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Trekking, Grade 4

Nesting amoungst the largest glaciated area in the temperate world, Chalten with its 50 inhabitants was the original name given to the mighty Fitzroy Mountain by the Tehuelchain Indians. Chalten, meaning "Smoking Mouintain" was consided sacred by the Tahuelches Indians, and because of the affect of the wind and the clouds near the summit was mistaken for a volcano. Now Mt. Fitzroy is considered to be one of the most beautiful, and respected in the World.

This adventure is essentially the same as our 22-day Patagonia and Tierra Del Fuego programme, but finishes with 2 day trips, walking in The Los Galciers National Park. Using a lodge in the village of Chalten, we walk up to the base camps of Cerro Torre and Mt. Fitroy.


Day 1 Sydney to Buenos Aires.
Day 2 Fly to Bariloche.
Day 3 Day walk up Cerro Lopez.
Day 4 Fly to Buenos Aires.
Day 5 Fly to Ushuaia.
Day 6-8 Trekking.
Day 9 Fly to Rio Gallegos, fly to Buenos Aires.
Day 10 Cruise in Last Hope Sound.
Day 11-14 Trekking. Day 15 Bus to Calafate.
Day 16 Perito Moreno Glacier.
Day 17 Bus to Chalten.
Day 18-19 Trekking.
Day 20 Bus to Calafate.
Day 21 Bus to Rio Gallegos, Fly to Buenos Aires. Fly to Sydney.
Day 22 Arrive Sydney.

Joining Sydney - 22 days
2000 : 30 Nov - 21 Dec
2000/01 : 28 Dec - 18 Jan
2001 : 01 Dec - 22 Dec
2001/02 : 27 Dec - 17 Jan
Cost : $5,869

Land Only Cost : $3,815
Join tour in Buenos Aires, Day 1;
Finish in Buenos Aires, Day 21.
Does not include local flights.


OGaucho, Patagonia.
Torres del Paine National Park, sounthern Chile.
Walking to our base camp in Torres del Pain National Park.