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Chalten Full Day: Ice Trekk

Chalten Full Day: Ice Trekk

Enjoy a grand adventure in Patagonia with a trekking on the Viedma Glacier of El Chaltén

If you are looking for an active and adventurous way of exploring Patagonia, then this Viedma Glacier Ice Trekking tour is for you! Explore Viedma Glacier, traversing its cracks, cliffs, frozen ponds and dazzling views.

  • Excellent alternative for those who enjoy trekking on the ice in a very little explored area where few vestiges of tourism can be seen because it takes place outside the traditional tourist circuit.
    The tour starts when we pick you up at your hotel in El Calafate and head towards the north part of Los Glaciares National Park (still unexplored) and the city of El Chalten "National Trekking Capital".
    In our journey we will make several stops: at the head of Lake Argentino, where you can observe the largest lake in our country and the mountains of The Andes, you will cross the most important river of our province (Santa Cruz) and will arrive at the historic inn called La Leona: famous place where you can observe a small museum and have a snack with homemade cakes. Continuing, we will stop at the head of Lake Viedma to observe some typical estancias and the imposing Fitz Roy located about 90 Km. Entrance to El Chalten on Route N° 23; our next stop will be in Bay Tunnel, where we will embark modern boats to get to the front of the Viedma glacier.
    We will sail near the front of the glacier and desembark near the ice giant wall to start with the trek. This walk on the glacier has a duration of 3 hours. It is an expedition that takes place on the Viedma glacier with iron crampons for security.
    Having enjoyed this imposing glacier we will return to Bay Tunnel and undertake the journey back to the city of El Calafate to arrive at 20:30 or so. It is a highly demanding hike due to the amount of hours on the ice.
    Navigation on the Lake Viedma and trekking on ice is subject to weather conditions so, if this service is cancelled due to strong winds, the excursion Full Day Chalten Free Trekking will be provided and you will receive the refund for the service cancelled.


  • Frecuencia: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Not suspended by rain. From October to March.
    Duration: Full day excursion. 13 hours from 7.00 AM to 8.00PM
    Difficulty: Age limit: 12-65 years old. Take warm clothes, gloves and fleece or wool hat, waterproof jacket, sunglasses, sunscreen and small backpack. Shoes: whenever possible, trekking or sport, a pair of extra socks.
    Included: Lunch box, Bilingual Mountain Guide, Transfers, Navigation, Ice Trekking on Viedma Glacier.
    Not included:  extras of any kind. 
    What to wear? Comfortable and warm clothes, waterproof jacket or windbreaker, cordoned sports shoes or hiking boots. Not allowed rubber boots, apres ski or high heels. Sunglasses, sunscreen, gloves, hat for sun or warm to cold case. 

  • You can hire ON LINE by making a quote
    For this we have a form in each activity which must complete, entering your email address, the date of the excursion and select the drop-down menu the number of passengers and if necessary to deploy and indicate the number of passengers in the additional Depending on the package to be contracted, then press DRAFT so that the report of the selected value.

    By agreeing to the quote complete the required data and continue pressing the button that says RESERVE NOW, select the payment method to then load the data of your credit card and make the payment that ends the operation. Within the next 48 hours * we will process your reservations and send the corresponding checks with the necessary indications to consider the day of service delivery.

    For the payment through the deposit or the bank transfer from Argentina you must proceed in the same way making the quotation and then in the selection of means of payment select Bank Transfer, made the payment send a scanned copy or the photo of the voucher for the total of the package Indicating name and surname to the following address reservas@calafatexcursiones.com

    * Dentro de las 48 Horas hábiles.

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