Schudele: From August to May.
From Monday to Sunday
Duration: 10 hours
Departure: Will be assigned with the vouchers by e -mail. (Between 07.00 am and 09.00 am)
WALK ON THE GLACIER
The excursion begins in the embarking pier located in “Bajo de las Sombras” port, about 6 km before the glacier Balconies- where you embark for a 20 minutes navigation across the Rico Arm, enjoying breathtaking views of the Perito Moreno glacier’s front wall.
You disembark on the opposite shore, where specialized bilingual mountain guides welcome you and lead you to a small shelter. After checking the last details, groups of not more than 20, 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 1:30 hours circuit that follows introduces you to the fascinating landscape of the glaciers: streams, small lagoons, gullies, cravasses 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. After the walk, a stroll through the forest brings you back to the shelter.
*Crampons for ice walking
*Transfer to the port from your hotel in El Calafate
*It includes an hour visit to the glacier balconies, where one of our guides will receive you.
*National park entrance fee (it must pay it at the national park in pesos argentinos)
Restrictions: due to the degree of effort and difficulty that this excursion presents, is NOT allowed for; pregnant women, people with overweight, some type of disability, or health problems.
Age: Between 10 and 65 years old.
All these services are provided daily. The complete tour with transportation from El Calafate takes around 10 hours.
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