Glaciar Sur Trekking + Sailing
It is one of the most exclusive adventures within Glaciers National Park (Parque Nacional Los Glaciares), special for travelers who enjoy walking in remote places. Truly, those who have made this trek feel that they are the first to arrive at the places they visit.
The tour begins in El Calafate at 8 a.m, 60 km are traveled to the end of the road, where the Nibepo Aike Ranch (Estancia Nibepo Aike) is located; from here passengers embark on a semi-rigid boat with a cabin and capacity for 17 passengers. After sailing for 45 minutes, you arrive at the southern head of the “South Arm” (Brazo Sur), where the first stage of the walk begins, to arrive at Lago Frías. On this lake passengers embark on another 7-meter long semi-rigid boat, with capacity for 15 pax. On this ship you sail towards the west end of the mentioned lake and after desembarking the second walk is made towards the upper Lago Frías or Sacarlet Lagoon in the south west of the National Park.
There, in the middle of an incredible landscape, the included lunch box is eaten (two ham and cheese sandwiches with lettuce and tomato, a bag with dried fruit, almonds, chestnuts, walnuts and raisins, a chocolate “alfajor” (typical biscuit), a cereal bar, orange juice, an apple, a banana and a bottle of mineral water, candy) to then start the way back.
The round trip trek is around 14 km in 6 hours. The entrance to the National Park is not paid. A bilingual trekking guide always goes with the passengers from El Calafate, apart from the crew.