excursion begins at 7 hs from El Calafate. We take
the mythic Route 40, that goes along the Argentino Lake
up to La Leona river. We will pass by the canyon with
the same name “Cañadón La Leona”
and after 1.15 h ride we will arrive to the ancient
route hotel "La Leona", almost a museum of
the Route 40, where you can have coffee and cakes.
Our trip continues along the Lake Viedma, from where
we will have magical views of glaciers, hidden lakes
and the overpowering presence of the Mount Fitz Roy.
We will make a photo stops at the viewpoint of the
Viedma Glacier and Lake and after a 3 h ride we will
arrive to this andean village called “The Capital
of the Trekking”.
As soon as we arrive we will visit the Interpretation Centre and later, from our base -Pudu Lodge- the group will be devided according the chosen option
1: CHALTEN FREE (default option): After
visiting the interpretation centre we will continue to our base at El Chalten - the Pudu Lodge- from where travellers will start a self guided
trek to one of the miradors of the Mount Fitz
Roy and Mount Torre (Laguna Capri, Laguna de
los Tres, Madre e Hija). You don´t need to be
an expert to use the clearly-marked tracks. We will
provide you of a map and a packed box to carry in your
backpack. Around 18 hs travelers should return to Chalten to meet the group. Technical difficulty:
Daily departures from september to April
2ICE TREK - VIEDMA GLACIER Ground transfer the Port of Bahia Tunnel, 1.30 hs boat trip on Viedma lake on direction to the beautiful Viedma Glacier, actually the biggest glacier of the National Park!!
Embark at 11.45 - Duration 6 hs. Lake Viedma-Glacier: 100 mts of level
We arrive to the rocky ridge next to the Viedma Glacier. We get to the edge of the glacier and begin a 2 hs 30’ trek on the ice, reaching crevasses and caves accompagnied by a mountain guide (certified by the Argentine Association of Mountain Guides and the Admin. of National Parks). This is recommended for travelers in a good physical condition. The excursion includes certified mountain guides who lead the groups,
crampons and on-board snack. During the excursion there will be a lunch break (Montagne Lunch box is included)
At 17.30 hs we return to the port of Bahia Tunnelto take the transfer back to El Chalten for meeting the group. Difficulty level: moderate - Aimed to people who have are in normal/good shape, and can walk normally on irregular terrain - Minimum age: 12 years. FOR REASONS OF MOTHER NATURE, THIS OPTION WILL NOT BE ABLE FOR THE MOMENT
3 : LAGO DEL DESIERTO: after arriving at Chalten we continue our ride taking the route that borders the Rio de las Vueltas taking us deeper into the Lengas and Nires forest. The road ends after one hour ride and 37 kms up to the
North arriving at Lago del Desierto. From the pier Punta Sur we'll take a 40 minute boat ride to the natural reserve Vespignani from there areoptional hikes to read the best miradors of Vespignani Glacier and the north face of Mount Fitz Roy.
Departures: monday, wednesday, friday and sunday, from October to March
SOFT + GLACIAR VIEDMA: After visiting
the interpretation centre we will have free time for visiting the village of El Chalten
and have lunch in a restaurant or to make a
guided hike to Mirador Condor or Mirador Rio de las Vueltas or Mirador of Mount Fitz Roy from Estancia Madsen, according the guide decision . After lunch, we will go to the port
of Bahía Tunel from we will do the 2
hour boat trip in front of the Viedma Glacier. At 17.30 hs we return to the port of Bahia Tunnelto take the transfer back to El Chalten for meeting the group.
5: CHALTEN TREK PRO:
After visiting the interpretation centre we will continue
arrive at our base at El Chalten - the Pudu Lodge- where the trekking guide will brief the program and check the outfits and physical conditions, to cehck that everyone is able to do the trek. Later in another vehicle travelers will be transfered upto Río Blanco (Hostería El Pilar) from
where the path begins. This one-way guided trek will be passing
by Piedras Blancas Glacier, Camp. Base Poincenot,
Lakes Madre e Hija. At 15 hs we will arrive
at where we will have our lunch at the Domes
of the camp with views to the Mount
Fitz Roy. At 16 hs we will continue our way
down to Chalten where we will arrive at 18 hs. Technical
Departures: monday, wednesda and friday,, from October to March
At 18 hs all the group meets again at Pudu Lodge, our base at El Chalten. Later we will visit Chorrillo del Salto and finally we return to Calafate arriving around 21 hs. Those who have chosen option 2 will be picked up to continue directly to El Calafate.
Caracteristics: Timetable: Departure at 7.30 hs (pick up from
hotels) | Arrival 21 hs.
Trip time: El Calafate-El Chalten 3 hours with photographic
stops | El Chalten-El Calafate: 2.30 hs (non-stop)
Distance: El Calafate / El Chalten 220 km - Spanish/Enlgish guide on transfers El Calafate/El Chalten/El Calafate
See Seasons Schedule below
Rates in US dollars per person. Meals included. Beverages not included in the lunch of option 4.
Rates valid for Season 2016/2017
Parque Nacional los Glaciares (2 noches / 3 días) Calafate
5 noches / 6 días Parque Nacional los Glaciares
(Calafate y Chalten)