Trekking Mount San Lorenzo - Lake Pueyrredón to Lake Belgrano - Perito Moreno National Park - Patagonia

Great journey through the base of Mount San Lorenzo (3707 masl) in one of the most inhospitable areas of Patagonia

  • Start Date : 2023-Feb-04
    End Date: 2023-Feb-11
  • Hora Inicio: 9 am
    Hora Fin: 8 pm
  • Meeting Point:Perito Moreno, Santa Cruz
    End: Perito Moreno, Santa Cruz
  • Duration:8 days + trip
    Availability: 9 spots
US$ 1112 US$ 890.- 20 % Off

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Trekking Mount San Lorenzo - Perito Moreno National Park - Patagonia

Proposal

Infinit Patagonia - One of the best trekking routes in Argentina

Lakes, rivers, forests, glaciers, lagoons, hills and streams: Traveling on foot through one of the wildest areas of Andean Patagonia can be a great challenge and a great adventure. From north to south, from the great Lake Pueyrredón (bordering with Chile), the road that goes up the Valle del Río Oro to the base of Mount San Lorenzo includes open sections and forest. The glaciers and the beautiful lagoons that are crossed and bordered are the condiment prior to the descent through the long Valley of the Rio Lacteo (it flows into Lake Belgrano), in the Perito Moreno National Park, one of the largest and least visited in the country.

 

ITINERARY:

Day 1: Meeting in the afternoon in the town of Perito Moreno, Santa Cruz. To get there, it is convenient to arrive with a flight to Comodoro Rivadavia and from there, by bus to Las Heras and then to Perito Moreno (there are also direct buses from Comodoro to Perito Moreno). There is also an option for the group to take a flight from Comodoro Rivadavia to Perito Moreno (in a small plane). In the afternoon we will stop at a complex of cabins in Perito Moreno. Meeting with the guides, equipment check. Dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Transfer on the Route 40. First, we will pass through the famous Cueva de las Manos. Guided tour of the cave. Then we will continue the transfer by Route 40 and we will pass through the Patagonia National Park, through the town of Bajo Caracoles, and later we will enter the route to the Perito Moreno National Park, on El Rincon area. Dinner and overnight on the camp.

Day 3: Day of trekking through round trip trekking circuits within the Perito Moreno National Park, Belgrano Lake viewpoints. New camp in El Rincon.

Day 4: Start of the journey. We will ascend through the valley of the Rio Lacteo to the refuge of Puesto San Lorenzo, about 6/7 hours of walking. Camp.

Day 5: In the morning we will hike to and from the post, to a glacier; and in the afternoon we will go up to the upper lagoons of the Lacteo valley and we will already see the San Lorenzo massif and its imposing glaciers. Camp next to a lagoon.

Day 6: Long day crossing valleys. We ascend to a high pass and enter a valley to descend to the Rio Oro valley. Camp in a wooded area, near the border with Chile.

Day 7: Section of crossings of the Rio Oro to Estancia Los Ñires. Last night of camping in the mountains.

Day 8: Last section of the trek through the Rio Oro valley, descending to Lake Pueyrredón and the route. Transfer in the afternoon to Perito Moreno town; Overnight in cabins. End of the program.

Note

Demanding trekking journey through isolated places. Experience in long treks, off-trail and carrying a heavy backpack is required.

Included Services
  • Transfer to and from Perito Moreno.
  • Organized wild campsites
  • Horses and cargo vehicle until the source of the Rio Oro (first two days)
  • Professional and qualified mountain guides.
  • Satellite phone for emergencies
  • All meals, from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 8
  • Tents
  • Permanent assistance

Services NOT included
  • Trip to Comodoro Rivadavia
  • Entrance ticket to Cueva de las Manos
  • Unspecified meals
  • Drinks (there is natural drinking water from streams throughout the tour)

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Where do you sleep

In igloo-type tents, comfortable and for 2, 3 or 4 people in isolated places. No restrooms or services

Faq

Can someone with little experience participate in this trek?

It is not a trek for someone with little experience, but if you show that you are in good physical condition and that you can carry your own backpack on this long route, you could do it.

Where do you sleep?

In igloo-type tents, comfortable and for 2, 3 or 4 people in isolated places. No restrooms or services.

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?

No. There are no toilets or chemical toilets. Everything is in nature, delimiting sectors. And you have to maintain the hygiene of the place, taking the papers.

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.

What do we eat?

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

  • March lunches (cold meals): Milanese 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.

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Required equipment

GENERAL EQUIPMENT
  • Trekking backpack (65 to 80 litres)
  • Warm sleeping bag (-2 to -10 degrees comfort) (e.g. 800 gms. of down or synthetic equivalent)
  • Insulating mat (10 to 15mm)
  • A pair of trekking poles
  • Water-resistant plastic bags to store all the clothes inside the backpack
  • Poncho cape (plastic) for rain
  • Backpack cover or large consortium bag
CLOTHING
  • Socks: 4 pairs of trekking
  • Underwear
  • 1 pair of shoes – trekking boots (in good condition)
  • 1 footwear type running shoes, as a replacement for the first footwear
  • 1 light spare shoe for wading (crossing rivers) and getting wet. They can be crocks or full sandals, better slippers
  • Long trekking pants (NO JEAN)
  • 1 long inner pants or leggings
  • 2 dry fit synthetic short-sleeved T-shirts
  • 1 long-sleeved shirt
  • 2 coats (fleece jumpsuit)
  • Warm jacket (feather or synthetic)
  • 1 waterproof/breathable parka-type jacket (Gore Tex or similar)
  • 1 sun hat (with flaps)
  • Warm gloves
  • Warm hat
PERSONAL ELEMENTS
  • ID/Passport
  • Health travel insurance
OTHER ELEMENTS
  • Headlamp with batteries (With spare batteries)
  • Sunglasses (Category III or IV)
  • Sunscreen (not less than factor 45). Lip balm
  • Toilet paper. handkerchiefs Wet wipes
KITCHEN FOR PERSONAL USE
  • Water containers for at least 2 liters (it can be a plastic bottle)
  • Cutlery, plate or tupperware and glass. (Not glass or metallic)
OPTIONAL, not mandatory (see space and weight)
  • SILVER TAPE, for blisters and repairs.
  • Mate, bombilla and yerba.
  • Steel thermos.
  • Telescope, monocle. Photographic or video equipment.
  • Book, notebook, travel diary, pencil, pen.
  • Games; cards, dice, etc.
  • Penknife
  • Whistle and lighter.

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