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Overnight

Mountains fjord
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OVERNIGHT
2 days expedition in the Mountains fjord
Kawesqar National Park



Discover the beauty of the Mountains fjord with the impressive Sarmiento mountain range in Kawesqar National Park (ex Alacalufes National Reserve), one of the 17 parks from the Route of parks of Patagonia.
During this 2 days expedition learn about the ancestral and current history of the fjord while our local guide takes you to breath taking spots.
Visit the Bernal glacier and enjoy of a drink with its millenary ice.
Disconnect yourself from the world and reconnect yourself with Earth! Get lost in nature and feel the energy of the fjords climate.
Hike in the remote Kawesqar National Park and be the only one in this immense area. Then take a deserved rest in our exclusive floating refuge Explorador, located in the Huiros bay, in the heart of this amazing fjord!
Be part of a sustainable project and contribute with the remote community of Puerto Eden.

DIA 0   Briefing of the expedition

Our local guide will visit the participants at the hotel the night before the expedition to give general information about this adventure, confirm pick up time, solve some doubts and to deliver the equipment that PATAGONIANFJORDS supplies with.


DAY 1   Alacalufes path - Bernal & Hermann glaciers

We pick up the participants of the expedition from the Hotel at 09:00 am, then we take a boat to navigate 5 minutes from Puerto Natales to Antonio Varas peninsula across Señoret channel. We continue by vehicle for 45 minutes through a gravel road to Estancia Mercedes where we take our fast boat Explorador IV and navigate for one hour until the end of the Resi fjord, the entrance of Kawesqar National Park.
During the navigation it is posible to watch seals, dolphins, penguins, cormorants, condors, and other species.

From Resi fjord we must hike about 20 minutes to reach the lagoon Acantilados, which is incased between huge rock walls and the only way to go across it is by boat, so we have to navigate 5 minutes to get to the other side of it to continue hiking 60 more minutes to get to Huiros bay. Here the boat West Patagonia will take us to the floating refuge Explorador to enjoy of a tasty lunch.

Later we go trekking from the same bay up to the lookout Buena Vista, where it’s possible to admire the Mountains fjord, the Sarmiento mountain range with its glaciers Bernal & Hermann, the beautiful surrounding with mountains, rivers, waterfalls and lagoons. We continue bush walking down to the shore of the fjord where the boat West Patagonia awaits for us to take us to Bernal glacier (5 minutes).
We disembark in the coast of the Bernal glacier 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. This permits us to watch and understand its movements and changes that it makes in the landscape through the years.
The contrast of colors between the vegetation, the ice, the mountains and the fjord in the background, makes any picture postcard worthy.

To end the day we take again the boat and navigate for 10 minutes till our floating refuge to taste a delicious dinner and enjoy of unique lodging on the sea.

Floating Refuge Explorador / Shared rooms
45 km - 45 min Road / 22 mn - 75 min Navigation / 5 km - 3 hrs Trekking


DAY 2   Kiara and Alsina glaciers - Return to Puerto Natales

After a good breakfast, we’ll go navigating during one and a half hour through the Mountains fjord towards North to appreciate the beauty of the glaciers Kiara and Alsina. These are the last main glaciers from the Sarmiento mountain range that flow from the summits down into the fjord.
Different species can be watched during the boat ride.

Later we begin the return hiking the Alacalufes path back to Resi fjord, same route we did to enter.
In Resi fjord we meet again our fast boat Explorador IV to navigate until Estancia Mercedes in Antonio Varas peninsula and continue the way to Puerto Natales, finishing this expedition around 15:00 pm.
We'll have lunch on our way back.

Back to Puerto Natales
1,5 km - 1 hr Trekking / 38 nm - 2 hr Navigation / 45 km - 45 min Road


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Land transportation (white line)
Navigation tracks (orange line)
Trekking tracks (green line)

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Each expedition requires a minimum of 2 participants to depart. 8 participants maximum.

We have regular departures every Thursday and Friday from November until March. However it is possible to do this expedition on any other date not established. A minimum of 4 participants is required. Subject to availability.

Rate per participant $700.000CLP (chilean pesos).



NOVEMBER 2019
       in   /   out
07 Nov / 08 Nov
08 Nov / 09 Nov
14 Nov / 15 Nov
15 Nov / 16 Nov
21 Nov / 22 Nov
22 Nov / 23 Nov
28 Nov / 29 Nov
29 Nov / 30 Nov
DECEMBER 2019
       in   /   out
05 Dec / 06 Dec
06 Dec / 07 Dec
12 Dec / 13 Dec
13 Dec / 14 Dec
19 Dec / 20 Dec
20 Dec / 21 Dec
26 Dec / 27 Dec
27 Dec / 28 Dec
JANUARY 2020
      in   /   out
02 Jan / 03 Jan
03 Jan / 04 Jan
09 Jan / 10 Jan
10 Jan / 11 Jan
16 Jan / 17 Jan
17 Jan / 18 Jan
30 Jan / 31 Jan
FEBRUARY 2020
       in   /   out
31 Jan / 01 Feb
06 Feb / 07 Feb
07 Feb / 08 Feb
13 Feb / 14 Feb
14 Feb / 15 Feb
20 Feb / 21 Feb
21 Feb / 22 Feb
27 Feb / 28 Feb
28 Feb / 29 Feb
MARCH 2020
       in   /   out
05 Mar / 06 Mar
06 Mar / 07 Mar
12 Mar / 13 Mar
13 Mar / 14 Mar
19 Mar / 20 Mar
20 Mar / 21 Mar

TO CONSIDER

The activities described may be delayed, changed or cancelled due to rough conditions.
- The expedition is subject to the weather conditions.
- Our groups are very exclusive, from 2 to 8 participants per expedition and only one expedition at a time.
- Your participations in our expeditions contributes to the remote community of Puerto Eden.
- The participants must be experienced hikers.
- The level of the expedition is medium.
- There is no phone connection in the entire zone, so you'll be offline during the expedition.

WHAT TO BRING

- A daypack (60 liters backpack).
- Headlamp, fleece hat, sunglasses and gloves.
- Quick drying T-shirts, polar flece jacket, down jacket, waterproof parka with GoreTex technology or similar.
- Quick drying long underwear, trekking pants, waterproof pants with GoreTex technology or similar.
- Waterproof boots with GoreTex technology or similar, sandals or crocs for river crossing and relaxing moments after the treks.
*** The brand Arc'teryx has proofed to be very efficient in the cold and rainy climate of the fjords. Our guides use it and recommend it.

INCLUDED

- Entrance fee to Alacalufes National Reserve.
- All the land and maritime transportation specified in this program.
- Accommodation in our exclusive floating refuge (shared rooms - sleeping bag).
- Meals during the expedition (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
- Local guide service during the entire expedition.
- Porter service up to 5 kilos (20 liters) between Resi and the floating refuge.
- We provide each participant with a dry bag (20 liters) for the porter service, another dry bag (40 liters) to protects your own belongings, gaiters, liner for the sleeping bags, towel and sunblock.
- An unforgetable experience!

NOT INCLUDED

- Any other service Not specified in this program.
- Gratuities.
- Personal travel insurance.