The Grand Tour of FitzRoy from £1,258
What makes this special?
Hike deep into Los Glaciares National Park with a local operator, where you'll have panoramic views of the Southern Ice Cap on day 6, go ice hiking on Glaciar Grande, visit the Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre base camps, and see the highlight of the park; Laguna los Tres amongst other landmarks. You'll stay in ...
It's possible to combine camping and walking with the activities offered at our exclusive Adventure Camp. Enjoy the classic walks plus a chance to bike, ride or canoe in Patagonia. The itinerary starts on the shores of Rio de las Vueltas in our adventure Camp. You will walk to Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre and get a chance to walk ...
Itinerary Map: Key landmarks and route for The Grand Tour of FitzRoy
Chalten & Mt FitzRoy
El Chalten, at the base of Mount FitzRoy and the heart of Los Glaciares National Park, is a fantastic base for day hikes, challenging multi-day treks, ice hiking experiences on nearby glaciers, and even expeditions onto the Patagonian IceCap itself. Find out more about:
- El Chalten and Mount FitzRoy: getting there, things to do, and hotels in El Chalten
- Trekking in Los Glaciares
- Expeditions onto the Patagonian Ice Cap
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Day 1: Arrival in El Chaltén On arrival in El Chaltén trekkers will be met by a representative and transferred to the Adventure Camp set on the banks of Rio De Las Vueltas north of town. There are great views of Monte Fitz Roy’s north face from camp. There will be a trip briefing before dinner to explain the adventure that awaits us in the days ahead. Dinner and overnight at Adventure Camp.
Day 2: A menu of options to choose from or time at leisure to relax by the fire place. - Mountain Bike (guided or independent biking): The road has little traffic and it a good chance to go all the way to the beautifully set Lago del Desierto- Hiking:There is a magnificent hike up the Loma del Diablo, making it to the ridge or all the way to the summit (1800 mts), the climb to the summit can only be done if the guide decides to do it according to weather conditions. - Kayaking. River guides and the adequate equipment are available to explore a couple of kilometres of Rio de las Vueltas, and luckily do so with Mt. Fitz Roy in the skyline. B, BL, D... Eco camp ... Mountain and river Guide.
Day 3: Fitz Roy Base Camp – Cerro Torre Base Camp After breakfast a short drive brings us to the trailhead. We ascend gradually all morning along the Rio Blanco to the base camp of the same name. We ascend more steeply to Laguna De Los Tres where we will have close-up views of several of the routes used to climb Fitz Roy, weather permitting. This afternoon’s walk is mostly downhill, with some sections of flat trail, through the valley of Lagunas Madre e Hija, to Thorwood Base Camp at the edge of Lago Torre. All your gear, other than what’s in your daypack, will be carried to this camp by porters. B, BL, D .... Camping ......Mountain Guide
Day 4: Ice Trek on Grande Glacier Today’s walk at the top of the glacier is an experience not to be forgotten. We begin with a crossing of the Fitz Roy River by a Tyrolean traverse, and then trek through a native beech forest and along the glacial moraine. We descend to the edge of the ice, where we strap on our crampons. We’ll spend several hours walking on the ice, with Cerro Torre’s spectacular South Face rising directly above us. We will provide all necessary technical equipment for our glacier hike. There are some easy, introductory ice climbs which the guide will assist all interested trekkers in tackling. We return to Thorwood B.C. for dinner and overnight. B, BL, D .... Camping ......Mountain Guide
Day 5: Laguna Toro After breakfast we again cross the river by Tyrolean traverse and begin the long ascent to Paso De Las Agachonas. As we go higher, the views of the surrounding peaks get ever more dramatic. Once across the pass we descend into the Rio Tunel Valley, with occasional views of tomorrow’s destination, El Paso Del Viento, Windy Pass. Upon reaching Rio Tunel, we follow it west to our camp just below Laguna Toro. This will be our camp for two nights, nicely protected in a small beech grove near tree line. B, BL, D .... Camping ............ Mountain Guide
Day 6: Paso del viento – Patagonian Ice Cap viewpoint After bordering the lagoon and across the Rio Toro Tunnel (through a ford or a zip line depending on the conditions), we begin the journey towards the Windward Passage, a gateway to Southern Ice. During the ascent of the 900 meter drop and swivel cross a glacier high.The splendid views all the way will be crowned by a fabulous panoramic view of the Southern Ice Cap. Overnight back at Base Camp at Laguna Toro. B, BL, D ... Camp ............Mountain Guide ........
Day 7: Return to El Chaltén Today’s hike back to El Chaltén is long, but easy in comparison to yesterday’s visit to the windy Pass.The descend to town is gradual and easy. B, BL, D... Hostería... Mountain Guide
Day 8: After breakfast, our program is concluded. B.
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Hike deep into Los Glaciares National Park with a local operator, where you'll have panoramic views of the Southern Ice Cap on day 6, go ice hiking on Glaciar Grande, visit the Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre base camps, and see the highlight of the park; Laguna los Tres amongst other landmarks. You'll stay in the comfortable Fitz Roy Adventure Camp, and spend a few nights camping in outdoors. Note that prices and availability for 2011 to 2012 will be confirmed shortly.
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Trekking in Los Glaciares National Park
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Other activities on The Grand Tour of FitzRoy
- Canoeing in Los Glaciares National Park
- Glacier trekking in Los Glaciares National Park
- Mountain Biking in Los Glaciares National Park
About the operator
Specialists in both Patagonia and in trekking and mountaineering, based in El Chalten. They have a range of programs at varying levels, and also do tailor made trips.