What To Expect
Our day starts at 7:30 am as we depart from El Calafate and head along the famous Route 40. This iconic highway goes along the Argentino Lake up to the La Leona River. Passing the "Cañadon La Leona" we will arrive to the ancient route hotel "La Leona". It is here that we will have a break to coffee and cakes.
Once the break is over we will continue along the Lake Viedma, from here we can take in the magical views of glaciers, hidden lakes and the glory that is Mount Fitz Roy. After several photos stops we will then arrive to Andean village El Chalten, also known as the "The Capital of the Trekking". As soon as we arrive we will briefly visit the Interpretation Center and then the group will be divided according their chosen option at our base - The Pudu Lodge.
We will provide you with ground transportation to the Port of Bahia Tunnel. Here we will sail along the Viedma lake to the beautiful Viedma Glacier, which is the largest glacier in the National Park! Once we arrive at the glacier we will begin the trek, spending about 2.5 hours exploring the ice, its crevasses and caves. You will be accompanied by an expert mountain guide (certified by the Argentine Association of Mountain Guides and the Admin. of National Parks). This is recommended for travelers in a good physical condition. The excursion includes crampons, on-board snack, and lunch.
Difficulty Level: Moderate - Aimed at people who are in normal/good shape, and can walk normally on irregular terrain.
Roundtrip transportation from El Calafate Hotels
English/Spanish speaking professional guide
Visit of El Chalten Interpretation Center
1.30 hrs boat trip on Viedma lake
Trek on the ice
Meals and drinks (unless specified)
Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
This tour has a 2 passenger minimum requirement for operation and is subjected to cancellation if this minimum is not met. Please call at least 24 hours prior to departure to confirm schedule.
Pick up is available to all El Calafate hotels. For hotels not included, please call to confirm an alternate meeting point.
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