Dates : November 19 – 26, 2016 Duration: 8 Days
Group Size: 4 – 10 Participants, 2+ Guides Difficulty Rating:
Price: $1900, Double Occupancy
About This Tour
This world renowned landscape offers the perfect backdrop for trekking and trail running. The fantastic peaks, glaciers and lakes of the Patagonia region can all be viewed from any of the many trail networks we use on these trips. Our Patagonia trips base out of a town named El Chalten. This town is nestled at the base of the famous peaks Fitzroy and Cerro Torre. Participants are able to choose from a wide variety of accommodations with anything from a basic hostel to a 4 Star Hotel. The cuisine and wine from Argentina are legendary. After a long day on the trail, there is nothing better than sitting down to an authentic Argentine asado meal!
Who Should Take This Trip
This trekking and trail running adventure is open to all abilities from beginner to expert.
Day 1: Fly To Buenos Aires and Spend the Night: “The birthplace of the tango is, like the dance itself, captivating, seductive and bustling with excited energy. Atmospheric old neighborhoods are rife with romantic restaurants and thumping nightlife, and Buenos Aires’ European heritage is evident in its architecture, boulevards and parks.”
Day 2: Travel from Buenos Aires to El Chalten: A short flight from Buenos Aires to El Calafate will bring you to one of the outdoor adventure tourism capitals of Patagonia. Here you will have a nice lunch then take a transport to the Village of El Chalten.
Day 3: Hike or run to Laguna De Los Tres: This trek will take you to the foot of the Spectacular Fitzroy Massif. The View of Fitzroy from the Laguna De Los Tres viewpoint is one of the most sought after and photographed locations in the world! This hike or trail run is about 4-8 Hours round trip depending upon the pace you choose.
Day 4: Hike or run to Los Condores Viewpoint: This is one of the shorter hikes or trail runs on the trip that takes roughly one hour round trip. This hike or trail run offers fantastic views of not only the surrounding mountains and glaciers but the village of El Chalten as well. The hike or trail run is a great option for foul weather or when you want to have a shorter day and save your energy for the remaining larger treks or trail runs on your trip.
Day 5: Hike or run to Laguna Torre: This Trek takes us to the base of the Adela Range and the Torre Group. Both the Torre Glacier, the Grande Glaciers are visible on this trek. Cerro Torre is visible for the majority of the trek, which is one of the most famous mountains in the entire world. This trek or trail run takes 4-8 hours round trip depending upon the pace we choose.
Day 6: Hike or run to Piedra Del Fraile: This trek takes us through a stunning Mature Lenga Forest.
After a few hours the trek or trail run will take us to our Lunch Stop at the Piedra del Fraile Refuge. Here you will have the opportunity to taste home made Empanadas along with other local cuisine that is made fresh to order. The remainder of the trek or trail run will take us to a viewpoint of the Fitzroy Group from the North. The trek or trail run gives us an opportunity to see a much less visited side of these majestic mountains.
Day 7: Hike or run to Laguna Capri: This trek or trail run takes about 4-6 hours round trip. This adventure will take us to the Valley of Del Salto River and eventually towards the spectacular Fitz Roy Peak. This day trip also affords us the opportunity to view the Valley De Las Vueltas River from a spectacular panoramic viewpoint.
Day 8: Travel Home: The final day of this great trip will take you from El Chalten back to your home City. You may want to choose to build in an extra night in El Calafate or Buenos Aires on the way home to soak up a bit more Argentine culture before heading home.