MINITREKKING ON PERITO MORENO GLACIAR FD

Departures: From August till May

The excursion begins in the embarking “Bajo de las Sombras” where you embark for a 20 minutes navigation across the Rico Arm, enjoying breathtaking views of the glacier’s front walls and Icebergs Channel. You debark on the opposite shore, where specialized mountain guides welcome you and lead you to a small shelter. After checking the last details, groups of 10 follow their guides along the lake’s shore towards the edge of the glacier.

Once on the ice the guides put each participant a pair of crampons on, and explain how to use them.

The two hours circuit that follows introduces you to the fascinating landscape of the glaciers: strems, small lagoons, gullies, cravasses and plenty of ice formations of the most incredible blues.

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.

After the walk, a stroll through the forest brings you back to the shelter.

Land transportation from El Calafate is available if required, and it includes a one hour visit to the glaciar Balconies. All these services are provided daily. Activities are permanently supervised by bilingual mountain guides. Recomendations: This excursion, due to the degree of effort and difficulty that presents, is not advisable for the following people: greater of 65 years and minors of 10years old, pregnant women, people with overweight or some type of disability.The excursion begins in the embarking “Bajo de las Sombras” where you embark for a 20 minutes navigation across the Rico Arm, enjoying breathtaking views of the glacier’s front walls and Icebergs Channel. You debark on the opposite shore, where specialized mountain guides welcome you and lead you to a small shelter. After cheking the last details, groups of 10 follow their guides along the lake’s shore towards the edge of the glacier.

Once on the ice the guides put each participant a pair of crampons on, and explain how to use them.

The two hours circuit that follows introduces you to the fascinating landscape of the glaciers: strems, small lagoons, gullies, cravasses and plenty of ice formations of the most incredible blues.

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.

After the walk, a stroll through the forest brings you back to the shelter.

Land transportation from El Calafate is available if required, and it includes a one hour visit to the glaciar Balconies. All these services are provided daily. Activities are permanently supervised by bilingual mountain guides. Recomendations: This excursion, due to the degree of effort and difficulty that presents, is not advisable for the following people: greater of 65 years and minors of 10years old, pregnant women, people with overweight or some type of disability.