PATAGONIA SOUTH ICE FIELD ITINERARY
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DAY 1: ARRIVAL TO EL CHALTÉN
Regular bus to Chalten. Once in Chalten our guide will accomodate in our hotel. Dinner not included. In Chalten, there are several restaurants with all kind of international menus.

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DAY 2: CHALTEN – LOS GLACIARES NATIONAL PARK
After our breakfast in our hostel in Chalten, we drive to río Eléctrico, located 15 kilometers from Chalten. Here is where we start our trek through a beech forest trees like Lengas and Coihue, after 3 hours walking go into a glacier rock valley, cross Pollone river and then walk at one side of Lago Electrico we arrive at “la Playita”, place for our camping. Set up our tents. Snack and dinner.
Total 6 hours..

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DAY 3: EDUARDO GARCIA SOTO REFUGE (ICE FIELD)
Breakfast. Today we goes over the Glacier. Ropes and crampons ready to use in our first day walking on the ice. We will hike up the Marconi glacier to arrive at the big plateau of the Ice Field. Along the day we will discover Fitz Roy peak, Piergiorgio, Pollone and finally arrive at the ice cap with a vast view of all this white /mountain landscape. Night at Refugio Garcia Soto (Chilean side of the ice pack). Snack and dinner.

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DAY 4: CIRCO DE LOS ALTARES
Breakfast. Today we will use our snow shoes. Walking south near Fitz Roy massif until arrive at valley of Circo de los Altares. This is a place surrounded by craggy mountains. Great view of Cerro Torre and his magnificent snow cover at top. Set up our camp. Snack and dinner.
Total 5-6 hours.

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DAY 5: LAGUNA FERRARI CAMP
Breakfast. Today, we continue our trip towards south, over the glacier and besides Fitz Roy massif. Spectacular day in a clear day conditions. We walk with our snow shoes for over 4 hours until arrive at Viedma moraine. Here we will take off our snow equipment and take our regular trekking shoes and continue until Laguna Ferrari. Set up our camp. Snack and dinner.
Total 6 hours

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DAY 6: RÍO TUNEL CAMP
Breakfast. From Laguna Ferrari we hike up until altitude of 1.500m, to reach the mountain pass. Here is our exit gate of Southern Ice Field valley, here is Paso del Viento (mountain pass), continue down and cross Tunel River. After that, we continue our trek down until a Nothofagus forest. Set up our camp sheltered by trees. Snack and dinner.
Total 6-7 hours..

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DAY 7: EL CHALTÉN
Breakfast. From our camp we start our last trek day to arrive at our starting point, El Chalten. Six hours walk crossing forest and typical Patagonian fields (Pampas). Arrive at our cozy room. Dinner not included.
Total 6 hours.hr]

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DAY 8-9: RESERVE DAYS
We reserve two days in case of bad weather.
If we arrive at day 8 at Chalten without using extra days, extra hotel nights and meals in Chalten are not include in our itinerary.

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DAY 10: CHALTEN – CALAFATE /PUERTO NATALES
Breakfast at the hotel. 8:00am, regular bus to El Calafate or Puerto Natales (Chile).