Trekking in Southern Patagonia
Argentina’s Los Glaciares National Park is among the great scenic wonders of the world! This is a pilgrimage which all passionate mountain-lovers must do at least once in their lifetime. This extraordinary trip brings you to the very heart of both of these legendary regions. We begin in remote reaches of Los Glaciares Park with spectacular views of Cerro Torre, FitzRoy and the Southern Patagonia Ice Field. We transfer from the airport in Calafate to the cute mountain hamlet of Chalten. The next 3 days are spent hiking and exploring both FitzRoy and Cerro Torre.
FitzRoy rises eleven thousand feet into the air and proclaims its greatness over the surrounding ice lands. The FitzRoy mountain range is visible for hundreds of miles, and the village of El Chaltén is blessed with this excellent view.
It is called the tower for its sharp spires and subtle silhouette. Higher than FitzRoy, it is perhaps the most well known mountain of the southern Patagonian range. The magnificent mountain is composed of four granite needles that form a complexity of rare beauty and harmony.
Glacier Perito Moreno
On Day 5 we drive back to Calafate and explore the magnificent Glacier Perito Moreno. It’s walls tower over two hundred vertical feet (forty meters) from the ground, where the ice meets the Lago Argentino, or Lake Argentina. At this height, equivalent to that of a fifteen- story building, the glacier maintains a commanding presence for approximately five kilometers of horizontal distance. At times the glacier will form an imposing panoramic wall, stretching as far as the eye can see in either direction. We spent our last night in the comforts of the Kau Yatun Lodge and enjoy a true Argentinian Asado.