Day 1. Buenos Aires

Arrival and transfer to your hotel.

Day 2. El Calafate Airport - Calafate - (Breakfast & dinner)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to El Calafate.
Reception at El Calafate airport and bus transfer to El Chalten. The guides will make a presentation and an informative briefing to introduce the passengers to the Continental Ice Field characteristics and the program's details. They will provide information on the equipment and some details about how to use it. Lodgingat Hostel.

Day 3. Marconi Glacier

Trekking to the Marconi Glacier base, approximately a three hourtrek. Altitudedifference: 300mts. Lodging in campsite

Days 4. Paso Marconi

Trekking through the Marconi Glacier (1500mts) up to Paso Marconi. This is a full glacier trekking day. We will use crampons and ropes if the weather requires it. Fabulous panoramic view of the interior of the glacier and the mountains of this area. 6-7 hours trekking. Lodging at campsite over the Continental Ice.

Days 5. Circo de los Altares

Trekking on the Continental Ice to the "Circo de losAltares", at the base of the legendary west face of the Torre Hill. Snowshoes will be used. 6 hours trekking. Lodging at campsite over the Continental Ice.

Days 6. Circo de los Altares

Enjoy the "Circo de losAltares", view of the west faces of the Fitz Roy and Torre Hills. Lodgingat the campsiteover the Continental Ice.

Day 7. Esquires Lagoon - Viedma Glacier

Trekking to the Esquies lagoon, and exit of the Continental Ice lateral border of the Viedma Glacier. If weather conditions are very hard, we will have to continue for two hours more to the "Paso Del Viento" refuge. 7 hours trekking (to the Esquies lagoon) Lodging at campsite.

Day 8. Paso del Viento

Trekking going over the "Paso del Viento"(1550mts) with the fabulous view to the Toro Lagoon, crossing the terminal tongue of the Tunnel Glacier and the river with the same name. 6-7 hours trekking to arrive to the forest where we will camp. Lodgingatthe campsite.

Day 9. El Chaten

Trekking to El Chalten and crossing of the "Loma del PliegueTumbado". Lodging at the hostel.

Day 9/10/11

Days in reserve.

Day 12

Breakfast and transfer to El Calafate.
End of services

Our Price Includes:
  • Included Services: Certified Mountain Guide from AAGMMountain Guide Argentina Association.
  • Tents and Camping equipment.
  • Provision of snowshoes, crampons, harness, ropes all other necessary security devices.
  • All the meals and lodgesdetailed in the program.
  • Flight tickets: Buenos Aires - El Calafate -Buenos Aires
  • Security: The trip doesn't include medical assistance. The guides will carry a basic first-aid kit along the walks and VHF communication equipment for any emergency that may take place.
  • Transports: Transports will be done combining private and regular services
  • All the equipment will be transported and the passengers are expected to carry their own luggage, including their sleeping bags and insulating mattresses.
    When a private group, we are able to provide porterage services and carry passenger's personal belongings up to 8 kilograms each.
  • More Explanations
    The Operator retains the right to change the itinerary or to suspend some of the activities when some climatic cause or other cause of justifies it in favor of the security of each member of the group.
    The reserve days will be used in bad climatic conditions inside the ice camp. If the climate conditions are really good, the reserves days will be use to enjoy each part of the crossing.
  • No previous technical experience with crampons or snowshoes is necessary.
    Butit's necessarypreviousexperience in trekking and campsite

List of Equipment and clothing you should bring
  • Backpack 70/85 litres capacity,
  • Sleeping bag, duvet, for -20°C,
  • Sleeping pad (therm-a-rest type recommended),
  • Interior synthetic clothes (polypropylene, lifa or capilene): 1 long-sleeved shirt, 1 long pants,
  • 1 cotton t-shirt,
  • 1 pants of polar fibre,
  • 1 polar fibre jacket or coat,
  • Goretex jacket with hood or similar,
  • Goretex shell pants with full-length sided zippers,
  • 1 pair of gaiters,
  • 2 pairs of wool or synthetic mittens,
  • Waterproof mitten shells (goretex or similar),
  • 1 pair of thin synthetic gloves,
  • 2 pairs of thick synthetic socks, polar fiber or wool,
  • 2 pairs of synthetic liner thin socks,
  • Ski sticks, telescopictype,
  • Thin scarf or handkerchief for your neck,
  • Balaclava of wool or polar fibre,
  • Cap of wool or polar fibre,
  • Sunglasses with UV filter for high solar radiation,
  • Snowgoggles,
  • Sun protector cream for skin (factor 30) and for lips (balm),
  • Thermoorplasticbottle,
  • Wide adhesive tape (cloth athletic),
  • Personal hygiene kit,
  • Swiss Army knife, Victorinox or similar,
Headlamp (miners type, like Petzl) with batteries. Our price does not include:
  • Medical and Life Insurance.
  • Tips.
  • Services not detailed in the program.

For current availability contact us at and we will send you the relevant trip dossier along with a 90 day fixed quote, terms and conditions. Please bear in mind that significant price reductions are available for groups.