Patagonia Icefields Trek, Hiking Tours & Trekking in Patagonia

Trek Patagonia 

Patagonia Glacier & Ice Cap Trek

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Experience Patagonia 

Experience the breathtaking landscapes of Patagonia as we explore this beautiful region trekking for 7 days through the Fitz Roy Range in Argentina with its sheer granite towers, sweeping glaciers and bright blue lakes. Visit Perito Moreno Glacier and watch huge icebergs calving from the glacier into Lake Argentino. Finally Exploring the cosmopolitan capital city of Buenos Aires, visiting the Plaza de Mayo and colourful La Boca district.

Our Patagonia Trek begins at the world renowned Fitz Roy Range and can rightly be regarded as one of the world’s finest mountain areas worthy of being compared with Nepal’s Annapurna and Peru’s Huayhush Ranges. The Fitz Roy Range straddles the southern icecap the largest icecap outside the earth’s Polar Regions and is easily the de-facto trekking mecca of Patagonia.

Patagonia Ice Cap Trek

Our Patagonia Trip

Day 1 & 2: London – Buenos Aires – El Calafate.
Depart U.K. to Buenos Aires, transfer to domestic flights as we fly across the vast Patagonian wasteland to descend over the deep blue waters of Lago Argentino, at El Calafate. On a clear day, this descent allows breathtaking views of the distant peaks of the Andes. Time allowing explore El Calafate. Hostel.

Day 3: Perito Moreno Glacier.
Today we visit the breath taking Perito Moreno Glacier in the company of a private guide where we have the opportunity to trek across the glacier and explore this amazing world ice. Hostel

Day 4: Los Huemules Private Reserve.
Transfer to Los Huemules private reserve, Today’s walk will be in a Nothofagus forest with views of the Fitz Roy Massif. Night at Ricanor campsite. Camping.

Day 5: Laguna de Los Tres.
Trek through beech forests towards the Poincenot Base camp with breath taking views of the Piedras Blancas Glacier and the Rio Blanco Valley. If we’re lucky we’ll catch sight of Condors gliding around the surrounding summits. Camping

Day 6: Laguna Torre – Madre Hija Trail.
This morning there will be plenty of photo opportunities of both the Fitz Roy Range and crystal clear lakes. Leaving Laguna Torre the trail leads us to a lookout with grandstand views across the glacial moraine towards Cerro Solo, the Adela’s Range, Glacier Torre and the legendary spire Cerro Torre known as the impossible mountain. Camping.

Day 7: Paso De Las Agachanas.
Today we trek among the beautiful spires and snow-capped mountains to the Agachanas Pass with breath taking panoramic views across the Andean Patagonian range. Overnight El Chalten Hostel.

Day 8: Paso Del Viento.
Starting from El Chaltén we take the trail to Laguna Toro and Pliegue Tumbado through beautiful beech forest before descending to the Tunel River and onto Toro Lake campsite where we stay two nights. We’ll have a chance to see the southern side of Fitz Roy and Cerro Solo. Camping.

Day 9: Laguna Torre – Paso del Viento.
Climb Paso Del Viento or windy pass (1500mts) crossing the upper section of the Tunel River, we pass through loose rocks, moraines and beautifully exposed bedrock before we reach the Tunel Glacier with great views of the Tunel and Quervain glaciers and Mt Fitz Roy. Once at the “Paso” the immense beauty of the Continental Ice Field will be in full sight, from here we descend back to Lake Toro. Camping.

Day 10: Laguna Torro – El Chalten.
Leaving our campsite at Lake Toro to hike up and over the same way via “Pliegue Tumbado” through burnt forests, occasional marsh areas and down through a lush beech forest arriving at the park ranger station where the expedition comes to its end. Returning to the comforts of El Chaltén. Hostel.

Day 11: El Chalten – El Calafate
Transfer to El Calafate, flight back to Buenos Aires in the afternoon. Leaving the wilds of Patagonia behind we step into the heat and bustle of Buenos Aires feeling we have left behind
a lost world. Will the folklore surrounding the calafate berries we ate turn out to be true? We arrive in Buenos Aires early evening. Overnight in Buenos Aires. Hotel.

Day 12: Buenos Aires.
Known as the Paris of South America, this extraordinary metropolis spreads over some 200 square kilometres and contains up to 13 million people. A vibrant, political and cosmopolitan city, there are plenty of interesting things to see, from world-class museums and galleries, to theatres and shows. Overnight Buenos Aires. Hotel.

Day 13: Buenos Aires – London.
The trips ends & flight home.

Thoughtful and Responsible Travel

Adventurous Ewe is committed to delivering our trips in a responsible and ethical manner with sustainability at its core. We respect and aim to operate our adventures to benefit local people, their economy and the environment!

Some of the ethical features embedded in our Patagonia Trek are:

  • Issue all our trekkers with a free Water-to-Go bottle to eliminate our plastic footprint in such a pristine wilderness environment
  • Using local crew who are qualified Leaders, support crew and drivers who are all extremely knowledgeable and experienced
  • Staying in smaller-scale locally owned accommodation
  • Buying locally produced food and drink, and dining in locally owned restaurants
  • Minimising plastic waste wherever possible
  • Careful management of limited energy and water resources
  • Offering real life experiences which promote cross-cultural understanding
  • Operating with a ‘leave no trace’ ethos – take only memories, leave only footprints
  • Adventurous Ewe will make a financial contribution to the environmental charity, Cool Earth, as part of our business partnership.