2 weeks Guided Trekking and Expedition, El Chalten, Patagonia

Join us on a 2 week Trek and Expedition in El Chalten, including Southern Patagonian Icecap, guided multi day treks, transfers and accommodation

Is this for you?

  • This combined all inclusive “Trek and Expedition” are run on demand from October to April each year. 5 days in total. Due to the difficult nature of the expedition we try to keep the group small but need a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 6 clients.

  • A good mountain spirit and collaboration of all expedition members is essential for a successful and enjoyable experience. The weight of group items has to be shared between members. Besides the weather you should be prepared to carry up to 20 kgs on your backpack and be able to walk on very uncomfortable ground i.e. glacier moraines, screes, ice and snow. It is also expected that you help setting up/breaking camp and cooking. Extra porters are available if required.

  • Our guides are fully experienced in the area so expedition members will have to accept all decisions regarding weather, safety, member’s lack of ability and itinerary modifications of any degree.

    Best Adventure Yet!

    10 days traversing the ice-cap, surrounded by formidable mountains, walking up and down glaciers, falling into crevasses, crossing icy rivers, melting snow for water and sleeping on ice and under the stars. Best adventure yet!!!


Dates - November and December (15 days)

In addition to running the Southern Patagonian Icecap Expedition the two weeks will also include multi day treks around the El Chalten area. We organise the airport transfers and the accommodation in El Chalten for you. Enjoy the best Expedition Trekking in the world!

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Physical Demand: Very Tough

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  • Day 1 Arrive El Calefate airport. Transfer to El Chalten (3hrs)
  • Day 2 Gear preparation, registration with National Park and local Gendarmerie. Afternoon local trek to Mirador de los Condores. Evening meeting regarding the forthcoming expedition.
  • Day 3 - 10 8 day Expedition to traverse the Southern Patagonian Icecap.
    Expedition Itinerary
  • Day 11 Rest day
  • Day 12 Trek to Laguna Toro with close up views of Cerro Torre east face.
  • Day 13 Trek to Laguna de los Tres at the base of Mt FitzRoy.
  • Day 14 Trek to piedras Blancas and return to El Chalten.
  • Day 15 Depart for airport at El Calefate


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Spanish Highs Tours Ltd
Company Number 09960909 Registered in England & Wales

Head Office: 41 Axholme Drive, Epworth, DN91EL, North Lincolnshire, UK. Registered Office: 20-22 Wenlock Road, London, N1 7GU, England

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