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4-Day Huemul Circuit with Ice Field Views, Patagonia

Experience an unforgettable 4 day hiking adventure through gorgeous Argentinean Patagonia with AAGM-certified guide Diego and see the amazing Huemul massif and the Viedma glacier.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration4 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • Take in amazing views of the southern Patagonia Ice Field.

  • Trek along the Viedma Glacier experience the thrill of glacier travel.

  • Enjoy Patagonia like a local under the safe leadership of a certified guide.

Description

Take a trek along the road less traveled and revel in the fantastic views of the Huemul Circuit in Patagonia! From charming trails to incomparable mountain views, this four-day glacier experience has something for everyone to mark off their bucket list!

Trekking through Argentinean Patagonia is unique and breathtaking experience. The shifting landscape places you in dense forests before delivering you to face an enormous glacier. You may find yourself in the midst of a sensational peak before kneeling down and hearing the subtle waves of a glacial lake. I would love to guide you on a four-day adventure through the amazing Huemul Massif and the striking Viedma Glacier.

This trip begins in El Chalten, one of the best locations for regional hikes and a fantastic jumping off point for the adventure of a lifetime. Our journey into the remote areas of the park add to your trekking experience and leave you with a personal connection to this vast and beautiful wilderness.

The route selected for us includes some of the most stunning visual backdrops in Patagonia, with peaks like Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre making their much-anticipated appearances. For the duration of the trip you will have access to unforgettable valleys and glaciers.

When it comes to pure nature, you cannot find a better trek. From Paso del Viento and the Southern Patagonia Ice Field to the Viedma Glacier and its associated lakes, your once-in-a-lifetime trip will feature compounding elements of unrivaled beauty. This unique wilderness is as life-changing as it is rare, and you certainly cannot miss your chance to see it.

You should have a moderate level of fitness, able to carry supplies for four sustained days of trekking. Some days will include up to 18 kilometers of hiking, lasting up to eight hours. You should possess the mental fortitude and desire to endure challenges of this nature.

This region is my home, and sharing it in a safe and fulfilling way that will enhance your appreciation of Patagonia is my goal. My local knowledge and expertise will ensure you have the time of your life and return for another trip in this incredible place.

Book this marvelous four-day trek NOW and see why the Huemul Circuit of Patagonia is so revered!

If you are feeling ambitious, we can also take an eight-day expedition to the Southern Patagonia Ice Field!

Accommodation

Camping at the Laguna Toro camp and the Mirador camp, and the Paso del Viento refuge.

More info

There is a minimum of two (2) participants to guarantee a program departure. All participants are responsible for carrying their own sleeping bag and mat, as well as necessary equipment and food. Participants should bring the following items with them: 65 to 70 liter backpack, sleep bag, leggings, trekking boots, trekking poles, sunglasses, front torch with new batteries, one liter water bottle, sun screen, lip balm, personal hygiene kit, waterproof jacket, waterproof pants, windbreaker jacket, trekking pants, change of underwear, three pairs of trekking socks, 2 pairs of gloves, and a hat for the sun.

Meeting point

We will meet in El Chalten the afternoon prior to our departure.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Laguna Toro Campsite

On our hike towards the Laguna Toro campsite, we will have a pleasant trip along a charming path with beautiful scenery at every turn. With meadows under the watchful summits of Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy, you will have a classic Patagonian trek to start your adventure.

Distance: 16 km.

Elevation: +600 m./-400 m.

Duration: 6 to 7 hours.

Day 2: Paso del Viento

This action-packed day includes zip-lining or wading across the Tunel River, traversing moraines, and reaching Paso del Viento and its notorious gusts. From the pass you can expect uncompromising views of powerhouse peaks, as well as the ice field itself.

Once successfully making it through the pass, we will descend to the campsite, established in proximity to an immaculate stream of pure Patagonian water.

Distance: 16 km.

Elevation: +800 m. / -400 m.

Duration: 7 to 8 hours.

Day 3: Viedma Glacier

Our day begins by following the Viedma Glacier. From above, we will spend the day outlining it with our trail, and appreciate the many amazing views from nearly every angle.

We will be accompanied by pristine lakes on our hike, and stop for a delightful lunch before a dedicated trek up. Keep your eyes peeled for condors as we make our way through the Huemul Pass, where a large “condorera” is located.

Heading into our next camp at Bahia de los Tempanos, we have a steep descent through the forest before reaching the face of the glacier and the crystal waters of Viedma Lake.

Distance: 18 km.

Elevation: +150 m. / -800 m.

Duration: 7 to 8 hours.

Day 4: Bahia Tunel

Our final day of the trek includes another exciting zip line after a delicious breakfast accompanied by a glacier sunrise.

Our final transfer will take us back to El Chalten to complete our amazing adventure.

Distance: 15 km.

Elevation: +200 m. / -200 m.

Duration: 5 to 6 hours.


About the guide

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I graduated in Buenos Aires as Universitary proffesional in tourism and as a Mountain Guide in Mendoza province. I started working in adventure activities, horseback riding and mountain ascents. Then i moved to Patagonia that was my dream place for living and thanks to this profession it became in my place for working and personal development.

After several years of experience working in these mountains and numerous trips around the world looking for adventures and experience, I managed to unite both professions in an objective, so Serac Expeditions arose. In the last 15 years working with Serac, I have organized trips for thousands of people and personally guided hundreds of them in diverse and remote places in Patagonia, Chile, Peru and Bolivia.

Today my passion is not only guiding but also organizing special and personalized trips for people who enjoy exploring in nature and at the same time push their limits. My ideal is to provide a safe trip, spend a good time togheter with my clients and be flexible to provide a great experience and memories. To do this I work with a group of guides that share my ideals and way of working.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1877 each

Group of 2

USD 1351 each

Group of 3

USD 1351 each

Group of 4

USD 1248 each

Group of 5

USD 1160 each

Group of 6

USD 1098 each

Group of 7

USD 1098 each

Group of 8

USD 1031 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

• Permit and entrance fees

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• Price also includes assistant for groups of more than 3.


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