Chalten Full Day: Ice Trekk

Excellent full day tour departing and returning to El Calafate aimed at those who want to enjoy trekking on the ice in El Chalten area on the Viedma Glacier, the largest in Los Glaciares National Park. The tour takes place in a very little explored area with few vestiges of tourism as it is performed outside the traditional tourist circuit. After arriving in El Chalten area, will sail in front of the Viedma Glacier wall and walk for 3 hours on the ice. It includes a lunchbox and transfer from your hotel in El Calafate.

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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.

7:00 Pick-up at hotel
215 km distance with stops
11:00 Boarding in port
Boat tour in front of Viedma Glacier
Ice trekking
3:00 hs duration
Lunch on the ice
17:00 Return to the port
Return to El Calafate
20:30 Drop off at hotel
Included activities
Optional activities

The schedule, order and the activities can vary depending on the organization of the day.



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