Highlights Trek

 

This trek can be done with organized camps or rustic camps. This will depend on how much weight you prefer to carry. Please do not hesitate to ask for both options.

Guides and group sizes

Ratio is 1 guide/assistance per 15 guests.

 

Difficulty and prerequisites

Good shape will make you enjoy the land scape much better.

Guests are required to carry a backpack with their personal gear (clothes, sleeping bag, pad, etc), and part of group equipment (tents, pot, stoves, etc) and food we’ll have in our base camps.  Backpack we’ll weight about +/- 10 to 15 kg. Personal porters could be arranged in advance, if needed.

No trekking experience is required, however if you had some it helps a lot.

 

Transportation

Participants are responsible for their own transportation to El Chaltén, Argentina. Your travel agent should be able to arrange this for you. You can get there by flying to Buenos Aires, and then fly to El Calafate. From there, you can get on a 4-hour bus journey or you we can arrange a private transfer.

 

Accommodation & Meals

All food during the expedition is included.

Please let us know of any special dietary requirements you have when booking.

If you need any help with your lodging, do not hesitate to ask us. We can find the best for your taste and budget.

 

Weather consideration

The fame of the area regarding wind and fast changeable conditions are not a legend. Be ready to experience nature and all its beauties and power.

 

 

Itinerary

Day 1

We meet the guide at 8am at the reception hall of the hotel/hostel, and we start walking towards the trail which gets to Fitz Roy. Once in the trail, we get into a Beech forest, where if we are lucky, we can see a Magellanic wood peker. We can stop in the different Rio de las Vueltas lookouts. After one hour and a half of trekking, we get to the nice Laguna Capri, from where we will be able to see the immensity of Fitz Roy and its range. One hour more of trekking, and we get to Poincenot Camp. (Other option is going throught El Pilar trail, where we will not see Laguna Capri, but will have views of Glacier Piedras Blancas)

Here we unpack, set the tent and have some lunch. One hard hour more to Laguna de los Tres. Up there we will deal face to face with Mt. Fitz Roy (if weather makes it possible). Return to Camp. Dinner. Estimated lenght of trekking: between 7 and 8hs. Elevation gain 800 meters.

 

Day 2

We get up early in the morning, have breakfast, break down camp, and we start to walk to take the trail which goes along Laguna Madre and Hija. After 3 hours of trek, we get to Campamento de Prestadores “La Humedad”, we unpack our luggage and have lunch. In the afternoon, we go up to Laguna Torre, a beautiful place from where we can see the glacier and Cerro Torre with its famous mushroom of ice/snow in the top. One hour more to Maestri lookout. Return to camp. Dinner. 6/7 hours trekking day.

 

Day 3

Wake up at any time, some breakfast, and we pack all the stuff to do the way back to El Chalten, which takes 3 hours. You can catch the 6:00 PM Bus to El Calafate if you wish so.

 

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