Breathtaking landscape of impressive glaciers descending from the continental ice fiels. Thirteen glaciers of the Atlantic side brake into huge ice towers which plunge into the waters of lakes Viedma and Argentino. For sure of one of the greatest attractions in a country which is itself a great attraction.
Los Glaciares National Park is a protected area and is the southernmost part of the Argentine Patagonia. Limiting with Chile on its west side it has a surface of 115,000 has., covering a representative mix of the Patagonian Steppe and the humid Subantarctic Forest. Only the east side of the park is accessible with vehicles, the rest is not open to the public in order to guarantee the highest level of protection.
Mount Fitz Roy, the highest mountain in Los Glacieres National Park, rises 3,405 m (11,168 ft) above the bare, sculpted mountains with blowing snow to a peak that only serious climbers will even consider. Its neighbor, 3,128 m (10,260 ft) Cerro Torre is no easier to crest, but their magnificent spires crown the parkland with its most recognizable formation
Enjoy a trakking to the base of the mountains and appreciate the unique and stunning landscapes.
The two hours circuit that follows introduces you to the fascinating landscape of the glaciers: streams, small lagoons, gullies, crevasses and plenty of ice formations of the most incredible blues. The trekking is moderate. The ice surface over which you walk is irregular, but firm and safe. You will receive explanations about flora, fauna and general glaciology of the region and also about the particular phenomenon that happens in the Perito Moreno Glacier and eventually produces its rupture.
The Big Ice Perito Moreno glacier trekking tour is the ultimate adventure tour of the famous Perito Moreno glacier near El Calafate, Argentina. A unique full day trekking experience on the most famous glacier in Patagonia. Enjoy spectacular views of the breathtaking ice formations in Argentina’s Los Glaciares National Park.
Restrictions: due to the strong physical demand and soil difficulties, this tour is only suitable for people between 18 and 50 who are physically fit, considering the hike will take 7 hours across ice and forest.