FULL DAY TOUR TO FITZ ROY
Departure from your hotel at 6.30 am towards the bus station where you will board the regular bus line that will take you to El Chaltén (without guide) travelling 220 kms mostly paved, in a trip that takes about 4 hours.
Upon arrival a guide will provide all the necessary information to walk around in the town and its nearby attractions at leisure.
El Chaltén is a tiny Andean town placed at the foothill of Mt. Fitz Roy (3.405 m) and Mt. Torre (3.102 m), both of which are preferred destinations by rock climbers from all over the world, because of the challenge that their steep walls pose to risk lovers. The town, declared the National Trekking Capital, was founded in 1985 and has at present a population that reaches 300 inhabitants and a developing tourist infraestructure.
We suggest some of the following circuits: trekking to Capri Lagoon (3 hs return), to Chorrillo del Salto cascade (2 hs), to Torre Lagoon (6 hs), to Laguna de los Tres (8 hrs) or take an optional tour by bus to Lago del Desierto ('Desert Lake') (6 hs aprox). Any of these circuits are ideal to get in touch with the majestic beauty of the surrounding peaks.
At 05.00 pm sharp you need to be back at the starting point for your return trip to El Calafate.
Arrive in El Calafate at about 09.30 pm.
Departures: Daily from November to March. Departure: 07.15 hs / Return: 17.30 hs (Arrival at: 21.30hs)
Trip length: 4 hs.
Tour length: 16 hs.
We can arrange the additional tours for you at extra cost
GENERAL INFORMATION ON FITZ ROY MOUNTAIN
Fitz Roy Mountain (Cerro Fitz Roy) is located in Parque National Los Glaciares that covers an area of 6,000.000 sq km of mountains, glaciers and lakes in the Santa Cruz Province in the south of Argentina.
The park is situated in the part of the land known as Patagonia. Most of the park is inaccessible for visitors, except for 2 areas - the Fitz Roy area near the twon of Chalten, and the Perito Moreno region.
The national park was declared in 1981 as a world heritage site by UNESCO.