El Chaltén

Loma del Pliegue Tumbado

Length: 7/8 hours
Grade of difficulty: Moderate
Experience required: Fit. No trekking experience required.
Season: All year round, depending on the winter, shorter treks may be necessary, this will be decided by the guide.
Group size: Variable
Ratio: 1 Guide : 15 Pax

Description

Another fantastic trek is to access a 360° viewpoint via a less used trail in the national park. From here we can appreciate the valleys of Fitz Roy, Torre and Toro, the Patagonian steppe and the vast Lake Viedma. In the last stretch of the trail we will be walking in a completely different mountain terrain; where we can spot its typcial alpine flora, and if we can also search for marine fossils.

Itinerary

We leave El Chaltén on the footpath that heads towards Laguna Toro. Having walked for about an hour in ascent and crossed over small streams and through some ñires and lengas woods, we arrive at an exposed area with a picture postcard view of Mount Fitz Roy, Torre and Huemul.

We continue the hike across the Pampas, locally called “Pampa de las Carretas”. Then, we pass through various parts of the woods in which we will be able to hear a variety of birds, inviting us to discover and identify various species of birds that live here. On leaving the forest (about 1000masl) we start to walk across an alpine terrain, where delicate flowers growing in such an arid area won’t fail to surprise us. It can snow up here, even in the summer! In this section it is quite possible to find the remains of marine fossils such as ammonites and belemnites which are about 100 million years old.

In this last section we can also experience the Patagonian wind, which is just as much part of the trek!. We finally arrive at the viewpoint - nearly at 1500 masl. This spot offers an unconventional and unique view of the Torre and Fitz Roy massifs. After enjoying lunch with an unforgettable vista we return to El Chaltén

  • Programme details
  • Includes:
  • Mountain Guide(AAGM/EPGAMT-APN).
  • Doesn’t include:
  • Meals.
  • Personal kit:
  • Rucksack.
  • Water.
  • Snacks.
  • Warm layer.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Waterproof jacket.
  • Gloves.
  • Hat.
  • Sun-tan lotion.
  • Sturdy footwear.


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