Patagonia Trek September 2017
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- Thursday 14th September, 2017
- By Paul
Free Patagonia Trek Info Talk
When? Tuesday, September 19th @ 7pm
Guides and gear experts will be on hand to chat to on the night.
Earth’s Edge and the Ultimate Patagonia Trek
Located on the southern tip of South America spanning Argentina and Chile, Patagonia is one of the world’s best destinations for trekkers and climbers alike. Our trek in Patagonia is like no other as we take in the best of the region’s most stunning parks; Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina and Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. The two countries are split by the Great Patagonian Ice Cap, the second largest non-polar glaciated area in the world, after Antarctica.
Our 19-day expedition includes a total of 11 days trekking in Patagonia covering a total distance of 176km. We start off with three amazing day hikes from El Chaltén in Los Glaciares National Park, home to the famous peaks of Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy. Each day we complete challenging treks taking in the park’s most stunning locations, including Laguna Torre and Laguna De Los Tres, returning to the outpost town of El Chaltén each evening. It’s a special place steeped in climbing history and folklore. Apart from its infamous granite peaks, Argentinian Patagonia is home to beautiful glaciers, lakes, lenga forest and flower filled meadows.
After warming up in Argentina we move to Torres del Paine in Chile and complete the classic ‘O’ circuit around the Torres del Paine Massif. Although most companies offer the easier ‘W’ circuit, at Earth’s Edge we feel the more remote and complete circuit is a must! Highlights of the eight-day trekking circuit include walking along the remote northern region of the park, crossing the John Gardner Pass (1,200m) which offers stunning views of the Southern Patagonian Ice Cap, the French Valley and trekking to the base of the Torres Towers.
After completing the trek we have time to relax in El Calafate and visit the world famous Perito Moreno Glacier.
To see the full itinerary click here.
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