The trekking on the Viedma Glacier is not available this year because of the retreat that this glacier is having so, for this reason, it was decided to suspend the activity to preserve it.
Excellent alternative for those who enjoy trekking on the ice in a very little explored area where few vestiges of tourism can be seen because it takes place outside the traditional tourist circuit.
The tour starts when we pick you up at your hotel in El Calafate at 7:00 a.m. and head towards the north part of Los Glaciares National Park (still unexplored) and the city of El Chalten "National Trekking Capital".
In our journey we will make several stops: at the head of Lake Argentino, where you can observe the largest lake in our country and the mountains of The Andes, you will cross the most important river of our province (Santa Cruz) and will arrive at the historic inn called La Leona: famous place where you can observe a small museum and have a snack with homemade cakes. Continuing, we will stop at the head of Lake Viedma to observe some typical estancias and the imposing Fitz Roy located about 90 Km. Entrance to El Chalten on Route N° 23; our next stop will be in Bay Tunnel, where we will embark modern boats to get to the front of the Viedma glacier.
We will sail near the front of the glacier and disembark near the ice giant wall to start with the trek. This walk on the glacier has a duration of 3 hours. It is an expedition that takes place on the Viedma glacier with iron crampons for security.
Having enjoyed this imposing glacier we will return to Bay Tunnel and undertake the journey back to the city of El Calafate to arrive at 8:00 p.m. or so. It is a highly demanding hike due to the amount of hours on the ice.
Navigation on the Lake Viedma and trekking on ice is subject to weather conditions so, if this service is cancelled due to strong winds, the excursion Full Day Chalten Free Trekking will be provided and you will receive the refund for the service cancelled.