After breakfast at the refuge, hike to the lake shore to meet Glaciar Sur. This excursion departs from Nibepo Aike’s pier and navigates the Lago Argentino down south to the Hidden Glaciers. The expedition is a combination of navigations and trekking to reach a unique spot between mountains and glaciers, where only few people arrive. Once you board, the boat sails through the Brazo Sur to its southernmost point. After a short walk through the native forest, the first lookout point to the glaciers is reached. At the bottom we can see the Lago Frías which will be sailed in zodiacs a few minutes later. It is 3 km navigation to the other shore where a new trekking begins. It goes along an old river course to reach an amphitheatre facing the glaciers Gorra, Frías and Grande. Enjoy lunch near Laguna de los Témpanos overlooking not only the three glaciers but also the icebergs that decorate the milky waters of the lagoon. This area of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares is almost unexplored, only a few gauchos and cows from Nibepo Aike know the place’s hidden spots and secrets. After spending a good amount of time resting and taking pictures at the feet of the glaciers, return to the outpost.
Evening meal and overnight at the Puesto Laguna 3 de Abril.
Please note today's hike will take approximately six hours and cover 14 km with little gradient and medium level of fitness. The activity provided by Glacier Sur will be shared with other passengers from El Calafate. Please note both activities are subject to weather conditions. If unable to do than the adventure will be done by foot and horseback.