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Trekking Tour On Viedma Glacier

Trekking Tour On Viedma Glacier Packages
Country: Argentina
City: El Chalten
Duration: 6 Hour(s) - 30 Minute(s)
Tour Category: Trekking

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Viedma Lake is of glacial origin and has an area of 430 m2. Its waters flow out through La Leona River into another lake, the Argentino. Its steep and rugged western shore is reached by the Túnel River while its south shore is reached by three rivers: the Milodón, the Cóndor, and the Guanaco. The main contribution of freshwater from the north-east, on the other hand, comes from the de las Vueltas River. Viedma Glacier, the largest in this National Park, offers the possibility of carrying out a wide range of activities tailored to the different needs of the connoisseur. We have carefully grouped these activities into three products.

The excursion includes certified mountain guides who lead the groups,
crampons (for those who walk on the ice), and onboard snack.

9.00amDeparture from Bahía Túnel towards Viedma Glacier. The small and sheltered harbor of Bahia Tunel is only 17 km away from El Chalten and very close to the mouth of the Tunel River.
The boat begins sailing with a south course, very close to the shore enjoying excellent views of Mt Fitz Roy and Cerro Huemul. There is a point called Cape Horn like the famous Cape, when the boar turns at this point visitors are treated with the fantastic views of Viedma Glacier.
9.50 am Sightseeing in front of Glacier’s snout. By getting close to the ice it is possible to see huge Icebergs that have calved from the Glacier, and all the blue shades of the ice. The guides will explain everything there is to know and understand about the Glacier.
10.15 am Landing on the exposed rocks near the glacier. Once on terra firma, the guides will organize the groups according to their chosen option.
10.30 am Hike to the Crampon station: Once near the edge of the Glacier, crampons will be fitted to everyone’s feet.
11.00 am Trek on the glacier: Mountain guides lead the group for about two hours on the ice. During this unique experience, the guides will explain and show many glaciers
features, like crevasses and moulins.
1.30 pm Return to the boat.
2.00 pm Boarding time to sail back to Bahia Tunel.
2.45pm Arrival at Bahia Tunel

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