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FITZ ROY LOOP (6D/5N)
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  • 2-3 Passengers USD$ 2.195
  • 4-5 Passengers USD$ 1.695
  • 6-8 Passengers USD$ 1.595
  • Single Supplement USD$ 250
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TRIP LEVEL
Challenging
TRIP LENGTH
6 Days / 5 Nights
START / FINISH
El Chalten, Argentina 
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OLD SANTIAGO (1D)

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Day 1 Chalten – Piedra Del Fraile Camp
A short transfer takes us to the Rio Electrico where we start hiking through lenga forests to Piedra Del Fraile. The campsite has some food and beverage services plus a refuge. Once here, we can hike to Laguna Pollone in the afternoon from where we can appreciate the Fitz Roy inferior glacier, the Mount Fitz Roy´s north face and the Pollone needle. This hike is along rocky terrain and takes about 3 hours
(30 minutes by private transfer, 2 hours hike in the morning, 3 hours hike in the afternoon) (BL-D) (Night at Piedra Del Fraile Camp)

Day 2 Hike to Laguna Los Tres
We start hiking towards the Fitz Roy base camp, along the Rio Blanco valley. We walk by the front of glacier Piedras Blancas and then we pass by the Rio Blanco campsite. We will hike up from here to Laguna de los Tres (1200m/a/s/l). This viewpoint has the closest and best panoramic view of Fitz Roy. From here, we descend until reaching the Poincenot campsite (750m/a/s/l), where we will spend the night. This hike has an elevation gain of 700 meters
(8 hours hike) (B-BL-D) (Night at Poincenot Camp)

Day 3 Hike to Laguna Torre
After a good breakfast we hike to Glacier and Mount Torre (Cerro Torre) through a dense Lenga forest following Fitz Roy River, visiting en route Madre e Hija Lagoons. We reach Mount Torre Valley and the glacier-fed Laguna Torre (Torre Lagoon) where Fitz Roy River begins. This lagoon, set between moraines, usually carries many icebergs calving from Grande Glacier on the western side. The impressive 3128 meters/10262 ft high Mount Torre granite needle frames the landscape.
(8 hours hike). (B-BL-D) (Night at Thorwood Camp)

Day 4 Hike from Camp Thorwood to Laguna Toro
From Thorwood campsite we walk about 30 minutes arriving at the origin of the Rio Fitz Roy. We will use a fixed cable line and harnesses to cross the river. Then we climb through a steep forest towards Paso de Las Agachonas (1400m/a/s/l), a pass at Pliegue Tumbado. The panoramic views of Cerro Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre from this point are unimaginable. From here we descend to the Rio Tunnel valley and we camp at Laguna Toro (600m/a/s/l).
(6-7 hours hike) (B-BL-D) (Night at Toro Camp)

Day 5 Paso Del Viento
We start following the shore of the Lake Toro and crossing a river, (on foot or by a Tyrolean rope), to start the climb towards Del Viento Pass. It is one of the main passes into the Ice-cap. During this 2700 ft (900-meter) ascent, there is a one hour crossing on Ice, over Tunnel Glacier. The trek continues above moraines and screed slopes and splendid views are seen all along the trek. At the top of the pass a fabulous panoramic lookout awaits everyone. The return is following the same trail, back to Lake Toro Base Camp.
(10 hours hike) (B-BL-D) (Night at Toro Camp)

Day 6 Laguna Toro - Chalten
We return to El Chalten by taking a trail that goes through an open valley and Lenga forests, traversing the lowest part of Pliegue Tumbado. This hike has an elevation gain of 300-400m
(5-6 hours hike) (B-BL)

REGARDING THE SCHEDULE
The schedules indicated above are subject to change due to weather conditions or unexpected circumstances beyond our control, but we will try our best to keep them unaltered.

 
Camping Chile Nativo

Our clients sleep in 4-season tents, North Face VE 25 (3 person capacity) or similar, based on twin-share occupancy. We use a Mountain Hardwear domo-dining tent when the group is over 6 passengers and only in certain areas.


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INCLUDED
-Private transfer from Chalten to Rio Electrico
-All meal according to the itinerary (B: breakfast, BL: picnic lunch, D: Dinner)
-Radio communication with our office in El Chalten.
-Double tents, cooking equipment and utensils.
- Insurance coverage for personal accidents
-Porters to carry group equipment (1 porter every two guests)
-Five nights lodging in camp
-Entrance fee to Los Glaciares National Park
-Guide (English-Spanish languages) for the whole program
-An assistant for groups over 4 people
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NOT INCLUDED
-Any additional nights
-Medical expenses
-Personal expenses
-Sleeping bag and mattress
-Porters to carry the personal belongings, which include sleeping bag and mattress, (available upon request, cost of USD $600 for the 5 days with a maximum of 18K per porter, usually good to share one in between two hikers)
-Gratuities for Guide & porters
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WEATHER

The weather in Patagonia in an important factor that must b e taken into account. The maximum temperature in summer is 20 C° and it drops to below 0° in winter. The windchill factor sometimes makes the ambient temperature drop 6 or 7 degrees. The temperature of the water is normally between 4 and 5 degrees Celsius.


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