Patagonia Guided Trekking Tour
Patagonia Guided Trekking Tour

Patagonia Guided Trekking Tour

14 nights

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El Chalten, Perito Moreno, Torres del Paine, Ushuaia all in one tour!

Looking for the best hiking in Patagonia? This is the complete Patagonian adventure! See all the area highlights on this massive 15-day guided trekking adventure encompassing all the awesome South American attractions you’ve heard so much about. Hike through the stark natural beauty and bask in epic views of Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre, Glacier Grey and the Horns.

Head from Argentina to4 Chile and explore Torres del Paine National Park, Los Glaciares National park, Perito Moreno Glacier, Tierra del Fuego National Park, Ushuaia, and more! You’ll explore by bus, boat, and on foot as you really go deep into Patagonia. Don’t miss the guided adventure of a lifetime!

Highlights Of Complete Patagonian Trekking Adventure

Explore El Chalten and gaze upon the magnificence of Fitz Roy as the peaks seem to jut from Laguna de los Tres and tower 3400 meters into the clouds above.
Lose yourself in the stark beauty of the Hija Valley as you walk beside the glacier-fed lagoon beneath Cerro Torre spearing 3100 meters skyward.
Explore Ushuaia: the southernmost city in the world and visit beautiful Tierra del Fuego National Park
Stand in awe as you hike amid the Patagonian peaks, dwarfed by the Towers and the Horns in Torres del Paine National Park.

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Patagonia Guided Trekking Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival at El Calafate

Welcome to Argentina! After being met at the El Calafate airport you and your luggage will be taken to El Calafate to your first accommodation. After you settle in, you’re welcome to enjoy the town before the next day when your guided hiking adventure will commence.
Overnight Location: Lodge, El Calafate, Argentina
Distance: N/A
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 Transfer to El Chaltén on Ruta 40

Today you’ll board a bus for a 220 km journey through beautiful countryside to a quaint village called El Chaltén which is situated beneath the mountains of Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy. The tour bus will stop at the halfway point for you to stretch and partake of some local coffee and pastries. After arriving in El Chaltén your guided adventure trek will begin. Since you only need to bring things for the three day journey, you’ll be able to leave your additional items in the office where it can be sent to your room on day 4. Your hike will take you up a gentle ascent along the Fitz Roy trail until you get to the overlook above the River de las Vueltas Valley. Over the next couple hours you’ll find viewpoints from which to take in the dazzling mountain scenery. Two more hours and you’ll be coming through dense forest and bogs to arrive at the first Full Camp where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the whole Fitz Roy massif rising to the clouds with glaciers flowing below.
Overnight Location: Camp, Los Glaciares National Park
Distance: 4 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 Trek to Laguna de los Tres via Cerro Fitz Roy

Your trek begins today as you chase the morning light up the path and watch it warm the granite face of Fitz Roy. You’ll walk along the Fitz Roy trail using the Cerro Fitz Roy ridge to reach Rio Blanco. From there you’ll take a steep incline for an hour up to Laguna de los Tres and enjoy one of the most coveted vistas in the park. Bathe in the beauty of nature as you take in bright blue water dancing below the monumental peaks of the Fitz Roy massif while they scrape the sky above.
Overnight Location: Camp, Los Glaciares National Park
Distance: 5-6 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Hike to Laguna Torre via Cerro Torre Trail

The hiking path begins to the south as you pick your way along the Hija Valley en-route to the Fitz Roy River Valley. There you’ll locate the Cerro Torre Trail and begin the trek through a landscape of beech forest, bogs, and shrublands until you reach Laguna Torre. From here you’ll encounter the gorgeous panoramas of Grande Glacier slicing its way west, while above you the monolithic spike of Cerro Torre juts heavenward. During your explorations, be on the lookout for icebergs that have been blown in toward the coast as they can be quite spectacular. You’ll return to El Chaltén that afternoon using the Cerro Torre trail.
Overnight Location: Lodge, El Chaltén
Distance: 7-8 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch

Day 5 Hike to Loma del Pliegue Tumbado and Back

Your adventure today will take you to some of the best vistas to be seen in the El Chaltén region! The climb will bring you to overlooks for Cerro Torre, Fitz Roy, and many glaciers and lakes. Once you’ve gained the summit, you’ll see Paso del Viento and the several mountains jutting up from the Patagonian Ice Field. You’ll come back to El Chaltén by late afternoon.
Overnight Location: Lodge, El Chaltén
Distance: 7-8 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch

Day 6 Explore El Chaltén then drive to El Calafate

Feel free to take the morning and look around in El Chaltén. Also, make sure you look into any of the optional excursions that may interest you. Once you’re finished, you’ll return via bus to El Calafate in the late afternoon.
Overnight Location: Lodge, El Calafate
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 Perito Moreno Glacier

It’s time to get up close and personal with a glacier as you visit the famous Perito Moreno Glacier! This ice-field type glacier is classified as a natural wonder and it has the raw natural beauty to earn it. Perito Moreno flows all the way down from the Patagonian icefield, which is the world’s third largest. You’ll have a chance to see the only glacier on earth that has a visible closure and rupture process. By the time you get to the end of the road you’ll be practically on top of the glacier, just a few meters away. Experience the crashing sound and raw power of the ice as large chunks break off and fall, sometimes landing within the glacier, and other times splashing into the shimmering water beneath.
Overnight Location: Lodge, El Calafate
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 Scenic Drive to Torres del Paine National Park

You’ll start the day off with a six-hour scenic drive to the camp located in Torres del Paine National Park. Sit back and take in the view as you journey over the Patagonian steppes, circling the Sierra de los Baguales mountains to reach the Park. You’ll cross the Chilean border and have a chance to see Paine Grande, the Horns, Admiral Nieto, and the Towers on the way into Torres del Paine. Once you arrive, you’ll join a 1-2-hour nature walk that will let you take in the local landscape and see many local birds and wildflowers. Immediately after the walk you’ll head to camp.
Overnight Location: Camp, Torres del Paine National Park
Distance: 1-2 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 Climb to Paine Towers via Ascensio River Valley

Today your guided trek begins steeply as you hike up to the Ascencio River Valley. Once you make it there, you’ll continue downhill to Refugio Chileno lodge. Then follow the riverbank, through a beech forest, until you come to the stunning Paine Towers viewpoint. Look below to see a glacier-formed lagoon and the three colossal towers rising 1000 meters above the glacier’s surface.
Overnight Location: Camp, Torres del Paine National Park
Distance: 7-8 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 Catamarán across Lake Pehoe to French Valley

A one-hour drive to Port Pudeto will bring you to a catamarán ride to the other side of Lake Pehoe. Once you’ve crossed, you can drop by your tent and leave behind any items you don’t need for the day before beginning your guided trek down French Valley trail. You’ll walk among the south slopes of the Paine Grande, skirt Lake Skottsberg, walk through many hills and valleys, and arrive at the hanging bridge spanning the French River. The view to the west shows the southeast face of Paine Grand rising a jaw-dropping 2700 meters, while the easterly view displays the striped crags of the Horns towering over all.
Overnight Location: Camp, Torres del Paine National Park
Distance: 5-6 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 Trek to Glacier Grey

Your journey today begins on the edges of Lake Grey as you climb and descend the western slopes of Paine Grande. During your guided adventure trek, you’ll discover some of the Park’s best loved sights. Enjoy the sight of the monumental glacier flowing 60 km down from the Patagonian icefield and see how the ice cut through solid rock to bring it all the way down into the Lake. Check out the brilliant blue of the icebergs that cluster in the waters at the south of the lake, while above the mountains meet the barren sky. On your return, you’ll catch the boat back across Lake Pehoe to your next destination in Puerto Natales, a quaint fishing hamlet on the shores of the Ultima Esperanza fiord.
Overnight Location: Lodge, Torres del Paine National Park
Distance: 4 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch

Day 12 Ferry Ride to Estancia Las Hijas

Today is mostly a long drive, but the trip is worth it! You’re heading for the famous Strait of Magellan to catch the ferry across. Once across, you’ll continue through Tierra del Fuego and cross the border back into Argentina. Two more hours drive will take you to a cattle ranch called Estancia Las Hijas where a traditional lamb BBQ will be waiting for you to sample before tucking in for the night.
Overnight Location: Bed in Refuge, Estancia Las Hijas
Distance: N/A
Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 Ushuaia Tierra Del Fuego National Park

You can explore the estancia (cattle ranch) in the morning after breakfast, and then by mid-morning it will be time to head south through the Andes to Lake Fagnano. From there you’ll continue on to Ushuaia: the world’s southernmost city! After stopping briefly in the city (you get a chance to explore later) you’ll continue on to Tierra del Fuego National Park for the afternoon.
Overnight Location: Lodge, Ushuaia
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch

Day 14 Boat Trip across Beagle Channel

After breakfast you’ll walk down to the pier in Ushuaia where a boat will be waiting to take you over the historic Beagle Channel. You’ll visit Alicia Island and get a chance to see a sea lion colony and then you’ll head to the Island of Birds to watch the cormorants as they fish. While you’re there, check out the Lighthouse Les Eclaireurs which was built in 1919. You’ll return to port in the afternoon where you can watch the spectacular views of the Darwin mountains to the west, while to the north you’ll see the Andes rising high above Ushuaia.
Overnight Location: Lodge, Ushuaia
Distance: N/A
Meals: Breakfast

Day 15 Explore Ushuaia and Departure

In the morning, take some time to explore the sights and history of Ushuaia. In the afternoon, you and your luggage will be transferred to the Ushuaia airport so you can catch the flight to Buenos Aires. You’ve traveled all over Patagonia and now your journey has come to an end.
Overnight Location: None
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

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Patagonia Guided Trekking Tour Price and Dates

Pricing for this guided walking tour to Patagonia depends on whether you choose to join an existing group on a specific date or if you prefer a custom tour for your group only.

The best time to travel to Patagonia for this trek is during October-March.

Prices of Private Patagonia Guided Trekking Tour

Have your own private tour with just your group! Please contact us with your preferred date, language and the number of people in your group and we will create the itinerary just for you.

Join a Group Tour on Patagonia Guided Trekking Tour

Make new friends and join a group trekking to Torres del Paine. Prices below are per person staying in double room*.

*Please refer to Accommodation section to find the pricing for single and dormitory-type of accommodation.

Dec 19, 2020
Jan 02, 2021
From El Calafate
To Ushuaia
USD$3,295
15 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Dec 26, 2020
Jan 09, 2021
From El Calafate
To Ushuaia
USD$3,295
15 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Jan 16, 2021
Jan 30, 2021
From El Calafate
To Ushuaia
USD$3,295
15 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Jan 23, 2021
Feb 06, 2021
From El Calafate
To Ushuaia
USD$3,295
15 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Feb 06, 2021
Feb 20, 2021
From El Calafate
To Ushuaia
USD$3,295
15 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Feb 13, 2021
Feb 27, 2021
From El Calafate
To Ushuaia
USD$3,295
15 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Feb 27, 2021
Mar 13, 2021
From El Calafate
To Ushuaia
USD$3,295
15 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Mar 06, 2021
Mar 20, 2021
From El Calafate
To Ushuaia
USD$3,295
15 days / 5+ Spaces Left

Accommodation on Patagonia Guided Trekking Tour

This tour is based in Lodges, Full Camps, and one night in a Refuge.

The Full Camps are already set up upon arrival each day and will be outfitted with comfortable igloo-style tents that can sleep 1 or 2 travelers. Inside you’ll find an insulation mat and sleeping bags. The camp also features a large tent for dining, a kitchen tent, chairs or benches, tables, and a complete set of table/kitchenware.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
If you are a solo traveller willing to join a tour, here are your options:

  • If you want to have a private room during the trip (where possible) – the supplement is $625 USD per person.
  • If you don’t mind sharing the living space and are willing to stay in dormitory rooms to cut the costs, the price of the tour would be deducted by $175 USD. Please note, that the accommodation for dormitory-type of rooms is different than the one listed below.
  • If you are willing to share a double room with another hiker, please let us know and we can try to match the solo travellers up where possible.

Please note, that the same pricing applies to people travelling with a group, but willing to stay in different type of accommodation.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Hosteria Hainen, El Chalafate

Stay in a cozy lodge in El Calafate near Argentinean Lake with stunning views of the surrounding Andes Mountains.

Night 2-3

Camp in Los Glaciares National Park

The igloo-type of tents will be already set and waiting for you for 2 nights of your trek in beautiful Los Glaciares National Park.

Night 4-5

Hosteria Pudu Lodge in El Chaltén

Stay in comfortable and relaxing lodge in El Chaltén with a homey feel. Hosteria Pudu Lodge has everything needed to make your stay enjoyable.

Hosteria Hainen, El Chalafate

Stay in a cozy lodge in El Calafate near Argentinean Lake with stunning views of the surrounding Andes Mountains.

Night 8-11

Camps in Torres del Paine National Park

The igloo-type of tents will be already set and waiting for you for 4 nights of your trek in beautiful Patagonia wilderness.

Night 12

Bed in Refuge, Estancia Las Hijas, Tierra del Fuego

Stay in authentic refuge in Tierra del Fuego. Surround yourself with stunning views and homey feeling.

Night 13-14

Hotel Los Naranjos in Ushuaia

This beautiful boutique hotel is right on the main street, but just outside all the buzz. The rooms a cozy and full of atmosphere!

What’s included in the Patagonia Guided Trekking Tour?

Meals

14 breakfasts, 10 box lunches, 7 dinners

Accommodations

Accommodations for 5 nights in Full Camps, 8 nights in Lodges, and 1 night in a Bed in Refuge.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation included in tour:

  • Airport pick-up at El Calafate Lodge
  • Airport drop-off at Ushuaia after tour
  • All transfers during the tour

Also Included

  • Arrival reception service
  • Bilingual tour leader during all days/activities
  • Mountain guides while trekking in the park
  • Moreno Glacier excursion
  • 2 Boat trips across Lake Pehoe
  • Beagle channel boat trip

Not included

  • Entrance fees to National Parks
  • Medical and life insurance
  • Tips
  • Drinks and beverages
  • Flights or airport taxes
  • Port tax at Ushuaia
  • Optional excursions
  • Services not explicitly stated as included

Frequently Asked Questions about Patagonia Guided Trekking Tour

Camino Abierto was founded in 1993 and have focused on adventure travel in Patagonia. With offices in both El Chalten and Buenos Aires, Camino Abierto offers tours throughout Patagonia, including to Ushuaia and Torres del Paine in Chile.

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Is this tour for me?

Difficulty for this tour is a 3 / 5. Includes hiking durations up to 8 hours and frequent elevation changes.

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