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Up To The Ice Fields

Country: Chile
City: Northern Patagonia
Duration: 7 Day(s) - 6 Night(s)
Tour Category: Trekking

Package Itinerary

The Patagonian Northern icecap is one of the World’s most beautiful places. We open this World to the public thanks to this program that leads you to the Heart of this white World with the option to climb Cerro Mocho or Cerro Cristal. This expedition is a nice challenge for trekkers and mountaineers who pretend to initiate to major grade expeditions in Patagonia. Located in front of our Eco lodge, this place is visited with excellent logistical support, with permanent communication with our base.
DAY 1: BALMACEDA /COIHAIQUE (IN) – ECO LODGE
Reception at Balmaceda airport. We follow the Austral road to Puerto Guadal. On the way, we visit “Villa Cerro Castillo”, wonderful plain dominated by the mountain that takes the same name. We have lunch in a Typical Patagón Restaurant, then we follow to Puerto Tranquilo and (if weather conditions allows it) we do a boat excursion to the “Marble Chapel" fantastic maze of caves drawn by the millenary waves of the lake. Arrival to Puerto Guadal. Welcome drinks and overnight in our Eco lodge at the shore of General Carrera Lake. (L,D)
DAY 2: ECO LODGE -LAGO LEONES-PUNTA CAMELLO
Early transfer to Leones valley. Trekking to the lake. We cross the lake with a zodiac. We climb (with charge) to Pta Camello camp. Nice trekking up hill into the rain forest and up the rocky edges among the mountains. Perfect panorama on the glaciers and the surrounding summits. (B,L,D)
DAY 3: PUNTA CAMELLO-CAMP ITALIANO
We cross Leones glacier towards the Icefield. The landscape becomes aerial and very impressive. We are just below the icefield and set our camp at Camp Italiano. (B,L,D)
DAY 4: CAMP ITALIANO-NORTHERN PATAGONIAN ICE FIELD -CAMP ITALIANO
We go up to the ice field by a pass located at the foot of the icy mountains like Cerro Cristal. The view opens on this extraordinary plateau of 110kms long and 45kms wide. The world’s most beautiful landscape for many people. Possibilities to climb of cerro Cristal or Mocho. Back to Italian camp. (B,L,D)
DAY 5: CAMP ITALIANO – PTA CAMELLO
Security day. Back to Pta Camello. Camp (B,L,D)
DAY 6: PTA CAMELLO - PUERTO LEON – ECO LODGE
Back to Puerto Leon. Lake crossing with zodiac and trekking back to valley Leones. Transfer to our Eco lodge. (B,L,D)
DAY 7: ECO LODGE – COIHAIQUE/BALMACEDA (OUT)
Transfer to Balmaceda/Coyhaique to connect with your return flight. (B,L)
PASSENGER EQUIPMENT LIST:
-Sleeping bag (Hyolophil recommended) + bivouac bag recommended -Very good glacier glasses
-1 big backpack (90l-120l) - Clothes for wet weather more than for cold weather -Trekking shoes
-Polarfleece + goretex trousers and jacket -ski goggles -polarfleece monk’s cloak -Therm-a-rest + survival blanket
-polyamid wind stopper gloves + goretex covergloves -cantine and/or thermos
- Telescopic ski poles with sharp extremity -Mountaineering harness (with regulation)- Snow Overboots (gaiters)
-Comfortable and good mountaineering plastic boots. (KOFLACH Arctis Expeditions or similar)
-1 technical ice axes: with hammer or normal -1 ice screw
LODGE will provide tents, ropes, radios, GPS, sleds, additional mountain gear, snowshoes, showels, etc..
Program Includes
- Transfers from and to Balmaceda or Coyhaique
- 02 nights in Lodge + 04 camp nights full board included (B:breakfast, L:lunch, D:dinner).
- Daily excursions detailed in the program
- Specialized bilingual guide English/Spanish (Other languages according to availability)
- Free use: HOT TUB, Sauna, Mountainbikes, and pedal boat.
Program does not include:
- CHARTER Flights,
- Drinks during restaurant meals
- Services not detailed in the program
- Tips
- Single Supplement
Price Shown on program regular departure Tuesday from November to April Min 3 People
PRIVATE DEPARTURES AS WELL every Tuesday from November to April
2 People3 People4 - 12 People221517651530

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