Cerro Torre Base Camp. 3 days.

  • From 2 to 5 people.
  • October till April. 

This national park counts with two of the most incredible mountain cords of the world, Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy. What we offer with this program is to give you the opportunity to enter between these two gigantic massifs, and to have the possibility of enjoying, from an unique place, by walking on glaciers, the west face of the Fitz Roy massif ; and even closer the east face of Cerro Torre.

All these surrounded by an indescribable Glacier geography.
Previous mountaineering experience or with the use of crampons is required. The long journeys on the glacier although will require good physical condition. This is an easy hike compared to other itineraries, and it still gets you to one of the most important points in this park. 

 

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 Insurence. 

NOT INCLUDED.

  • Bus from El Chalten to El Calafate.
  • Hotel.
  • Personal Equipment (boots, backpack, sleeping bag, etc). You can rent this equipment. Let us know if you need any of these items. You get a 30% discount by hiring our services.
  • Additional Porters.
  • Tips.
  • Non specified in this program. 

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT

 50-60lt backpack .
 3 pair of socks.
 Sleeping bag -5 o 0 confort.
 Mattress.
 Bottle.
 Thermic underwear.
 Fleece.
 Waterproof jacket ( Gore-tex).
 Down or insulated jacket.
 Poles.
 Sunglasses.
 Sun protection.
 Softshell or hiking pants.
 Waterproof over pants (Gore-tex).
 Gloves(2 pairs).
 Beanie.
 Personal higiene kit.
 Buff.
 Hiking boots. 
 Headlamp with extra bateries.
 Swiss Knife.

 

Additional Information

Difficulty
Hard. A lot of Hiking experience.
Backpack weight
15kg aprox.

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DAY 1: CHALTEN - NIPONINO

We will meet in the morning with the guide and check the equipment. We begin the way overcoming the Valley of the River Fitz Roy for 2:30 hs, until we arrive at its source. There we put on our harness to cross it on a zip line. Then, by a glacial moraine and through a forest of Lenga, we walk to the largest glacier, where we put on crampons. We will continue to the valley formed by the Cerro Torre and Cerro Fitz Roy. After 5 hours we will arrive onto the famous base camp “NiPoNiNo”, where we will set camp, dine, and if we have some time left, hike around carrying only a light backpack.

All meals included. Duration: 8-9hs Elevation: 500mts.

DAY 2: CERRO TORRE BASE CAMP

We will have breakfast, and leave the camp armed. With a light backpack we will head north this amazing valley. Hiking on the glacier, with Mount Fitz Roy on our right and Cerro Torre on our left side, we will appreciate their greatness and real size. It ́s a wild view, surrounded gigantic walls with glaciers sliding under them.

All meals included. Duration: 5-7hs

DAY 3: NIPONINO- EL CHALTEN.

Break camp and begin the return to Chalten. On the way we will cross the Grande Glacier. After that we will return the same way we entered the glacier, up to the village.

Breakfast and Lunch. Duration: 9-10 hs Elevation: 500mts. 

Highlights

Cerro Torre.

Grande Glacier.

Torre Glacier.

Torre Lake.

El Chalten.

Fitz Roy.

Route

  1. El Chaltén
  2. Niponino
  3. Niponino