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).
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.
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
•Insulate mattress (Therm-a-Rest ideal)
•Sunglasses with UV filter
•Sun-block and lip balm
•Personal Hygienic set
•Water bottle ( Nalgene recommended)
•Light shoes (snickers or sandals)
•Synthetic or merino base layers
•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)
•Wool or fleece hat
•Neck warmer or buff