It is a landscape few will experience in a lifetime. One of vast glaciers descending from the continental ice field, their crevasses revealing an ethereal turquoise glow. Stark and inhospitable, Los Glaciares National Park is also one of the most astounding and awe-inspiring landscapes on the planet.
It is no wonder the national park is a designated World Heritage Natural Monument. Here, 13 glaciers on the Eastern side calve into huge towers which plunge into the waters of lakes Viedma and Argentino. The sound of white thunder echoes across the frozen land as great icebergs break away and crash into the still waters.
The town of El Calafate acts as the gateway to the national park, and is home to the massive Perito Moreno Glacier. From there visitors can delve into the heart of the park. El Chaltén, at the foot of Mt. Fitz Roy, is considered the national capital for hikers, and attracts nature lovers from all around the world. For those seeking yet more discovery, Oyikil Travel can offer a multi-day expedition along the mythical Route 40, staying at traditional Patagonian estancias (ranches), where guests will be surrounded by the most remote and humbling mountain landscapes imaginable.