- 7 days walking (carrying own bag point to point)
- Good fitness required
- Altitude maximum 900m, average 200m
5 nights hotels, 3 nights Refugios (dormitories), 2 nights camping, 2 nights estancia (shared rooms)
All breakfasts, 9 lunches and 7 dinners included.
Activity Level: 5 (Challenging). Please see the introductory pages of the trekking holidays brochure or our website for more important information on classification and grading. This is a trek where it is preferable to have experience of long walks in varied and irregular terrain.
The walking is not dangerous or technically difficult, but you must be a confident walker with a good level of fitness in order to manage the sections of ascent and long duration of the treks, combined with carrying your backpack on most days.
Due to the unpredictability of the climate in southern Patagonia, you will need to be prepared for walking in all conditions, as the weather can change extremely rapidly, making clothing and footwear choices important. There is a rest day scheduled in to the itinerary for the day in El Chalten, and the last few days will involve less intense walking in the Lago San Martin area, but otherwise it is quite a trekking-heavy itinerary.
Should you wish to do a glacier ice trek, then you will have the opportunity to book this locally on the free day and travel with a local tour company to the nearby Viedma Glacier. You would be provided with crampons and given safety instructions and guidance. The regions we visit on the trip are very remote and you should be prepared to spend time in areas where facilities and services are limited.
Roads are mostly unpaved and although well-maintained they can be bumpy and dusty.
Normal group size and age
Normally 6 to 16, plus leader. Minimum age 18.
This trip can also be extended to visit the magnificent Iguazu falls, which lie in the far north of Argentina on the border with Brazil.
The vast majority of Exodus adventures are adult group holidays. Groups are always small in size. We strongly believe that this adherence to small groups means a better experience for all; more time with your guide, less waiting around and a reduced impact on the communities and environments visited.
Each group is generally made up of like-minded travellers - with singles, couples and friends all joining in together. All these trips are suitable for single travellers, but if you prefer to travel with clients booking individually, please see our Solo Departures page.
Fitness is important and you may have to improve yours before departure. Most treks at this grade compare to extended walking in mountainous terrain such as the Lakes of Snowdonia, but usually at significantly higher altitudes; climate and remoteness can also play a part. Previous trekking experience is desirable, but not vital if you are confident of your physical condition.
Exodus is always looking to improve our current itineraries and to offer something different. With many new trips this year, there is something unique and different to try every year.
Walking & Trekking: Trips are wholly trekking-focused or simply include a significant number of walking days during the itinerary.
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