Paso del Viento. 3 days.

 

  •  From 2 to 8 people.
  • October till April. 
  • There are not established open dates for this program. If you are 2 or more please send us an email an we can open one for you.

With this program Patagonia Hikes gives you the possibility of, in alone 3 days and with a moderate technical difficulty, to experience places in which few people have been, and to appreciate from Paso del Viento part of the Southern Patagonian Ice field, the Viedma Glacier and the Mariano Moreno Cord, all these unique places that are so hard to see in a different and easy way. You don’t need prior experience in mountaineering, but yes a good physical condition, since the ascent to the Paso del Viento presents a considerable ascent. 

INCLUDED

  • Mountain Guide.
  • 1 Assistant every 3 people.
  • Equipment for river crossing.
  • 4 season Tents (Mountain Hardwear) and cooking set.  Meals during the trip.
  • VHF Radio.
  • GPS.
  • First Aid Kit.
  • Personal Accident insurance.

NOT INCLUDED.

  • Bus to El Calafate.
  • Personal Equipment.
  • Additional Porters.
  • Non specified in this program.
  • Transport from El Calafate.

  • Hotel in El Chaltén.

  • Tips. 

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT REQUIRED.

  •  Backpack 60-70l.
  •  3 pair of socks.
  •  Shoes for wading.
  •  Sleeping Bag down or synthetic -15o.
  •  Mattress.
  •  1L Bottle.
  •  Syntethic underwear.
  •  2 fleeces or similar.
  •  Waterproof Jacket (Gore-tex or similar).
  •  Down Jacket or similar.
  •  Hiking poles.
  •  Sunglasses with UV protection.
  •  Sun block.
  •  Waterproof Overpant (Gore-tex or similar).  Gloves (2 pairs).
  •  Cup or similar.
  •  Hiking Boots. 

 

Additional Information

Difficulty
Intermediate. Very Good Condition.
Backpack weight
15kg aprox.

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DAY 1: Meeting with the guide. Hostel Included. 

DAY 2: El CHALTEN –TORO CAMP 

Meeting with the Guide in the morning; debrief about the details of the program and check
of the gear. We ́ll start the trek at noon from El Chalten, and hike towards Laguna (lagoon) Toro, passing by the Pliegue Tumbado.
Box Lunch and dinner.
Duration: 6 hs
Elevation: 700 mts.

DAY 3: TORO CAMP - PASO DEL VIENTO – TORO CAMP

After breakfast, and a 30-40 minutes of hiking, we will cross the Rio (river) Tunel, either by wading through the river or using a fixed cable and harnesses, this will depend on both, the conditions and the guides decision. We will continue the ascent towards Paso del Viento. The main part of the ascent is on trails, moraines and the Túnel Glacier. From here we will appreciate a part of the Patagonian Ice Field, the nascent of Glaciar Viedma, and Cerro Mariano Moreno amongst others. We finish our hike and head back to Toro Camp.

All meals.
Duration: 6-7 hs
Elevation: 900 mts en ascent. 400 mts en descent.

DÍA 4: TORO – EL CHALTÉN

The third day we will return through the Tunel river Valley, where we will be able to see with surprise the distant point where we were the previous day. We will pass through La Loma del Pliegue Tumbado, where we will be able to see the Lake Viedma and the Fitz Roy massif. Later we arrive to town to enjoy a deserved feast after the success of the excursion!

Breakfast and Lunch. Duration: 6 hs. 

Highlights

  • El Chalten
  • Paso del Viento.
  • Viedma Glacier.
  • Bahia Tunel.
  • Southern Icefield.

 

Route

  1. El Chaltén
  2. Toro
  3. Paso del Viento