Couple your EcoCamp stay with a visit to two of Argentine Patagonia’s most stunning sights: the epic Perito Moreno and Upsala glaciers! Massive fields of blue and white ice carve through the surrounding mountains, offering unparalleled views and unforgettable memories!
Kosten Aike Hotel offers an unbeatable location in El Calafate, only 2 blocks from the city center and just a few minutes away from the Airport.
Included in the accommodation:
Departures every day from October to April 15th
The trip starts either in Torres del Paine/Puerto Natales at 8 am or Calafate at 2 pm. The trip finishes on day 4 at Calafate Airport at 10 am. For those taking the extension to finish in Punta Arenas, the trip finishes on day 5 at Punta Arenas Airport at 10 am. For domestic flights, you have to be at the airport 1 hour before your flight leaves.
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, the strong marine influence makes the weather hard to predict. In spring or early summer, fine weather may deteriorate almost without warning, bringing rain and eventually snow. Even in summer (December to March), you should come prepared to find cold strong winds (up to 80 km/hr) and rainfalls. In summer average temperature is 11ºC/52ºF (24ºC max, 2ºC min).
This trip does not demand physical activity other than walking a maximum of two consecutive hours over a rather flat terrain, considering many stops as necessary to fit with the rhythm of the group.
Day backpack (10lt), hiking shoes, a waterproof parka, sandals, pants, sun hat, sunscreen, sunglasses.
We reserve the right to change the order of the days in any itinerary at the discretion of the trip guide and based on operational considerations. The trip guide can modify, change or eliminate part of the itinerary based on safety/weather considerations.