The main attraction of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares is the glacier named Perito Moreno. Drive into the National park. There are hiking trails along the way. Finding the Perito Moreno Glacier will not be hard as everything in the park has signposts.
The glacier was named after Francisco Moreno, an Argentine explorer, and scientist.
The real kicker is the 500-year-old glacier is active. You see and hear immense ice chunks constantly crack off the face, known as ‘calving’, sending huge waves across the lake.
Meet the tour group Hielo y adventures at the base. Due to eco-friendly tourism, they are the only ones who will take you ice trekking. Your adventure starts on their boat where you cross the lake getting closer to surrealism. You disembark and hike up the shores to put your crampons on.
Then you are lead on to the ice for 90minutes or longer if you choose on one of the most incredible hikes you will ever go on in your life. At the end of the hike, you will be given ice cold whiskey.
Take a day trip from El Calafate to El Chaltén, a nearby village located within the Glacier National Park, home to Mount Fitz Roy, a mountain with popular trekking and hiking routes. If hiking Torres del Paine is the number one thing you have to do on your list, hiking Mount Fitz Roy is number 2. The views from the mountain are stunning, especially on clear days when hikers can see for miles. It is very cold and wintery throughout the year.