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Patagonia with Krissy and Ben Hiking

El Calafate - El Chaltén

2021: Apr 3 - Apr 10

Get ready for a breath-taking, heart-pumping adventure through Argentinian Patagonia with Krissy and Ben!

  • 8 days

  • 10 - 16 spots

  • Double occupancy in 3-star hotels (single rooms available)

  • 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 2 dinners included

  • Fly into El Calafate Airport (FTE). TrovaTrip will provide 3 transfers between 8am and 5pm.

  • Fly out of El Calafate Airport (FTE). TrovaTrip will provide two transfers on the last day.

Activities Included

  • Mirador de los Cóndores y Águilas Hike
  • Laguna de los Tres hike
  • Loma del Pliegue Tumbado Hike
  • Chorrillo del Salto Hike

Other Inclusions

  • Double Occupancy in 3-star Hotels
  • Local Guide throughout Trip
  • All City Transfers
  • Arrival Airport Transfer (until 5pm on first day)
  • Departure Airport Transfer (morning of last day)
  • 7 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches & 2 Dinners

Exclusions

  • International Flights
  • Food & Alcohol (except as noted)
  • Visas & Travel Insurance
  • Airport Transfers Outside of Designated Times

Your Host

Krissy Harclerode

Krissy and her husband, Ben, are Reno-Tahoe based outdoor athletes, environmental ambassadors, and adventure photographers. As a hardcore advocate for mental and physical wellness, Krissy is a firm believer in “wilderness therapy” to heal the body, mind, and soul.

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Patagonia! You’ll be picked up at the airport before transferring to your hotel in El Calafate. Meet with the crew for dinner to kick off the adventure to come!

Overnight in El Calafate

Arrival: Fly into El Calafate Airport (FTE). TrovaTrip will provide 3 transfers between 8am and 5pm.

Included: Airport Transfer, Welcome Dinner


Day 2

Good morning, and goodbye for now, El Calafate! You're off to El Chaltén (3 hours). You'll stop along the way so you can grab some lunch before meeting your trekking guide for the day, who will take you to Mirador de los Cóndores y Águilas.

Duration: 2-3 hours

Trekking difficulty: Easy

Length: ~3.5 mi

Overnight in El Chaltén

Included: Breakfast, Mirador de los Cóndores y Águilas Hike


Day 3

Rise and shine! It's time for a big day of hiking. Today you will tackle the Laguna de los Tres- the highlight of El Chaltén.

The trail finishes at the ridge of the rocky De los Tres Glacier - an enormous formation in the shape of an arch that holds the beautiful blue water with the best view of the lagoon and De los Tres glacier. This is the closest and most extraordinary view of the granite wall of Mount Fitz Roy and the surrounding peaks. Snack on your sack-lunch before heading back to town.

Trek Duration: 8-9 hours

Difficulty: Moderate-difficult

Length: ~16 mi

Elevation Change: 2,300 feet

*all hikes are subject to change due to weather*

Overnight in El Chaltén

Included: Breakfast, Laguna de los Tres Hike, Lunch


Day 4

Today is your day to explore on your own. Looking for more adventure? Sign up for the optional White Water Rafting!

We'll provide the dry suits and show you the basics of paddling. Kick back at first, your descent down the River de las Vueltas begins slow and gentle. As the rapids pick up, you're in for a ride... Don't forget to enjoy the incredible views along the way, the canyon and rock formations are truly breathtaking!

Overnight in El Chaltén

Included: Breakfast

Optional: White Water Rafting


Day 5

Today you'll hike up to a view point much different than the other trails in the area on a hike to Loma del Pliegue Tumbado. Instead of heading into the valley, this trail rises above it! It provides one of the most impressive panoramic views of the area. The unobstructed view does mean it can get windy on this trail, but the views will make it all worth it.

Trek Duration: 7-9 hours

Difficulty: Moderate- Difficult

Length: ~13 mi

Elevation Change: 3,610 feet

*all hikes are subject to change due to weather*

Overnight in El Chaltén

Included: Breakfast, Loma del Pliegue Tumbado Hike, Lunch


Day 6

Another free day rest and recharge or go on your own excursion! For a chance to see the area by trail, rock and ice, sign up for the optional Ice Trekking & Vía Ferrata Glacier Cagliero!

Your journey starts at los Huemules reserve, where you'll start trekking through a beautiful Lenga forest along the valley basin of the Diablo river valley. The trail rises gently, so the trek isn't too tiring. After about 2.5 hours you'll arrive at the Diablo lake, where the adventure begins! Strap on your helmet and harness and we'll teach you how to use the metal bolts and cables. After about an hour of climbing, sliding and crawling, you'll arrive at the Cagliero glacier. Here you'll put crampons on to your footwear while we teach you the basics of ice trekking. You'll have about ~1 hour for exploring the ice in one of the most remote areas of the world. This will be an exhausting yet extremely rewarding day!

Overnight in El Chaltén

Included: Breakfast

Optional: Ice Trekking & Vía Ferrata Glacier Cagliero


Day 7

For the final hike here in El Chaltén, you'll close out the trip with a relaxing hike to Chorrillo Del Salto. This trek will take you into beautiful hillsides and the Lenga forest where you'll finish at a gorgeous waterfall.

Trek Duration: 3-4 hours

Difficulty: Moderate

Length: ~5 mi

*all hikes are subject to change due to weather*

This evening, get back together with the crew one last time for the farewell dinner!

Overnight in El Chaltén

Included: Breakfast, Chorrillo del Salto Hike, Farewell Dinner


Day 8

Unfortunately all good things must come to an end. Until next time!

Included: Breakfast, Airport Transfer

Departure: Fly out of El Calafate Airport (FTE). TrovaTrip will provide two transfers on the last day.

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