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The Fitzroy Mountains are dramatic peaks located at the northern end of Los Glaciares National Park. From a base in the frontier town of El Chalten, there are excellent trekking trails around the mountains, in particular to the base camps of Cerro Fitz Roy (3441m) and Cerro Torre (3102m). From the base camps, the views of these peaks, which attract international climbers, are spectacular and often shrouded in cloud. Laguna de los Tres is also an excellent destination, where the three main peaks of the range are reflected in the waters of the glacial lake. El Chalten is also a good base to explore the nearby glaciers, in particular the Viedma Glacier reached by a boat trip across Lake Viedma. Here you can don crampons for a trek across the surreal ice-scapes of the glacier and for the adventurous, grab a couple of ice-picks and attempt to climb a sheer wall of ice on the glacier.


UNESCO World Heritage Site

Location: Argentina

Fitzroy Mountains

Travel to Fitzroy Mountains

Organised group tours: The following tours for Fitzroy Mountains are available:


Details and Booking

Tour Map of Fitzroy and Torres del Paine

Fitzroy and Torres del Paine

£3289

excl. flights

15 days

Fitzroy and Torres del Paine

Join us on a hiking trip to Patagonia, walking through the glaciers and peaks of the stunning mountain areas of Fitzroy and Torres del Paine. Trek through the lake region below the impressive Mount Fitzroy, and hike the famous 'W Circuit' from Lago Grey to Las Torres for views of the iconic Paine Towers. En route we explore Perito Moreno Glacier and discover the fascinating city of Buenos Aires.


Details and Booking

Spires and Ice, Trek Patagonia's Fitzroy & Paine

£3295

excl. flights

13 days

With over 200 holidays to choose from, KE Adventure Travel has one of the very best collections of trekking and walking holidays worldwide. Graded on a scale from 1 to 12, we have holidays to suit everyone. Our tougher treks are likely to involve multi-day hikes through wilderness regions, with porter support and tented accommodation. Whilst at the other end of the scale, our softer walking holidays are more likely to be hotel or lodge-based with a day-walk format and an emphasis on uncovering the area's history, culture and cuisine. From our earliest days we've developed a range of treks that include celebrated classics such as Peru's Inca Trail trek, the ascent of Tanzania's Kilimanjaro and the ever popular Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal. Alongside these, we have always made it a priority to seek out distinctive and unique itineraries in less familiar areas such as Armenia, Cameroon, Madagascar and Burma. Whichever of our trekking or walking holidays you choose to undertake, you can be sure you'll enjoy breaking out of your day-to-day routine and exploring exotic landscapes on foot, with the chance to experience different cultures.

Spires and Ice, Trek Patagonia's Fitzroy & Paine

Southern Patagonia presents a veritable wilderness of huge glaciers and awe-inspiring granite peaks, the most famous of which are the Torres del Paine and Cerro Fitz Roy. Our popular itinerary accesses all of the best viewpoints, without the need for sustained multi-day trekking or backpacking. Throughout the trip, we make use of comfortable fixed camps with excellent facilities, including hot showers. We begin our adventure with a 6-day exploration of the Paine region, including excursions to Lago Grey and Lago Pehoe and day-walks up to the base of the majestic rock towers. Transferring to Argentina's Los Glaciares National Park, we stop-off at the unmissable and extremely impressive Perito Moreno Glacier. Then, 3 days of trekking will enable us to seek out the best views of Cerro Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre. This is your chance to experience one of the wildest and most spectacular corners of the world.

Further Exploration for Fitzroy Mountains

Footprint Patagonia

Patagonia

Oct 2009 (3rd ed.), 416 pages

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Trekking in the Patagonian Andes

Sep 2009 (4th ed.), 284 pages

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