El Chaltén - Cerro Fitzroy and Cerro Torre

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Description

Patagonia is a hiker’s paradise; impressive granite towers form a skyline of jagged peaks, milky-blue water roars below in rivers that carry lonely icebergs calved from imposing glaciers.

Patagonia is so unspoiled, hikers can even drink water directly from rushing streams.

It’s that pristine! This itinerary features the two best-known hikes in the region: the four day W-Trek in Torres del Paine and a two day trek to see Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre in El Chaltén.

In between, you will see the Perito Moreno Glacier in El Calafate.

Pygmy Elephant covers your transfers, hotels, refugios, 12 meals, a guided ice hike on Perito Moreno Glacier and planning for your self-guided hikes in Torres del Paine and El Chaltén. El Chaltén is often considered the trekking capital of Argentina, but it was originally designed to define the borders of Argentina.

The town provides fantastic access to hiking trails, Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy.

In stark contrast to El Calafate, the town is more remote and has a frontier feel to it.

Still, well, there is an eclectic mix of travelers and locals in the area. www.pygmy-elephant.com