Ice Trekking Cagliero Glacier
This is a typical itinerary for this productStop At:
El Chalten, El Chaltén, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina
The activity starts at 8am. We move in our vehicle to the “Los Huemules Reserve” located 16km from the town. The trail goes through three fascinating Lengas forests within a private reserve and away from the busiest trails. We will enjoy the unusual view of Fitz Roy, its northern wall. We continue skirting the Diablo Lagoon through a natural but irregular terrain until we reach the beginning of the Via Ferrata. As the meters pass, the crossing becomes more and more entertaining, transforming this part of the activity into an excursion in itself and the views will improve as we gain altitude.
Approximately 1.30 hours will take us to the Glacier Viewpoint. From there to the North we can see the unexplored Cagliero Sur Glacier (950 m.s.n.m.), which for years remained alive thanks to its orientation and the accumulation of snow from the Neumayer, Cagliero and Loma del Diablo hills. From the Mirador a short walk will take us to the front of the glacier and to the “Vivac Cagliero” our base armed with domes.
Here the guides equip us with crampons to start the walk on the glacier proper. The average stay on the glacier is 3 hours, depending on the climatic conditions and the physical level of the group. In the afternoon we will begin with the descent of the “Via Ferrata” to the Diablo River and from there to the entrance of “Los Huemules Reserve” where our vehicle will be waiting for us. Transportation to Chalten.
Duration: 8 hours
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"May be operated by a multi-lingual guide"
"A minimum of 2 people per booking is required"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers"
Duration: 10 Hours
Traveler pickup is offered
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.