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Activities in El Chaltén

Private 3 Day Climbing Tour of Aguja Guillaumet

Per group from
US$ 4,410
Free cancellation up to 7 days before
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If you love mountaineering then this fantastic private 3-day climbing tour of Aguja Guillaumet is the perfect experience. You will scale one of the most beautiful peaks in all Patagonia.

If you love mountaineering then this fantastic private 3-day climbing tour of Aguja Guillaumet is the perfect experience. You will scale one of the most beautiful peaks in all Patagonia.

Climbing Tour of Aguja Guillaumet

Day 1: El Chaltén - Piedra Negra bivouac

At the scheduled time, we will pick you up from your hotel in El Chalten. From there, we will drive in a private car to the bridge over the Eléctrico River, where our three-day adventure begins.

Once there, we will start a trek that takes us through an idyllic beech forest until we reach the Piedra Negra (Black Rock). After a brief rest, we then continue to the refuge about 2200 feet above sea level. Here, we set up the camp where we will spend the night and enjoy a well-deserved dinner.

Day 2: Piedra Negra bivouac - Aguja Guillaumet summit

We eat breakfast first thing in the morning and then, weather permitting, we will depart for Aguja Guillaumet.

We start our two and a half-hour ascent until we reach the beginning of the famous 'Amy' route that takes us to the summit of Aguja Guillaumet. This is the most exciting part of the excursion, as we will climb over steep icy rockfaces and other challenging situations. We reach the summit, at 4800 ft hight, where you will enjoy the breathtaking views across the surrounding landscapes. Then, following a short rest, we will descend back down to the camp.

Day 3: Piedra Negra bivouac – El Chaltén

On the last day of this trip, we will gather up the camping equipment and prepare to return to El Chaltén. Then we set off back through the valley of the Eléctrico River until we reach the bridge where a private car will be waiting to return to you to El Chaltén.

Important Information

This route requires a high level of physical fitness, and previous experience in mountaineering, cross-country skiing, or camping on snow, is highly recommended.

Weather conditions

If weather conditions mean that we cannot ascend to the summit of Aguja Guillaumet on the second day, an extra day to attempt the climb will be added to the itinerary. In this case, the extra day will also include breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Accommodation

This tour includes two nights of accommodation in a double tent in the Piedra Negra Bivouac refuge. 

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Price

This is a private tour organized for you and your partner, friends or family.

1 person 2 people
Private Tour in English
US$ 4,410
US$ 4,896

Private Tour in English

  • 1 person

    US$ 4,410
  • 2 people

    US$ 4,896

* Children under 18 years old are not allowed to take part in this activity.

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Covid-19 Measures

It is compulsory to display a complete Covid vaccination certificate or a negative PCR or antigen test performed up to 48 hours before. The vaccine must be accepted in the country of activity. Show more

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. Masks will be given to those clients who do not have their own.

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

It is mandatory to present a complete vaccination certificate. The vaccine must be accepted in the country of activity.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 80% of their maximum capacity.

At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 60% of the total maximum capacity.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

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Duration

3 days.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

Hotel pick up an drop off in El Chalten.

Transport in private vehicle.

English speaking guide provided by the National Park Administration.

Entry to Piedra el Fraile.

2 nights accommodation in Piedra Negra bivouac.

2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 3 dinners.

Drinks.

Tent.

Climbing safety equipment.

Radio communication with El Chalten.

Not included

Sleeping bag.

Lunch on 1 day.

When to book?

You can book up to 2 days before (El Chaltén local time) if there are still places available. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Printed material is avoided.

No single-use plastics are used.

The activity helps the conservation of biodiversity.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Per group from
US$ 4,410
Free cancellation up to 7 days before

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 7 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.