Patagonia Adventure Trip: Outdoor travel, trekking Patagonia: Fitz Roy, glaciers, Torres del Paine - HOMEPatagonia Adventure Trip: Outdoor travel hiking Fitz Roy, glaciers, Torres del Paine - Intense Trekking Trips

Our Intense Trekking & Camping programs in Southern Patagonia use Full Camp lodging most of the nights, to allow you to trek extensively across the National Parks and natural trails. You travel Patagonia as part of a group, trekking with a dedicated Mountain Guide. Some of these Full Camps are pre-mounted, while others are mounted by our crew when arriving to the campsite.

You bring your own sleeping bag & insulating mattress. We transport all the general trekking equipment (tents, food, first aid, etc.). You have to carry your personal effects, including sleeping bag and insulating mattress; plus what you will need during the trek: clothes (polar, jacket, insulating underwear, shirts, socks, etc. both to use and spare ones), flashlight, water bottle, photo camera, hygiene elements, a towel, personal medication, etc. But you won't have to carry all your belongings every day, as it depends on which trip you take: VFR or PW8. Let's see:

- Backpacking on VFR
At the Fitz Roy area trekking, when you arrive to El Chalten, we will offer the possibility of selecting appart 8 Kg of your personal belongings that will be sent by us to Torre campsite. You will meet with these belongings when arriving there and will also be able to send back to El Chalten another 8 kg of belongings like used clothes. So you only carry belongings for a couple of days, then you find the other belongings at that middle campsite and you can replace the used ones, sending them back to Chalten. Besides that if you follow the itinerary you will see that not all days you will hike with your belongings as a couple of times you return back to the same campsite, so that day you just hike with daily belongings, leaving the sleeping bag & insulating mattress at the campsite.

- Backpacking on PW8
During the trekking at Torres del Paine National Park you will carry your personal belongings for 2 days/1 night, only during the traverse from Las Torres campsite to Los Cuernos refuge (where you spend the night) to Refuge Pehoe campsite. The other belongings will be carried by us from Las Torres campsite to Refuge Pehoe by vehicle and catamaran boat so you will meet them on the second day when you arrive there. In all the other occasions the transportation will take your belongings to the campsite and you will hike from that campsite and return to the same one, so you only need to carry the daily belongings while hiking: photo camera, polar, wind/rain jacket, lunch bag we provide, water bottle, lips balm, solar protector, extra pair of socks, etc.

To get the most out of these Intense Trekking & Camping programs you should be in good physical condition. Previous technical skills on trekking are not necessary, because this hiking program is not technically difficult. We trek approximately six to nine hours a day, at gentle pace, with intermediate stops. The treks involve several ascents and descents (some long and steep). Previous experience in walking and camping in remote areas would be beneficial, because we extensively use campsites. We do not hike above 1500 meters/4920 ft. In fact it’s one of the strong points of these trips, where you can trek wonderful mountains trails without having to reach high altitudes where oxigen is low.

How to select your Intense Trekking Trip

It seems an easy task as there are only 2 trekking trips: Fitz Roy Wild Trails (VFR) and Torres Del Paine “W” Circuit (PW8), each one on both Patagonia´s best National Parks: Los Glaciares (in Argentina) and Torres del Paine (in Chile). But it's not easy to choose which one to take, as both Southern Patagonia National Parks are astonishing magical landscapes. So for those trekking lovers who want to have a really intense trekking experience and have 3 weeks available we join both trips and create the 20 days trip Patagonia Wild Trails (VAT), which certainly is our most recommended Patagonia travel & trekking trip.

 
Fitz Roy Wild Trails (VFR)                                12 days – 11 nights

Description: We trek across the northern part of the Los Glaciares National Park, around the Fitz Roy area near El Chalten, and as an impressive plus, we trek one day over the Torre Glacier. The Fitz Roy Wild Trails is a very popular program for those active travelers who enjoy intense trek but are not interested in climbing or risky activities and do not need technical skills. We use campsites to stay inside the Los Glaciares National Park, where we transport all the necessary equipment. You should be in good physical condition to trek seven daily hours on average at gentle pace and enjoy campsites. See Itinerary

Included Services: Bilingual trekking/mountain guides and cook, 5 nights hostel and 6 nights camping (igloo tents double base, dinner tents with table, benches and kitchenware, cooking tent), 11 breakfast (B), 7 box lunch (BL) and 7 dinners (D), all transfers in Patagonia and trekking activities. Perito Moreno Glacier Excursion. More information

Departures 2016/2017:


Price: 3113/3263 u$d (Hostel, shared)

Regular group trekking activity with a minimum of 3 travelers

Not included:
international and domestic flights, airport taxes, transfers in Buenos Aires, nights in Buenos Aires, drinks, foods not detailed, tickets entrance to 1 National Park (5/10 u$d), Lago Argentino Navigation, medical covering, tips, services not detailed in the program. More information

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Torres del Paine “W” Circuit (PW8)               10 days – 9 nights

Description: This superb trek guarantees you to enjoy in depth the Torres del Paine National Park, trekking on the three spectacular valleys that form the famous W: The Torres Valley, Frances Valley (Cuernos del Paine and Paine Grande) and the Grey Glacier Valley. Stunning mountains, lakes and forests, and a variety wildlife are offered in this classical and very popular travel adventure. It's a must for those who love trekking and outdoor lifestyle. It’s designed to allow you to trek extensively the main trails of the Park. We use campsites to stay inside the Torres del Paine National Park, where we transport all the necessary equipment. See Itinerary

Included Services: Bilingual trekking/mountain guides and cook, 2 nights hostel and 7 nights camping (igloo tents double base, dinner tents with table, benches and kitchenware, cooking tent), 8 breakfast (B), 6 box lunch (BL) and 8 dinners (D), Land Transfer El Calafate –Torres del Paine – El Calafate and the local transfers inside the Park. Pehoe Lake catamaran crossing navigation. More information

Departures 2016/2017:


Price: 2775/2913 u$d (Hostel, shared)

Regular group trekking activity with a minimum of 3 travelers

Not Included: international and domestic flights, airport taxes, transfers in Buenos Aires, nights in Buenos Aires, drinks, foods not detailed, tickets entrance to 1 National Park (5/10 u$d), medical covering, tips, services not detailed in the program. More information

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Patagonia Wild Trails (VAT)                             20 days – 19 nights

Description: the most popular program for those active passengers who enjoy intense trek. We travel across the two National Parks which are the Patagonia jewels. In Torres del Paine in Chile we trek the famous W. In Los Glaciares we trek the Fitz Roy area near El Chalten, and as an impressive plus, we trek one day over the Torre Glacier and visit the Perito Moreno Glacier. We use campsites to stay inside the National Parks, where we transport all the necessary equipment. See Itinerary

Included Services: Bilingual trekking/mountain guides and cook, 6 night hostel and 13 nights full camping (igloo tents double base, dinner tents with table, benches and kitchenware, cooking tent), 19 breakfast (B), 14 box lunch (BL) and 14 dinners (D), all transfers in Patagonia and trekking activities. Perito Moreno Glacier Excursion. Pehoe Lake catamaran crossing navigation. More information

Departures 2016/2017:

Price: 5338/5588 u$d (Hostel, shared)

Regular group trekking activity with a minimum of 3 travelers

Not included: international and domestic flights, airport taxes, transfers in Buenos Aires, nights in Buenos Aires, drinks, foods not detailed, tickets entrance to 2 National Parks (5/10 u$d ea.), Lago Argentino Navigation, medical covering, tips, services not detailed in the program. More information

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