Given the abundance of astounding natural beauty found in Patagonia, it might seem presumptious to call any section of it, or any trek here, Suprema. Having explored Patagonia in depth in every season over several decades, we can confidently call this the region’s best adventure. Its centerpiece is a five-day circuit of Cerro Huemul that takes us to the edge of the Patagonian Ice Cap. Our final camp on this trek is atop a sheer cliff face, aptly called Condor’s Nest, looking out over Viedma Lake and Glacier (see photo below). Our glacier walk is both atop and below Viedma Glacier, the latter providing us with a unique perspective not available elsewhere in Patagonia.
Itinerary at a Glance
Day 1: Depart USA / Day 2: Arrive Buenos Aires, hotel / Day 3: Fly Buenos Aires-El Calafate, drive Estancia El Condor / Day 4: Hike to Puesto La Nana / Day 5: Hike back to Estancia El Condor / Day 6: Drive to El Chalten / Day 7: Day hike to FitzRoy B.C. / Days 8-12: On trek around Cerro Huemul / Day 13: Morning to Viedma Glacier, El Chalten hotel / Day 14: Morning drive to Perito Moreno Glacier, afternoon in El Calafate / Day 15: Fly El Calafate-Buenos Aires, connect with homeward flight / Day 16: Arrive home