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Balmaceda Glacier

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Located in the west side of Balmaceda Mount, the glacier is a unique view and a must-see attraction in Bernardo O´Higgins National Park.

With 2035 meters of extension, the Balmaceda offers a real show when its icebergs detach from the east side of the glacier.

Nevertheless its activity is in retrocession, losing ice due to global warming. Still, it's a wonderful place to visit, that may not exist in the near future.


Iceberg sighting.


Trekking, hikking, high mountain tours, climbing, sea and river kayak, rafting, birds match, flora and fauna contemplation, photography.


Twelfth region. Located Bernardo O´Higgins National Park.

How to get there?

Santiago-Punta Arenas: Airway.

Punta Arenas-Puerto Natales: Land route, by Route 9 north.

Puerto Montt-Puerto Natales: Seaway.

Puerto Natales-Balmaceda Glacier: Seaway, through travels within Bernardo O´Higgins and Torres del Paine National Parks (summer season).

When to go?

All year long.


Cold height weather. Its temperatures are lower than 0°C. The rain – usually as snow- surpasses 2000 milimeters per year.


Housing, food, transportation.


Las Montañas Channel, Castillo Hill, W Network: Torres del Paine Base- Valle del Frances-Grey Lake, network: Cordillera Paine Lake, Puerto Natales seashort, Dos Lagunas, Calvo Fjord, Bories cold-storage plant, Balmaceda Glaciar, Gulf of Almirante Montt, Balmaceda Lake, Azul Lagoon, Verde Lagoon, Paine Mountain, Cueva del Milodon Natural Monument, Bernardo O´Higgins National Park, Torres del Paine National Park, Antonio Varas Peninsula, Puerto Natales, Alacalufe National Reserve, Serrano River, Ultima Esperanza Inlet.

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