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Paso del Viento, 3-day Trek from El Chalten

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Join AMGA-certified mountain guide Gisela Aguilo on this amazing 3-day trek in Los Glaciares National Park.

Private

Andes

3 Days

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

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Unique views of Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre, Cerro Huemul, and Paso del Viento
  • Zip-lining across Tunel River
  • Chance to witness the erosion of the lower part of Tunel Glacier

Description

Join me on this once-in-a-lifetime trek from El Chalten! This trip is the best way to experience the astounding Southern Patagonian Ice Field for those with only some trekking experience. This 3-day trek is an accesible way to experience the Los Glacieres National Park and take in all of its unique views and landscapes.

During our journey, we will trek more than 30 kilometers and reach heights as high as 600 meters. We will trek along the lower part of the Tunel Glacier and zip-line across Tunel River! We even have a chance to see pieces of the Tunel Glacier break off right before our eyes.

On this trip, we will explore the marvelous Paso del Viento, which rises up to 1400 meters above sea level. From this summit, you can see the top of Videma Glacier. This is the largest glacier in all of Argentina! We will also see el Cordón Mariano Moreno and various other snowy mountaintops.

This trekking combines vast steppe, lush Andean Patagonian forest, majestic rivers, colossal glaciers and serene mountain areas. This is the perfect combination to see all the diverse beauty that Patagonia has to offer. Book today and you will leave this trip with memories that will last a lifetime!

Looking for something a little more challenging? Try this 4-day trek of the Cerro Huemel Circuit near El Chalten!

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Laguna Toro Valley

We will climb Loma del Pliegue Tumbado to admire the views. After, we will descend to valley of River Tunnel. Here, we will set up our camp for the first night. During this day, you can observe, if the weather permits, Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre, Cerro Huemul, and Paso del Viento.

  • Duration: 6 to 7 hrs

  • Distance: 12 km

  • Ascent level: 600 mts

Day 2: Paso del Viento

This while be the most physically demanding day of the trek. We will walk along the Laguna Toro until we reach Tunel River. Here, we will cross the river by zip-line. All zip-lining equipment is provided by the instructor. Next we will trek on the moraine, down to the lower part of Tunel Glacier. Here, we may see some pieces of glaciers fall during the erosion process. After a short trek on the ice, we trek back along the moraine until Paso del Viento.  Here, we reach the highest peak of the day where we can see the landscape of Campo de Hielo. This breathtaking view will be the greatest reward for the hard work of the day. Later, we will trek back to camp.

  • Duration: 5 to 6 hours

  • Distance: 12 km

  • Ascent level: 400 mts

Day 3: Return to El Chaltén

We will begin the day in a relaxing manner in order to rest from the previous day’s activities. Then, we will return to town, again trekking across Rio Tunel and Pliegue Tumbado Mountain.

  • Duration: 5 to 6 hours

  • Distance: 12 km

  • Ascent level: 400 mts

 

Details

More info

Don't forget to bring appropriate clothing and shoes for mountain trekking, a sleeping bag and an insulator.

The day before the expedition, we will have a meeting to finalize details and do an equipment check. Porters are available upon request at an additional cost.


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About the guide

AAGM-UIMLA Certified mountain guide based in Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, El Chaltén, Patagonia, Argentina.

I was born and raised in Patagonia. As a child I adopted the mountains as a way of life and now it is my honour to share my passion for this incredible landscape with all travellers who come looking for adventures.

Since 2009 I work as a guide in the surroundings of the magical town of El Chaltén. There are just too many things to do around here, from day hikes to longer trekking programs or tougher expeditions. My goal is to fulfil all of my clients´ goals and expectations in this wonderful area.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1135 Each

Group of 2

USD 877 Each

Group of 3

USD 774 Each

Group of 4

USD 671 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

AMGA-certified mountain guide,

Accident Insurance,

technical equipment for ziplining,

Tent,

Communication system,

First Aid Kit,

Kitchen equipment,

Meals during the expedition.




 

 

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