Data Sheet

Full Day (12 Hours)

Elevation gain 400-500 meters

1 - 3 people per guide

Difficulty: Intermediate

October to March


We will start the day driving 1,5h from El Chaltén to Lago Del Desierto , located at 38 km (24 miles) distance. From the parking , the approach to the ablation zone of the glacier takes about two hours. We will spend between 3 and 4 hs Learning the basic techniques walking with crampons, placing anchors on snow & Ice, and Ice Climbing! In the afternoon, we start the descent to the Parking and drive back to El Chaltén late in the day.
Trekking El Chalten Patagonia


• Certified Mountain Guide
• Transportation from El Chaltén
• Glaciar Equipment: Crampons, Harness, Ice Axe, Helmet, Ropes, etc.
• VHF radio
• First-aid kit

Trekking El Chalten Patagonia


• Transportation from El Calafate to El Chaltén
• Lodging at El Chaltén
• Personal Equipment
• Personal Rescue Insurance
• Services not specified
• Gratuities

Packing List

Weather: The weather in Patagonia is notorious for high winds and extreme variability. Days can range from sunny with temperatures in the mid-60s (15°C) in October to rain, hail, and occasionally even snow. Nighttime temperatures often drop down into the 30s and 40s (0-5°C). The wind-chill factor can sometimes make the ambient temperature feel much colder. Please come prepared for all possibilities and equipped with good quality rain and wind gear.



• Mountaineering boots class B1 or B2 (*)
• 30L dayack
• Walking poles with snow baskets
• Sunglasses
• Sun-block and lip balm
• Pocket knife
• Headlamp
• Water bottle (1L)
• Snow Gaiters
• Soft shell pants
• Merino T-shirt
• Sweater (mid weight)
• Insulated hooded jacket (down or or synthetic)
• Gaiters
• Waterproof pants & parka (gore-tex)
• 2 pairs of gloves: Mid weight and Snow waterproof gloves
• Sun cap & warm hat
• Buff, or balaclava

Please make sure you have all requested equipment.
Let us know if you need advice for buying or renting.


Water is potable in Southern Patagonia. Please bring your own water filter or purification tablets if you don’t want to drink the water untreated.
Sleeping bags/pads are available for rent in El Chaltén. Book early for best availability

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Eduardo Brenner 88 (9301)
El Chaltén, Santa Cruz, Argentina
Mobile Phone: +54 9 2966 60-7070