Fitz Roy Patagonia

Trek & Explore the Perito Moreno Glacier, hike to the base of Mt. Fitz Roy & walk along the path mountaineers use to reach the Continental Ice Field.

  • Grade:
  • Comfort: Lodge, mountain lodge and camping
  • Start/Finish: El Calafate
  • Distance: 70km / 44 miles
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Availability: From November 2019 until March 2020
  • Altitude:

Day 1 - El Calafate: 

Arrive in the picturesque Southern Patagonian town of El Calafate. Meet your guide at the airport and take a short drive to the lodge in El Calafate. Spend the afternoon exploring this beautiful town. 

Peak Altitude: 653 ft (199m)

Day 2 - El Calafate to Perito Moreno Glacier:

Wake up to the beauty of Southern Argentina, surrounded by steep mountain peaks and vibrant blue water. Enjoy breakfast then depart for the Perito Moreno Glacier. Located in Los Glaciares National Park, the Perito Moreno glacier is considered by many to be the 8th natural wonder of the world and is a designated UNESCO World Heritage site. One of the largest glaciers in Patagonia, Perito Moreno reaches an average height of 240 feet as it rises from the glorious Argentino Lake. Spend the day exploring this magnificent glacier and sailing around the lake. Arrive back in Calafate to rest and gear up for the trip north in the morning. 

Peak Altitude: 653 ft (199m)

Day 3 - El Calafate to El Chaltén:

Say goodbye to your Calafate guide and take a 3 hours bus ride from to El Chalten.   Meet your guide and drop off your luggage at the lodge before departing for an afternoon hike to Mirador de las Aguilas. This scenic 1-hour hike takes you through lush forest before arriving at the top where there are panoramic views of El Chalten, including the Fitz Roy range. You may be lucky and see a wild armadillo or condors along the way. In the evening, enjoy a traditional Argentinian barbecue and prepare for the first day of your trek the following day.

Peak Altitude: 1,826 ft (557m)

Total Hiking: approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) with 1 hour trekking

Day 4 - El Chaltén to Laguna Torre and Thorwood Camp

Depart from the hotel and head west along the Fitz Roy river en route to Laguna Torre and Grand Glacier. At the end of the valley, see Laguna Torre, its glacier, and the famous Mt. Cerro Torre, which is considered one of the most difficult mountains in the world to climb. Sleep at Thorwood Camp that evening. 

Peak Altitude: 2,080 ft (634m)  

Total Hiking: approximately 6 miles (9.7 km) with 4 hours of trekking

Day 5 - Piedra del Fraile to Mt. Fitz Roy to Camo Poincenot:

After breakfast, head north for another day of magnificent views. The glacial valley you trek though today is loved by geologists and photographers for its perfect “U” shape. Pass by three more lakes; Laguna Huja, Laguna Lago Capri, and Laguna Madre. Hike another mile to Camp Poincenot where you will spend the night. Drop your bags and take a steep path toward Laguna de Los Tres, the closest you can get to the base of Mt. Fitz Roy. At the top, enjoy breathtaking views of Mt. Fitz Roy, its satellite mountains, and the expansive valley.

Peak Altitude: 3,838 ft (1170m)

Total Hiking: approximately 7 miles (11.2 km) with 4.5 hours of trekking

Day 6 - Poincenot to El Pilar to Laguna Condor:

Hike towards El Pilar where a van will be waiting to take you to the Laguna Condor Mountain Hut. Relax in the hot tub or take a bike ride around the area before enjoying a delicious meal at the lodge.

Peak Altitude: 2,460 ft (750m)

Total Hiking: approximately 5 miles (8 km) with 3 hours trekking

Day 7 - Laguna Condor to El Chaltén:

After breakfast, relax at the lodge or explore the remote Patagonian wilderness around Laguna Condor before heading back to El Chaltén in the late afternoon.

Peak Altitude: 1,312 ft (400m)

Day 8 - El Chaltén to El Calafate Airport:

Take an early-morning bus from Chaltén to Calafate (unaccompanied), arriving at the airport by 1pm for your international departures.

Note, We suggests booking your flight from El Calafate after 4pm in order to prevent any missed connections.

 

Altitude: 1,706ft/520m 

 

 

Key Details:

  • 7 Night / 8 Day Itinerary
  • The total distance of this trekking holiday is approximately 44m / 70km
  • The tour will start and end in El Calafate.
  • All meals included
  • Guided tour
  • Single supplement from £226

There are lots of attractions and places to explore during your adventure in Patagonia including:

  • The Los Glaciares National Park
  • Hikes through luscious forests
  • The Fitz Roy Range
  • Panaoramic views
  • Wild armadillo
  • Condors 

By Air:

There are flights between London and El Calafate Airport.

Included
  • Medical/evacuation insurance for all participants confirmed 30 days or more prior to their expedition start date.
  • 7 Nights Accommodation in lodge, mountain lodge and camping
  • Airport transfers on Day 1 and Day 8 (if extending your stay, transportation fees from the airport apply)
  • Ground transport between locations 
  • Guide services
  • Entrance fees & national park permits 
  • Cooking equipment
  • All meals
Excluded
  • Personal Items including clothing and snacks
  • Trip cancellation insurance (highly recommended)
  • International airfare and meals during travel
  • Snacks during trek
  • Beverages outside of designated meals

Day 1 - El Calafate: 

Arrive in the picturesque Southern Patagonian town of El Calafate. Meet your guide at the airport and take a short drive to the lodge in El Calafate. Spend the afternoon exploring this beautiful town. 

Peak Altitude: 653 ft (199m)

Day 2 - El Calafate to Perito Moreno Glacier:

Wake up to the beauty of Southern Argentina, surrounded by steep mountain peaks and vibrant blue water. Enjoy breakfast then depart for the Perito Moreno Glacier. Located in Los Glaciares National Park, the Perito Moreno glacier is considered by many to be the 8th natural wonder of the world and is a designated UNESCO World Heritage site. One of the largest glaciers in Patagonia, Perito Moreno reaches an average height of 240 feet as it rises from the glorious Argentino Lake. Spend the day exploring this magnificent glacier and sailing around the lake. Arrive back in Calafate to rest and gear up for the trip north in the morning. 

Peak Altitude: 653 ft (199m)

Day 3 - El Calafate to El Chaltén:

Say goodbye to your Calafate guide and take a 3 hours bus ride from to El Chalten.   Meet your guide and drop off your luggage at the lodge before departing for an afternoon hike to Mirador de las Aguilas. This scenic 1-hour hike takes you through lush forest before arriving at the top where there are panoramic views of El Chalten, including the Fitz Roy range. You may be lucky and see a wild armadillo or condors along the way. In the evening, enjoy a traditional Argentinian barbecue and prepare for the first day of your trek the following day.

Peak Altitude: 1,826 ft (557m)

Total Hiking: approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) with 1 hour trekking

Day 4 - El Chaltén to Laguna Torre and Thorwood Camp

Depart from the hotel and head west along the Fitz Roy river en route to Laguna Torre and Grand Glacier. At the end of the valley, see Laguna Torre, its glacier, and the famous Mt. Cerro Torre, which is considered one of the most difficult mountains in the world to climb. Sleep at Thorwood Camp that evening. 

Peak Altitude: 2,080 ft (634m)  

Total Hiking: approximately 6 miles (9.7 km) with 4 hours of trekking

Day 5 - Piedra del Fraile to Mt. Fitz Roy to Camo Poincenot:

After breakfast, head north for another day of magnificent views. The glacial valley you trek though today is loved by geologists and photographers for its perfect “U” shape. Pass by three more lakes; Laguna Huja, Laguna Lago Capri, and Laguna Madre. Hike another mile to Camp Poincenot where you will spend the night. Drop your bags and take a steep path toward Laguna de Los Tres, the closest you can get to the base of Mt. Fitz Roy. At the top, enjoy breathtaking views of Mt. Fitz Roy, its satellite mountains, and the expansive valley.

Peak Altitude: 3,838 ft (1170m)

Total Hiking: approximately 7 miles (11.2 km) with 4.5 hours of trekking

Day 6 - Poincenot to El Pilar to Laguna Condor:

Hike towards El Pilar where a van will be waiting to take you to the Laguna Condor Mountain Hut. Relax in the hot tub or take a bike ride around the area before enjoying a delicious meal at the lodge.

Peak Altitude: 2,460 ft (750m)

Total Hiking: approximately 5 miles (8 km) with 3 hours trekking

Day 7 - Laguna Condor to El Chaltén:

After breakfast, relax at the lodge or explore the remote Patagonian wilderness around Laguna Condor before heading back to El Chaltén in the late afternoon.

Peak Altitude: 1,312 ft (400m)

Day 8 - El Chaltén to El Calafate Airport:

Take an early-morning bus from Chaltén to Calafate (unaccompanied), arriving at the airport by 1pm for your international departures.

Note, We suggests booking your flight from El Calafate after 4pm in order to prevent any missed connections.

 

Altitude: 1,706ft/520m 

 

 

Key Details:

  • 7 Night / 8 Day Itinerary
  • The total distance of this trekking holiday is approximately 44m / 70km
  • The tour will start and end in El Calafate.
  • All meals included
  • Guided tour
  • Single supplement from £226

There are lots of attractions and places to explore during your adventure in Patagonia including:

  • The Los Glaciares National Park
  • Hikes through luscious forests
  • The Fitz Roy Range
  • Panaoramic views
  • Wild armadillo
  • Condors 

By Air:

There are flights between London and El Calafate Airport.

Included
  • Medical/evacuation insurance for all participants confirmed 30 days or more prior to their expedition start date.
  • 7 Nights Accommodation in lodge, mountain lodge and camping
  • Airport transfers on Day 1 and Day 8 (if extending your stay, transportation fees from the airport apply)
  • Ground transport between locations 
  • Guide services
  • Entrance fees & national park permits 
  • Cooking equipment
  • All meals
Excluded
  • Personal Items including clothing and snacks
  • Trip cancellation insurance (highly recommended)
  • International airfare and meals during travel
  • Snacks during trek
  • Beverages outside of designated meals
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