Please note that there is a minimum of two participants required to guarantee each departure. Please wait until you've received confirmation from Mountaineering Patagonia before making travel arrangements.
Yes! If you are interested in setting up a private trip, please contact our Customer Service Team for more information.
You'll be responsible for booking your own flight to El Calafate, Argentina (FTE). Aerolineas Argentinas operates connecting flights out of most major international airports. From there, Mountaineering Patagonia will provide bus transportation to El Chaltén. It's approximately a three-hour drive to El Chaltén from El Calafate Airport.
Accommodations are a mix of tent camping while on the trek and lodges in El Chaltén. The lodging in El Chaltén includes a private bathroom and is based on double occupancy.
The trip cost is based on double occupancy. If you would like your own tent (and hotel room while in town), the single supplement fee is $300.
Breakfast will consist of hot beverages, cereal, and cookies. Lunches include bread, crackers, meat, cheese, trail mix, cereal bars, chocolate, and more. Dinners often consist of soups, a main course (pasta or rice), bonbons, and tea.
The weather in Patagonia is notorious for high winds and extreme variability. Days can range from sunny with temperatures in the mid-60s (15°C) in October to rain, hail, and occasionally even snow. Nighttime temperatures often drop down into the 30s and 40s (0-5°C). The wind-chill factor can sometimes make the ambient temperature feel much colder. Please come prepared for all possibilities and equipped with good quality rain and wind gear.
Mountaineering Patagonia will provide a full packing list upon booking. Expect to carry between 33 - 44 lbs in your pack, including the provided tent and food.
Porter service is available for five days of the trek and the porter can carry a maximum of 30 pounds. This service is an additional $800 USD. If interested, please contact our Customer Service Team.
Mountaineering Patagonia recommends bringing an extra $200 - 300 in cash for dinners, drinks, tips, etc.
We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance for all trips. Travel insurance allows you to seek reimbursement if you are forced to cancel your trip for unforeseeable reasons, or if you need to cover medical help, emergency transport, and/or theft or accidental damage while traveling. For travel insurance, we recommend World Nomads as a provider.
We recommend you visit the local government websites where you plan to travel and review the required documentation for entry, current restrictions, and general recommendations for travel within the area. We encourage you to also visit your home country's embassy website if you are traveling to a foreign country. Requirements can change rapidly. Please be sure you stay abreast of the requirements and restrictions for anywhere you plan to visit. You can also enroll in the U.S. government’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) and you will be sent updates if the situation in your destination changes. You can find the program link at https://step.state.gov/.
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