• Trip duration
    4 days
  • Trip level
    Sustained
  • Max people per guide
    2 people
  • Mountain range
    Andes
  • Best period
    Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov, Dec

Description

I recommend this trip for people having a short time in El Chaltén and want to observe the Patagonian Ice field, the third largest ice expanse in the world. In fact, the Patagonian Ice field has only three passes, and Marconi is one of them.

We can try to be flexible according to weather conditions. So that if I’m available we can choose the best window to make the expedition more comfortable.

It is quite a sustained trekking with the cross of a Marconi glacier. The weather conditions can make it very impressive because of the storms coming from the ice cap and Pacific Ocean.

In the itinerary below you can see the two alternatives I propose for days 3 and 4. The one we choose will depend on the weather.

Does this amazing trip in Patagonia sound interesting? Then please contact me, I would love guiding you there!

Or if you want to go on a longer adventure in this area, I can also guide you on this Southern Patagonian Ice Cap Expedition.

Itinerary

Day 1

Playita camp

From Río Eléctrico Bridge to Playita camp.

Day 2

Marconi Pass

From Playita camp to Mt Gorra Blanca basecamp. You cross the Marconi Glacier and get to Marconi Pass. There we will enjoy the view on the Southern Patagonian ice field.

Day 3

Playita camp

From Mt Gorra Blanca basecamp to Playita Camp.

Day 4

El Chaltén

From Playita camp to Río Eléctrico bridge and back to El Chaltén.

Day 3

Alternative - Mt Gorra Blanca basecamp

Trekking around Mt Gorra Blanca basecamp, walking on the glacier and until the beginning of the Ice Cap.

Day 4

Alternative - El Chaltén

From Mt Gorra Blanca basecamp to Río Eléctrico bridge and back to El Chaltén.

Price per person

1 Person2000.00USD
Group of 21200.00USD

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport to the start of the trip
  • Group equipment

Other details

Accommodation

We will camp.