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Huemul Circuit, 4 days trekking in Patagonia

Huemul Circuit, 4 days trekking in Patagonia
Huemul Circuit, 4 days trekking in Patagonia
Huemul Circuit, 4 days trekking in Patagonia
Huemul Circuit, 4 days trekking in Patagonia

Join AAGM alpine guide, Juan, on an exciting 4-day Huemul Circuit trek in Patagonia. Discover beautiful lenga forests, glittering rivers, and stunning views of the Patagonia Ice Fields on an unforgettable adventure planned just for you.



4 Days

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




  • Join an exciting Huemul Circuit Trek with a local certified guide.
  • Discover some of the most stunning Patagonia landscapes.
  • Enjoy trekking through lenga forests and wading through rivers.
  • Catch sight of the stunning Patagonia Ice Fields.


Would you like to discover one of the best trekking routes in El Chaltén? Then join me on this exciting 4-day Huemul Circuit trek!

On this 4-day adventure, we will have the chance to discover some of the most stunning spots in Patagonia. We will set off from El Chaltén and enjoy the beautiful wilderness of the Andes as we explore its mountains, forests, rivers, and lakes. Some of the highlights of this trekking adventure include catching sight of the stunning Patagonia Ice Fields and camping on the shores of Lake Viedma. You can find a detailed itinerary below.

Please keep in mind that this trek will require a good fitness level. We will trek approximately 16 to 18 kilometers each day, sometimes uphill, and we will also wade through rivers and enjoy other exciting adventure activities including zip-lining. This program is not suitable for people with significant heart conditions or for pregnant women. If you have any questions about your preparation, please don’t hesitate to ask. I will be happy to advise you as well as to guide you on this program.

So, are you ready to start planning your Patagonia adventure? Then contact me now and let’s get ready for an unforgettable 4-day circuit trek!

Or, if you prefer, you can join me on a shorter 2-day trek in El Chaltén!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Mountain guide expenses

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Snacks

- Harness

- Camping equipment tents

Price details

**Included:** meals, tents and harness (carried by client). Official Mountain Guide and short transfer from Bahía Túnel to El Chalten.

**Not included:** Personal equipment.

**Optional:** porter


Day 1: Warm up

We will set off from El Chaltén and enjoy an easygoing trekking day through a lenga forest and across the Tunel river valley. On the way, we will enjoy views of the Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre. Finally, we will set up camp at the  Laguna Toro site. (600 masl).

Distance: 16 km. / +600/-500 mts. Duration: 6/7 hs.

Day 2: Patagonia Ice Fields

A slightly more challenging day awaits us on day 2. Ziplining, wading across a river, and trekking are all on the itinerary. We will be rewarded for our efforts when we reach Paso del Viento (1400 masl) and catch stunning views of the Patagonia Ice Fields.  We will spend the night in a hut.

Distance: 16 km./ +800/-400 mts. Duration: 7/8 hs.

Day 3: Viedma Glacier and Lake

We will begin the day by trekking a path that will grant us awe-inspiring views of the Viedma glacier, then we will head towards the beautiful Viedma lake where we will set up camp.

Distance: 18 km. |  +150/-800 mts. Duration: 7/8 hs.

Day 4: Return

On the last day of our adventure, we will head back on an easy-going route. You will be able to wade or zip across the river, depending on your preference and a van will be waiting for us at bahía Tunel to drive us to El Chaltén.

Distance: 15 km.  +200/-200 mts. Duration: 6 hs.





More info

Necessary personal equipment:

60 L Backpack + Nylon waste bag

Sleeping bag + matress (Inflatable recommended)


Hiking poles

Hiking shoes


Synthetic/Merino first layer + Fleece

Breathable/Waterproof jacket (Gore-Tex)

Down Jacket

Extra Socks

Hiking pants + over pants

Windbreaker gloves


Warm hut + Sun hut

Sun glasses + Sun block

1 L Bottle

Dinner set (dish + fork + spoon + cup)

Personal Hygiene kit

Personal Medicine

Meeting point

Pick up at hotel

About the guide

I moved to El Calafate in 2001 and very soon I started practicing mountain activities, including rock climbing, skiing, hiking and trekking. In 2007, I began to work in the mountains as an assistant guide in Perito Moreno.

I finished my trekking guide course in 2011 and then, in 2015, I completed the following course to become a Mountain Guide.

I manage Zetatrek, a guiding company offering hiking and trekking trips in El Chaltén and Los Glaciares National Park. I work together with a group of guides, so if I'm not available to guide you, one of my colleagues will do it. All the guides in the team are professionally certified, and hold the required permits to guide.





What people are saying about Juan Zaldivar


September, 2023

The experience and the guide Juan were excellent. During our trip he told us Many stories about the land and the culture of Angentinian people and It was super. A really professional guy. Unfortunately the wheater wasn’t the best and we were not able to see the Laguna de los Tres but the experience was beautiful.

Jamil Dewji


January, 2023

Juan and the guide he assigned to hike with us, Rodrigo, were fantastic. Rodrigo was patient, knowledgeable, and a total blast to hike with. The hike itself was one of the toughest but most unforgettable experiences of our lives. Would absolutely recommend.

Amy Stubbs


December, 2022

The hike was a wonderful, unforgettable experience! Juan and Matias provided great insights regarding the trail, region and town. Highly recommend!

Shane Li


July, 2019

Juan is an excellent guide who genuinely cared for the clients ! He came with a huge backpack full of emergency equipment! He has in-depth knowledge of Patagonia and is truely passionate about sharing it with tourists. Highly recommend !


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