Join Julian, certified mountain guide, in this incredible trek to Rio Blanco, Cerro Torre and Camp Toro, a feast for the eyes!
Jan, Feb, Mar, Oct, Nov, Dec
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.
- Guiding fee
- Transport during the trip
- Permit and entrance fees
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.
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.
Magnificent tour! Cristian was an amazing guide we strongly recommend for your tour who knows all about the landscape, its plants and animals and all stories around the impressing climbing, trekking and expedition destination in the area!
I first saw the opportunity to trek the South Patagonia Icefield when I was in El Chalten 3 years ago. I finally took the plunge this year and signed up with Serac Expeditions for their late-February departure - best decision ever! The Expedition itself is incredible! Only about 100 people/year undertake it so you get to see a part of Patagonia that few others have experienced. And of course the scenery is amazing. I won't lie - the expedition is challenging (especially for a relatively small female), but if you go in with reasonable fitness and the right mental attitude, it is totally doable and absolutely worth it. It also helps when you have decent weather :) Serac Expeditions are wonderful! They are very responsive and helpful throughout the whole process of arranging the trek, provide excellent equipment, and work with incredible guides (million thanks Juan and Rafa - you guys are awesome!). They also include some special surprises along the way, but you'll have to sign up yourself or read my blog posts to find out what ;) 100% recommend Serac Expeditions and this trek. I am now wanting to return to do the Marconi - Estancia Cristina expedition with them, but this time at the start of the season (November) to experience the Icefield with snowshoes rather than crampons.
My husband and I had a great experience with Serac - we did the El Chalten Mountain Escape trek and it was fantastic. Our guide (Christian) was very knowledgeable and kind; food was excellent and they even had wine portered to our campsites each night. All in all, highly recommended!
This was a great trek. The organization by and support from the Serac team was top notch. I reserved well in advance and the communications I received before my trip were always clear and timely. Once I arrived in EL Chalten, everything was smooth. Hostels were arranged and the team arrived to walk us through the trek. The guides were knowledgeable and helpful, the trek was challenging but the views were rewarding. Highlights were camping in "iceberg bay" and the hike up to Paso del Viento. The shuttle back to El Chalten was timely and even came with a complimentary beer! The trek is tough so not for the mentally unprepared.
Awesome guides provided by serac Expedition. The Huemul circuit is really beautiful and we were lucky to have good weather. Meals provided were sufficient, given that you have to carry your food, and dinner carried by the guide. It would be cheaper if you could go in a bigger group, and also definitely more enjoyable with more people. We managed to spend 1 hour at the Paso del Vento and the view is amazing!
Super professionals, great choice! When looking for options for trekking in Patagonia, Serac was the company that responded in the shortest time. They asked for our preferences and skills and they put together a plan for us. We adapt the program to our preferences and they always guided us and recommended what seemed best to us. Super thoughtful throughout the whole planning. We spent 1 day in the Perito Moreno glacier and 4 days hiking guided by Martin (great experience with him, very good guide, at all times he knew how to adapt the plan to the climatic conditions and our fitness) Everything from the pick up to the airport, the hostels, the camping, the food to the guided one by the mountain have been exceptional !!!! Thanks to all the team, Diego, Sergio and Mariano for being so aware of us!
Continental Ice Expedition I made the Continental Ice expedition with them. Aside from the absolutely amazing landscapes, everything was organized to perfection. The guides, in addition to very professional, are charming and made me spend very good times. I Completely recommended them! Wishing to do something with them again!
A Great Experience Thanks to Serac I had an incredible memory of El Chalten and the expedition. The organization, assistance and development of the trip was impecable. I appreciate their fexibility and guidance. I will not hesitate to hire Serac again on my next trip to Patagonia Argentina!
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