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Full-day Glacier Trek in the Heart of Patagonia

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Join a certified mountain guide on this full-day glacier trek in the heart of Patagonia. It will allow you to trek parts of earth you rarely have access to!

Andes

1 Day

Jan - Apr, Nov, Dec

High

Intermediate


Description

Glacier trekking in Patagonia is not something anyone gets to do every day (or even within their lifetime) so take advantage of my day-long, excursion atop these beautiful sheets of ice! On the trek to the Cagliero Glacier lie electric blue rivers and lagoons, gigantic rocks and mountainous frost, all of which we will wake up bright and early to go see.

The Cagliero Glacier is located in the lush province of Santa Cruz, a stunning region of Argentina housing Parque Nacional Los Glaciares and resting beside the Chilean border. Given that the region is so large, there are plenty of adventures that lie within, a lot of which will be found doing many different types of hiking while on this trek. Whether we are hiking past the Laguna del Diablo or getting suited up to rock climb one kilometer up the Via Ferrata, you will experience how much adventure there is to be had in this part of Patagonia.

More still, on this expedition we not only get to climb up mountains in order to see the viewpoint overlooking the Cagliero Glacier, but we are also able to take in the view knowing that we will soon be putting our crampons on in order to go trek over it. We then spend approximately two hours ice-hiking over the Cagliero Glacier, which is a type of hiking distinctly different from many others.

This full-day trek will start between 8:45 and 9:00 A.M. at the visitor center at Estancia Los Huemules and will finish at about 5:30 P.M. in the same location. We do, however, provide an optional shuttle service leaving from our centrally-located, El Chaltén office at 8:00 A.M. in order to get to the Estancia, so should you choose that option, the day will begin a bit earlier. Regardless, once we have all arrived at Estancia Los Huemules in the morning, we will begin our trek at 9:00 A.M., which will consist of an accumulated four to five hours of hiking through the mountains, and then an additional two hours on the glacier. And because we will be hiking on many different terrains, it is suggested that you bring a hearty lunch and a bottle of water with you for the day. With that being said, this hike is physically challenging, so if you feel that you would rather break up the excursion into two days for a more relaxing adventure, this can also be arranged.

So, if you have always wanted to sink your feet into glacial ice and hike over a variety of different terrains that Patagonian nature has to offer, this is the trip for you!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Price includes: Taxes for the excursion, Group Equipment (crampons, helmets and climbing gear)

Price does not include: Optional shuttle service to/from Estancia Los Huemules (ARS 500), the entrance fee to Los Huemules (ARS 200), or lunch.


Itinerary

Day 1: Full-Day Glacier Trek

(optional) 8:00 A.M.: Shuttle from El Chaltén to Estancia Los Huemules

8:45-9:00 A.M.: trekkers begin to arrive at Estancia Los Huemules

9:00 A.M.: Trek begins!

5:30 P.M.: Return to Estancia Los Huemules. Trekkers who arranged to take optional shuttle service also depart to El Chaltén

 

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What people are saying about Argentina

Bassel

5.00

Pablo was excellent as always and put us in touch with Julian Lopez who organised 4 days of splitboarding in North Patagonia. His knowledge as a guide and as an Argentine were thoroughly appreciated. Highly recommended.

Becky

5.00

I spent three days on the glaciers above Chamonix with Jeremias at the beginning of July 2015, preparing for a three week tour with him to Patagonia. I cannot recommend Jeremias' guiding highly enough. He is highly expert in everything concerning the mountains and was truly excellent company throughout. I cannot wait to go again!


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