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Season: october 1 to april 30
Departure: 8:00 hs | Return: 6:00 pm
Duration: 10 hours
Minimum age: 13 years | Children aged 13 to 18 must be accompanied by an older adult
Maximum age: 85 years
Groups from 1 to 12 people
The tour begins in El Chaltén at 8:00 am, where our vehicle will pick you up to go to the head of the trail located 16 km away, at Estancia Los Huemules, a private nature reserve on the way to Lago del Desierto.
In case you want to arrive by your own means at the beginning of the excursion, the meeting point is at 8:30 am at the entrance to Estancia Los Huemules (How to get there?).
In the first hour and a half of trekking you will visit the native forest of Lenga. Once in the Lagoon, our guides will deliver the necessary equipment for the Ferrata route. Then, continue along the path bordering the lagoon through a stony terrain, more irregular, until you reach the Ferrata route.
The Vía Ferrata are sectors of rock with little difficulty that have previously been prepared with artificial steps and steel cables. At this point our guides will explain how to use the harness to move through the road autonomously, safely and accompanied at all times by them. At the end of the road, you will reach the front of the glacier, where it is time to put on the crampons to start the trekking on the glacier, which lasts approximately 3 hours.
At the end of the walk on the glacier, we go to the Vivac Cagliero, our domes geodesic where you will be waiting for a hot drink. Then, we start the return by the same route reaching the head of the trail at the entrance of the Los Huemules reserve around 17:30 hs. The vehicle will be waiting to return to El Chaltén.
What to take
It is recommended to carry a backpack of 30 liters capacity (Day Pack). Waterproof trekking boots. Two pairs of synthetic stockings Trekking pants Covers trousers of the Goretex type or similar (preferably with side closures). Polar fiber jacket. Anorak by Goretex or similar with hood. Warm hat A pair of gloves. A hat and sunglasses. Sunscreen cream Plastic bottle or light thermos. Photographic camera.
Bring a lunch box and a bottle of water for the day. The Company does not have a food or drink sale service.