High Andes of Patagonia

FROM £ 3898

This is a set departure trip offered on the following dates:

18 Nov – 05 Dec 2019
09 Mar – 26 Mar 2020

How to book

High Places are well established in Patagonia. We have worked with our long time colleagues based in El Chalten and Santiago since (we can hardly believe it) 1990.

On this Patagonia trek we cover two of the most magnificent mountain areas in the world: Las Torres del Paine – the Towers of Paine (Chile) and the Fitzroy Massif in Los Glaciares National Park (Argentina).

Dwarfed by granite cliffs and spires rising 2600 metres above us we first make a five day trek around lakes, through native beech forests and over bare mountainsides. At one time we also across a glacier between the magnificent Cerro Torre and Cerro Fitzroy range. The trek ends on a high viewpoint over the Patagonian ice cap, the largest continental ice field outside of the Poles.

Next into Chile and the Paine National Park, best known for its vertical granite marvels. We trek the ‘W’ trail with hiking forays up the spectacular side valleys – Ascensio, Frances and Grey – for close up views of some of the wildest scenery in South America.

This trip is 18 days ex El Calafate. The first and last days here refer to the days of arrival and departure from Calafate and may not be the days you depart from or arrive back home. Note that the flights to and from El Calafate are not included and should be arranged in conjunction with your international flights.

Extend your adventure by joining our Volcanoes & Patagonia trip.


Big country, uncertain weather but incredible mountains! Some long days (7+ hours) but without altitude or big climbs. Supported camps – carry sleeping bag – not tents – on 6 days


“The final trek into the wilderness around the Patagonia ice cap and all the excursions onto the glaciers.”

H.C., High Andes of Patagonia

“At 64 I wondered if I’d make the trip – it went really well and I will never forget the stunning scenery, the exciting tyrolean traverses and stream crossings and the general wildness of the area.”

D.S., High Andes of Patagonia

  • Trip was fantastic …we really enjoyed ourselves, got to Paso del Viento, clear and 5 knots – could see forever on (ice) plateau! Graeme.
Argentina: Guesthouse in El Calafate (4 nights), Fitzroy private valley camp (2 nights), supported Fizroy mountain camps (4 nights), El Chalten lodge (1 night). Chile: Puerto Natales (1 night), supported Paine mountain camps with meals in refugios (5 nights). Paine lodge sleeping options subject to availability, add approx US$40pp/night.
Set Departure - 18 Nov - 05 Dec 2019 | 09 Mar - 26 Mar 2020

What is included in the price?

  • Accommodation (Hotels/Lodges in towns, camping on trek)
  • Transfers (All transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary)
  • Meals (Most meals except in main towns - see BLD in trip notes)
  • Guide (English speaking local guide)

What is not included in the price?

  • International flights to Buenos Aires or onward flights to El Calafate

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