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7-Day Los Glaciares National Park: Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre Trek

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Overview

From north to south, trek to the basecamps of Mt. Fitz Roy & Cerro Torre, camping at each and trekking to Paso del Viento with views of the second largest icecap outside the polar regions! Experience classic Argentine Patagonia landscapes - steep granite spires towering over vast glaciers, cerulean lakes, rivers and forests.

--Season: October to March

--5 days backpacking trek, 7 days total

--Difficulty: Intermediate - Must be physically fit; 6-8 hours trekking/day

--Requires backpacking experience (carrying 40-45 lbs/18-20 kgs backpack; sections of steep trail and scree, river crossings by zip-line and/or wading)

--Group size: 4 to 8 guests

DEPARTURE DATES 2018:

--Jan 4-10

--Jan 28-Feb 3

--Feb 25- Mar 3

--Mar 25-31

Itinerary in Brief

  • DAY 1: Arrival in El Calafate, Transfer to El Chalten
  • DAY 2: Start trek, Piedras Blancas Glacier & Laguna de los Tres
  • DAY 3: Laguna Torre & Mirador Maestri
  • DAY 4: Zip-line & Laguna Toro
  • DAY 5: Tunnel Glacier & Patagonian Ice Field
  • DAY 6: Return to El Chalten
  • DAY 7: Departure

Highlights

  • Towering view of the east face of Mt. Fitz Roy from Laguna de los Tres
  • Trek to Laguna Torre and Mirador Maestri to witness the mythical Cerro Torre and Glacier Grande
  • Zip-line across the Fitz Roy river and hike to a pass with the finest vista to Mt Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre from the south
  • Wade Tunnel River, hike up scree, and cross a section of glacier to Paso del Viento (pass of the winds) to view the Viedma glacier, part of the Southern Patagonia Ice Field

LOCATIONS: Patagonia

ACTIVITIES: Mountain Trekking

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