Ice Trek to Grey Glacier

EcoCamp Patagonia Stay
Trip Length: 1 Day
Group Size: 4-12
Difficulty
From: 582 USD
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Extreme adventure and unrivaled views await on this ice trek across the spectacular Grey Glacier!

The thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime experience of trekking across a glacier is yours to treasure on this full-day adventure, feeling the crunch of centuries of snow, ice, and water beneath your feet and marveling at the glacier’s immense size and colors. Surrounded by dazzling shades of blue and white and watching this ice giant stretch on for miles around you, it’s an unforgettable experience that’s not to be missed and fits perfectly with our EcoCamp programs!

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Highlights

Highlights

  • Ice Trekking on Grey Glacier.
  • Incredible isolated experience.
  • Boat ride on Grey Lake.
  • EcoCamp Patagonia accommodation.
  • Age restriction: 14 to 65 years old.

Itinerary

Full day ice trek to Grey Glacier

Punta Arenas, Chile

Early in the morning, we’ll depart our hotel in the city of Punta Arenas and make a brief stop at the main office to meet our new travel companions.

This trip starts at 6:00am at EcoCamp. After breakfast, we’ll be driven to the base camp where we’ll listen to an introductory talk, try on the equipment, and embark on the boat at 09:00 am towards Refugio Grey.

From there, we board a smaller navigation towards Islatak island. Once we’ve landed on the island, we walk for roughly an hour until reaching the ice and from there, we start the 2.5 hour hike on the glacier, marveling at the incredible blue colors and savoring the feeling of having the glacier almost entirely to ourselves.

After this beautiful journey is over, we head back to EcoCamp to enjoy a nice dinner and well deserved rest.

Overnight at Ecocamp Patagonia.

Included

Included

  • Transfer from and to EcoCamp Patagonia.
  • Ice trek on Grey Glacier.
  • Boat ride on the Grey Lake.
  • EcoCamp Patagonia accommodation. (1 night)

Not included

  • Flight tickets.
  • Insurance. (it is mandatory you purchase appropriate insurance for this trip)
  • Voluntary tipping of guides and staff.
  • Items of personal nature.

Facts

Departures

Regular departures every day on request with a minimum of 4 people.

Starting / finishing point

This trip starts and ends with pick-up and drop-off at EcoCamp Patagonia.

Physical demands

This trip requires you to be in good, physical shape.

The minimum age required is 14 years old, and maximum 65 years old.

Transport

In Torres del Paine and throughout Patagonia, transport is in minivans which normally seat between 8 to 14 people.

Weather

The vast unbroken stretch of ocean to the west and south of the South American continent leaves the Patagonian Andes very exposed to winds that circle the Antarctic landmass. In addition, the strong marine influence and the effect of the Southern Patagonian Ice field make the weather hard to predict. In spring or early summer fine weather may deteriorate almost without warning, bringing rain and even snow. Even in summer (December to March) you should come prepared to find strong cold winds (up to 130km/hr) and rainfall. The summer’s average temperature is 11ºC/52ºF (24ºCmax, 2ºC min). However, just as quickly as the weather turns nasty, it can become lovely and sunny. So come prepared for all types of weather!

What you need to bring

Once you book the trip, we will send you a pre-trip information booklet with useful and detailed information about your trip with us.

What is an EcoCamp extension?

EcoCamp Extras are excursions you can book in addition to our regular EcoCamp programs, to enhance your experience in Patagonia!. These tours can take place before or after your main program but we strongly recommend doing them afterward to maximize your arrival experience at EcoCamp with your fellow trekking/Safari group members. Transport in and out of the park is not included as these services are covered by your regular program with EcoCamp.

Itinerary modifications

The weather in Patagonia can be difficult to deal with at times and during Low Shoulder Season (From April to October) the boat trip to Grey Glacier may be canceled. If that happens, then the Ice Trek cannot be provided and you will be offered alternative excursions within the park.

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We are a Chilean owned adventure tour operator, based in Santiago de Chile, operating adventure tours in Chile, Argentina and Bolivia. Our base prices are in Chilean Pesos (CLP), but we charge prices in USD based on the exchange rate valid on the day of payment.

Destinations | Chile

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