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Data Sheet

1 day

Elevation gain 1200 meters

1 - 3 people per guide

Training required


Transfer from El Chaltén to Eléctrico River (15 km), where we will start the approach along the Eléctrico valley. After we get to “Piedra del Fraile”, we will head up on a steep scree terrain to the base of a small glacier.

We´ll continue with crampons and rope to the top of the pass. The views worth the effort on a clear day! The north face of Fitz Roy, the Cerro Torre and Pollone mountain, among others.

After a good break, we´ll descent back same way to Electrico river and transfer back to El Chaltén. The hiking time is around 12hs.
Trekking El Chalten Patagonia


• Certified Mountain Guide
• Transfer to Rio Eléctrico
• Ropes & glacier equipment
• VHF Radio
• First-aid kit

Trekking El Chalten Patagonia


• Transportation from El Calafate to El Chaltén
• Lodging at El Chaltén
• Porters (at your request)
• Personal Equipment
• Alcoholic drinks
• Personal Travel & rescue insurance (highly recommended)
• 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.



• Waterproof trekking boots (*)
• 30L dayack
• Walking poles
• Sunglasses
• Sun-block and lip balm
• Pocket knife
• Headlamp
• Water bottle (1l)
• Gaiters
• Trekking pants
• Sweater (medium weight)
• Insulated hooded jacket(down or or synthetic)
• Waterproof pants & parka (gore-tex)
• Fleece jacket or wind stopper
• Windstopper and waterproof gloves (plus spares)
• Sun cap & wool or fleece hat
• Buff, or balaclava

NOTE: We could rent you the marked items*. Please let us know when you register if this is required (also include your boot size).

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
Phone: +54 9 2966 60-7070