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4D FULL TREK FITZ ROY AND LAGUNA CERRO TORRE

DESTINOS DESTACADOS

RESERVATION FORM

DURATION
4 days / 3 nights

DIFFICULTY
Medium

QUANTITY
Per person

SUMMARY

Day 1: Departure from El Calafate and Arrival to El Chalten.
Day 2: Full Day Trek Fitz Roy, Laguna de Los Tres.
Day 3: Full Day Trek to Laguna Cerro Torre.
Day 4: Return to El Calafate.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival to El Chalten

Today you will depart from El Calafate towards El Chalten, a charming town located in the Argentinian Patagonia. At your arrival you will have time to settle in the hotel and explore the place. In the next few days, you will live the Full Trek experience, the first day you will reach the foot of the mythical Mount Fitz Roy and the second day you will have impressive views of the famous Cerro Torres, one of the most difficult places to climb in the world.
Not included  
    

Día 2: Full Day Fitz Roy, Trek Laguna de los Tres.

This trekking circuit is considered the main one in the area, being one of the most attractive and shocking because it leads us to the base of Mount Fitz Roy. Between 07:30 and 09:00 (Schedule to be reviewed and informed the previous day); our guide with the driver picks the passengers to take us to the starting point of the trail, which is located at 18 kms from El Chalten (estimated time of 30/40 minutes in bus). As soon as we leave the town, from inside the vehicle we will begin to amaze of the Andean landscape, with the astonishing valley of Rio de las Vueltas on the right side, and in parts of the road the walls of Fitz Roy are already on sight. When arriving through, the route to Rio Blanco (White River), where the activity begins, we introduce ourselves into a forest populated with Lengas (beech trees) and Ñires, with soft. unevenness, and only after one hour of walking, we arrive to the first lookout point, which surprises us with a privileged view to Glaciar de Piedras Blancas (White Stone Glacier). After this stop and having taken photographs, about 45 more minutes lead to the Poincenot camping area, where surely tents of trekkers of all nationalities can be found. Then, very close, the river is crossed through a hanging bridge, with the intention of arriving to the “Rio Blanco” base camp, which is solely used by climbers. Here, there is also a shelter made of logs constructed by the National Park Rangers, with the intention of aiding travelers under rough weather. From this point, those with more energy, the guide will lead them to the Laguna de Los Tres lookout point, which, starting from Rio Blanco is 500 meters of unevenness in 1 hour trekking. From said lookout point we can enjoy a privileged view of the Fitz Roy massif, the lagoon, and their glaciers. On a short distance, a stunning view of Laguna Sucia (Dirty Lagoon) can also be appreciated. After enjoying lunch there, we head back to El Chalten through the Laguna Capri lookout point trail section. Approximately between 17:00 and 18:00, we should be back in town or the hotel.
9 hrsDifficulty medium
Breakfast  

Day 3: Trek to Laguna Cerro Torre.

Along with the Fitz Roy, this is the other most important trekking on the area, which ends with a stunning view to one of the most difficult to climb mountains in the world, the Cerro Torre (Mount Torre). The trail starts from the town itself, with a gentle slope in the first few minutes, always walking along the course of the Fitz Roy River. After 20 minutes of walking, amazes us to see the Canyon of the Fitz Roy River and behold beautiful bodies of water such as Cascada Margarita (Margarita Cascade). From here, we get to see delightful sight of the Cerro Torre. Right after, we reach the first lookout point which is ideal to make a first resting stop (at only 01:30 hrs. from El Chalten), and contemplate, besides Cerro Torre, its glaciers and Cordon de las Adelas. If you return to El Chalten through this lookout point, it will be a 3-hour hike, ideal for passengers or groups looking for short duration activities. After this, we walk by (around 1 more hour) a beautiful valley, with little undulations, until reaching De Agostini Base Camp, where surely the elite of hikers and climbers from all around the world will be met, waiting to climb Cerro Torre. We keep hiking for a few more minutes, under the intention of reaching Laguna Torre, with a magnificent view of the mount of the same name, flanked by the Egger, Standhardt and Bifida pointers.

accompanied by el Cordon de las Adelas, with its impressive glaciers spilling into de lagoon. After that,the returning hike begins on the same trail.


Note: if the passengers are still energized enough, it is possible to extend the hike to Laguna Torre to “Mirado Maestri” (Maestri lookout point), which takes 2km walk, 45 more minutes, surrounding the

7 horasDifficulty medium
 18 kmsBreakfast and box lunch.

Day 4: Return to El Calafate

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and then head to the bus terminal to take the bus back to El Calafate.

Breakfast  
    
  • 3 nights of accommodation in El Chalten with breakfast.
  • Regular bus from El Calafate to El Chalten.
  • Reception in El Chalten and transfer from bus terminal to Hotel.
  • Full Day Trek Fitz Roy, Laguna de los Tres excursion.
  • Trek Laguna Torre excursion.
  • Box lunch on excursions.
  • Transfer from Hotel to bus terminal.
  • Regular bus from El Chalten to El Calafate.
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary.

Consult prices with our sales agents at: ventas@vertice.travel

  • It is recommend wearing completely waterproof footwear.
  • Water to stay hydrated, and sweet snack.
  • Recommended general gear: 20/30L Backpack: able to carry box lunch, water,
    back-up clothes, etc. 1 trekking baton: not obligatory, but provides better stability.
    We can provide free of charge to our passengers.
  • Not recommended: persons who face difficulties on mountain terrain, persons with
    cardiac affections, any disabling health condition, and pregnant women.
  • October to April. Subject to availability.

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