Hiking circuit in Cerro Huemul

A hiking adventure around the circuit of Cerro Huemul, El Chaltén, during 4 days. You cannot miss this exciting experience!

 
 

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Trip Duration

5 days

Mountain Range

Andes

People per Guide

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    If you love trekking, Cerro Huemul Circuit is for you. It is located in El Chaltén, a town in the southern part of the Cordillera de Los Andes in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. Indeed, Cerro Huemul is a vantage point to look down part of the Argentina Patagonia.

    Cerro Huemul also offers many hiking trails and what is even more encouraging, in none of them we will need to use technical equipment. These routes do not require permits but if we want, we can register at the gateway of Los Glaciares National Park.

    I propose to you the following itinerary.

    Day 1
    We leave El Chaltén and head towards Cerro Pliegue Tumbado. Here we will climb down and trek for 5 or 6 hours along to get to Laguna Toro. We will spend a night of free camping there.

    Day 2: Ascent to Paso del Viento
    From Laguna Toro we climb up to Paso del Viento. Once there, we have to climb down to spend the night in the hut. In this part of the trip we will start to see the Patagonian Ice Cap, which turns the journey into an exciting experience.

    Day 3: Resting day
    During our resting day we get nearer the South Patagonian Ice Cap to have a better view and if the weather allows, touch it!

    Day 4
    We hike trough the southeast ridge for 6 or 7 hours until we reach Huemul Pass. It is a great viewpoint of Lake Viedma and its glacier.

    Day 5: Return to El Chaltén
    We return climbing down to Bahia de Los Pantanos. Then walking from that bay to Bahia Tunel about 16 km (3 h). Finally a van will take us to El Chalten, where the trip ends.

    The South Patagonian Ice Cap and all the extension of Viedma Glacier (the country’s biggest glacier) are waiting for you. I look forward to your contact, so we start together the magical circuit of Cerro Huemul. I love this area, and I can also take you on a 80 km circuit in the South Continental Ice Cap.

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    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
    • Personal Insurance
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     

    Other details

     
    Meeting point

    In El Chaltén.

    Accommodation

    We will sleep in tents.

    More info

    The price includes: VHF radio, first aid kit.

    Previous experience: just the will to do a trekking with encampment, you must be able to carry backpacks of 50 or 60 lts (15 kg aprox).

     

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