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5 Glaciers

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4 DAYS EXPEDITION

If you are the kind of person who loves the outdoor lifestyle, travel around the world seeking for most wonderful and exclusive places, where it’s just you, nature and the imposing landscape… then, this is what you are waiting for!. This program combines navigation and backcountry trekking in the remote and pristine Patagonian fjords, completing a unique lifetime experience.

Admire the magnitude of the Mountains’ fjord and the majestic Sarmiento mountain range with its summits covered by centenary ice that feeds many hanging glaciers and five main glaciers that flow down all the way to the fjord. Every day we’ll have a fascinating panoramic view of the fjord surrounded by huge mountains and glaciers rising in the horizon.

We will spend two nights on board of our exclusive floating refuge “Explorador” and one night in our mobile campsite that includes a dome to use at the end of the day as shelter and dinning room. We’ll navigate by boat to approach to the trekking areas and specially to the Bernal glacier, which gives the chance to watch all its beauty while we hike along its colorful moraines that cross its pro-glacier lake, allowing to get to touch its ice. Enjoy our professional local guide’s speeches, so we can know about the landscape, its formation and the powerful ancestral cultural history of the area.

Finally we return to Puerto Natales the same way we did in day one to get to the Mountains’ fjord. We hike through a beautiful path known as “Alacalufe”, same name that was given to the canoeist ancestors who inhabited all the fjord lands in the last 5,000 years of whom used this path to connect the Mountains’ fjords with the Resi fjord. Here we embark to a fast boat to navigate one and a half hour until Antonio Varas peninsula. Afterward we continue 45 minutes by car on a gravel road until the ferry that will take us across the Señoret channel to Puerto Natales.

DAY 1

We begin by taking a ferry to go across the Señoret channel to Antonio Varas peninsula, located in front of Puerto Natales. Then we continue by car for 45 minutes through a gravel road , to the embarking spot, where we’ll have lunch. Afterward we take a fast boat and navigate one and a half hour until the end of the Resi fjord; the beginning of the “Alacalufe” path, named as the canoeist ancestors who inhabited all the fjord lands in the last 5,000 years. They used this pass to connect the Resi fjord with the Mountains’ fjord. After disembarking, we walk 20 minutes to reach the Acantilados lake, which is incased between huge rock walls; it's only possible to go across by boat, taking five minutes. Once at the other side we walk for one and a half hour to arrive to the Huiros bay, where our exclusive floating refuge “Explorador” is located. If the weather conditions were favorable and lets us arrive early, we’ll hike in the surrounding to watch and appreciate the beauty of the area. We finish the day with a delicious dinner on board of our floating refuge.

DAY 2

After a nice breakfast, we will navigate during 15 minutes until the Bernal glacier. We disembark in the shore and hike through a particular trail with colorful moraines that cross the pro-glacier lake, allowing us to get close and safe enough to touch its ice, permitting to watch and understand in terrain its movements and changes it makes in the landscape through the years, complemented with a pleasant speech given by our professional local guide. The contrast of colors between the vegetation, the ice, the mountains and the fjord in the background, makes any picture postcard worthy.
Later we navigate 10 more minutes. We disembark in the shore at the other side of the fjord where we begin our trekking heading north towards our mobile campsite located in front of the Kiara glacier. Here we have a dome as shelter and as dinning room to enjoy another tasty dinner with a fantastic panoramic view. On the way we can see the immensity of the glaciers Bernal, Hermann and Kiara. We will trek through many erratic rocks, rivers, waterfalls, lichens, mosses, evergreen forest, mountains and curious birds that will follow us as we go. Somewhere along the way we’ll stop to eat our boxed lunch.

DAY 3

The day begins with a good breakfast. Then we continue trekking towards north, through the same kind of terrain, crossing some creeks as we go discovering the fjord, until we get to a beautiful beach with a glacier in the background. From here we’ll gain one thousand feet of elevations until we get to a panoramic lookout of the glaciers Alsina and Paredes, that fall down from the icy summits of the Sarmiento mountain range till the fjord itself. A great place to enjoy our boxed lunch.
We go downhill the same way until the beach, where our fast boat awaits to take us across the fjord, 20 minutes until the Hermann glacier, incased in the middle of two huge rock wall, full of cormorants and hanging glaciers all around, in the Hermann fjord. Another 20 minutes of navigation and finally we get back to our floating refuge. We’ll enjoy the facilities, a hot shower and a delicious parting dinner.

DAY 4

After a nice breakfast, we will head back to Puerto Natales. We hike again through the “Alacalufe” path until the Resi fjord, where we take our fast boat to navigate one and a half hour until Antonio Varas peninsula as day one. We eat our lunch and continue until Puerto Natales, finishing this trip around 16:00.

We began operations in the Mountains' Fjord from November of 2016. We offer different expeditions of trekking and navigation to our clients. We go with a minimum of 2 passengers, up to a maximum of 7.



STABLISHED DATES


- 9 to 12 of December, 2016
- 16 to 19 of December, 2016
- 6 to 9 of January, 2017
- 13 to 16 of January, 2017
- 20 to 23 of January, 2017
- 27 to 30 of January, 2017
- 3 to 6 of February, 2017
- 10 to 13 of February, 2017
- 17 to 20 of February, 2017
- 24 to 27 of February, 2017
- 3 to 6 of March, 2017
- 10 to 13 of March, 2017
- 17 to 20 of March, 2017

PRICE PER PERSON


US$1,500



It is also possible to do these expeditions on any other date not established. A minimum of two people is required. Subject to availability.

TO CONSIDER

- The excursions are subject to weather conditions.
- Our groups are very exclusive, minimum 2 and maximum 7 passengers.
- You must have your own personal and appropriate waterproof equipment such as jacket, pants and boots, GoreTex or similar.
- It’s recommended to bring sunglasses and warm clothing, such as gloves, hat, feather jacket, first layers, or others.


INCLUDED

- All the land and maritime transportation specified in this program
- Accommodation in our exclusive floating refuge during your stay
- Meals during your stay; breakfast, box lunch or lunch and dinner
- Guided excursiones by our professional local guides
- A unique lifetime experience
- 5 kilos (18 liters dry sack) porter on the ways in / out


NOT INCLUDED

- Any other service NOT specified in this program
- Tips
- Insurance

We are located in the Huiros bay, in the Mountains' fjord..

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