Please note there is a minimum of two participants required to run the trip. Other unforeseen events, such as extremely poor weather, may delay the trip. If there is not enough snow or other unforeseen conditions beyond Mountaineering Patagonia's control, the trip may be cancelled. Please wait for confirmation from Mountaineering Patagonia before booking your flights.
Plan to fly to Buenos Aires and connect to El Calafate Airport (FTE). Please note you'll be responsible for booking your own international airfare to Argentina.
In El Chaltén you'll be staying in double occupancy hotels or rented apartment rooms. On Days 4 and 5 you'll have a double occupancy tent at Poincenot.
A single supplement option is available for $300 during your nights in El Chaltén. Private accommodations are not available for the two nights in camping tents.
Each travel group will be from 2 to 4 guests, with at least one experienced guide.
It's very important to have ski touring experience and have excellent physical fitness for this trip. Many times during this trip you'll be walking and carrying your own skis.
This trip includes two breakfasts, three packed lunches, and two dinners on Days 4 and 5 (camping days). Dinners in town are not included and pack lunches on all other days can be provided for an additional fee.
For included meals, the following will be provided:
Breakfast: coffee, tea, milk, muesli (cereal), cookies
Pack lunch: cereal bars, trail mix, chocolate, alfajor (sweets), bread, crackers, assorted cheeses, and cold meats
Snacks: Peanuts, crackers, olives or other small fruits
Dinner: Instant soup, pasta, risotto, or stew (in some cases, could be dehydrated or freeze dry meals)
Dessert: chocolate bonbons, herbal tea
Plan to bring about $300-$400 for meals that are not included, items not included in the trip cost, souvenirs, gratuities, and other personal expenses.
Personal equipment required:
Backpacks (30 and 45 liters)
Sleeping bag (-4 F) and sleeping mattress (Therm-a-Rest recommended)
Water bottle and small thermos flask
Merino or synthetic base layers
Mid-layer fleece & windbreaker
Down or synthetic hooded jacket
2 pairs of gloves
Warm hat and buff
Waterproof pants and jacket (Gore-Tex)
Lens and goggles
Sunblock and lip protection
Ski touring set: skis, skins, boots, ski crampons, collapsible poles
Crampons and ice axe*
Harness and helmet
Safety avalanche set: shovel, beacon, probe
*Note: If you need to rent any climbing equipment, please let Mountaineering Patagonia know in advance.
Travel insurance and rescue insurance is required for this adventure. It 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.
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