Los Glaciares National Park, located in Argentina, is a beautiful natural wonder with a range of sceneries, including lakes, mountains, and even snow and ice.
The park has the Patagonic Continental Ice, made up of 47 large glaciers and over 200 small glaciers. Some of these glaciers flow right to the Atlantic Ocean, and the ice seems to just flow right into the waterfalls. Because of how big the ice caps are, the glaciers are actually lower than most others in the world, at only 1,500 meters above sea level.
There are lots of great outdoor activities in this area, along with some charming villages to stay in.
Glacier Perito Moreno
Glacier Perito Moreno is famous for the big chunks of ice falling that can be seen from the front of the glacier. This happens because the ice is constantly getting bigger. When large pieces of ice fall, it can be as loud as thunder.
El Calafate is the official national capital for the glaciers, very close to the Perito Moreno Glacier. It is a small tourist town that was originally founded in 1927, and today is a top destination for visitors to the area. It is a beautiful town with many trees and flowers, and a warm atmosphere, making it a great getaway spot.
El Chalten is considered to be the capital of trekking for the country of Argentina due to its wide range of outdoor activities. Nearby, the highest mountains of the Los Glaciares National Park, Mt. Fitz Roy and Mt. Torre, are perfect for hikers wanting a good challenge and great views.
El Chalten is a small village that is a great starting point for those hiking these two mountains. All kinds of walks are in the area, from very easy and short, to very advanced with vertical walls.