolivia, United States and Europe; such as Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre, Alpamayo, El Capitán, Mont Blanc and Aconcagua among others. I'm also a Ski Instructor and I am passionate for backcountry ski.

I speak fluent English, Italian and French and have been leading trips and expeditions for more than 20 years. I work together with a group of guides, so if I'm not available for the trip you request, one of my colleagues will guide you!



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What people are saying about Merlín



The guide was Valerie not Merlin. Valerie was super helpful and we had one of our best days in Patagonia! We hope that our use of Explore Share website ensured that the local guide was well compensated. Everything was well organised, the talk on the way about the trek was super interesting. The views stunning.



Teo was our guide and he was great! He was very knowledgeable about the different wildlife and plants. Without him we would have never attempted to summit or descend (which was worse - his belaying and short roping was totally awesome and we felt in good hands). The weather wasn’t the best but he definitely helped guide us on what to do with the crazy winds we got. His English was very good as well. Totally recommend this for anyone seeking a great adventure and these guys made us feel very ready with all the questions and information they gave us before the day! If you want a real adventure do this and not just Laguna de los Tres!



Great hike, exhilarating and so much beautiful scenery! Thank you Marco. Grateful for the hiking poles on the incline to the Laguna.



Teo was a lot of fun and very knowledgeable about the area. He was very considerate of how I was getting on. I had an amazing time!



Merlin is the top climbing guide in Chalten. Anything from simple sport climbing to hard multi pitches. I did a sport day with my brother and our girlfriends. We went to two different crags in Chalten, and climbed 10 routes, fun for the whole family. I got to lead climb and had my girlfriend belay me for the first time. Thanks Merlin and Martin! I want to return to climb Guillaumet with Merlin!

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