Walk Perito Moreno Glacier and El Chalten view Fitz Roy

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Walk by the Perito Moreno

In El Calafate, Santa Cruz, you can hire services hiking on the Perito Moreno Glacier with different duration: A 3 hour tour, complete with a visit to the Visitor Center of Los Glaciares National Park, and an expedition more 5 hours long in which, besides walking on ice, it is advanced over the side to delve a little more into the icy giant moraine. In both cases, expert guides accompany travelers in one of the most exciting adventures offered Patagonia.
Walks on the glacier are equipped with crampons, exploring the surface of Perito Moreno, walking among the whimsical ice formations. Crampons and ice cling to allow safely walk between rare formations that seem modernist towers, lagoons clear water and deep cracks. Underfoot the river is heard. In the face feels fresh mountain air. The ice surface has rounded, soft shapes sometimes as a blue desert dunes; other times it seems a steep mountains, with sharp peaks that rise against the sky. The caves of intense and immense beauty blue challenge to overcome vertigo peer into deep sinkholes. The roar of the glacier welcomes. It is the duty, providing in his honor.

Journey to the Center Perito Moreno Glacier

The big Ice operates from mid-September until the end of April.

This unforgettable experience begins in the Port “Under the shadows” early in the morning. There you take a boat to cross the Brazo Rico, and landed 20 minutes later on the west coast.

The walk starts at the southern brown Perito Moreno glacier, and in just over an hour arrive at a spectacular viewpoint, where they will enter the ice, there the guides placed crampons and harnesses to begin the journey.
Once on the glacier with crampons posts, the world takes on a new perspective: blue lagoons, deep cracks, enormous sinkholes, magical caves, and the unique feeling of being in the center of the glacier.

Always accompanied and instructed by expert guides who will explore with you for three and a half hours (approx.) Corners of the most special glacier in the world. During the tour guides will help them better understand the ice and its surroundings. In addition, they will have half an hour for lunch on the white robe and surprise in a place of unparalleled beauty.

Once in the dark, walk another hour to take the boat back surfing very near south wall of Gl. Perito Moreno then return to “civilization” after having enjoyed one of the most spectacular treks over the ice world …… ..the hope !!!!

WHAT TO BRING

• Clothing: Waterproof jacket, comfortable and warm clothes, long and waterproof pants, hiking boots, medium backpack, sunglasses, sunscreen, gloves, hat.
• Lunch: Bring picnic and bottle of water.

IMPORTANT

• Restrictions: This excursion because of the physically demanding and difficult terrain is only suitable for people aged 18 to 50 years old and who have a good physical condition, considering that walk around 7 hours in total, between ice and forest.
NOT overweight people should participate; to this end they are considered such when it exceeds the following criteria: weight kg than twice the height in cm least 100 (for example to a height of 1.70m: 170 100 = 70 x least 2 = 140); pregnant women; people with any degree or type of physical or mental disability that affects their attention, march and / or coordination; people suffering from central or peripheral cardiovascular diseases, their heart or vascular capabilities are diminished, or using stents, pacemakers or other prostheses; (Eg medicated with anticoagulants, grade III varices – those thick and multiple evidence -, cardiac arrhythmias), people suffering from respiratory diseases provocative disabilities (COPD, asthma, emphysema, etc) .-

Because of the responsibility that would under the current regulations, M & A reserves the right of admission, exercised under the previous guidelines, when they result aparentes.-
• The value does not include admission to National Park, lunch box, clothing, or personal computer, and can be purchased in local costume rental of the town.
• For those who do not have own transportation to get from El Calafate to the national park (80 km), we offer shuttle bus from the hotel, which includes a half-hour visit to catwalks, on a schedule where they found alone with the glacier.

Minitrekking in Perito Moreno Glacier

 The minitrekking is from early August until the end of May.

The tour begins at the “Bajo de las Sombras” port about 6 km. Mirador before the glacier, where you embark to cross Lake Rico, reaching the southwestern coast after about 20 minutes of sailing against the south wall of P. Moreno glacier.

After landing you enter the refuge where the guides organize groups each consist of up to 20 people. Then begins a walk along the lake shore about 20 minutes to the glacier. At the edge of the ice the guides put the crampons to participants, who receive instructions on how they should move on the ice. The route on the glacier takes about 2 hours and during the course of it you can appreciate a variety of ice formations such as cracks, seracs, drains, small lagoons, etc.

The hike is moderate. The ice surface over which you walk is irregular, but firm and safe. explanations about the flora, fauna, and general glaciology of the region as well as the particular phenomenon that occurs in P. Moreno glacier and eventually produce its rupture will be received. At the end of the walk, we return to the shelter through the exuberant Magellanic forest.
We have discounts for children: People between 10 and 15 years inclusive receive a 20% discount on Minitrekking (excluding transportation).

WHAT TO BRING

• Clothing: comfortable, warm clothing, waterproof jacket or windbreaker, cordoned sports shoes or hiking boots. No rubber boots allowed, apres ski or high heels. Sunglasses, sunscreen, gloves, hat for sun or warm to cold case.
• Lunch: Bring picnic.

IMPORTANT

• Limitations: this tour because of the degree of difficulty of effort and is only suitable for people aged 10 to 65 years.
NOT overweight people should participate; to this end they are considered such when it exceeds the following criteria: weight kg than twice the height in cm least 100 (for example to a height of 1.70m: 170 100 = 70 x least 2 = 140); pregnant women; people with any degree or type of physical or mental disability that affects their attention, march and / or coordination; people suffering from central or peripheral cardiovascular diseases, their heart or vascular capabilities are diminished, or using stents, pacemakers or other prostheses; (Eg medicated with anticoagulants, grade III varices – those thick and multiple evidence -, cardiac arrhythmias), people suffering from respiratory diseases provocative disabilities (COPD, asthma, emphysema, etc) .-

Because of the responsibility that would under the current regulations, M & A reserves the right of admission, exercised under the previous guidelines, when they result aparentes.-

• The value of the tour does not include admission to National or lunch Park.

• Is there a bus for the transfer from El Calafate to the national park (80km) who require such service. It includes a one-hour visit to the catwalks or panoramic viewpoint, where they will be greeted by a guide of our company.
All services are conducted daily and has continued attention bilingual mountain guides.

Walk by the Chaltén

Most of these tours do not require any previous experience in mountain activities. You can visit lookouts with spectacular panoramic views using little time and effort.

Laguna Capri
Description: Beautiful trek from El Chalten to a viewpoint on a blue water lagoon surrounded by native forest which is accessed in less than two hours. From here you appreciate a fantastic view of the Fitz Roy massif.

Itinerary: The head of the trail starts at the north end of town, at the end of Avenida San Martin. During the first hour is somewhat steep slope -in half hour access to a veranda with a panoramic view of the river valley of laps to enter the Diving stream valley towards the Mount Fitz Roy. The ñires begin to be more and more numerous around the trail and about an hour and a half walk on the path signal shows the fork to the Laguna Capri (left) and towards the Fitz Roy (right). From the lagoon you will have a unique view of the Fitz Roy and the peaks.

NOTE: If you have little time or this is the only walk you plan to make, worth walking an additional 15 minutes from the bifurcation mentioned above toward the Fitz Roy, to access a viewpoint on a rock, with a sign which allows interpreting the landscape presented in front of us, where the glacier Piedras Blancas is also appreciated.

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