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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Where to stay in El Chalten

Thanks to the city's small size, almost all of the accommodation options in El Chalten are within easy walking distance of anything of note in town. Most "hotels" are in fact cozy alpine-style lodges catering to international visitors, and tend to be on the pricier side due to their upscale amenities. Alternatively, you can stay in one of the many campsites outside town, though weather here can be harsh. During the high season in January and February, you'll need to book at least a month or two in advance as lodging fills up fast. Keep in mind that El Chalten depends heavily on seasonal tourism for its income, and many hotels and lodges, particularly smaller, family-run affairs, close down during the winter off-season. On the flip side, many of those that remain open offer lower winter rates.
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  • El Chalten is a walking town, that's no news. There are so many jewels hidden in the woods, that a single journey sometimes is not enough. So, I strongly recommend this one. The beauty of this place w...  more »
  • We paid the US$20 not really expecting to get our moneys worth but it had been recommended so we went. A good hours drive from El Chalten and the gravel road is not great. A wander through the most ma...  more »
  • Glaciar Huemul is over 1 hr drive from El Chalten, on a private property. If you do not have a car, book a spot on a daily van from Las Lengas (at bus terminal or arranged by hotel front desk). It's a...  more »