PASO SUPERIOR TO PASO GUILLAUMET CIRCUIT

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3 days / 2 nights
Difficulty: Demanding
From October 10th to March 15th
Booking Code: E - FRE 31

OVERVIEW

If it is about crossing glaciers and being framed by large mountains, this circuit is one of the best in the world. Always in the shadow of Mount Fitz Roy and its satellite needles, we will cross the glacier for three incredible days. An unmissable adventure in Patagonia.

ITINERARY

Day 1:  EL CHALTÉN – LAGUNA DE LOS TRES – PASO SUPERIOR

We start at 8 am picking you up at your hotel and from El Chaltén we begin the hike to Laguna de los Tres. On the way we will cross the viewpoint of the Río de las Vueltas and Laguna Capri.

We will enjoy the box lunch in Laguna de los Tres and then we will continue our trek, crossing over the Glaciar de Los Tres to Paso Superior, where we will set up our camp. We will enjoy dinner and then rest.

Hiking time: 8:00 hrs

Distance: 14,5 km

Elevation gain: 1,300 m (maximum elevation gain during the day)

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Camp (sleeping tent in double occupancy)

Day 2:  PASO SUPERIOR – PASO DEL CUADRADO – PIEDRAS NEGARS CAMP

After breakfast, we will set down the camp and begin to cross the Glaciar Superior, up to Paso Guillaumet. From here we will have magnificent views of the Aguja Guillaumet, the Glaciar Marconi, the Cerro Gorra Blanca and the entrance to the Southern Ice Field.

From here we will descend to Piedras Negras. Upon arrival we will set up our camp and relax, before enjoying dinner.

Hiking time: 8:00 hrs

Distance: 4 km

Elevation gain: 300 m (maximum elevation gain during the day)

Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Camp (sleeping tent in double occupancy)

Day 3:  PIEDRAS NEGRAS CAMP – RÍO ELÉCTRICO BRIDGE – EL CHALTÉN

After breakfast we will start the hike down to Piedra del Fraile and from there to the Río Eléctrico bridge, where our vehicle will be waiting for us to take us back to El Chaltén. End of services.

Hiking time: 6:00 hrs

Distance: 11 km

Elevation gain: 0 m (maximum elevation gain during the day)

Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch

Accommodation: Not included

Note:

The hiking times, distances and elevation gains are tentative.

Remember that each person will have to carry their own personal equipment, box lunch and water during all the program route.

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INCLUDED

  • Mountain guide
  • Technical and camping equipment for the activity
  • Two camping nights (tent in double occupancy)
  • Meals specified in the itinerary
  • Transportation from Río Eléctrico bridge to El Chaltén

NOT INCLUDED

  • Personal equipment
  • Sleeping bag and insulating mat
  • Porters for personal equipment
  • All the services that are not specified in this program

RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT

  • Mountaineering boots (Boreal Latok or Sportiva Nepal Top (we recommend from experience lighter weight and water-proof materials)
  • Synthetic mountain stockings, comfortable and adjusted to the foot (2 pairs)
  • Strong fleece pants, trekking or other synthetic material
  • Waterproof trousers with side closures (we recommend 3-layer Gore-tex)
  • Synthetic underwear (polypropylene): one shirt with long sleeves and a pair of leggings or thin inner pants
  • Polar fleece jacket
  • Duvet or synthetic jacket for warmth when not hiking
  • Waterproof Shell jacket with hood (we recommend 3-layer Gore-tex)
  • Polar fiber balaclava
  • Polar fiber cap
  • Glacier sun glasses with UV filter for high solar radiation, Category 4 or 5
  • Ski goggles with UV filter
  • One pair of thin gloves made of synthetic material
  • One pair of polar gloves or mittens
  • Cover mittens (We recommend Gore-tex), COMPULSORY
  • A backpack of 75/85 liters capacity
  • One pair of trekking or ski poles with snow baskets
  • Sleeping bag rated -10 C, Duvet or synthetic
  • Insulating sleeping pad length (we recommend Therm-a-rest brand)
  • Plastic bottle (if possible, wide mouth, Nalgene type)
  • One-liter thermos for every two people sharing a tent
  • Headlamp (with replacement batteries)
  • Multi-purpose penknife
  • Mug, bowl, knife, spoon & fork
  • Sunscreen cream (SPF 50)
  • Lipstick with sunscreen (SPF 50)
  • Personal first aid kit with personal medicines
  • Wide adhesive tape for blisters
  • Hygiene items reduced to the minimum necessary
  • Waterproof bags to pack clothes and keep it dry
  • Photographic equipment reduced to a minimum

Booking Code: E – FRE 31