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Paso del Viento 3-day trekking traverse

Join Merlín in this amazing Patagonian Trek up to Paso del Viento. Once in there you won't believe such stunning viewpoint! They will be 3 unforgettable days in company with a local IFMGA/UIAGM - AAGM mountain guide.


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Jan - Apr, Oct - Dec


I bring you a great trekking option in the Patagonia, Argentina. The Paso del Viento 3-day trekking traverse is a hiking challenge to one of the most amazing viewpoints of the South Patagonian Ice field: the Viedma Glacier, the birth of Upsala and, as a backdrop, the imposing Mariano Moreno range.

This trek requires a good physical condition. In addition, my experience and knowledge of the region will assure the best guided traverse. Thus, if you want to know more about this trip, keep reading the following itinerary:

Day 1

Our meeting point will be in El Chaltén town. Then, we’ll have a briefing about the program and the checking of your gear. At the afternoon, the hike starts in direction to Laguna Toro campsite, where we’ll spend the night.

  • Total hiking time: 6 hours.

  • Altitude change: 500 meters.


Day 2

Early in the morning we leave the camp towards the Tunnel River. Depending on the waters conditions we’ll cross it by foot or using a fixed cable and harnesses.

Then, we can hiking up in direction to Paso del Viento. On that way we have to face some moraine and rocky terrains. Once we are at the pass you cannot believe such a viewpoint. From that altitude you will see one of the best sights of the Patagonia, including the Ice Cap, Viedma Glacier and Mariano Moreno mountains.

Finally, we’ll descent to the base camp at Laguna Toro again.

  • Hiking time: 7-8 hours

  • Altitude gained: 900 meters

Day 3

Last day of this amazing trekking adventure. We will go back to El Chaltén. If you want, we can enjoy a side hike to the “Pliegue Tumbado” lookout.

  • Total hiking time of the day: 6-8 hours

So, what are you waiting to join me? It will be a honor for me to guide you in this amazing trek. Contact me for further information of if you want to book your place. Next departures are from October to April, so hurry up!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner


What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel Hacienda Juntas Pisco Elqui Chile
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Hotel El Milagro Pisco Elqui Chile
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Cabañas Santa Rosa Pisco Elqui Chile
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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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