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