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.




Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

8 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

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

Type of Trip

Not specified



    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!

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    Price per person, per day

    Group of 1
    1200 USD


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Other details


    2 nights in tents.


    About the 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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