With this program Patagonia Hikes gives you the possibility of, in alone 3 days and with a moderate technical difficulty, to experience places in which few people have been, and to appreciate from Paso del Viento part of the South Patagonian Ice field, the Viedma Glacier and the Mariano Moreno Cord, all these unique places that are so hard to see in a different and easy way. You dont need prior experience in mountaineering, but yes a good physical condition, since the ascent to the Paso del Viento presents a considerable ascent.
Details about this tour
DA 1: EL CHALTN - LAGUNA TORO
Meeting with the Guide in the morning; debrief about the details of the program and check
of the gear. We ll start the trek at noon from El Chalten, and hike towards Laguna (lagoon) Toro, passing by the Pliegue Tumbado.
Box Lunch and dinner.
Duration: 6 hs
Elevation: 700 mts.
DAY 2: TORO CAMP - PASO DEL VIENTO TORO CAMP
After breakfast, and a 30-40 minutes of hiking, we will cross the Rio (river) Tunel, either by wading through the river or using a fixed cable and harnesses, this will depend on both, the conditions and the guides decision. We will continue the ascent towards Paso del Viento. The main part of the ascent is on trails, moraines and the Tnel Glacier. From here we will appreciate a part of the Patagonian Ice Field, the nascent of Glaciar Viedma, and Cerro Mariano Moreno amongst others. We finish our hike and head back to Toro Camp.
Duration: 6-7 hs
Elevation: 900 mts en ascent. 400 mts en descent.
DA 3: TORO EL CHALTN
The third day we will return through the Tunel river Valley, where we will be able to see with surprise the distant point where we were the previous day. We will pass through La Loma del Pliegue Tumbado, where we will be able to see the Lake Viedma and the Fitz Roy massif. Later we arrive to town to enjoy a deserved feast after the success of the excursion!
Breakfast and Lunch. Duration: 6 hs.
WEATHER IN PATAGONIA
It s important to take into account that the weather in El Chalten is very unstable. This expedition counts with two extra days to improve the odds of success. Waiting, continuing, or suspending decision will be on our Mountain Guide criteria.
- English/Spanish speaking certified Mountain Guide.
- 1 Assistant every 3 people.
- Equipment for river crossing.
- 4 season Tents (Mountain Hardwear) and cooking set.
- Meals during the trip.
- VHF Radio.
- First Aid Kit.
- Personal Accident insurance.
- Transfer from Baha tnel to El Chaltn.
- Bus from and to El Calafate.
- Personal Equipment (boots, backpack, sleeping bag, etc). You can rent this equipment. Let us know if you need any of these items. You get a 30% discount by hiring our services.
- Additional Porters.
- Non specified in this program.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
3 pair of socks.
Shoes for wading.
Sleeping Bag down or synthetic -15o.
2 fleeces or similar.
Waterproof Jacket (Gore-tex or similar)
Down Jacket or similar.
Sunglasses with UV protection.
Waterproof Overpant (Gore-tex or similar). v Gloves (2 pairs)
Cup or similar.