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The “Ultimate Chaltén Trek” in 6 days

Join Diego, an AAGM-certified guide, for this 6 day trek through the beautiful landscapes of Patagonia! Enjoy a breathtaking view with every step you take!

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration6 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Incredible views of famous landmarks such as Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre, and Viedma

  • Trek through varried terrain in the heart of Patagonia, from glacier to forest

  • Beautiful campsites in stunning, wild locations

Description

During this 6-day guided trek, you will explore the incredible varied landscapes of Southern Patagonia, an area known for breathtaking natural beauty!

Beginning from El Chalten, we will spend 6 days exploring some of the natural highlights of the region in a great itinerary that includes the off the beaten path treks in the Huemul Circuit, which will allow us to explore the beautiful valleys of the area, with the tough ascents up Agachonas, Del Viento, and Huemul Pass.  Along the route you will be impressed by the scale and beauty of such famous landmarks as Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre, and more, as we enjoy the vista from mountain passes and viewpoints along the way. We will trek through a variety of different landscape, from lenga forest, to glacier, to colorful lagoons, so that you can discover the full range this stunning area has to offer. For more information on the exact route, please review the day-by-day itinerary below.

We will stay at some truly incredible campsites along the way, both organized and wild, falling asleep and waking up each day to a spectacular view. This is not a technical trip, but the physical intensity of the trek ranges from medium-high, so good physical fitness level is required. Note that starting on the 4th day of the trip you will be required to carry some gear in your pack, such as your sleeping bag and part of the tent set-up (we can arrange porters for an extra charge).

Book now for a memorable 6 days exploring an area known for having some of the most beautiful landscapes on the planet!

Check out my other trips in Southern Patagonia: 5-day Trek in the mountains around El Chaltén, Argentina, Trekking in Patagonia: Torres del Paine and El Chaltén in 10 days, or 3-day “Highlights of El Chaltén” Trek!

 

 

Accommodation

We will camp along our route

Meeting point

El Chalten

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Itinerary

Day 1: Depart El Chalten & Laguna de los Tres

Beginning from El Chalten, we will take a 30 minute transfer to the trailhead at Hosteria el Pilar. The trail takes us toward Poincenot Camp, where we drop off our gear at the organized campsite before we ascend the trail toward Laguna de los 3 viewpoint. We take in the stunning view of Fitz Roy before heading back to our camp for the night.

Distance: 15km

Elevation Gain: +650m

Time: 7 hours

Intensity: Medium-high

Day 2: Cerro Torre Valley & Maestri Viewpoint

We follow the trail to Mother and Daughter Lakes before entering the beautiful Cerro Torre Valley and heading to our next campsite. This is a mild 5 hour trek. We drop of our gear at the organized campsite after a quick cup of tea and ascend to the Maestri Viewpoint, before returning to our camp for the night.

Distance: 8km

Elevation gain: +100m

Intensity: Medium

Day 3: Agachonas Pass & River Tunel Valley

After breakfast, we cross the River Fitz Roy via a zip line. We then trek through forest and rocky terrain to Agachonas Pass. Next, we descend into the River Tunel Valley where we admire incredible views of the surrounding glaciers. We then end at our wild camp at Laguna Toro.

Distance: 13km

Elevation gain/loss: +850km/-700km

Time: 8-9 hours

Intensity: High

Day 4: River Tunal & Viento Pass

We begin the day by crossing the River Tunel. If the water levels are low, we will cross the cold river on foot. Otherwise, we will take a zip line. We then follow the trail to Viento Pass, where we will enjoy great views of the Southern Ice Field while braving the strong winds of the pass. Finally, we cross into the western part of the mountains into our wild camp at Paso del Viento.

Distance: 16km

Elevation gain/loss: +800/-400

Time: 7-8 hours

Intensity: Medium-high

Day 5: Viedma Glacier & Huemul Pass

During today’s trek, we will enjoy panoramic views of the famous Viedma glacier from above. The route will take us past the clear waters of lovely glacial lakes before we make the tough ascent up Huemul pass. This is our best chance to spot the legendary condors of the Andes.  After the tough ascent comes the steep descent through forest landscapes to our wild camp at Bahia de los Tempanos.

Distance: 18km

Elevation gain/loss: +150/-800

Time: 7-8 hours

Intensity: Medium-high

Day 6: Bahia Tunel & Return to El Chalten

During breakfast at our campsite, we enjoy views Viedma Glacier and its calving icebergs. We then set off on the mild trek to the Bahia Tunel. From there, vehicle transfer back to El Chalten.

Distance: 15km

Elevation gain/loss: +200/-200


About the guide

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I graduated in Buenos Aires as Universitary proffesional in tourism and as a Mountain Guide in Mendoza province. I started working in adventure activities, horseback riding and mountain ascents. Then i moved to Patagonia that was my dream place for living and thanks to this profession it became in my place for working and personal development.

After several years of experience working in these mountains and numerous trips around the world looking for adventures and experience, I managed to unite both professions in an objective, so Serac Expeditions arose. In the last 15 years working with Serac, I have organized trips for thousands of people and personally guided hundreds of them in diverse and remote places in Patagonia, Chile, Peru and Bolivia.

Today my passion is not only guiding but also organizing special and personalized trips for people who enjoy exploring in nature and at the same time push their limits. My ideal is to provide a safe trip, spend a good time togheter with my clients and be flexible to provide a great experience and memories. To do this I work with a group of guides that share my ideals and way of working.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 3093 each

Group of 2

USD 2227 each

Group of 3

USD 2227 each

Group of 4

USD 2011 each

Group of 5

USD 1882 each

Group of 6

USD 1799 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Transport during the trip

• Permit and entrance fees

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• Includes: Professional bilingual guide, all meals, transfers, assistants at campsites, permits and entrance fees, any technical gear, tents and camping gear (excluding personal gear), radio and satellite communication.


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