Join Julian, certified mountain guide, in this incredible trek to Rio Blanco, Cerro Torre and Camp Toro, a feast for the eyes!
Discover the beautiful lakes, valleys and mountains in the area. Marvel yourself with the glaciers and lengas forests.
Patagonia is a famous destination for hikers around the world. Besides that, there are countless incredible hiking places in the area. El Chaltén is a nearby small mountain village and it’s considered the trekking capital of Argentina.
Please find here below a day-by-day itinerary of this amazing trek.
Leaving early in the morning from the town we will take the trail up to the Laguna Capri. From this point we can enjoy an amazing viewpoint of all the needle cordon of Fitz Roy. Here we’ll leave some extra luggage and continue our trek among the lengas forest until we are very close to the massif (in the Laguna de los Tres). Finally. from the highest point of view, we’ll return to our camp site where we’ll spend the night. Today we will walk about 7 hours in total.
After breakfast we’ll start the descent in direction to the valley of Laguna Madre e Hija, that will lead us to the next point: Cerro Torre. Once inside the valley we have a short trail to our next camp, where we’ll leave our luggage and spend the night. Then, we’ll continue to the Maestri Viewpoint. Once in there, it’s time to go back to the camp and rest. Total walking time of the day: 6 hours.
Early in the morning and after breakfast we will start an ascent through the forest that will take us to El Paso de las Agachonas, one of the best views of all the valley.
Once over the pass, we’ll probably notice the power of the Patagonian winds. From this point we’ll admire the complete landscape of the Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre and Paso del Viento. Moreover, if weather helps we can also admire the Patagonian Ice Field. From here, we will start the descent to the valley of the Rio Tunel with incredible views of its glacier. Now, we move to the west to our campsite, Toro Camp. The walking time of the day will be around 9 hours.
An intense day ahead. After a short walk we will cross the Rio Túnel by Tyrolean. Once we are on the other side of the river, we’ll start a gradual ascent among the glacial moraines, in direction to Paso del Viento. It is a privileged viewpoint of the Southern Ice Field and the Viedma Glacier. From here, we will return by the same trail but this time downhill. We’ll spend the night in Laguna Toro Camp. Total walking time of today: 8/9 hours.
Today we will walk through one of the less traveled trails of the park. During the first part we’ll be within the valley of the Rio Túnel in order to go progressively ascending in direction to the Pliegue Tumbado.
It will be our returning way, where we can enjoy amazing landscapes of Lago Viedma, Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre. By the afternoon, we’ll be finally in El Chalten. The last day we will walk around 7 hours with a medium intensity.
So, if you want to trek to Rio Blanco, Cerro Torre and Camp Toro, then get in touch with me! I will plan a perfect hiking tour for you.
In campings with services, except Camp Toro.
Needed equipment: waterproof jacket with hood, waterproof pants, trekking pants, warm hat and sun hat, warm gloves and thin gloves, spare socks, trekking boots or shoes, 50l backpack, plastic bags, sunglasses, ski poles, sunscreen, lip sunscreen.
Lives in San Martín de los Andes (North Patagonia) for 12 years now, but has worked as a mountain guide in the Glacier National Park leading expeditions to the Patagonian Southern Ice Field (22 times) and also to high mountains in Mendoza.
For several winters led groups in the mountains of the Cordillera Real in Bolivia and in the Cordillera Blanca and the Cordillera Huayhuash in Perú.
Now he works during summer guiding ascents to different volcanoes and also guides mountain bike tours. During winters works exclusively on avalanche training.
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