Hiking to Marconi Pass, El Chaltén

An ideal trip to observe the Patagonian Ice Field is to hike to Marconi pass. Indio, IFMGA certified mountain guide, will take you there in this 4-day trip.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

4 days

Mountain Range

Andes

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

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

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    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.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    2200 USD

    Group of 2
    1400 USD

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Playita camp

      From Río Eléctrico Bridge to Playita camp.

    • Day 2Marconi 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 3Playita camp

      From Mt Gorra Blanca basecamp to Playita Camp.

    • Day 4El Chaltén

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

    • Day 3Alternative - Mt Gorra Blanca basecamp

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

    • Day 4Alternative - El Chaltén

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

     
     

    Other details

     
    Accommodation

    We will camp.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    Mountain guide IFMGA/UIAGM - AAGM Argentina
    I live in El Chaltén, Patagonia Argentina, since 2008. I also guide in the center Cordillera such as Cerro Mercedario and Vallecitos, between other mounts.
    I am also mountain and climbing instructor in different associations and member of the relief committee at the Club Andino Mercedario (San Juan, ARG).

     
     
     

     

    What People are Saying about Indio Treu

     

    Indio is an awesome guide and all around great guy. The trip up Aguja Guillaumet is absolutely amazing, we took the Comensana-Fonrouge route cause the Amy coluoir was in bad condition. Indio found a two day window of good weather for the climb. He also spent a day climbing in town to go over \"systems\" and gauge my ability. A great trip I will never forget. Can\'t say enough good things about Indio!
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    Brian Banta
    Our trip with Indio over the Ice Cap was fantastic. At the pre-departure meeting, Indio showed us several variations which helped us make decisions that allowed us to work out a way to still participate (I had an injury, therefore a low fitness level).Indio showed great patience; he adjusted the pace accordingly and his experience was evident over the course of a week. The weather was kind and allowed us outstanding views on the Glacier and from the many various high points along the way. We particularly enjoyed the rock scrambling and dodging the many crevasses! Our group was good humoured and worked well as a team; my partner and I felt we were with a group of friends, rather than a private guided trip. I\'d recommend Indio for anyone considering this type of adventure.
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    Lisa McCarthy & Mark Dabbs
    Beautiful moment shared. First summit in the Fitzroy line. Magical and fascinating place. We climbed through the route Amy for the summit Guillaumet. Indio is the perfect, Professional and passionate, he\'s a perfect guide to do quality with security. Next time, we plan to clim both pics: Cerro Torres and Fitzroy. Enjoy seb
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    Sébastien
    Beautiful experience, profesional guiding, excellent group, perfect climate, what else do you need. Thanks to Indio for his professional skills has Guide and thanks to Explore&Hare for the service and this unforgettable opportunity. Fred
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    Frédéric
     

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