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Data Sheet

3 Days Trek

Elevation gain 900 meters

Intermadiate difficulty

Intermadiate difficulty

2 - 8 people per guide

October to April



Meeting with the Guide in the morning; debrief about the details of the program and check of the equipment. We´ll start the trek at noon from El Chaltén and hike towards “Laguna Toro” campsite, passing over the “Pliegue Tumbado”. This hike takes about 5-6 hours and has an elevation gain of 500m. We will camp at Laguna Toro (650m/a/s/l).


After 30-40 minutes of hiking, we´ll cross the Tunnel river, either by wading through the river or using a fixed cable and harnesses, (depending on the conditions). We´ll continue the ascent towards Paso del Viento. Along scree, moraines and the Inferior Tunnel Glacier. From the pass, you can appreciate a portion of the Patagonian Ice Field, the origins of Glacier Viedma and the Cerro Mariano Moreno mountain range. We´ll descend back to the camp Laguna Toro in the afternoon. Its a 7-8 hour hike with an elevation gain of 900m.


We will head back to El Chaltén, with the possibility to do a side walk to the “Pliegue Tumbado lookout. This is a 6-8 hour trek.

Trekking El Chalten Patagonia


Certified Mountain Guide
Tents, Kitchen set and utensils
Expedition meals
VHF Radio
First-aid kit

Trekking El Chalten Patagonia


Transportation from El Calafate to El Chaltén
Lodging at El Chaltén
Porters ( at your request)
Services not specified

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.



• Medium to large duffle or rolling soft-sided luggage
• 60-65 L backpack
• Waterproof pack cover or garbage bag to line pack
• Dry sacs or plastic bags



• Medium to large duffle or rolling soft-sided luggage
• Casual clothing/shoes for travel and city wear (lightweight, easily washable)
• Waterproof jacket, lightweight
• Waterproof pants, lightweight
• Fleece/softshell jacket (windproof preferred)
• Down (or synthetic) jacket
• T-shirts, synthetic or wool
• Long sleeve shirt, synthetic or wool
• Hiking pants (no jeans for trekking)
• Synthetic or merino base layers
• Underwear/sports bra (quick drying)



• Waterproof trekking boots with rugged sole
• Hiking socks, synthetic or wool
• Light shoes (sneakers or water sandals)
• Water crossing/camp shoes


Assorted Personal Items:

•60-65 L backpack •Sleeping Bag
•Insulate mattress (Therm-a-Rest ideal)
•Walking poles
•Sunglasses with UV filter
•Sun-block and lip balm
•Personal Hygienic set
•Pocket knife
•Head lump
•Water bottle ( Nalgene recommended)
•Trekking boots
•Light shoes (snickers or sandals)
•Synthetic or merino base layers
•Trekking pants
•Sweater (medium weight)
•Fleece Jacket or windstopper (heavy weight)
•Insulated light Jacket (synthethic or down)
•Extra socks & t-shirt
•Waterproof pants (Gore-tex)
•Waterproof parka (Gore-Tex)
•Sun cap
•Wool or fleece hat
•Neck warmer or buff

Please make sure you have all requested equipment, let us konw 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