Through the lands of the National Capital of Trekking
One of the most attractive and complete trekking tours in Patagonia. Views of the Fitz Roy and Torre massifs, and the southern Patagonian ice field, the Viedma glacier and lake, the Vuelta al Huemul has become an extraordinary trekking in Patagonia.
Day 1 - Meeting in El Chaltén, equipment/gear review, guides presentation. Overnight in hostel
Day 2 - We leave in the morning from El Chaltén to Loma del Pliegue Tumbado from where we´ll be able to fully observe the Fitz Roy and Torre massifs. We will follow the Tunnel River Valley upstream to the Toro Lagoon Camp, where we´ll spend our first night. We´ll camp at the Laguna Toro Camp.
Day 3 - After a delicious breakfast, we disarmed camp and leave to Paso del Viento. Key day of trekking because it is our gateway to the Patagonian Continental Ice. After crossing the Tunnel river, wading or using the zip line (according to the conditions and decision of the guide) we´ll 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 stone, grass, glacier ... From there we will descend heading south to the Paso del Viento refuge. Camp.
Day 4 - Early we leave for the Huemul Pass. Following the lateral moraine of the Viedma Glacier with a southerly direction, 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, 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´ll descend the steep slopes of Cerro Huemul to the Bay of the icebergs, where in an old post we set up our camp.
Day 5 - 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 Tunnel river. After a 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. Overnight in hostel
Day 6 - This day we include it with the option of trekking to Laguna de los Tres and ascend to the top of Cerro Madsen, a wonderful little spire, facing Fitz Roy. You can choose one or both alternatives. Return in the afternoon to El Chalten. Last night in hostel. End of the program.
Day 7 - Return
In all our expeditions we offer the service of meals IN FULL PENSION PLAN. Meals: Milanesa and tomato sandwiches, cold sandwiches, snacks, salads, tapas, etc. Dinners: Vegetable stews with bacon or chorizo; chicken and vegetable casseroles, pasta with various , barbacue (goat), Chaw Fan, chicken with rice among other mealsBreakfasts 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 file to clarify if someone does not eat some type of food.
Overnight in igloo tents, to share, from 2 to 4 people.
For any mountain activity you need to have a previous physical preparation, or be physically active. In this case we suggest training (jogging twice to three times a week, cycling or swimming) and doing a good leg workout (gym, crossfit, , etc.)
We recommend walking at least once before this trekking with a backpack, although no previous experience is required. Having slept in a tent also helps as a experience for this trekking.
Overnight is spent in mountain campsite in igloo tents, comfortable and for 2/3 or 4 people.
The tents are included in the service. If you want to bring yours, ask us.
No. There are no chemical toilets or toilets. Everything is in nature, delimiting sectors. And you have to maintain the hygiene of the place, taking the papers.
Even though we visit the area in summer, temperatures tend to fall at night.
Stops are given with a frequency and graduation according to the intensity.
There are breaks for lunch, snack, and rest.
From 16 years old onwards. We also recommend you to contact us before registering or registering a minor just to make sure that his/her experience is the suitable for this trek.
In a woman backpack, from 15 to 18 kilos, in a man from 18 to 25 kilos.
NO. You can hire a porter but it is up to each one.
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
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.
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
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.
0% + sea level.
20% Up to 2000 masl.
40% + 2000 masl.
60% + 4000 masl.
80% + 5000 masl.
100% + 6000 masl.
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