Climb & Camping Eco Domes in Patagonia

Climb & Camping Eco Domes in Patagonia

HIGHLIGHTS

El Calafate - Los Glaciares National Park - Dos Lagos Ranch

HIGHLIGHTS

El Calafate - Los Glaciares National Park - Dos Lagos Ranch

days 9
  • Climb and go camping in Pristine Patagonia, inside Los Glaciares National Park.
  • Visit amazing viewpoints and discover glaciers.
  • Stay in eco-domes immense in Patagonian nature and be part of a triple-impact project.
  • Best time to travel: From October to April. 
  Go climbing and camping for 9 days in the most secluded areas of El Calafate in Patagonia Argentina. Start the adventure with a 6-day hike and wild camping journey through ranches, forests, and canyons. Then, spend 3 days in Pristine, eco-domes powered by solar energy and live the Patagonian “gaucho” (cowboy) experience. 
Itinerary
Day 1

Climb & Hike in Patagonia - Night on a ranch

Woman looking to the Perito Moreno Glacier in El Calafate.

 

  • Spend one night in a typical ranch near El Calafate.

This trip starts in El Calafate, a town famously known for its icy neighbor, the Perito Moreno Glacier. Spend the night in a nearby ranch and prepare to start your Patagonia trip. During the afternoon, go through next week’s roadmap with your guide. Prepare your technical equipment and questions for the experts. This is the time to learn and crave for tomorrow’s first hike and climbing experiences!

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Woman looking to the Perito Moreno Glacier in El Calafate.
Day 2

Hiking Starting Point - Estancia Helsingsfors

trekking-viedma-glacier-el-chalten

 

  • Transfer to Helsingsfor, first hike and night in a wild camp.

Be ready to be picked up from your accommodation and start a 4-hour journey through rustic routes to Estancia Helsingfors. This is the gateway to Lake Viedma and the starting point of this hike.  

Walk around 8 miles skirting the lake through softly uneven terrain. Enjoy views of mountain ranges Mascarello and Huemúl and the glaciers growing down from the Southern Patagonian Ice Fields. The whole experience will take around 8 hours. At the end of the day, prepare your tent and get ready to enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep near the lake.

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trekking-viedma-glacier-el-chalten
Day 3

Hike Trail Day II - Wild campsite

Hiking in the Patagonian woods

 

  • Hike to Valle del Quemado and campsite

What does it feel like to wake up with the sound of nature? Start the day with inspiring views and take a deep breath. Enjoy, live. Today, the adventure continues through a valley of hills and ravines.

Climb and reach a viewpoint to enjoy a birds-eye picture of the Valle del Quemado, and the hanging glaciers of mountains Moyano and Norte Mountains. The North Pass opens before us pointing out your following direction.

Walk into the Valle del Quemado, and then start a 3000-foot climb to reach a viewpoint over the  Mascarello Strict Nature Reserve and the North Canyon. 

The last part of this 9-hour hiking and climbing day leads you to cross Patagonia wetlands and a forestry area. Find a good place to campsite and enjoy the rest of the evening and a nice dinner.

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Hiking in the Patagonian woods
Day 4

Climbing to North Path Natural Highlights - Campsite in the wild

Camping in the wild in Patagonia

 

  • Explore the North Path natural highlights.

Wake up and start your hiking experience of the day by visiting a river crossing a glacial moraine. This is a 4-hour hike not difficult to tackle. Relax and enjoy the views skirting the wetlands and getting inside the forest.

When stepping out of your tent, do you prefer a view of the glaciers or the trees? These are your incoming decisions at this point of the trip. You are in the surrounding area of the North Mountains’s glaciers and near a lagoon. You can decide where to spend the night. If the weather gets grumpy, your best option is to shelter inside the forest. 

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Camping in the wild in Patagonia
Day 5

Marshlands, Waterfalls & Glaciers - Campsite near Anita Lagoon

Hiking to the viewpoinf of Estancia Crisitina in El Calafate

 

  • Hike through the valley and reach a new campsite spot. 

Start the day walking across the valley. You’ll keep the river on your right and follow animal trails to guide your way through. Discover waterfalls and then continue through forests and marshlands.

Finally, climb to a ridge from where you will gain spectacular views of Lago Argentino and Estancia Cristina, some stunning glaciers, and the Canon of Fossils. At the end of the day, prepare to set campsite near the Anita Lagoon and relax for the rest of the evening watching a Patagonia sunset.

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Hiking to the viewpoinf of Estancia Crisitina in El Calafate
Day 6

Climb & Hike in the Canyon Fossils - Last night wild camping

Fossil Canyon tour in El Calafate

 

  • Explore the Canyon of Fossils 

Prepare to tackle a 6-hour hike for the day. First, find a crosspath to reach the other shore of the Catarina River. These are glacial waters so be careful of your footsteps! Now that you are here, head to the Canyon of Fossils.

The Canyon of Fossils is an amazing place and a geological treasure. Impressive colors and forms carved by time on the rock are your next discovery on this day. Enjoy the landscape and the glacial background, while admiring the stunning Argentino Lake. 

Finally, get ready to depart to the Upsala hut. This is your last wild camping day of the journey… The bright side is that the hut is close to the Upsala Glacier viewpoint, one of the most reputed icy giants in the region. Prepare for an exciting climb tomorrow!

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Fossil Canyon tour in El Calafate
Day 7

Climb to Upsala Glacier Viewpoint - Pristine Eco-domes in Patagonia

Couple admiring the Upsala Glacier fron a viewpoint

 

  • Upsala Glacier viewpoint & first night in eco domes.

Enjoy your last day of this hiking exploration by getting up early to enjoy every minute of sunlight. You won’t believe the views of the Upsala Glacier you’re about to get…Then, enjoy breakfast and the last peaceful time surrounded by nature. Finally, descend to Argentino Lake and take a 3-hour boat trip to El Calafate. 

Upon arrival, you will be transferred to Dos Lagos Ranch and your eco domes accommodation for the next three days! These amazing geodesic tents are surrounded by nature but offer the greetings of a 5-star experience.

Patagonia is a massive visited region, but eco domes are one of the newest ways to experience Patagonia. Plus, you will be part of a sustainable experience and a triple-impact project. 

What does it mean? For example, all domes are made of wood and powered by solar energy, and also. The exclusive location between Lake Roca and Braze Rico provides the true Patagonian solitude experience. During your stay, all meals and activities inside the ranch guided by expert locals are included.

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Couple admiring the Upsala Glacier fron a viewpoint
Day 8

Pristine Eco Domes in Patagonia & Perito Moreno - Dos Lagos Ranch

Eco-dome glamping in El Calafate

 

Wake up in awe and experience the morning breeze while staring at the lake and the Perito Moreno Glacier glimmering in the distance. Eco domes are fully equipped! After breakfast, get ready to meet the Perito Moreno Glacier in a private experience at Los Glaciares National Park. 

Make the traditional circuit, navigate the walkways to take the best pictures, and embark to get closer to the colossal ice walls. At the end of the day, return to your eco-dome and enjoy the rest of the evening.

 

Say Hueque Tips

Among the many activities you can do inside Dos Lagos Ranch our recommendation for the night is to take the astronomical experience. Learn about the visible constellations of southern skies guided by an expert in astrotourism, and take your first steps in the amazing art of astrophotography.

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Eco-dome glamping in El Calafate
Day 9

Last Day of Climb & Camping Eco Domes Trip - Dos Lagos Ranch

Gaucho (cowboy) riding his horse in the Patagonia

 

  • Last activities and transfer to the airport.

Enjoy your last amazing wake-up in the eco domes and breakfast. You can choose a last activity before being transferred to the airport. Our recommendation is to horseback ride with an expert gaucho (cowboy).

Skirt Lake Roca while learning about the wildlife and vegetation of Patagonia. Horses are an important element of our rural culture, but you can choose to make this ground exploration on electric bikes too!

Stay tuned with Patagonia travel and find other regions to climb and hike in Patagonia. Contact us to keep exploring these untamed lands!

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Gaucho (cowboy) riding his horse in the Patagonia
pricing
  • Prices in US Dollars.
  • Valid until April 2025 (ask for prices at Christmas and New Year).
  • Prices are per person, based on 2 people in double occupancy. Single rates are available on request.
  • Flights are not included in the price but can be arranged on request.
included
  • 6 nights of wild camping
  • 2 nights in eco domes
  • Bilingual mountain guide
  • Transportation mentioned in the itinerary
  • Camping equipment (tent, cooking ware, common group equipment)
  • Full board during wild camping and eco dome programs.
  • Boat ticket from Estancia Cristina to El Calafate
not included

 

Flights needed for this itinerary

plane-icon No local flights are needed for this itinerary. The tour begins in El Calafate and ends in El Calafate.

ESTIMATED COST FOR THE FLIGHTS ON THIS TRIP: Local flights cost from $150 per person per segment. We offer special rates on flights for this tailor-made itinerary.

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