El Calafate

Big Ice

Trekking with crampons to the middle of the Perito Moreno Glacier

Length: 08:00 a 18:30 Hs.
Total length of the excursion: Approx. 10 hours
Time on the glacier: Approx. 3.5 hours.
Grade of difficulty: Demanding
Experience required: Trekking experience required
Height gain: 150 m
Ages: 18 to 50 years
Season: October to April


We pick you up from your hotel first thing in the morning and take you to Bajo de Las Sombras port, from where a boat takes us for about 20 minutes across the part of the lake known as Brazo Rico.

Once on the far side, you are given an introductory talk on the day's activities.

After checking the kit, you will be given a pair of crampons and one of the mountain guides will help you to fit them onto your boots later on.

We start with a trek up the moraine for about one and a half hours, which takes us to the glacier access point. From here there is an unbeatable view over the entire mass of ice. During the trek we learn all about the behaviour of the glacier and its natural environment; you will be constantly awestruck by countless blue lagoons, deep cracks and huge sinkholes. Experienced mountain guides stay with us at all times to look after the safety of the group. This trek on the most spectacular glacier in the world lasts more than three hours and at some point on the trip the guides choose a good place for lunch.

After this, we return to the moraine and begin our descent back down towards the port, where we board our boat and sail very close to the walls of the glacier before arriving at the port. Return to El Calafate

  • Programme details
  • Includes:
  • Mountain guide.
  • Transfers: Hotel/Glacier/Hotel.
  • Boat transfer.
  • Crampons (for trekking on the glacier).
  • Doesn't include:
  • Visit to walkway .
  • National Park entrance fees.
  • Meals.
  • Tips.
  • Services not specified in the programme.
  • Restrictions:
  • Minimum age: 18 years.
  • Maximum age: 50 years.
  • Pregnant women: Unsuitable.
  • Personal kit:
  • Small back pack.
  • Packed lunch.
  • Water.
  • Hat.
  • Sunglasses (*).
  • Buff type scarf.
  • Water and wind proof jacket.
  • Fleece sweater.
  • Gloves (*).
  • Sunscreen (*).
  • Trekking boots (*).
  • (*) Essential kit for this activity.
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El Chaltén - Santa Cruz - Patagonia – Argentina
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