MINITREKKING IN THE GLACIER
The excursion begins with the pick-up at the agreed meeting point in El Calafate. In our comfortable buses we will provide you with information about the place, the glacier and the excursion through audio guides in Spanish, English and Portuguese.
Once in the “Bajo de las Sombras” port (Route 11 km 70.9), embark to cross Lake Rico, arriving at the opposite coast after approximately 20 minutes of navigation in front of the south face of the Perito Moreno Glacier.
Upon disembarking, you will be greeted by the mountain guides, who will lead you to a refuge provided with sanitary facilities. From there, a short walk will begin along the shore of the lake, which includes a talk about glaciology in general and the Perito Moreno Glacier in particular.
Upon reaching the edge of the glacier, the guides will form subgroups of a maximum of 20 people each, and will put on crampons and helmets. Once on the ice, they will receive a brief safety briefing and begin the hike.
Always with the help of the mountain guides you will enjoy this natural paradise of ice. The walk is of medium difficulty and has many ups and downs, the tour on the glacier lasts approximately an hour and a half and during its course you will be able to appreciate a variety of typical formations of a glacier such as cracks, sinkholes, seracs, lagoons, etc.
At the end of the walk on the ice, you will return to the refuge through a footbridge that crosses the exuberant Patagonian Andean forest.
A short time later they will embark to return to the port and observe the walls of the glacier.
The excursion includes a one-hour guided visit to the footbridges of the Perito Moreno Glacier, 7 km from the port. There you can enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of the glacier and walk one of the self-guided trails.
The Minitrekking is aimed at people who enjoy nature, adventure and want to live the experience of walking on the ice of the most beautiful glacier in the world.
Frequency: August to June
Duration: 7 hours
Departures: Daily from hotels
Additional charges: Entrance to the National Park
Of medium physical demand, suitable for people from 10 to 65 years old exclusively.
-Not suitable for overweight people, pregnant women, people with any degree or type of physical or mental disability that affects their attention, walking and/or coordination. People who suffer from central or peripheral cardiovascular diseases, whose cardiac or vascular capacities are diminished, or who use stents, bypasses, pacemakers or other prostheses. Example: Anticoagulant medications, grade III varicose veins (those that are thick and multiple).
People who suffer from diseases caused by respiratory disabilities (COPD, asthma, emphysema, etc.).
Clothing: It is convenient to wear comfortable shoes (ideally trekking shoes) and warm clothes (sweater, sweatshirt and windbreaker and/or waterproof jacket). Sunglasses, protective cream and gloves. Also hat for the sun or coat in case it is very cold.
Smoking: Smoking is prohibited in the National Park, it is only allowed in the parking areas.
Lunch: Bring food to eat in the forest shelter when you get off the ice. They do not give the times to have lunch in the restaurant of Las Pasarelas.