Excursions » Navigation and Adventure
DescriptionThe closest expedition of El Calafate, the southernmost landscape of the Glaciers National Park. We enter the world of glaciers along Route 15 (the old Estancias route) and from the Roca Lake section of the National Park. We travel through a valley that from El Calafate reaches the limit with Chile, showing glacial signs of 20 thousand years to some moraines of the last decade. In the vicinity of Estancia Nibepo Aike we embark on the Guardaparque Fonzo boat to navigate the South Arm of Lake Argentino heading to the southern end where we disembark. We then enter an unexplored site. A privileged walk to the Frías lake, a navigation in motorized zodiacs to cross it and finally the hike to the Grande glacier. A valley with changing environments to reach the amphitheater of glaciers. There we had lunch seeing the Great, the Cube and the Dickson. Taking into account the return the hike includes 6 hours of walking and 14 km of crossing, with little unevenness and medium technical demand. On the way back we shared a few mates, to return to the same Route 15, enjoy the sunset and the return having traveled a true timeline of the glacial age.
From 08.00 to 19.30 hs
Comfortable mountain clothes that allow protection from low temperatures and intense rain, sunglasses and sunscreen. It is necessary to carry a backpack to transport the individual food.
Transfer from the Hotel in El Calafate and box lunch (lunch consists of a lunch that includes sandwich, cereal bar, alfajor, candy, water and fruit).
Entrance to the National Park.
72 hours before