Argentina Private Journey

Patagonian Peaks and Glaciers

Trip Level

This trip is rated Level 3, Moderate. Although the pace of this trip is relaxed and you are free to choose the activities you like, this is an active vacation. The elevations on this trip are not particularly high. Unlike glaciers in other parts of the world that start at higher elevations, the glaciers in Los Glaciares National Park begin at a lower elevation (4,900 feet) due to the size of the ice cap. The elevation of El Calafate is 653 feet, and El Chaltén is 1,312 feet. Depending on the hikes you choose, you may experience elevation losses and gains of up to 3,000 feet in one day. The shape you're in is an important factor in the enjoyment of your trip. We recommend that you make a special effort to get in good condition by walking, bicycling, swimming, or other forms of exercise.


Buenos Aires is mild year-round, with temperatures in the 70s and 80s and moderate to high humidity from November through March. The ideal travel season for Patagonia and Glacier National Park is November through March (“summer” in the Southern Hemisphere). Temperatures average in the 50Fs to the high 60Fs during the day, dropping to as low as 40 at night. Patagonian weather is famously changeable—rain and snow can occur at any time. The Patagonian Andes are exposed to the strong winds that circle the Antarctic continent. Experiencing these winds is almost inevitable on any Patagonian journey. You should bring layered clothing and always have rain gear handy.

Choosing the Right Trip

We work hard to help you choose the right trip for you, paying attention to your individual interests, abilities, and needs. If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please contact us.


We are proud to have an exceptionally high rate of repeat travelers. For more information, we would be happy to put you in touch with a client who has traveled with us.