Floating refuge Explorador / Shared rooms
8 km – 5 hrs Trekking / 12 nm – 40 min Navigation
We start the day with a good breakfast! Then we start trekking from the camp heading to the north of the fjord for 5 kilometers off trail.
We’ll pass by blocks of rocks, evergreen forest, peat land and streams that we’ll have to cross. It will take us about 2 hours to arrive to a beautiful beach with a glacier in the background, a live postcard! Here we go uphill until we gain about 300 meters of elevation, where we’ll get an incredible panoramic view of the glaciers Alsina and Paredes, both flowing down from the icy summits of the Sarmiento mountain range till the fjord itself.
Here we’ll have our lunch with such an amazing view.
We come back down the same track. At the beach our boat “West Patagonia” awaits for us to take us navigating 30 minutes towards South in the Mountains fjord to Bernal glacier.
During the boat ride we’ll visit also Alsina glacier, getting a better perspective of this beautiful glacier with huge seracs.
At Bernal glacier we will have the chance to hike through a particular trail with colorful moraines that cross the glacier lake, allowing us to get close and safe enough to touch its ice. We will be able to watch and understand its movements and changes that has given to the landscape throughout the years.
The contrast of colors between the vegetation, ice, the mountains and the fjord in the background, makes any picture look perfect, like a postcard.
After visiting this glacier, we continue navigating 10 more minutes to the “Huiros bay” where we will find our exclusive floating refuge Explorador. Here we can enjoy the facilities, a hot shower, the bar and a last delicious home made dinner.