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Patagonia Climbing with Krissy and Ben Adventure

El Calafate - El Chaltén

2022: Feb 14 - Feb 21


Join Krissy and Ben in Patagonia for a guided multi-sport adventure in 2022 to climb, hike, and make new adventurous friends around the world. Hike to breathtaking sites plus enjoy two days of intensive climbing. This 8-day trip is perfect for new and beginner climbers (no previous climbing experience required), but all levels are of course welcome!

  • 8 days

  • 10 - 20 spots

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

  • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 2 dinners included

  • TrovaTrip will provide 3 transfers from Comandante Armando Tola International Airport (FTE), we recommend arriving between 08:00 AM and 05:00 PM.

  • TrovaTrip will provide 3 transfers to El Calafate Airport (FTE), we recommend departing between 08:00 AM and 12:00 PM.

Activities Included

  • Perito Moreno Glacier Tour
  • Cerro Torre or Mirador de los Cóndores y Águilas Hike
  • First Full Day Rock Climbing
  • Second Full Day Rock Climbing
  • Laguna de Los Tres 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)
  • Technical Equipment for Climbing
  • Photos of yourself climbing by Krissy and Ben
  • 7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch & 2 Dinners

Exclusions

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

Your Host

Krissy Harclerode

Krissy is a Reno-Tahoe based outdoor athlete, environmental ambassador, and adventure photographer. 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!

TrovaTrip will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the hotel in El Calafate. Meet the crew for dinner and cheers to the 8-day adventure ahead!

Overnight in El Calafate

Arrival: TrovaTrip will provide 3 transfers from Comandante Armando Tola International Airport (FTE), we recommend arriving between 08:00 AM and 05:00 PM.

Meals: Dinner

Hotel: Cauquenes de Nimez or similar


Day 2

Wake up and enjoy your first full day exploring Patagonia with friends! Experience an unforgettable adventure in the ice world of Patagonia by exploring the iconic UNESCO World Heritage site, Perito Moreno Glacier. The adventure begins with a boat ride along the towering façade of the glacier - listen and watch as the ice pops, crackles, and falls into the water. Then, you’ll disembark and your guide will lead you through the walkways to get a solid look at this awesome ice field from the various viewpoints.

Back at the hotel, relax or head out into the lively town with your new travel buddies.

Overnight in El Calafate

Included: Perito Moreno Glacier Tour

Meals: Breakfast

Hotel: Cauquenes de Nimez or similar


Day 3

Good morning & goodbye for now, El Calafate!

You're off to El Chaltén with a stop along the way for grabbing food before meeting with your trekking guide for the day. Today you'll hike Cerro Torre or Mirador de Los Cóndores y Águilas (based on guide recommendation and weather).

The day will be packed with spectacular panoramic views of the town paired with breathtaking mountains.

Duration: 2-4 hrs/ Distance: ~4.0 mi / Difficulty: Easy

Overnight in El Chaltén

Included: Cerro Torre or Mirador de los Cóndores y Águilas Hike

Meals: Breakfast

Hotel: Pudu Lodge or similar


Day 4

It’s time to climb!

These next two climbing days will be aimed at all kinds of climbers, with and without experience.

You’ll begin the day at the hotel, where your climbing guide will evaluate your experience and provide the equipment. Then, you’ll head out to the first climbing site. In the next two days, you will practice on different walls and the difficulty will be dependent on the experience of the group.

The guide will start the day with a review and safety check of the technical gear and then an introduction to the climbing area. A series of routes will be chosen each day, with technical level increasing to refine different techniques and concepts throughout the course. With 8 hours each day of practice on different walls, you will develop skills such as: concept and types of climbing, knowledge and management of technical equipment, knots, basic technique of rock progression, top rope climbing, how to secure and how to communicate during climbing.

Overnight in El Chaltén

Included: First Full Day Rock Climbing

Meals: Breakfast

Hotel: Pudu Lodge or similar


Day 5

Enjoy a second full day of climbing! The day will have the same structure as Day 4.

After 8 more hours of improving your skills, you'll be sure to leave a more confident climber! Plus, the stunning views in El Chaltén will leave you inspired for more.

Get some rest and prepare for a long hike tomorrow!

Overnight in El Chaltén

Included: Second Full Day Rock Climbing

Meals: Breakfast

Hotel: Pudu Lodge or similar


Day 6

Rise and shine! It's time for a big day of hiking.

Today you will tackle the Laguna de Los Tres hike - 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 while admiring the views before heading back down the mountain. The trail will bring you right into town, so you'll walk back to the hotel for some well-deserved rest.

Laguna de Los Tres Hike

Duration: 8-9 hrs / Distance: ~16 mi / Difficulty: Moderate-Difficult / Elevation Change: 2,300 ft

*all hikes are subject to change due to weather*

Included: Laguna de Los Tres Hike

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Hotel: Pudu Lodge or similar


Day 7

It's time to say goodbye to El Chaltén and return to El Calafate.

Once you settle back into your hotel in El Calafate, the rest of the day will be at your leisure. Purchase some last minute souvenirs or just hang back and relax.

Gather with the crew one last time for a farewell dinner! Make a toast to new friends, achievements and memories made!

Overnight in El Calafate

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: Cauquenez de Nimez or similar


Day 8

All good things must come to an end. Until next time, my friend!

Meals: Breakfast

Departure: TrovaTrip will provide 3 transfers to El Calafate Airport (FTE), we recommend departing between 08:00 AM and 12:00 PM.

Cancellation Policy

25% down payment Additional payments
Spot pending Refundable Refundable
Spot confirmed Non-refundable* Refundable
60 days pre-trip Non-refundable Non-refundable

*If you cancel when your spot is confirmed and outside of 60 days until departure, you can receive a trip credit for your down payment minus the $100 cancellation fee.

For our full cancellation policy, see our Terms & Conditions.

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