FROM EL CHALTEN; CAPRI LAGOON It
is a one and a half hour walk from El Chaltén up hill along a winding
trail with Mount Fitz Roy always on the left. The Lagoon is a beautiful
and colorful spot with a great variety of fowls. Camping is allowed.
According to weather conditions, there is an excellent view of the mountain
FITZ ROY: BLANCO RIVER BASE CAMPSITE
Returning down the trail that led to Capri Lagoon, you will find a sign
that shows the way to the base of Mount Fitz Roy. This road goes across
several streams. Before crossing Blanco River there is a turn off that
leads to the first campsite.
Nevertheless, Blanco River Campsite (only for mountain climbers) is the
ideal spot to experience a high mountain climbing atmosphere, and is across
The campsite is surrounded by mountains, woods and river and only an hour
from De los Tres Lagoon, the closest point to Fitz Roy which can be reached
on foot with no special gear.
If you continue along the left bank of Blanco River up to Electrico River
you will encounter another wonderful spot, Piedras Blancas Lagoon and
FITZ ROY: TORRE
LAGOON (LAGUNA TORRE) After
a three hour hike along different landscapes, you arrive at Torre Lagoon,
a really impressive spot. Camping is allowed at De Agostini Campsite,
an excellent place to relax.
Both glacier and mount Torre can be viewed from the lagoon.
There is also a trekking excursion on this glacier, worth considering.
DEL SALTO FALL From
El Chaltén, it is an hour hike along a flat well marked road. The
fall is off the road, to the left, in the midst of the forest and it pours
into a crystal clear stream.
FROM EL CHALTEN:
DEL DESIERTO LAKE (LAGO DEL DESIERTO) Del
Desierto Lake, is located north of El Chaltén along Route N°
23. It is an ideal alternative for a non conventional trip in contact
During the whole way, you follow the course of the De La Vueltas River
to your right and have a totally different view of Mount Fitz Roy on your
left, the north wall.
Further ahead, you cross the bridges over Blanco and Electro River and
continue on the west shore of Condor Lagoon.
FROM EL CHALTEN:
SAILING ON THE VIEDMA LAKE The
craft sails from Tunel Bay up to some rocks located at the front of the
Viedma Glaciers. Once on this site, passengers debark and trek shortly
along the glacier front, looking at ice caves while a guide explains the
features of the glaciers.
Back again on board, the sail towards de los Tempanos Bay, where passengers
lunch on shore and later return to Tunel Bay.
DAY 1 - Arrival to El Calafate Airport and
transfer to hotel. 03 nts of accommodation with breakfast
- Excursion to the incredible Perito Moreno Glacier
- Boat Excursion to Los Glaciares National Park to enjoy three amazing
glaciers: Upsala, Onelli and Spegazzini
- Transfer to airport
This is a basic program to visit El Calafate Area. Please visit our tour
list to see more tours combining this area and others place in Argentina