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From El Chalten: Full-Day Cagliero Glacier Ice Trekking

Product ID: 117159
Go on a special activity, where you can combine trails, rock and ice to live a true mountain experience. The 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.
About this activity
Duration: 9 hours
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Spanish, English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Hike along the trails in the middle of the forest
  • Walk on the ice over Cagliero glacier
  • Enjoy the company of first class local guides
Full description
Meet your guide at the offices in El Chalten at 08:00 to travel to Los Huemules Ranch. Its visitor center will be the starting point of this excursion. At 09:00, start your trekking following the Diablo River upstream on a 2-hour long hike through a lush forest of lengas, going by a well-maintained trail, which will give you access to the Diablo Lagoon (770 meters above sea level), from where you can see the Cagliero Refuge and from where the second stage of the excursion will begin outside the Estancia Los Huemules.

At approximately 11:00, the second part of this excursion will begin, 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). Before the beginning of this section, the guides will provide the necessary equipment to the participants and instruct them in its correct use. The total extension of this section will be 1 kilometer long with 200 meters of unevenness.

It will take you 1-hour to reach the viewpoint of the glacier. From there, you can observe the unexplored Cagliero Sur Glacier (950 meters above sea level). From the viewpoint, a short walk will take you to the front of the glacier where the guides will distribute the crampons to begin the third part of the program: the trekking and hiking on the glacier. The average time spent on top of the glacier will be about 2-hours, depending on the weather conditions and the physical level of the group. The meeting time with an El Chaltén transfer will be at 17:30. Return to the starting point at the offices at around 18:30.
  • Transfer in/ out from the offices in El Chalten
  • Professional guide
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fee
  • Lunch

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Meeting point

El Chalten Offices (address will be provided after booking).

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• It is recommended to bring your own lunch
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Product ID: 117159