Fitz Roy and Perito Moreno Glacier Tour

Guided Patagonia Trekking

Fitz Roy and Perito Moreno Glacier Tour


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Explore the best hikes in Patagonia on a guided trekking adventure

Gaze in awe as the peaks of Fitz Roy appear to jut from Laguna de los Tres and rise over 3400 meters above your head in snowy defiance.

Revel in the stark beauty of the Hija Valley with the lagoon in the foreground and Cerro Torre jutting slender and elegant fully 3100 meters into the clouds.

Discover the striking panorama viewed from the summit at Loma del Pliegue Tumbado.

Explore the Perito Moreno Glacier watching vast chunks of ice as they fall into aquamarine waters below.

Join this guided 8-day guided hiking adventure through Argentina’s Patagonia region. This tour takes is some of the best hiking of Los Glaciares National Park near El Chaltén, while also stopping at the incredible Perito Moreno Glacier.

Hike your way to majestic views of the mountains Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre and the spread of massive panoramic vistas in between.

Lose yourself in the stark natural beauty of the Patagonian landscape as you embark upon a guided tour of some of the most amazing country in the world. Visit aquamarine, glacier-fed lagoons and see the monumental mountain spires jutting from the jagged ice flows. Get up close and personal with Perito Moreno Glacier and hear, feel, and see the giant ice chunks that break off its face and tumble into the blue waters beneath. Don’t miss this chance to get intimately acquainted with nature’s wonders!

Fitz Roy and Perito Moreno Glacier Guided Trekking Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival at El Calafate

Get met at the airport and transported you into El Calafate. Feel free to enjoy the town before dinner and then get a good night’s sleep before your hiking adventure begins tomorrow!

Overnight Location
Hosteria Hainen, El Calafate, Argentina

Day 2 Tour Bus Ride to El Chaltén and trek to Camp

Today you’ll start with a 220 km transfer to the town of El Chaltén, located just below the mountains of Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre. It may be a long drive, but you’ll be stopping halfway to stretch your legs and indulge in some local coffee and pastries. Once you reach El Chaltén you’ll begin your guided trek. You’ll only have to carry what you need for the 3-day journey, as you can leave the rest behind and it will be delivered on day 4. As you begin the hike, you’ll ascend a gentle slope along the Fitz Roy trail until you come out above the River de las Vueltas Valley. From there a couple hours hiking will bring you to various viewpoints of the stunning mountain scenery. Two more hours will bring you through forests and bogs to your first Camp, which boasts a majestic view of all the Fitz Roy mountain group thrusting up from the glaciers around them.

Overnight Location
Camping in Los Glaciares National Park, Los Glaciares National Park
4 hours
Breakfast, Box Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 Trek to Laguna de los Tres

Your day of hiking begins by chasing the first light of morning up the trail as it shimmers, pinking the granite faces of Fitz Roy. You’ll hike along the Fitz Roy trail over Cerro Fitz Roy to Rio Blanco. From there a steep one-hour trek will bring you to Laguna de los Tres, one of the most stunning viewpoints within the park. Bask in the beauty of aquamarine waters gleaming beneath the towering peaks of the Fitz Roy mountain group.

Overnight Location
Camping in Los Glaciares National Park, Los Glaciares National Park
6 hours
Breakfast, Box Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Hike to Laguna Torre

Today your guided trek starts off to the south as you make our way along the Hija Valley down into the Fitz Roy river valley. There you’ll find the Cerro Torre trail and make your way through a beech forest and shrublands, finally arriving at Laguna Torre. Here you’ll enjoy spectacular views of Grande Glacier carving along the west side, while it’s quite common to find icebergs herded by strong winds onto the coast of the lagoon. Standing sentinel over all: the elegant spire of Cerro Torre jutting 3128 meters into the clouds with the picturesque peaks of the Adelas hovering in the background. You’ll return to El Chaltén in the afternoon via Cerro Torre trail.

Overnight Location
Hosteria Pudu Lodge, El Chaltén
4-6 hours
Breakfast, Box Lunch

Day 5 Hike to Loma del Pliegue Tumbado

Today you’ll be headed to some of the most coveted panoramic views of the El Chaltén area! The hike will bring you to viewpoints overlooking Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre, various glaciers and lakes. From the summit, you’ll see Paso del Viento with several peaks there sticking out of the Patagonian ice field. You’ll arrive back in El Chaltén by late afternoon.

Overnight Location
Hosteria Pudu Lodge, El Chaltén
7-8 hours
Breakfast, Box Lunch

Day 6 Explore El Chaltén then Transfer to El Calafate

In the morning you’re free to spend time exploring El Chaltén and taking advantage of any optional excursions you’d like to do in the area. After your day of leisure, you’ll return to El Calafate in the late afternoon.

Overnight Location
Hosteria Hainen, El Calafate

Day 7 Perito Moreno Glacier

This portion of your trekking adventure may very well be the favorite as you journey to see the incredible Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the world’s natural wonders. This is glacier flows down from the Patagonian icefield, which is the third largest in the world. You’re going to be one of the lucky few to see the glacier’s closure and rupture process as this is the only glacier in the world having the special conditions needed to see it.. Experience the awesome power of the glacier as you hear the roar and crash of ice chunks falling within it, or into the turquoise water of the lake below.

Overnight Location
Hosteria Hainen, El Calafate
90 minute drive each way

Day 8 Departing El Calafate

After breakfast you will be taken to the El Calafate Airport for wherever your journey takes you next!

Overnight Location

Patagonian Guided Trekking Tour Price and Dates

This guided hiking tour to Torres del Paine is run as a fixed-departure tour where you’d be joining a group, however, custom private tours can be organized for those willing to travel with their group only (please contact us with your preferred date and the number of people in your group and we will create the itinerary just for you).

The prices below are per person sharing a double or a triple room, however, there are some alternative options (please refer to Accommodation for more information).

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Accommodation on Fitz Roy and Perito Moreno Glacier Tour

This tour is based in Lodges and Full Camps.

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 you have three options:

  • If you want to have a private room during the trip (where possible) – the supplement is $390USD per person.
  • For those single travellers that want to stay in hostel accommodation, with shared rooms, you will receive a discount of $105USD. Please note, that the accommodations for dormitory-type of rooms are not the same as the ones 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.

Night 1

Hosteria Hainen in El Calafate

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

Night 2-3

Full camps along the trail

The igloo-type of tents will be already set and waiting for you for 3 days of your trek in beautiful Patagonia wilderness.

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.

Night 6-7

Hosteria Hainen in El Calafate

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

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s included in the Fitz Roy and Perito Moreno Glacier Guided Trekking Tour?


7 breakfasts, 4 box lunches, 3 dinners


Accommodations for 2 nights in Campsites and 5 nights in Lodges.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation is included for you and your luggage from El Calafate airport to the El Calafate Lodge. Transportation is also included to each new Lodge or tour destination.

Also Included

  • Arrival reception service
  • Bilingual tour leader during all days for groups of 6 or bigger, bilingual guides for activities and trekking guides for trekking days regardless the size of the group
  • Mountain guides while trekking in the park
  • Moreno Glacier excursion
  • Private and regular bus transportation

Not included

  • Entrance fees to National Parks
  • Medical and life insurance
  • Tips
  • Drinks and beverages
  • Flights or airport taxes
  • Optional excursions
  • Services not explicitly stated

Frequenty Asked Questions about Fitz Roy and Perito Moreno Glacier Tour

How hard is the Fitz Roy and Perito Moreno Glacier Tour?

We rate the difficulty for this tour as a 3 / 5. Includes hiking durations up to 6 hours and frequent elevation changes.

What is the best time of year to travel to Argentina?

Weather conditions should be ideal from October-March. However, given the unpredictable mountain weather, it is recommended that you bring appropriate gear for unseasonable conditions.

What other languages are these tours available in?

Some fixed departure tours are also available in German language, contact us if you would like to know which ones. For some of the fixed-departures, tours can also be arranged with French or Italian speaking guide for 6 or more speakers of said language in a group, but the tour price would be 10% higher.

Can I stay in more basic accommodations during the trip to save some of the costs?

Yes, in some cases it’s possible to stay in more basic lodges in dormitory type of rooms to reduce the price of your trip slightly. Please inquire and we will let you know more!

What do you recommend I bring with me?

We ask that you bring anything you like to have during long days of hiking in mountain climates. Some recommended items are:

  • Backpack (50 liter)
  • thermal underclothes
  • hiking shoes/boots
  • hiking pants
  • fleece long-sleeved layer
  • Softshell jacket
  • parka and overpants (waterproof)
  • gaiters
  • gloves
  • thermal socks
  • wool/fleece cap
  • sun hat
  • sunglasses
  • sunscreen
  • flashlight
  • trekking poles (only if you are used to them)
  • personal documents (for border crossings)
  • personal medications
  • any other personal items

Do I need a Visa to travel to Argentina?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Fitz Roy and Perito Moreno Glacier Tour?

7 breakfasts, 4 box lunches, and 3 dinners are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have Health and Medical insurance to join this trip. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to El Calafate to start this tour?

You’ll arrive at the El Calafate airport and be met by staff who will transport you into town for check in at your accommodation.

Is the Patagonian Trekking Adventure tour in English?

Yes, the tour guide is English speaking.

Where does the Fitz Roy and Perito Moreno Glacier Tour end?

The tour ends where it began in El Calafate and you will be transported back to the airport.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Argentina?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Country?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Patagonia for this tour?

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


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