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Data Sheet

3 days trek

2 night camping

Not Requires trekking experience

Moderate difficulty

2 - 12 people per guide

October to April

Itinerary

DAY 1

We´ll leave El Chaltén early in the morning, transfer to Hostería El Pilar. We´ll start hiking up the Rio Blanco Valley, pasing the “ Glacier Piedras Blancas” viewpoint. After passing the “Poincenot” camp, we will continue the steep ascent to Laguna de los Tres. The view from there its one of the best and nearest to mount Fitz Roy! After a lunch break, we´ll descent back to Poincenot campsite. Total of 6-7 hours of activity.

DAY 2

Poincenot campsite is a good spot to take pictures of Fitz Roy during sunrise! After breakfast, we will leave for our hike to Laguna Torre, passing by Lagunas Madre and Hija. The hike to Laguna Torre is about 3 hours and the idea is to have lunch there. If the weather allows, we will continue to Mirador Maestri , the main viewpoint of the mythical Cerro Torre and Glacier Grande. Afterwords, we´ll head back to Laguna Torre campsite. This hike will take 3 to 5 hours and has an elevation gain of 400m.

DAY 3

We´ll head back to El Chaltén, by Laguna Torre trail and Cerro Torre lookout. A total of 3hs hike.

Trekking El Chalten Patagonia

INCLUDED SERVICES

Certified Mountain Guide
Tents, Kitchen set and utensils
Expedition meals
VHF Radio
First-aid kit

Trekking El Chalten Patagonia

NOT INCLUDED SERVICES

Transportation from El Calafate to El Chaltén
Lodging at El Chaltén
Porters ( at your request)
Services not specified

Packing List

Weather: The weather in Patagonia is notorious for high winds and extreme variability. Days can range from sunny with temperatures in the mid-60s (15°C) in October to rain, hail, and occasionally even snow. Nighttime temperatures often drop down into the 30s and 40s (0-5°C). The wind-chill factor can sometimes make the ambient temperature feel much colder. Please come prepared for all possibilities and equipped with good quality rain and wind gear.

1

Luggage

• Medium to large duffle or rolling soft-sided luggage
• 60-65 L backpack
• Waterproof pack cover or garbage bag to line pack
• Dry sacs or plastic bags

2

Clothing

• Medium to large duffle or rolling soft-sided luggage
• Casual clothing/shoes for travel and city wear (lightweight, easily washable)
• Waterproof jacket, lightweight
• Waterproof pants, lightweight
• Fleece/softshell jacket (windproof preferred)
• Down (or synthetic) jacket
• T-shirts, synthetic or wool
• Long sleeve shirt, synthetic or wool
• Hiking pants (no jeans for trekking)
• Synthetic or merino base layers
• Underwear/sports bra (quick drying)

3

Footwear

• Waterproof trekking boots with rugged sole
• Hiking socks, synthetic or wool
• Light shoes (sneakers or water sandals)
• Water crossing/camp shoes

4

Assorted Personal Items:

•60-65 L backpack •Sleeping Bag
•Insulate mattress (Therm-a-Rest ideal)
•Walking poles
•Sunglasses with UV filter
•Sun-block and lip balm
•Personal Hygienic set
•Pocket knife
•Head lump
•Water bottle ( Nalgene recommended)
•Trekking boots
•Light shoes (snickers or sandals)
•Synthetic or merino base layers
•Trekking pants
•Sweater (medium weight)
•Fleece Jacket or windstopper (heavy weight)
•Insulated light Jacket (synthethic or down)
•Extra socks & t-shirt
•Waterproof pants (Gore-tex)
•Waterproof parka (Gore-Tex)
•Gloves
•Sun cap
•Wool or fleece hat
•Neck warmer or buff

Please make sure you have all requested equipment, let us konw if you need advice for buying or renting

NOTE

Water is potable in Southern Patagonia. Please bring your own water filter or purification tablets if you don’t want to drink the water untreated.
Sleeping bags/pads are available for rent in El Chaltén. Book early for best availability

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