Trek to Rio Blanco, Cerro Torre and Camp Toro

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Join Julian, certified mountain guide, in this incredible trek to Rio Blanco, Cerro Torre and Camp Toro, a feast for the eyes!

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Andes

1 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Oct, Nov, Dec


Description

This incredible program is a feast for the eyes. It puts together the highest observation points in the Fitz Roy range, the Cerro Torre range and the Continental Ice.

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.

DAY 1

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.

DAY 2

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.

DAY 3

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.

DAY 4

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.

DAY 5

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.

Details

Accommodation

In campings with services, except Camp Toro.

More info

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.


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About the guide

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 2279 Each

Group of 2

USD 1702 Each

Group of 3

USD 1665 Each

Group of 4

USD 1593 Each

Group of 5

USD 1500 Each

Group of 6

USD 1480 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner




 

 

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