This is how Jules Verne described Patagonia in his unforgettable book “The Children of Captain Grant”: “The Argentinian pampas stretch from 29 to 40 southern latitude. “Pampas” is an Araucanian word meaning “a plain of grass”. This kind of name is the best to go with this place. Mimosa bushes in its western part and magnificent long grass in its eastern part give it a special look. All these plants penetrate with their roots deep into the earth under which there's a layer of red and yellow clay and sandy soil. The American pampas is a very special geographical phenomenon just like the savannas of the Lake District or the Siberian steppes. It is typical for the continental climate of pampas to have more severe winters and more sultry summers than in the province of Buenos Aires.”
The most beautiful places of this planet are probably here, exactly on our route. Fitz Roy, glowing in the morning light, ice lagoons, with huge turquoise pieces of ancient ice-house, floating in their untroubled waters… Impenetrable acacia bushes burning with autumn fire, and the Chile Cuernos Mountains, standing upright, cutting up with their sharp blades the glorious morning clouds dashing straight into their faces… Words are not enough to describe this! And this is really almost unbelievable… For decades, or maybe even for centuries, the bravest romantic travellers dared to just give a sigh while reading again and again the novel by Jules Verne, whispering and chanting this frightening but still attractive and magnificent word: PA-TA-GO-NI-A.
Autumn is definitely the most amazing time in Patagonia, especially in the area of the iconic Fitz Roy. In the middle of April forests beneath Fitz Roy turn into colorful painting. Red colors mix with orange and green.
The journey will be organized in the maximum comfortable way possible. We will camp in our private camping ground with tents, kitchen and toilet. You will always have hot water, tea and coffee. There is no need to carry camping gear up the trail as our guides and porters will arrange everything for us, including warm sleeping bags. We have 2 professional local mountain guides and 1 professional photography guide in the crew. You also can rent porter per 1 or per 2 persons, (20 kg maximum) which will help you to carry your gear from hotel to camp.
The 2nd part of the trip we will spend in Chilie probably at the most beatiful lake in the world Pehoe. We will spend there 3 nights. All locations are avalable by the car and the most long hike is not longer than 1,5km.
The hike is easy by the well marked prepared trail.
2nd day we have ascend 200 m from the village, per 10 km of hike. Our guides will have a very slow pace, and we can make travel shots on the way to the camp.
All beautiful locations are within 5-30 minutes easy hike from the camp almost without climbing. The 5th day we ascend 300 m of 8 km hike to the Poinsenot from El Chalten.
The difficulty of staying at camping could be also with low temperatures. If you did not get used to sleep in tents with 0 C outside, please bring your own very warm sleeping bag (-5 -10 C comfort).
Weather conditions may be very unstable, Patagonia is famous for its ever-changing weather. So please prepare for the worst conditions possible as temperature drop to minus 5 in the night (in average it’s +10 at the daytime and 0 C in the night). Snow and rain is possible, so good shoes, waterproof pants and jacket are essential. Down jacket, gloves, hat are essential as well.