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El Chalten Huemul Circuit Trek, Patagonia, Argentina


Join a unique Huemul Circuit Trek in El Chalten, Patagonia's trekking capital, and enjoy amazing views of the gorgeous glaciers and mountains of the Andes!



4 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr




  • Enjoy a unique trekking experience in Patagonia.
  • Spend four days on an exciting adventure in the Andes.
  • Cross rivers, trek on glaciers, and camp by amazing lakes.


On this amazing Huemul Circuit Trek in El Chalten, you will enjoy some of the most awe-inspiring views of Patagonia.

Four days of trekking will take you to discover typical Andean forests, high mountain landscapes, and cross rivers, and a glacier. Stunning views of the Patagonian Ice Fields will take your breath away. At night, you will camp out in nature and under the stars. You can find a detailed itinerary below.

You will need to cover 18km carrying camping equipment, so a good fitness level is a must. Furthermore, you will need a great spirit of adventure. Of course, you will have a guide at all times to help and show you the way.

Join an unforgettable Huemul Circuit Trek and discover the wonders of Patagonia. Book today!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

We can organize personal camping gear. Alcoholic beverages are not included.


Day 1: Laguna Toro

An easy going warm up that starts at the Parques Nacionales towards the south. Open forest and stunning views of Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre, mark the way to a lenga forest that leads to río Tunel. Descent to Laguna Toro camp (600 masl).

Distance: 16 km. | Altitude gain: +600/-500 m. | Duration: 6/7 hs.

Day 2: Tunel glacier

We will cross the icy waters of the Tunel river with special shoes or zipline.

After crossing the river, we will step on the lower part of the Tunel glacier for an easy-going 1-hour glacier trek. From there, a steady ascent through glacial moraine,  to Paso del Viento (1400 masl). The view will be the reward. Afterward, we will descend to our campsite.

Distance: 16 km. | Altitude gain: +800/-400 m. | Duration: 7/8 hs.

Day 3: Viedma glacier and lake

In the morning we will skirt the flanks of the mountain with great views of Viedma glacier (the largest in the park).In the afternoon we will head back to the  Huemul pass which will show us amazing views of the Viedma lake. From there, an abrupt descent will take us to the lakeside where we will set up camp.

Distance: 18 km. | Elevation gain: +150/-800 m. | Duration: 7/8 hs.

Day 4: Return

An easy going transit through a low steppe will give us the chance to process the adventure. Again, we will cross the river and in bahía Túnel a transfer awaits us to take us back to El Chalten in just 20 minutos.

Distance: 15 km. | Altitude gain: +200/-200 m. | Duration: 6 hs.



Meeting point

Hotel in El Chaltén

Equipment you will need to bring



Watter bottle

About the guide

Mountaineering is part of my life since I was a child. I'm from Ushuaia and now I'm leaving in El Chalten, two of the most beautiful places in Patagonia for hiking, skiing, climbing and feeling the strong and pristine Patagonian nature.

I started guiding in 2014 and it has turned a way of leaving. I have worked in many areas of the Andes Range, from the low and sharp mountains in Ushuaia until the high mountain in the Real Range (Bolivia), and many trekking and mountains in North Patagonia Area (Bariloche) and Central Andes (Mendoza). Now in El Chalten I guide many beautiful trekking in the area. I guide the treks in Los Glaciares National Park under license of Zeta Trek.

I'm also an experimented climber and a certificated climbing monitor FASA (Argentinian Federation of Skiing and Andinism).
And I'm studying Waldorf Pedagogy oriented to physical activity.

Please get in touch with me if you wish to be guided in South Patagonia this summer! or to organize a beautiful adventure in the Andes whenever you feel it's the moment to experiment something new.


Portuguese | English



What people are saying about this trip

Patrick Loecker


March, 2022

Lilen was a fantastic guide for our group. She educated us during our trek on the native plants, wildlife, surrounding geology and mountain topography. Shared amazing stories of people she has met, additional day hiking options in the area, and attempted to help improve our Spanish vocabulary. She did this all while making sure the actual trek was safe, enjoyable and not too strenuous. At times it felt just like we were hiking with a friend that we had total trust in rather than a stranger leading us through a majestic 4 day trek through the Andes. In all we had a blast and loved the entire experience. Thanks Lilen.



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