Trekking Paso del Viento


 3 days trek
 2 night camping
 Requires trekking experience
 Intermadiate difficulty
 2 - 8 people per guide
 October to April


Day 1

Meeting with the Guide in the morning; debrief about the details of the program and check of the equipment. We´ll start the trek at noon from El Chaltén and hike towards “Laguna Toro” campsite, passing over the “Pliegue Tumbado”. This hike takes about 5-6 hours and has an elevation gain of 500m. We will camp at Laguna Toro (650m/a/s/l).

Day 2

After 30-40 minutes of hiking, we´ll cross the Tunnel river, either by wading through the river or using a fixed cable and harnesses, (depending on the conditions). We´ll continue the ascent towards Paso del Viento. Along scree, moraines and the Inferior Tunnel Glacier. From the pass, you can appreciate a portion of the Patagonian Ice Field, the origins of Glacier Viedma and the Cerro Mariano Moreno mountain range. We´ll descend back to the camp Laguna Toro in the afternoon. Its a 7-8 hour hike with an elevation gain of 900m.

Day 3

We will head back to El Chaltén, with the possibility to do a side walk to the “Pliegue Tumbado lookout. This is a 6-8 hour trek.


•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)
•Sun cap
•Wool or fleece hat
•Neck warmer or buff

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