Expedition to Albino Glacier - Full Day
The tour is going to start at 9 am, when we pick you up from your hotel, and drive north from Ushuaia to Tierra Mayor Valley, where the trekking is going to start, between Sorondo´s Mountain and Alvear Mountain, in the middle of the “Los Andes” Mountain.
The path is part of the Nunatak shelter, place where we are going to put our rain boots on to cross the peatland zone. The trail runs first on the peatlands and then goes through the forest to end up in the Altura Valley, where the Esmeralda Lagoon is.
This old cirque glacier is surrounded by the Bonete Moutnain (1.120 MASL), Pelado (930 MASL) y Domo Blanco (1200 MASL), which has the characteristic of having the ice top.
From here is posible to have beautiful panoramic views. We continue on the edge of the Esmeralda River, until we get to the homonymous lagoon that is the collector from the glacier with a green color that gives it the denomination (350 MASL), after a little break, we continue along the lagoon on it East edge. On this part we could see beaver´s dams on a big part of tour, until we get to the limit of the vegetation (600 MASL). From here you will start a simple climb on loose rock of about 30º of average slope.
The surrounding slowly becomes to be a mountain landscape where the rocks, snow and ice are the main highlights here.
Looking down, the Esmeralda Lagoon becomes a small reference surrounded by the green forest. After surrounding the Paredes Naranjas (Orange Walls), a rock mass of that color, you are going to reach the ancient ice at the bottom of the lagoon Ojo del Albino (Albino´s Eye, 980 Meters Above the Sea Level), located at the end of the glacier, from here you can look at all the majesty from the “Los Andes” Mountains.
The glacier in this area is a flat solid ice with cracks and surrounded by dark and sharp peaks. The melt water leads to the Ojo del Albino, where floating icebergs are pretty big.
After the lunch time, we are going to start our way back home, through a different way.
Ask us before booking.
Ask us before booking.
7 days before the tour
After booking and finalizing payment, you will receive a confirmation for your purchase. Then, in less than 24 hours, you will receive the voucher that you can use to take the excursions.
If the reservation is for the next day, we will be attentive and we will send you the voucher before your excursion begins.
Requirements: this trek is on the medium difficulty (level II). You will need an acceptable health condition according with the difficulties.
Distance and slopes: the total length of the trekking is going to be 14 km. with the transportation and the trekking is going to be 40 km total.
You will start over 250 meters above the sea level. The glacier is 980 MASL
Slope: 730 meters.
Departures: every day with a minimum of 4 passengers.
Paranoramic views of the mountains.
Flora and wildlife sighting
Landscape full of mountains
Trekking on height.
Mandatory security equipment for the Albino´s Glacier.
Just complete the booking form. When you finish will be redirected to Paypal where you can pay the tour.
As soon as you finish the booking, check your email. There you will receive the instant confirmation of your excursion
In that email you will also have the voucher. Print it or take it on your phone the day of your excursion.
This tour is 100% refundable until 72hs before your tour.