TREK TO PASO DEL VIENTO

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3 days / 2 nights
Difficulty: Moderate
From October 20th to April 10th
Booking Code: T - FRE 25

OVERVIEW

This program is designed for those who always dreamed of contemplating the imposing spectacle of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field and have a few days in the area to achieve it.

During the experience we will cross immense valleys, we will cross glaciers, and we will ascend by high hills. From Paso del Viento we can enjoy some of the most impressive views of Patagonia: the majestic Southern Patagonian Ice Field.

ITINERARY

Day 1: EL CHALTÉN – LAGUNA TORO

The guide will meet you at the hotel to begin a full day hike, during which we will enjoy the unique views of the granite massifs of the Torre and Fitz Roy mountains from Loma del Pliegue Tumbado viewpoint.

We will continue through a unique valley of Lengas and Ñires forests to finally reach Laguna Toro camp. We will set up the camp and we will prepare to rest.

Hiking time: 6:00 hrs.

Distance: 16 km

Elevation gain: 550 m (maximum elevation gain during the day)

Meals: Box Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Camp (sleeping tent in double occupancy)

Day 2:  LAGUNA TORO – SOUTHERN ICE FIELD VIEWPOINT – LAGUNA TORO

After a good breakfast, we will begin the hike to Laguna Toro. We will walk by the lagoon and cross Túnel River (through a ford or a zip line, depending on the river conditions). During the ascent of the 800 meters of altitude to Paso del Viento, we will cross a glacier and tall stones. The splendid views throughout the journey will be crowned by a fabulous panoramic view of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field.

After a short break at Paso del Viento, we will return to Laguna Toro camp where we will enjoy the dinner and rest.

Hiking time: 9:00 hrs.

Distance: 13 km

Elevation gain: 600 m (maximum elevation gain during the day)

Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Camp (sleeping tent in double occupancy)

Day 3:  LAGUNA TORO – EL CHALTÉN

After breakfast, we will start walking with the Río Tunel on our right, following the path that will take us back to El Chaltén. We can enjoy the last views of the Torre and Fitz Roy hills. End of services.

Hiking time: 6:00 hrs.

Distance: 16 km

Elevation gain: 250 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 (double tent)
  • Meals specified in the itinerary
  • Communication

NOT INCLUDED

  • Personal equipment
  • Sleeping bag and insulating mat
  • Accommodation at El Chaltén
  • All the services that are not specified in this program

RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT

  • A backpack of 60 liters capacity
  • Water-proof trekking boots
  • Synthetic mountain stockings (2 pairs)
  • Strong fleece pants, trekking or other synthetic material
  • Waterproof trousers with side closures (we recommend Gore-tex)
  • Two synthetic polypropylene shirts
  • Polar fleece jacket
  • Duvet or synthetic jacket for warmth when not hiking
  • Waterproof Shell jacket with hood (we recommend Gore-tex)
  • Polar fiber cap
  • Glacier sun glasses with UV filter for high solar radiation
  • One sun cap
  • One pair of polar gloves
  • Plastic bottle (if possible, wide mouth, Nalgene type)
  • Headlamp (with replacement batteries)
  • Multi-purpose penknife
  • 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
  • Photographic equipment
  • One pair of trekking or ski poles (optional)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Insulating mat
  • Mug, bowl, knife, spoon, fork

Booking Code: T – FRE 25