Chaltén al complete / Chaltén for you.
El Chalten travel packages
4 days / 3 nights
Every year, we receive many inquiries from travelers who enjoy hiking but do not have enough time to gather all the area information nor have the logistical
support to do so on their own. Therefore, we have designed this option which includes a mix of the best excursions in the region. Fitz Roy Expediciones
will pick you up at the bus station or at the hotel and will take care of your trip organization. Our staff will be ready to help you enjoy a once in a lifetime experience. You would be able to make up a program with different possibilities in terms of duration and difficulty and for a reasonable price,
without losing services quality.
Difficulty B- Moderate
Any person walking regularly in hills or mountains will feel comfortable. Also, those people who practice aerobic sports on a regular basis and are reasonably fit.
This category includes long waking days and perhaps shorter but more demanding walks, such as a short ice-hike like the Viedma Trek, or several day hikes linked with campsites. There is no technical difficulty. The trails are generally easy to follow and well-marked.
.Long walks from 5 to 10 hours.
.Porters carrying general equipment, food, etc.
.Trekkers will have to carry day packs only.
.Moderate to big elevation gain (400 a 600 mts.)
.Lodging in Hostels /Hotels/lodges or campsites.
.Moderate physical demand.
Suggested personal gear
B – Trekking
.40 lt backpack. (Day Pack).
.A bag to be carried by pack horses or lamas for your personal gear
.Sleeping bag allowing -5º C
.Sleeping Pad (we recommend Therm – A – Rest Type)
.Trekking Boots: leather or waterproof material trekking boots, with a good support for ankles
.Two pairs of thick synthetic socks
.Comfortable trekking pants
.Rain over pants with full side zips (we recommend Gore – Tex shell or similar)
.Fleece Jacket • Rain Parka with hood (we recommend Gore – Tex shell or similar)
.Two short-sleeve T-Shirts
.Fleece or wooden hat
.One pair of gloves and a pair of over gloves
.A sun hat •
.A pair of short pants
.Glacier Glasses (with UV Filter and side shields)
.Lip Protection • Sunscreen (with SPF of at least 16/20) • Athletic Tape for blisters
(1 ½ inch wide tape) • Pocket Knife (Swiss Army style or a multi – tool like Victorinox or Leatherman)
.Water Bottle or thermo
.Personal Hygiene and Medical Small Kit
.Headlamp and Lighter (e.g. Petzl or Black Diamond) – with set of extra Batteries and Bulb
Day 1 | Arrive to Laguna Condor – Mountain Hut.
Transfer to Laguna Condor – Mountain Hut, 20 km from El Chalten. This place is an exclusive property of Fitz Roy Expeditions, located next to the Rio de Las Vueltas.
You’ll enjoy a unique view of the north face of Fitz Roy. Our staff will welcome you with a short talk on the different activities you can enjoy during your stay.
.Meals: Dinner Lodging:
.Lodging: Cabin, private bathroom, use of hot tub
Day 2 | Valle del Río de las Vueltas /Desert Lake / Laguna Condor – Mountain Hut
This is a full day enjoying this unique corner of Patagonia with a traditional Argentinian lunch. The proposal includes a visit to Lago Del Desierto,
where you can choose to do a short navigation through the lake or a short hike to Huemul Glacier. (Extra fees to paid at the place) From both places,
you can admire stunning views of the valley of the Rio de Las Vueltas, Lago del Desierto and the northern face of Mount Fitz Roy. At noon, you go back to
Laguna Condor – Mountain Hut to have lunch and enjoy different activities, surrounded by stunning natural setting.
.Meals: Breakfast, three course lunch, Dinner Lodging:
.Lodging: Cabin, private bathroom, use of hot tub
Day 3 |Laguna de los Tres Trek.
After breakfast, our guide and staff will take you in transfer up to Hosteria El Pilar. Here we’ll start our first trekking where we can enjoy wonderful
sightseeing spot such as Piedras Blancas Glacier. As time goes by, you will be able to get the most important sighst of the entire Fitz Roy Massif with
Saint Exupéry, Poincenot, Mermoz and Guillaumet Needles. From there, we’ll continue walking for two more hours through beautiful forests full of Lengas and Ñires until reaching Poincenot Basecamp. Here, we’ll hike the most demanding part of our trekking, ascending a steep slope until finally reaching Laguna de los Tres.
A unique reward will be waiting for us with such a majestic sight of Mt Fitz Roy, “Los Tres” Glacier and its lagoons. After great pictures and a good rest,
we’ll go back to Poincenot Camp, where the staff will be waiting for whole the group. We’ll have a great dinner and then go to sleep.
.Time: 6 hours
.Distance: 13 km Elevation gain: 300m
.Meals: Breakfast, Box lunch and Dinner
.Lodging: Double tent at Poincenot Camp
Day 4 |Madre e hija- Laguna Torre Trek
After breakfast, we’ll start the second adventure towards the “Madre Hija Lagoon Hike”. During this hike, we’ll enjoy from the unique views of Mt Solo, Adela’s Range and the stunning Mt Torre. As we get closer to the Torres’ lagoon, we’ll discover the “Grande and Torre Glacier”. We’ll also see the Agostini campsite, a famous camp for all those climbers attempting the needles of this area. After around 2 hours, we’ll finally reach the famous lagoon, where we can admire and
take unique pictures of the breathtaking Torre, the Egger tower, etc. Once we finish our lunch and take more pictures, we’ll return to El Chaltén.
End of services
.Time: 8 hours
.Distance: 20 km
.Elevation gain: 200m
.Meals: Breakfast and Box lunch
.Trekking Guide End of services
.Trekking guide for 2 days.
.Radio Communication in El Chaltén.
.1 Non-Alcoholic drinks at Laguna Condor – Mountain Hut and Poincenot / Thorwood Camp
.Meals: 3 breakfast / 2 box lunches / 1 three course lunch / 3 dinners
.2 nights in double basis cabins with private bathrooms and use of hot tub at Laguna Condor – Mountain Hut.
.1 night in double basis tent at Poincenot Campsite. .Sleeping bag and mattress at Poincenot Campsite.
.Bed clothes at Laguna Condor – Mountain Hut ? .Shampoo and soap at Laguna Condor – Mountain Hut .Kitchen and food tents completely equipped with tables, chairs and dishes at
.Transfer in /our Laguna Condor – Mountain Hut. ? Transfer in /out Lago del Desierto
.Hotel / hostel at El Chaltén
.Glaciar Huemul Entrance Fee
.Lago del Desierto Navigation Fee
.Any other service not mentioned as included in this file
.Like all activity in the nature "all times" informed about duration of activities are approximate and depend largely on climatic
factors always prioritizing comfort, safety and enjoyment of our customers
.The program starts and ends in El Chaltén. Passenger will have to carry their day pack with their water and daily meal. Sleeping bags and mattresses will be at
the Poincenot/ Thorwood camp already.
This itinerary can change due to weather conditions or other unusual situations that may put in risk the group security. The guides have the authority to change
the schedule according to their criteria. You can be sure the changes have two fundamental objectives: to maximize clients’ safety and to succeed with the program. What is more, they are based on our guides knowledge and experience.
Kitchen and food tents are completely equipped with tables, chairs and dishes. They are attended by a group of mountain service professionals,
in charge of preparing meals and offering a great service always with a smile. At the campsite, you’ll also find an outdoor toilet.