Cagliero Glacier Ice Trekking from El Chalten
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!Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this productStop At:
Los Huemules, El Chalten Argentina
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.
Duration: 30 minutesStop At:
Puesto Cagliero, Rio Diablo,, Santa Cruz, Argentina
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.
Duration: 2 hoursStop At:
Glaciar Cagliero, El Chalten, Santa Cruz, Argentina
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: 5 hours
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"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 recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"It is the passenger's responsibility to wear a protective mask and maintain distance. In case they don't respect the basic safety measures, they will be asked to leave the tour.
The capacity of tour will be temporarily reduced to ensure social distancing."
Duration: 9 Hours
El Chalten, El Chalten, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia
Traveler pickup is offered
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.
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.