We invite you to go on a very special activity, where we combine trails, rock and ice to live a true mountain experience. Our Trekking tour on the Cagliero Glacier will take you on a full day trip to Los Huemules reserve, one of the most beautiful areas of El Chalten.Together with experienced guides, you will hike along trails in the middle of the forest, until reaching the imposing Cagliero Glacier, where you will have the opportunity to walk on the ice, to reach a stunning viewpoint. Do not miss it!
Details about this tour
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: Road to El Chalten, El Chalten, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia
You will meet your guide at your hotel in El Chalten, at 08 am, to travel to los Huemules Ranch, which visitors centre is the starting point of this excursion.
Stop At: Los Huemules, El Chalten, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia
At 09 am we will start the trekking, following upstream the Diablo River, on a 2 hour long hike through a lush forest of lengas, going by a well maintained trail, which will give us access to the Diablo Lagoon (770 masl), from where you can see the Cagliero Refuge, and from where the second stage of our excursion begins, outside the Estancia Los Huemules.
At 11 o'clock approximately, the second part of this excursion begins, which consists of skirting the northern margin of the Devil's Lagoon by an easy but irregular terrain until reaching the beginning of a via ferrata (rock climbing sector). The total extention of this section is 1 km long, with 200 meters of unevenness.
Approximately, it will take us one hour to reach the viewpoint of the glacier. From there, we can observe the unexplored Cagliero Sur Glacier (950 masl). From the viewpoint, a short walk takes us to the front of the Glacier where the guides will distribute the crampons, to begin the third part of our program: the trekking and hiking on the glacier. The average time spent on top of the glacier will be of about 2 hours, depending on the weather conditions and the physical level of the group.
The meeting time with El Chalten transfer will be at 5.30 pm. We will return to the starting point around 6:30 pm
Duration: 8 hours
- Professional guide
- Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
- All necessary equipment
- Food and drinks
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Minimum age is 15 years
Is recommended to bring your own packed lunch
Date of birth, full name and passport details are required at time of booking for all participants
Subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
National Park fees not included (approx US$15)
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers