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Patagonia South America – Trek & Serve

Patagonia South America – Trek & Serve

Patagonia is truly one of the world’s last wild places. Its name alone conjures up images of towering craggy peaks, pristine blue lakes, and wind swept ice fields. Yet this rugged land at the tip of South America is actually quite accessible for the modern adventurer. Summit Adventure is inviting you to join us in wild Patagonia for a trip filled with adventure and opportunities to serve. Over the course of ten days you’ll trek on and off the local trails through some of the most stunning scenery on the planet. You’ll observe alpine spires at eye level with soaring condors and attempt to summit Tronador, a glaciated volcano. Before and after the trekking circuit you will have the opportunity to serve with an organization that reaches out to the many travelers that pass through the area and offers hospitality-based service. You will sample the local drink of choice known as yerba maté while processing your experiences during guided times of reflection. The experience concludes with a celebratory meal of Argentina’s famous “asado.”

Course Elements

  • Multi-day backpacking
  • Glaciated peak ascent
  • Service opportunities in remote areas

Itinerary is subject to change.  

Day 0: 

Depart US (+/- 24 hour flight to San Carlos Bariloche, Argentina)

Day 1:

Arrival, Recover, Get your Bearings, Grocery Shopping, Stay at Hostel

Day 2: 

Intro to Summit Adventure in Patagonia, Packing, Depart for backpacking

Day 3: 

Remote village/ranch visiting & serving 3 days backpacking

Day 4: 

Remote village/ranch visiting & serving 3 days backpacking

Day 5: 

Approach Tronador for a glaciated climb

Day 6: 

Summit attempt, Return to San Carlos Bariloche, Recover at Hostel

Day 7: 

Service, Asado celebration dinner (4 hour event - Argentinian culture)

Day 8: 

Depart San Carlos Bariloche, Argentina (+/- 24 hour flight to US)

Day 9: 

Arrive in the US