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What you need to know

Patagonia is one of the wildest and most rugged regions in the world. It is a combination of endless yellow steppes, breathtaking mountain scenery – among them the internationally famous Fitz Roy and Torre Hills, of countless glaciers tumbling from the Patagonian continental ice towards the gigantic lakes in front of the Andes shining in green and blue tones, very particular fauna of the region, and finally of immense solitary and isolated estancias in the steppe. The intense colors, the crystalline air, the endless distances, the still virgin nature, and of course also the Patagonian forests leave in each visitor a very strong feeling of “I must return” … and to us, the true inhabitants of Patagonia, does not leave to catch and fascinate us again every day. It is our desire to bring you closer to this variety, making you live and experience nature in an unusual and rarely possible way on our planet.

Weather:

The weather is moderate, with the four seasons well defined and with great thermal amplitudes between summer and winter. To the south the almost constant winds of the West dominate, that produce in the Mountain range a strong discharge of humidity, being all the Eastern Patagonia of this way of extremely arid climate. A very special phenomenon is the North and South Continental Ice, from which a large quantity of snowdrifts flows towards the immense lakes in the eastern pre-cordillera and towards the Chilean fjords. It is a unique attraction for tourists from around the world.

Faqs:

Do I need extra training to take a tour with you?

We recommend an exercise program at least six weeks prior the tour. Cycling, running, 3 to 4 days a week, are a good way to increase your aerobic ability. Hike with some weigh 4 to 5 hours. Specially for those tours graded from ‘moderate’ onwards.

What meals do you serve in your tours?

In many of our tours, we offer breakfast, lunch and dinner, which we mark with B-L-D. We believe that one of the most important things in an expedition tour is the food; that’s why we make detailed menus, taking care of the nutritive requirements at the mountain and by the preference of each of the participants.

Difficulty graduation:

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Easy: Short hikes of 3 to 5 hours.

    • Reasonable altitude drops (330 to 1330 ft – 100 to 400 m).
    • Lodging in hotel/lodge/hostel and occasionally, Camp (twin shared accommodation).
    • Low physical demand.
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Moderate: Longer hiking days of 5 to 8 hours.

    • Moderate to steep altitude drops (1330 to 3000 ft – 400 to 900 m).
    • Lodging in camps or in mountain huts (twin shared accommodation).
    • Moderate physical demand.
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Demanding: Longer hiking days of 5 to 8 hours.

    • In some sections of the program, the clients have to carry his/her own equipment; and sometimes, part of the general equipment. (Personal porters may be hired at extra cost).
    • Moderate to steep drops in altitude (1330 to 3000 ft – 400 to 900 m).
    • Lodging in camps or in mountain huts (twin shared accommodation).
    • Moderate physical demand.
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Tough: Long trekking days of 6 to 10 hours.

    • The clients have to carry his/her own equipment, and often part of the general equipment. (Personal porters can be arranged). Expect 15 to 18 kg load in your backpack.
    • Moderate to steep drops in altitude (1330 to 3000 ft – 400 to 900 m).
    • Lodging in camps or in mountain huts (twin share accommodation).
    • Physically high demanding.
    • Is not necessary to have previous technical mountaineering experience.
    • Previous experience for trekking and camping is required.
    • We recommend aerobic training before the trip.
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Very Tough: Long trekking days of 6 to 10 hours.

    • The clients have to carry his/her equipment, and often part of the general equipment. (Personal porters may be hired at extra cost). Expect 15 to 18 kg load in your backpack.
    • Moderate to steep drops in altitude (1330 to 3000 ft – 400 to 900 m).
    • Lodging in camps or in mountain huts (twin shared accommodation).
    • Physically high demanding.
    • Previous experience in trekking and camping is required.
    • It is necessary to have some previous experience in mountaineering, skiing, or backcountry skiing.
    • We recommend aerobic training before the trip.

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