Cagliero Glacier Ice Trekking from El Chalten

Cagliero Glacier Ice Trekking from El Chalten

We invite you to go on a very special activity, where we combine trails, rock and ice to live a true mountain experience. Our Trekking tour on the Cagliero Glacier will take you on a full day trip to Los Huemules reserve, one of the most beautiful areas of El Chalten.

Together with experienced guides, you will hike along trails in the middle of the forest, until reaching the imposing Cagliero Glacier, where you will have the opportunity to walk on the ice, to reach a stunning viewpoint. Do not miss it!

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: El Chalten, El Chalten, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia

You will meet your guide at your hotel in El Chalten at 08 am.

Stop At: Reserva Natural Los Huemules, Rp 41- 16 Km north of El Chaltén, El Chalten Z9301 Argentina

You will travel to los Huemules Ranch, which visitors centre is the starting point of this excursion.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Puesto Cagliero, RP23 KM 8 Estancia Los Huemules, Z9301 El Chalten, Santa Cruz, Argentina

At 09 am we will start the trekking, following upstream the Diablo River, on a 2 hour long hike through a lush forest of lengas, going by a well maintained trail, which will give us access to the Diablo Lagoon (770 masl), from where you can see the Cagliero Refuge, and from where the second stage of our excursion begins, outside the Estancia Los Huemules.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Glaciar Cagliero, El Chalten, Santa Cruz, Argentina

At 11 o'clock approximately, the second part of this excursion begins, which consists of skirting the northern margin of the Devil's Lagoon by an easy but irregular terrain until reaching the beginning of a via ferrata (rock climbing sector). The total extention of this section is 1 km long, with 200 meters of unevenness.

Approximately, it will take us one hour to reach the viewpoint of the glacier. From there, we can observe the unexplored Cagliero Sur Glacier (950 masl). From the viewpoint, a short walk takes us to the front of the Glacier where the guides will distribute the crampons, to begin the third part of our program: the trekking and hiking on the glacier. The average time spent on top of the glacier will be of about 2 hours, depending on the weather conditions and the physical level of the group.

Duration: 5 hours

Pass By: El Chalten, El Chalten, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia

The meeting time with the transfer will be at 5.30 pm, and we will return to the starting point at El Chalten around 6:30 pm.

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Minimum age is 15 years"
"Is recommended to bring your own packed lunch"
"Subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Horário de Início: 08:00 AM
Duração: 9 Hours
Ponto de partida: El Chalten, El Chalten, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia
Traveler pickup is offered
The pick up transfer is only from selected centrally located hotels. If your hotel is outside the geographic area, we will confirm you the closest meeting point. Indicate the name and address of your hotel.

Cancelamentos e reembolsos: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


  • Professional guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • All necessary equipment

Não Incluído

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • National Park fees not included (approx US$15)


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