El Calafate

Mini Trekking

Trekking with crampons on the Perito Moreno Glacier.

Length: 07:00 a 17:30 Hs.
Total length of the excursion: Approx. 10 hours
Time on the glacier: Approx. 1.5 hours.
Grade of difficulty: Moderate
Experience required: Trekking experience required
Height gain: 25 m
Ages: 10 to 65 years
Season: September to April


We pick you up from your hotel in the morning and take you to the Bajo de Las Sombras port, from where we continue our journey by boat for around 20 minutes.

We cross the part of the lake known as Brazo Rico and, once on the other side, receive an introductory talk on the day's activities.

The trek starts with a walk towards the Perito Moreno Glacier along a picturesque beach.

Upon reaching the ice we are split up into small groups and fit crampons to our trekking boots, under the supervision of experienced mountain guides.

Instructions are given on how to walk on a glacier and the group sets off on the ice-hiking part of the trek. We spend approximately one and a half hours on the glacier, which is plenty of time to take photographs and marvel at the fascinating and infinite shapes of the centuries-old ice.

The mountain guide gives us interesting snippets of information about the glacier, the southern region of Patagonia and local flora and fauna, etc., and you will get the chance to ask as many questions as you like.

The colours, shapes and sounds are all part of this wonderful experience on one of the most emblematic glaciers in Argentine Patagonia.

At the end of the ice trek we visit a cosy refuge, which is an excellent place to enjoy your packed lunch. Back to El Calafate

This excursion also includes a one hour visit to the walkways in front of the glacier. This can either be before or after the glacier trek.

  • Programme details
  • Includes:
  • Mountain guide.
  • Transfers: Hotel/Glacier/Hotel.
  • Boat transfer.
  • Crampons (for trekking on the glacier).
  • 1 hour walkway visit.
  • Doesn't include:
  • National Park entrance fees.
  • Meals.
  • Tips.
  • Services not specified in the programme.
  • Restrictions:
  • Minimum age: 10 years.
  • Maximum age: 65 years.
  • Pregnant women: Unsuitable.
  • Personal kit:
  • Small back pack.
  • Packed lunch.
  • Water.
  • Hat.
  • Sunglasses (*).
  • Waterproof jacket.
  • Fleece sweater.
  • Gloves (*).
  • Sunscreen (*).
  • Trekking boots (*).
  • (*) Essential kit for this activity.
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