Puerto Natales is the obligatory step to explore the fjord of the Mountains and its wonderful glaciers. After sailing, a walk through the valley of ice.
At the foot of the Sarmiento mountain range, the Fjord of the Mountains is the navigation channel to approach the Bernal, Kiara and Alsina glaciers, within the Kawesqar National Park. Although access is difficult, spaces with tourism potential linked to nature are gradually taking a place in the expeditions, with the special care of the Patagonian ecosystems, unique in the world.
Road to the glaciers
The millenary ice formed the shapes of the fjords and canals of the archipelago, which includes kilometers of little known ecosystems and oceanographic heterogeneity. The first inhabitants of the Magellan fjords were the Kawesqar, a town of canoe culture.
From the commune of Natales is accessed only by sea. The large cliffs, glaciers, lakes and sea canals give a valuable and spectacular character to the expeditions, which include ecotourism, hiking, bird watching, kayaking, crossing and sailing.
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Level of Difficulty: Medium - People with trekking experience
Duration: 2 days
Recommendations: Elements required for this expedition: A daypack backpack (60 liters). Front lamp, fleece cap, sunglasses and gloves. Quick-drying telgs, fleece coat, feather jacket and waterproof parka of GoreTex technology or similar. Fast-drying long underwear, trekking pants and waterproof pants of GoreTex technology or similar. Waterproof boots with GoreTex technology or similar, sandals or crocs to cross rivers and rest after walking. There is no phone coverage in the entire area, so you´ll be offline throughout the expedition.
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