El Chalten trek - Mount Fitz Roy - Laguna de los Tres - Cerro Torre - Vuelta al Huemul circuit

Great trekking journey visiting El Chalten´s sceneries between Mount Fitz Roy and Viedma Lake

  • Start Date : 2023-Feb-19
    End Date: 2023-Feb-24
  • Hora Inicio: 9 am
    Hora Fin: 8 pm
  • Meeting Point:El Chalten, Santa Cruz
    End: El Chalten, Santa Cruz
  • Duration:7 days
    Availability: 10 spots
US$ 1465 US$ 1175.- 20 % Off

Special price booking until 07 de October!

El Chalten trek - Mount Fitz - Laguna de los Tres - Cerro Torre - Vuelta al Huemul circuit

Proposal

The most complete, impressive and extensive tour of El Chalten trekking journeys

This route allows you to visit the most outstanding attractions of the classic trails and treks in the area. We start at Laguna de los Tres and we camp at the base of Mount Fitz Roy. Then we head towards Laguna Torre, at the base of the mythical and homonymous hill; then through Loma del Pliegue Tumbado, towards Laguna Toro. Finally, we head to the great viewpoint of the Campo de Hielo Austral and walk around Lake Viedma, and we return to El Chalten after the complete trek around Cerro Huemul.
 
One of the most attractive and complete trekking routes in Patagonia.
 
Itinerary

Day 0 (previous day) - Meeting in El Chaltén, equipment check, guides presentation.

Day 1 - We leave in the morning from El Chaltén along the path that goes to the base of Fitz Roy, passing through Laguna Capri. We organize the camp in the area known as Poincenot. In the afternoon we ascend to Laguna de los Tres, where we will also visit the viewpoint of Laguna Sucia and we will observe the imposing Mount Fitz Roy and its surrounding needles; return to camp and overnight.

Day 2 - We continue along the path that passes through the Lagunas Madre and Hija and then we will cross towards the Valle del Torre, to meet the path that goes to the camps of the lagoon with the same name. New camp. We will observe and rest next to the lagoon to observe the immensity that lives at the foot of the Adela massifs and the mythical Cerro Torre and its other mountains that surround it.

Day 3 - We leave very early, on one of the longest days, towards the Laguna Toro Valley. We will cross the Agachonas Pass from where we will be able to fully observe the Fitz Roy and Torre massifs. We will follow the Río Túnel Valley upstream to Laguna Toro Camp. We will camp at the Laguna Toro Camp.

Day 4 - We descend through the valley and the conventional path to El Chalten, in about 6 hours approx. End of the tour, in El Chalten.

Long Option (Vuelta al Huemul): We break camp and head towards Paso del Viento. Key day of the trek because it is our gateway to the Patagonian Continental Ice. After crossing the Túnel River, wading or using the zip line (according to the conditions and decision of the guide) we will have to ascend 900 meters. of unevenness to have one of the most impressive views of Patagonia: the ice field. The trekking is very varied, passing through pedrero, pasture, glacier... From there we will descend south to the Paso del Viento del Viento refuge. Camp.

Day 5 - Early we leave for Huemul Pass. Following the lateral moraine of the Viedma Glacier heading south east, we skirt Cerro Huemul through this unexplored region of the National Park. An ascent of about 400 final meters and reaching the Huemul Pass we will have the Viedma Glacier on our right and the Viedma Lake on our left, all at the same time. From there we can see the front of the Viedma Glacier from above, as well as just 15 minutes away, a condorera. Then we will descend the steep slopes of Cerro Huemul to the Bay of Icebergs, where we set up our camp in an old post.

Day 6 - After breakfast. We start our march through the famous Patagonian steppe, always with Lake Viedma on our right. We arrive at the mouth of the Túnel River. After wading on foot, sometimes intense depending on the level of the river, we continue to Bahía Túnel where a 45-minute land transfer will take us to El Chaltén. End of our services.

Included Services
  • Transfer from Bahia Tunel to El Chalten (end of the tour).
  • All meals from lunch on day 2 to lunch on day 7
  • Professional certified guides
  • General equipment and logistics (kitchen and camping).
  • Tents for 2, 3 or 4 people.
  • Permanent assistance
  • First aids kit and equipment
  • Communication equipment for emergencies: VHF, Satellite Telephone.
  • Personal accident insurance

Services NOT included
  • Meals in El Chalten (day 1 and dinner day 5)
  • Entrance ticket to Los Glaciares National Park
  • Trip to El Chalten

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Where do you sleep

Overnight is in igloo-type tents, to share from 2 to 4 people.

Faq

Do I need to be trained?

For any mountain activity you need to have previous physical preparation, or be physically active.

Do I need to have previous experience?

No previous experience is required, we recommend having good physical condition, and knowing that the modality is a journey, where you walk during the day with a backpack, and spend the night in a wild camp.

Where do you spend the night?

The overnight is done in mountain camps in igloo-type tents, comfortable and for 2/3 or 4 people.

Do I have to bring a tent?

The tents are included in the service. If you want to bring your own, ask us.

Is there a bathroom?

The camps are wild, there are some with a public bathroom with a latrine, you have to maintain the hygiene of the place, taking your papers.

What is the weather or the temperature?

Although the time of year is optimal for this journey, in Andean and/or wild areas, temperatures tend to drop at night.

Are there rest stops?

The stops are given with a frequency and graduation according to the intensity. There are stops for lunch, snack, and rest.

From what age can they do this activity?

From 16 years of age. We also recommend that you contact us before registering or registering a minor.

How much does the backpack weigh?

In a woman a range from 15 to 18 kilos, in a man from 18 to 25 kilos.

Is there a porterage service?

NO. You can hire a human porter but it is at your own expense.

What do we eat?

In all our expeditions we offer the service of meals IN FULL BOARD PLAN.

  • Lunches (cold meals): Milanesa and tomato sandwiches, cold cut sandwiches, appetizers, salads, tapas, etc.
  • Dinners: Vegetable-bacon-red chorizo ??stews, Chicken and vegetable casseroles, Pasta with various sauces or stew, Roast meat (Chivito), Chaw Fan, Chicken with rice in a saucepan....
  • Breakfasts and snacks: Tea, Coffee, Cappuccino, Mate Cocido, Mate, Milk powder; bread, cookies, jam, honey, dulce de leche; cereals, fruit

It is necessary to complete the personal/medical record to clarify if someone does not eat any type of food.

Difficulty graduation

Mochila: Peso / Duración de la Jornada.

Exigencia Física

Técnico: Dificultad en el Terreno / Equipo.

Fortaleza Psicológica

Exposición a la Altura

Backpack (M)

This point has to do with the weight that we must carry in our backpacks. Trekkings or crossings where we have pack animals allow us to bear less weight on our backs. And the multi-day journeys in Patagonia (without the option of having pack mules) generally make us carry more weight, especially in the early days.

20% Up to 5 Kilos: Short excursion walks / Trekking Talampaya

40% Up to 8/10 Kilos: Round-trip trekking / Vallecitos 3 and 4-day programs

60% Up to 12/15 kilos: Crossing trekking with porting / Crossing of the Andes Paso Portillo

80% More than 15/18 kilos: Cross-country trekkings with little or no portage / Trekkings in Patagonia (Paso Vuriloche, PN Lanin or Nahuel Huapi, etc)

100% More than 25 Kilos: With a lot of equipment on top and little or no porting / Continental Ice

Fitness (F)

We consider physical demands to the wear that we can suffer both aerobic (climbs = possible shortness of breath) and muscle (resistance = many hours walking) and of legs and joints (descents = knees / ankles).

20% half a day or less with little unevenness.

40% more sustained slopes and longer days in the activity. 2-3 days / more than 6 hours per day.

60% Long ascents and descents with a longer duration. Ascents to more than 4000 meters in the central mountain range / intense 4-day trekking (Uruguayan plane)

80% Important work of legs in resistance. Very long days. Very long day ascents (Lanin - Domuyo) or more than 5000 meters. Ice courses.

100% Maximum demand. Aerobic work and constant effort on legs. Continental Ice, Aconcagua, mountains of more than 6000 meters.

Technical (T)

The technical difficulty is mainly based on the terrain. How much can it cost us to climb a slope, if it is very steep or if we have to use our hands in some section (simple climbing), both in rock and snow-ice, or materials such as crampons and pegs in other ascents.

20% flat land

40% trails with moderate ups and downs. General crossing trekkings . Sierra de la Ventana, Córdoba, Patagonia, Cuyo, north, others. Classic ascents

60% Steeper slopes and trails. Possible use of crampons. Domuyo, Cordón del Plata, Cordillera Central.

80% Mixed terrain, with snow or ice. Alvear, Lanin, Tronador. Bolivia, Peru.

100% Highly technical terrain. Glacial transit and climbing in sections. Hill climbing with sections on slopes of more than 60 ° inclination

Psycho (P)

We maintain that this point, the psychological factor, represents a relevant factor. Each one needs a factor of conviction, confidence, self-control and will power to achieve a goal. And depending on the attitude with which we face distances, slopes, terrain and many other objective factors, we can achieve performance with very different results.

20% We will not be much affected.

40% This is a normal level of attention.

60% We require more motivation, enthusiasm and concentration.

80% The activity will require us to be very connected and convinced.

100% Maximum control and emotional-psychological performance.

Adventures (A)

It is the factor that, the height above sea level, influences us depending on the activity we carry out. Managing and overcoming symptoms caused by altitude is the key to this point

0% + sea level.

20% Up to 2000 masl.

40% + 2000 masl.

60% + 4000 masl.

80% + 5000 masl.

100% + 6000 masl.

Gradual Adventure Activity Difficulty System designed by Leandro Scheurle.
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Required equipment

MANDATORY GENERAL EQUIPMENT
  • Backpack for trekking (65 to 85 liters)
  • Warm sleeping bag (-10 degrees comfort minimum)
  • Insulated sleeping pad (10 to 15mm)
  • Pair of trekking poles
  • Sunglasses with UV protection category 4.
FOOTWEAR
  • 1 pair of Waterproof trekking boots (in good conditions)
  • 1 second pair of light trekking shoes to cross rivers
CLOTHES
  • Underwear
  • Several pairs of trekking socks (some can be first-skin-interior-thin)
  • 1 pair of wool socks (sleeping coat)
  • 2 T-shirts made of polypropylene (dry fit type) or similar (not cotton) for walking
  • 1 long-sleeved thermal shirt
  • Warm inner pants (type leggings or long underpants)
  • Trekking pants. Lightweight-quick dry
  • 2 intermediate outerwear (long-sleeved fleeces)
  • Warm hat (polar or synthetic wool)
  • Sun cap (with flaps)
  • Buff or multifunctional scarf
  • Warm gloves
  • Waterproof jacket (ultrex or gore tex or similar)
PERSONAL ELEMENTS
  • Passport or ID
  • Complete medical and personal file
  • Travel assistance insurance. Required.
MISCELLANEOUS
  • Front flashlight with batteries (With spare batteries)
  • Personal kit (medication with the relevant prescription).
  • Sunscreen, Lip balm
  • Soap, shampoo (small to share) and small towel.
  • Toilet paper, handkerchiefs, Baby wipes.
KITCHEN GEAR FOR PERSONAL USE
  • Water containers for at least 2 liters (it can be a plastic bottle) Camelback, Nalgene or similar
  • Cutlery, plate or tupper and cup (No glass or metal)
OPTIONAL, not mandatory (see space and weight)
  • SILVER TAPE tape, for blisters and repairs.
  • Steel thermos
  • Binoculars, monocle. Camera
  • Book, travel diary, pencil, pen.
  • Games; cards, dice, etc
  • Whistle and lighter.

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