This intense and unforgettable expedition to the Southern Patagonian Continental Ice Field will allow you to admire the contrast between desolated yellow steppe, deep green Nothofagus forest and the white horizon of the Ice continental cap. The route below is a full circuit around Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre massif which offers impressive views of the North and West sides of these spires. Walking and camping on the ice will reward us with a close look of the majestic Cirque of the Altars, the paradise on Earth for alpine climbers.
This expedition requires no prior technical experience with crampons or ropes. Nevertheless, good predisposition to physical effort is needed in order to fully enjoy this adventure. Trekkers will have to carry their personal gear or hire porters and walk on different types of terrain, ice, steep slopes, moraines and flat ground as well.
Day 1: Arrival to El Calafate airport and transfer to El Chaltén
You will be flying over the immense Patagonian Steppe, you will see lakes and the impressive Andes. A transfer will be waiting for you to take you to El Chaltén, a small village 300 people in winter. The way to get there is a 200km road through wide Estancias between Lake Argentino and Lake Viedma. Check in to Hotel. The guides will check your gear and you will have time to prepare your backpacks for the next day.