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Trekking Glacier Torrecillas at Los Alerces National Park provided by Glaxiar Mountain & Adventure Co.

Trekking Glacier Torrecillas at Los Alerces National Park

Trekking Glacier Torrecillas at Los Alerces National Park
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Enjoy a small-group tour trekking in the Patagonia region in Argentina at Torrecillas Glacier. This is an adventure tour of high standards of quality and safety. The tour is limited to 15 people ensuring personalized attention. You will have a unique experience of peace, understanding and harmony through contact with nature conjugated with physical exertion, collaborating to enriching the spirit.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 12857P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Esquel
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Lake Menéndez, Chubut Province, Argentina Puerto Chucao
Additional information
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Esquel
Departure details
  • Lake Menéndez, Chubut Province, Argentina Puerto Chucao
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Lake Menéndez
    Lake Menéndez, Chubut Province, Argentina
    Puerto Chucao
    See address & details
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    Glaxiar Mountain & Adventure Co.
    Stop: 6 hours - Admission excluded
    Actividades de montaña y navegacion.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Jim04y
Beaconsfield, UK114 contributions
Experience solitude and beautiful scenery
Feb 2018 • Couples
My wife and I really enjoyed the combined boat excursion and hike which Glaxier conduct to Lago del Antiguo - it proved to be one of the highlights of our five week trip to Argentina
It is a full day excursion. You first have to drive to the car park that allows walking access to the jetty at Peurto Chucao in Los Alerces Park. The walk from the car park to the jetty is about 1/2 hour. This is an easy picturesque walk, the highlight being a suspended footbridge over the beautiful Rio Arrayanes.
The boat sets off from Peurto Chacao across Lago Menedez on a one hour journey. The lake is serene and beautiful, surrounded by verdant mountains.The lake is protected and boat traffic is strictly limited.
The boats drops you off on the lake edge and you set off, at first through forests, then you break out onto scrubby boulder strew land and the start of the climb up to the mountain lake. The climb is quite steep, requiring some scrambling, hauling up on ropes and crossing rivers on log bridges and takes about 2 hours. I think the elevation gain is about 600 metres. The views are beautiful on the way up and the sight of your destination, the small glacier fed Laguna Antiguo with the glacier Torrecillas hanging above, is well worth the effort. Marisa, our guide, took us at a slow pace and I think this trek is doable by any moderately fit person. Once at the top, you have time to relax take in the scenery and, if you are lucky, watch condors trace lazy circles over the mountains.
My wife and I were fortunate to be on the hike on our own with Marisa. Her English was not perfect, but much better than our Spanish and she was able to tell us a lot about the flora and the physical geography of the glacier and lake. She also showed us the many different berries that you could eat. It was wonderful to have the lake to ourselves and fully enjoy the quiet and solitude and breathtaking views.
One thing to note is that food is not provided other than a few pastries and coffee, so take some sandwiches. You can drink the water from the gushing stream that you follow on the way up, so you don't have to take water, just empty water bottles will do.
So do this trip - get away from the crowds and enjoy some pristine wilderness.
Written 14 March 2018
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By: Glaxiar Mountain & Adventure Co.
simonhingler
simonhingler
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Beautiful day on the lake - Greak Forest Walk
We booked the Tour of Parque los Alerces with the Company Glaxiar in October 2018 and we can highly recommend it. W
JJ P
JJ P
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Trip to Los Alerces National park and boat trip on lake Futalaufquen
Glaxier.com organised a minibus to the lake from Esquel,, We were a group of 12 on an organised trip from the UK (
catherinefweiss
catherinefweiss
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Fabulous excursion to Torrecillas Glacier
The Torrecillas Glacier Trekking excursion is awesome! Our family with teenaged kids did the excursion recently an
biresonvalois
biresonvalois
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Gorgeous trek to a stunning lake
Was in a small group of 5 to do the 2 hour trek up. Lots of breaks, not a very difficult trek, but had a few obstac
ioan_wilson
ioan_wilson
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Excellent scenery
We spent a full day in the park. There are some superb walks and excellent scenery. There was very little wildlife
JeremyPatagonia
JeremyPatagonia
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Glaciers all to yourself - one of the best excursions in Patagonia
I have been on this trip with Glaxiar several times and I never tire of it. Their boat is in excellent condition, t