Glaciar Huemul, El Chalten

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Trek along the scenic route to Glaciar Huemul to see a small but impressive glacier, and by far the most accessible one in the region. The area is ideal for photography, with great variation in the color and form of the landscape. The glacier is accessible by one of the most attractive trails in the region, leading through the ever-changing scenery of rugged Patagonia. Dress warmly, bring snacks and drinks, and wear shoes suitable for uneven and slippery terrain. A visit to Glaciar Huemul represents just the start of the adventure when you use our El Chalten trip builder to plot your vacation.
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  • The view is magnificent and the walk also. Here you have to pay for access, but is cheap cost 200 pesos and at the door there is a rancher who sells a great tenderloin steak. The spotless bathrooms. And as I mentioned the views are stunning. Spectacular.
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  • We took a private tour with the company of Criollos El Calafate in Amarok. The Wild guide was great, polite and cultured, in toasted with a lot of history, geography, showed us animals such as guanacos and a kind of ema, birds (condors, wild ducks) and told us of the typical flora of estepa (la lenga, ñire and coihue).. He left us at the lake where we picked up a vessel del Desierto and went to the base of the Huemul Glacier.. There the tab indicated three paths, green (easy), yellow (intermediate) and the Red (difficult) to get to know the area. We chose the red and walked/escalamos for about 1.2 km and rise of some 300 ms to get near the glacier, where we were able to enjoy beautiful views of the Lake and the mountains around. the ascent takes about 40 minutes and the descent half the time ... only go if you are well prepared It had rained and the track was very slippery. The company provided snacks.. very nice ride
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  • It is an ideal place to do when you have little time, or if already tired of both venis walk in, to get to beautiful views does not require much effort. Recommend without doubts.
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