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. To visit Glaciar Huemul and get the most from your holiday in El Chalten, create itinerary details personal to you using our El Chalten online trip itinerary builder .
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  • The Huemul glacier is located some 30 km from El Chaltén, dirt road where an amazing landscape surrounds it, on auto is a journey of 1 hour stopping at various points, once in place you can appreciate the lago del desierto to 150 meters , the trek to the glacier is I pay about $200 since it is in a campsite, with all services, is that when they return they can refuel or enjoy a chocolate hot on the glacier. Council, in the cabin main grip canes that are available because that is going to serve to the steep rises, the surrounding forest is film, if they find a tree with its intact MOSS can do the faces that characterizes it. Once above enjoy taking the time to listen to the deafening silence.
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  • It is a short hike and easy, for a view of film... Can not believe such wonder! SAFETY PIN!
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  • We did this tour with the company Criollos, coming out of El Calafate, this glacier is located 37 km away from El Chaltén, a road of rípio (ground). The landscape is wonderful. We go through waterfalls, rivers, Woods. Take a bite (the company Criollos provided to us), sunglasses and sunscreen. Go with clothes and shoes suitable for walking on the trail, hiking boot waterproof if possible. Take a boat and after 3 tracks to choose from to get to the glacier (red, green and yellow), are of varying degrees of difficulty, but all of them lead to observe the ice.
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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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