Ultimate Trails – Patagonia: El Chalten – 6 Days
Ultimate Trails: For trekking/camping, it’s all about national parks like Torres del Paine and the peaks near El Chaltén.
A complete North to South 6 days trekking program going around the most attractive points of El Chalten with amazing views of Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre and the Southern Ice Field from Paso del Viento with overnight camping at our Patagonic forest during the whole program completing the Huemul circuit during the last part of this wonderful itinerary.
This trek route (45km in total, 3 to 6h of hiking per day) is a perfect warm-up if you plan to do longer treks in South America such as the ‘W’ or ‘O’ circuit in Torres del Paine.
Day 1: El Chalten, Laguna de los Tres – Fitz Roy. Poincenot campsite
Day 2: After breakfast we begin our descent into the Valley of the Madre and Hija lagoons to Laguna Torre. Thorwood campsite
Day 3: From Laguna Torre we cross the River Fitz-Roy on the zip line hiking up Agachonas Pass. Toro campsite
Day 4: Zip line crossing for Tunel river to reach Paso del Viento. Camp at refugio surroundings
Day 5: From Paso del Viento towards Huemul pass going down to Bahia Tempanos. Wild campsite.
Day 6: At this last camp we have the chance to see some icebergs from the calving Viedma glacier and get spectacular pictures at sunrise. Return to El Chalten