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.
This itinerary is a mix of day hikes, exploring remote and historical estancias topped off with a five-day circuit of Cerro Huemul that promises to take you to the edge of the Patagonian Ice Cap. The final camp on this short trek is atop a sheer cliff face, aptly called Condor's Nest, looking out over Viedma Lake and Glacier (see header photo of this page, taken from this very spot!). The glacier walk is both atop and below Viedma Glacier, the latter providing your with a unique perspective not available elsewhere in Patagonia. The itinerary ends with a few more day hikes, giving you the opportunity to fully experience and explore exactly how wild Patagonia truly is.
Itinerary at a Glance
Day 1: Depart USA | Day 2: Arrive Buenos Aires, transfer to domestic airport for onward flight to El Calafate, hotel | Day 3: Drive Estancia El Condor, optional afternoon hike | Day 4: Hike to Puesto La Nana | Day 5: Return to Estancia El Condor | Day 6: Drive to El Chalten | Day 7 -10: On trek around Cerro Huemul | Day 11: Morning to Viedma Glacier, El Chalten hotel | Day 12: Drive to Estancia Helsingfors | Day 13: Hike to Lago Azul & return to the estancia | Day 14: Morning at leisure, afternoon return to El Calafate | Day 15: Morning hike of Cerro Buenos Aires & afternoon fly El Calafate-Buenos Aires, hotel | Day 16: Depart Buenos Aires
We've had some clients wanting to do shorter versions of this trip recently and we've so enjoyed the opportunity to put it together! Interested in doing a shorter version that doesn't require as much time away from home? Let us know! You pick and choose the parts that work for you and we'll do the rest!