Trip Number:  
1807

Title:        
TREKKING PATAGONIA -- CHILE AND ARGENTINA 

Dates:        
Mar. 3-18, 2018

Price:        
$3,450

First Publication: 1705            Last Publication: 1802


Web Instructions: Feb17, trekking 


Web Notice:

Join us on a spectacular 15-day adventure to remote southern Patagonia,
land of superlatives -- majestic pinnacle peaks, immense glaciers,
fierce winds and exotic animals. Explore some of South America's finest
national parks including the Los Glaciares National Park, home to some
of the world's most stunning ice formations, and Torres del Paine
National Park famous for its granite pillars, lakes and mountains.
Patagonia is the geographical region that lies at the southernmost tip
of South America, lying in both Chile and Argentina. Patagonia has a
well-deserved reputation for outstanding natural and scenic beauty.
Spectacular treks will lead us to iconic massifs: Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre,
Cuernos and Torres del Paine, and other dramatic sights. Join us on this
exciting adventure to see jagged peaks, massive glaciers, icebergs,
blue-green lakes and much more. A combination of day hikes, backpack
with full-service backcountry refugios, and guided tours will provide us
a unique opportunity to experience this rugged and beautiful area. Our
adventure will begin in El Calafate, Argentina where we will visit the
Laguna Nimez Bird Sanctuary and tour the Perito Moreno Glacier. There
will be day hikes around the Monte Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre areas, and a
guided ice trek adventure on Viedma Glacier. We will be doing a hut to
hut backpack of the famed "W" trek in Torres del Paine National Park,
where we will take a scenic catamaran, hike along tranquil lakes, views
of Grey Glacier and jagged granite peaks. This trip is designed for
experienced hikers and several of the days are long (up to 15 miles) and
strenuous. You must be able to hike for up to 8 hours a day, not
counting breaks, at a moderate pace, with moderate elevation gains (not
higher than 3,000 feet), while carrying enough equipment to keep you
safe in the event of bad weather or injury. The accommodations provided
on this trip are a mix of small hotels, hostels, & backcountry
full-service huts (called refugios). Price is $3,450, which includes
accommodations, local ground transportation, guides in some of the
parks, some meals, guided ice trek, and Milodon Cave tour. Airfare is
not included.

Info Tag:

For details contact L Sarah Keats, slkski@gmail.com; L Rami Haddad,
mcccxxv@me.com.

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