Los Glaciares National Park
Los Glaciares National Park, located in the province of Santa Cruz, is open for national and foreign tourists from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Perito Moreno Glacier and Roca Lake area (with the possibility of staying until 6 p.m.); and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the north zone (El Chaltén).
It has a quota of daily visitors:
Perito Moreno Glacier Zone: maximum of 300 vehicles;
South zone (Lake Roca): maximum of 100 vehicles;
North zone (El Chaltén): a maximum of 80 cars in the parking lot of the Fitz Roy trailhead and 40 cars in the parking lot of the Laguna Torre trailhead, not being able to take prior reservations that exceed 600 daily visitors.
The following activities are enabled:
Daytime use areas;
Recreational cycling on authorized trails;
Organized and wild campsites;
Land and navigation excursions.
Entrance tickets must be requested at the National Parks web sales portal .
For more information, check the park's Facebook .
Points of Interest
Los Glaciares National Park is adequately named... It doesn't just have one or two glaciers, but 356 of them! The most famous glacier is Perito Moreno. It is one of the only advancing glaciers in the world, and happens to be the most accessible of the glaciers at the park! If you're out for adventure, you can even ice hike here on Perito Moreno!
Upsala and Spegazzini are two of the more popular glaciers in the area, and they can be visited by boat from El Calafate. Viedma Glacier is another impressive and active glacier in the park. A number of other glaciers can be seen while exploring the Fitz Roy region.
Mount Fitz Roy
At the northern end stand the famous jagged granite peaks of Mount Fitz Roy. This mountain was initially named Chalten ('peak of fire') by the indigenous Tehuelche people, but was later renamed after Captain Fitzroy, who captained the ship on which Charles Darwin arrived here in 1834. Cerro Fitz Roy is notoriously difficult to climb and is only climbed around once a year.
Another distinctive peak is Cerro Torre. Slightly less famous than Fitz Roy, it is just as difficult to climb, and is an imposing presence on the skyline. The Laguna Torre day hike from El Chalten takes you right up to the foot of the peak.
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