Fitz Roy & Perito Moreno Glacier

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Enjoy the awesome Perito Moreno Glacier and day walks in Los Glaciares National Park

Details

Duration: 5 Days
Starts in: Patagonia
Group Size: 2-6
Difficulty: 4/5

Operated by:

World Expeditions

World Expeditions is an adventure travel and ecotourism company that offers guided small group trekking and adventure holidays.

Itinerary

Arrive El Calafate

On arrival in El Calafate you will be transferred from the airport to the selected hotel for overnight accommodation. The remainder of the day is for leisure to take in the shops or a walk beside the lake where flamingoes can be seen. It is a good idea to purchase your lunch this afternoon for tomorrow’s tour – it is possible to purchase lunch at the glacier, however it is a more expensive option.Overnight El Calafate Imago Hotel (subject to availability).

Perito Moreno Glacier

This morning you are collected from your hotel, joining an English Speaking guide, for the two hour drive to the glacier. This tour is on a shared service basis with other travellers in the group. The drive takes us towards the Andes to the edge of the icecap for a full day tour of this impressive glacier that advances across Lago Argentino. We spend several hours wandering the many paths that offer different vantage points of this calving glacier. The glacier is 4 km wide and 70 metres high and descends to the surface of the lake, almost cutting the lake in two. Occasionally massive pieces break off and fall into the lake becoming icebergs and creating huge waves in the process. The groans and creaks of the active glacier precede dramatic falls of the ice face. A boat tour on the glacier lake or a Mini-Glacier-Trekking on Perito Moreno can be organised at an additional cost. These options need to be pre-booked before departure.Overnight El Calafate Imago Hotel (subject to availability).Please Note: the Mini-Glacier-Trekking option on the Perito Moreno is only available for travellers between 10 and 65 years of age without any type of special pre-existing medical condition (eg cardiovascular diseases, respiratory diseases, pregnancy, etc). Our team in Argentina has the right to exclude you from the ice trekking if not all necessary criteria for participation are met.

Drive from Calafate to El Chalten. Day hike to Laguna Torre

Depart from your hotel in El Calafate for the morning drive across Patagonia and the arid Argentine pampas to El Chalten (approx 4 hours), a village in the heart of Los Glaciares National Park from where we make our day trips. We arrive at our lodge, pick-up our boxed lunch and walk to Laguna Torre (6 hrs return). This hike is on a shared service basis and other trekkers might join us today. This is a beautiful walk taking us towards the majestic spire of Cerro Torre. The mountain view, when the weather is clear is truly impressive and makes this a great day hike. Overnight in El Chalten.

Day hike to Cerro Fitz Roy

Full day trekking to Laguna de los Tres. Today we undertake, what many believe is the best hike in Los Glaciares National Park. Our 8-9 hour walk is quite a long day, but it is worth every step. Those not wishing to take the whole trek may take an easier option. This hike is on a shared service basis again and other hikers might join us for the trek today. Every turn of the trail offers a new and impressive landscape. Continue towards Laguna de los Tres, passing by Mt. Rosado and Mt. León, skirting Chorrillo del Salto River, with a breathtaking view of Fitz Roy, Saint Exupery and Piedras Blancas massifs. After lunch we will go on to Poincenot camp site. Crossing Río Blanco, we will come to the camp site with the same name where the ascent to Laguna de Los Tres starts, at the foot of Mt. Fitz Roy. We will continue our trek visiting a balcony from where we will have a spectacular view of Laguna Sucia, a beautiful greenish lagoon with small icebergs floating in it, 300 meters below us. Return to El Chalten. Overnight in El Chalten.

Drive Fitzroy to El Calafate where trip concludes

The drive back to El Calafate takes 4 hours and the road is now paved for most of the journey. Trip concludes on arrival in El Calafate bus station. NB - We recommend that you do not book any departure flights before 16:00 (4pm) on the last day. If you are travelling in low season (March/April), arrival in El Calafate can be later than 4pm and you may need an additional night in El Calafate. Please check with us if you intend to fly out on the last day of the trip.

Additional Information

For a spectacular introduction to the Argentine Patagonia, look no further than this short extension offering a day trip to one of the world's most dynamic glaciers and superb opportunities for walking to the base of the majestic granite spires of Mt Fitz Roy (3441m) and Mt Torre in Los Glaciares National Park.

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