Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina: Breathtaking Grandeur of Ice and Snow

December 3, 2008 / 1 Comment

Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina is one of the most awe-inspiring landscapes on the planet, with vast stretches of unending snow-covered peaks and valleys hidden deep in the heart of the mighty and often unforgiving Andes.

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Both stirring our imagination and challenging our survival skills, this amazing panorama can be as deadly to a lost tourist as it is a delight to the ones that have learnt to capture its effervescent glory in their camera lenses. It is in this untouched paradise that the spectacle called “Los Glaciares” finds its existence and this unmatched show of glacier extravaganza is as delightful and magnificent as the Andes that shelter it.

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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares is an incredible journey into the heart of the biggest ice cap on the planet that falls outside the Antarctic and Greenland region. Thanks to its natural brilliance, part of the 4459 square kilometers have been marked out in 1981 as one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. Every single inch of the unending white magic is equally enthralling for tourists and ecologists alike, because the giant ice cap feeds about 47 glaciers which start from a height of just 1500 feet above sea level.

The Los Glaciares National Park mainly consists of two parts which subsequently lead to the two rivers of Lake Argentino in the South and Lake Viedma in the North. The northern part consists of the popular Viedma glacier and is pretty overwhelming spot that is a must for all adventure seekers and trekking enthusiasts while the southern part of the ice cap consists of smaller glaciers like the Perito Moreno Glacier, Upsala Glacier, and Spegazzini Glacier.

A ‘once in a lifetime’ boat ride between these glaciers to reach the inaccessible spots will be the highlight of your trip as each and every moment will be etched in your memory for eternity due to the sheer unadulterated beauty of this timeless land.

The whole area is a major attraction for international tourists and words cannot describe enough the simple, elegant and extraordinary beauty of this amazing land that is protected from human meddling. If you want to experience the best “White Magic” on the planet without making a tedious trip to the Poles, then a trip to Los Glaciares will quench your thirst.

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