El Calafate, El Chalten, Perito Moreno Glacier, Torres Del Paine National Park, W Trek, Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego (Land of Fire)
21Jan - 10Feb 2015
Patagonia, which is located in Chile, and Argentina, has been my dream for a long time. And now, I have set my mind to do the trek there for next year !! JUST DO IT....
Parque Nacional Torres Del Paines home to what is undoubtedly some of the most spectacular scenery in all of Patagonia, if not all of South America. Rising up high above the Patagonia steppe are the 3 impressive granite towers that give the park its name, surrounded by towering mountain peaks, the most famous of which are Los Cuernos and Paine Grande.. This park, has shimmering lakes, sparkling glaciers and cascading waterfalls, and it is also an important habitat for a wide variety of wildlife including the Patagonian rhea and guanaco, as well as flamingoes, condors and other birds.
This is the classic trek in the Patagonia area, but the maximum altitude reached is only about 1,000 m, and thus most of the people will not have any issue with the mountain sickness. You will walk into the Glacier Grey, French Valley and Los Cuernos ... The best that you can see in the Patagonia with this trek.
Perito Moreno Glacier
We will make our way to this stunning glacier from El Calafate, a little town on the shore of Lago (Lake) Argentino.
Tierra Del Fuego (Land of Fire)
This is a large island separated from mainland South America by the Magellan Straits. Most of the island belongs to Chile, but 30% of the archipelago is in Argentina, including Argentina's southernmost town - Ushuaia. This is Patagonia at its most remote, with a landscape of windswept plains, forests and swamplands, home to rheas, condors, buzzard eagles, seals and sea lions, all of which thrive in these conditions.
Budget - $9k
Including Return flight to Argentina, and 2 domestic flights,
trek arrangement, hostel//camping, meals on trek, optional activities
Required to walk 5-8 hours a day for the W Trek, with your own pack - 7kg for 5 days.
A few of us are confirmed on going for this trip. A male traveller is wanted to join us, but all other females are welcome to join us.
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