• Duration: 9 hours
  • Moderate
  • eTicket

  • Meet on location or pick up
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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!


El Chalten

At 8 AM, you will meet your guide at your hotel in El Chalten, to travel to Los Huemules Ranch, which visitors centre is the starting point of this excursion. Los Huemules Ranch is a private nature reserve, located about 20 km from El Chaltén.

El Chalten - Los Huemules Ranch

Once we arrive, at 9 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 there, you will be able to see the Cagliero Refuge, and from where the second stage of our excursion begins, outside the Los Huemules Ranch.

El Chalten - Cagliero Sur Glacier

At 11 AM approximately, the second part of this excursion begins. This part 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. It will take us one hour to reach the viewpoint of the glacier. From there, we will be able to observe the Cagliero Sur Glacier (950 masl). 

From the viewpoint, a short walk will take 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.

Return to El Chalten

Finally, the meeting time with El Chalten transfer will be at 5.30 PM. We will return to the village around 6.30 PM.

What's included

Professional guide
Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
All necessary equipment

What's excluded

Food and drinks
National Park fees not included (approx US$15)

Important information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 15 years
  • Is recommended to bring your own packed lunch
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Not stroller accessible
  • Not suitable for pets
  • No public transportation nearby
  • Infants must not sit on laps
  • Infant seats unavailable
  • Not recommended for people with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for people with heart conditions
  • The pick up transfer is only from selected centrally located hotels. If your hotel is outside the geographic area, we will confirm you the closest meeting point. Indicate the name and address of your hotel. We suggest you to confirm the booking details with us prior to travel, or upon arrival at your destination. Please note that departure times and locations may vary slightly. OFFICE NUMBER: (+54 11) 4363-6000 (Mon to Sat from 9 to 18 Hs and Sundays from 10 to 19 Hs) EMERGENCY MOBILE: (+54 911) 4991-4035 (After office hours)
  • The pick up transfer is only from selected centrally located hotels. If your hotel is outside the geographic area, we will confirm you the closest meeting point. Indicate the name and address of your hotel.

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled 1 day or less before departure
  • Cancellation fee of 0% if cancelled 1000 days or less before departure



Guided Language

  • English
  • Español


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