Destination: Chilean Patagonia
Essence of the trip:
An incredible expedition that will take you from mountain summit to the Pacific Ocean on one continuous journey. En route you will climb the imposing Tres Monjas, journey along remote Andean cowboy routes and negotiate some of the most challenging white water in the world in order to complete a unique journey through one of South America’s last true frontiers.
This trip will give you:
The chance to take on a uniquely challenging and diverse adventure through the incredible landscapes of Patagonia which will require you to successfully negotiate a huge range of physical disciplines from climbing to abseiling, downhill mountain biking and white water rafting.
The challenge of conquering the 2,010m summit of Tres Monjas, before descending back down its face by abseil.
The experience of learning traditional riding skills from Andean cowboys, before riding along remote trails that few tourists have ever accessed.
The chance to tackle some of the most thrilling Class V white-water rafting imaginable on the Rio Futaleufú River, before finally completing your expedition by kayaking across Lake Yelcho to the Pacific.
After arriving into Argentina and meeting with your guides, you will be transferred for approximately six hours across the Andes Mountains to the Futaleufú Valley on the Chilean border, before spending your first night at a private lodge located on the shores of the mighty Rio Futaleufú.
The following morning you will undergo intensive horse riding training led by local cowboys, before heading off across some of the most rugged trails in the Southern Andes to a high mountain base camp.
The next leg of your expedition will then be spent summiting the towering, volcanic spires of Tres Monjas (2,010m). Beginning with mountain scrambling, the climb will get technically more difficult as the day extends, ending with a final rock climb to the pinnacle of the summit. From here you will be able to enjoy endless views across the wild Patagonian landscapes, before abseiling down the mountain face to the glacier below.
The following day you will trek down the Futaleufú Valley, before moving onto mountain bikes for the remainder of the descent. Cycling on downhill routes that are not at all well-travelled, you will carve your own path towards the shores of the Rio Futaleufú, where you will then take on some of the harshest white water rivers in the world.
Over the next two days you’ll negotiate seemingly endless Class V rapids on the Rio Futaleufú, before finally reaching the glacial Lake Yelcho, where you will set up your beach camp for the night. The final leg of your epic journey will then entail a kayak across the lake, and along a short river section before you finally reach the Ocean at the end of your totally unique adventure across Patagonia.
If you are interested in taking this trip and would like to discuss it in more detail with our team of experts get in touch here or call us on 0207 426 9899 (UK) or 1-888 341 9663 (US) to start planning your trip.