Fitz Roy & Cerro Torre Trek

Argentine Patagonia
Trip Length: 4 Days
Group Size: 8-12
Difficulty
From: 1,365 USD
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Let's head to the wild world of Argentine Patagonia for an epic exploration of one of Earth's last untamed landscapes.

Between the immensity of Mount Fitz Roy and the tranquil beauty of Laguna Los Tres, there are stunning views left and right...all these are within your grasp on this adventurous 4-day trek. Who's ready to venture through the heart of Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina?

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Highlights

Highlights

  • Explore the beautful Los Glaciares National Park with expert guides.
  • Embark on adventurous treks to Laguna Los Tres and Lago Torres.
  • Soak in the best views of Mount Fitz Roy and spend your nights in cozy accommodation in El Chaltén.

Itinerary

Day 1: The Patagonian Adventure Starts

Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

After jumping out of bed early, we'll head to the Cerro Castillo border crossing with Argentina. Once we’ve cleared customs, we can press on towards El Calafate, a small town set on the edge of Los Glaciares National Park, set amid beautiful natural scenery and boasting dramatic views and vistas.

In Calafate, we will make a quick stop to have lunch, and then continue on a semi-private transfer to El Chaltén, a tiny outpost next to Los Glaciares National Park found right at the foot of the breath-taking Mount Fitz Roy. Our drive will take us across isolated dirt roads, through the pampas and along the northern side of Viedma Lake. Once we are all checked in at our hotel in El Chaltén, it’s time for our heads to hit the pillow to rest and prepare for the upcoming days of adventure.

Please note: The following excursions around El Chaltén might vary in order. For more details about trekking distances and walking time, see our Trekking Chart.

Overnight Hosteria Senderos (3-star accommodation), El Chaltén

Day 2: Laguna Los Tres

Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Today we'll hit the trails and head to Laguna Los Tres, enjoying a stunning view of Mount Fitz Roy - the ultimate landmark of Los Glaciares National Park! First we'll walk towards Laguna Capri, passing its northern corner. Then we shall follow the Fitz Roy Trail up to Blanco River, passing the mountaineering camp, Poicenot. Finally, a short steep trail will take us to Laguna de Los Tres, where we will be lucky enough to witness one of the park’s most marvelous natural scenes - the turquoise-blue lagoon framed by Fitz Roy’s spires, turrets, and glaciers. Where better in the world to enjoy our picnic and soak up the gorgeous scenery? When everyone is ready  to set off again, we'll hike back to Laguna Capri and continue along the trail back to tiny Chaltén.

Overnight Hosteria Senderos (3 star accommodation), El Chaltén

Day 3: Hike to Laguna Torre

Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Today we'll embark on a full day hike along the Cerro Torre trail to Laguna Torre, a glimmering mountain lake with the majestic Mount Torre looming behind. We'll put our best foot forward straight after breakfast, walking eastwards and blazing our trail through beech forests, towards Fitz Roy River. We will continue towards Base Camp de Agostini, and then make a short hike to Laguna Torre, admiring the western view of Cerro Torre and the Adela range. Our eyes will be met by icebergs serenely floating on Laguna Torre as the gusty wind sets them drifting towards the coast. We can stop at various points to appreciate the magnificent view and enjoy a tasty picnic. Later, we'll return to Chaltén along the same trail. Once we’re back, we’ll be free to enjoy a delicious dinner at one of Chaltén’s cozy restaurants before heading back to our hotel for some well-deserved rest and relaxation!

Overnight Hosteria Senderos (3 star accommodation), El Chaltén

Day 4: Transfer out to Calafate Airport & Adios

El Calafate, Argentina

Today marks the end of our incredible trip. Adiós Patagonia! Hopefully we’ll meet again. After having breakfast, a transfer will take us to the Calafate airport to continue traveling on our own or to take another extension with Cascada.

Accommodation

Hostería Senderos

Inside Los Glaciares National Park, at the foot of Mount Fitz Roy, this 3 star classic Patagonian inn in El Chaltén offers warm, professional service.

Included

Included

  • 3 hotel nights in El Chalten
  • Transfers in out in a semi-private van
  • Park fees
  • 1 bilingual escorting guide during excursions
  • 4 Breakfasts and 3 lunches

Not included

  • Flight tickets
  • Insurance (it’s mandatory you purchase appropriate insurance for this trip)
  • Voluntary tipping to guides and staff
  • Personal items

Facts

Departures

Every Thursday and Sunday from Oct 1, 2019, to Apr 30, 2020.

Based on 4+ people and 3-star hotel in El Chalten.

Starting / finishing point

The trip starts every Thursday and Sunday in Ecocamp Patagonia, Torres del Paines at 9:30 AM and finishes at Calafate Airport. For domestic flights, you have to be at the airport one hour before the flight departure. We recommend that you book flights leaving after 2:30 PM.

Physical demands

This is the right trip for energetic people who like to be active, have a spirit of adventure and a positive attitude. To enjoy this trek it’s essential to be in shape before you arrive. It’s not wise to regard this trek as a means of getting into shape or losing excess weight. Start a program of conditioning well before departure.

Group size guiding staff

8-12 travelers are the most typical group size plus guiding staff.

The maximum is 14 clients.

Transport

In Torres del Paine and throughout Patagonia transport is in minivans that normally seat from 8 to 14 people. When we have only 2 to 4 people we use smaller vehicles, usually 4x4, driven by the tour guide. On the regular departure trips, you'll share the vehicle with other EcoCamp guests joining other tours. On the private departure, the vehicle will be for your use exclusively, although transfers for private groups may be combined owing to our environmental policy compelling our operators to keep to the lowest possible environmental impact and thus avoid driving the same way at the same time with two half-empty vehicles.

Weather

The vast unbroken stretch of ocean to the west and south of the South American continent leaves the Patagonian Andes very exposed to the saturated winds that circle the Antarctic landmass. Also, both the strong marine and the South Patagonian Ice field influence make the weather hard to predict. In spring or early summer, fine weather may deteriorate almost without warning, bringing rains and eventually snow. Even in summer (December to March) you should come prepared to find cold- strong winds (up to 130 km/hr) and rainfalls. The summer’s average temperature is 11ºC/52ºF (24ºC max, 2ºC min).

Children

Children that are 13 years of age or older are welcomed and are considered adults. Children between 10 and 12 may be accepted in this program if the child’s legal guardian sends a formal letter stating that the child is prepared for such an intense trekking trip and authorizes us to hire a private guide in the case that the child cannot complete the trek. Children under 10 years of age cannot participate in this trip. This trip doesn’t offer a special discount for children.
 

What you need to bring

We’ll send you a complete pre-trip info brochure once you book, including things you need to bring in detail. Meanwhile, take a look at some general items to have in mind:

  • Day backpack. (20-30 liters)
  • Duffel bag. (70 liters)
  • Waterproof trekking boots
  • Waterproof parka and pants
  • Inner isolating layer. (fleece or wool)
  • Three changes of clothes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Hiking socks
  • Sandals (for after hikes)
  • Bathing suit
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel (optional)
  • Ski poles (optional)
  • Long underwear
  • Extra change of socks
  • Flashlight/headlamp
  • Extra insulating layer (fleece, wool or expedition weight long underwear)

Itinerary modifications

We reserve the right to change the itinerary at the discretion of the trip guide, based on safety and/or operational considerations.

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We are a Chilean owned adventure tour operator, based in Santiago de Chile, operating adventure tours in Chile, Argentina and Bolivia. Our base prices are in Chilean Pesos (CLP), but we charge prices in USD based on the exchange rate valid on the day of payment.

Destinations | Chile

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