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El Chaltén

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Adventure, Bird Watching, Budget, Camping, Charming, Classic, Climbing, Family-friendly, Forest, Hiking, Ice Trekking, Lake, Mountain, Quiet, Romantic, Rural, Seaside, Trekking, Trendy
  • Activity Level Challenging
  • Group Size Medium Group

The activity starts at 9:00 p.m. in the Visitor Center of Estancia Los Huemules. From there, following the Diablo River upstream, a 2-hour trek through a lush lenga forest along a well-maintained trail gives us access to the Laguna del Diablo (770 m above sea level), a place from which you can see the Cagliero Refuge, and from where the second stage of our excursion begins, outside of Estancia Los Huemules and inside a private property (Campo Gorra Blanca). The second part of our excursion consists of skirting the northern margin of the Laguna del Diablo through an easy terrain, but irregular until we reach the beginning of a VIA FERRATA (sectors of rock climbing of little difficulty that have previously been prepared with steel cables and artificial steps, so that passengers move independently and self-assured with harnesses and tapes specially designed for that purpose).
Before the beginning of this section, the guides will provide the necessary equipment to the participants and instruct them in the correct and safe use of it. The total route of this section is of 1 km, with 200 meters of unevenness, as the meters pass and they feel safe of the equipment, the crossing becomes more and more fun transforming this part of the activity in an excursion in itself The views of the Laguna del Diablo and the river valley of the same name will improve as we move upwards.

CLIMATE In South Patagonia the climate can change radically several times, which makes it possible to live the 4 seasons in the same day.

CLOTHING It is essential to use comfortable and warm clothing, jacket and wind-stopper pants and waterproof where possible. The clothing in several thin layers of coat is ideal to be protected from the cold and eventually change in case the temperature rises during the day. Gloves, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and trekking boots.

Regarding the physical condition of the participants:

The Ice Trekking Glacier is an activity of great physical demand, even more so if it is done without spending the night in the Cagliero Refuge. Therefore, we ask passengers to listen carefully to the observations of our staff in the office in order to make their own self-assessment of the physical condition. In the event that the physical condition of a participant is well below the general average of the group, it will be the guide who determines if the passenger should stay in the
camp waiting for the group without refund of amount.

Children under 15 to 18 must be accompanied by one of their parents.  Minimum age 15 years old.

Does not operate 25th December and 1st January
-Regular tour departs available from Monday to Saturday departure from meeting point: Fitz Roy Expedition Office (Av. San Martin 56) at 8:00hs., returning 18:30hs.
-Private tour departure schedule is coordinated previously with the passenger depending on their availability.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Pick up and Drop Off at your hotel;
  • English Speaking guide.
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Entrance Fee to Los Huemules;
  • Lunch, we suggest you bring your own box lunch and bottle of water;
  • Tips,