CERRO HUEMUL CIRCUIT

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4 days / 3 nights
Difficulty: Moderate
From October 20th to April 10th
Booking Code: T - FRE 24

OVERVIEW

Cerro Huemul is one of the biggest massifs in Los Glaciares National Park, therefore we can identify it from a distance as one approaches El Chaltén.

Its slopes, glaciers and ice tongues give it an imposing presence, through one of the most intact areas of Los Glaciares National Park. In this program, we invite you to go around this hill, enjoying some wonderful views.

ITINERARY

Day 1: EL CHALTÉN – LAGUNA TORO

The guide will meet you at the hotel to begin a full day hike, during which we will enjoy the unique views of the granite massifs of the Torre and Fitz Roy mountains from Loma del Pliegue Tumbado viewpoint.

We will continue through a unique valley of Lengas and Ñires forests to finally reach Laguna Toro camp. We will set up the camp and we will prepare to rest.

Hiking time: 6:00 hrs.

Distance: 16 km

Elevation gain: 550 m (maximum elevation gain during the day)

Meals: Box Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Camp (sleeping tent in double occupancy)

Day 2:  LAGUNA TORO – PASO DEL VIENTO – SOUTHERN ICE FIELD VIEWPOINT

After a good breakfast, we will begin the hike to Laguna Toro. We will walk by the lagoon and cross Túnel River (through a ford or a zip line, depending on the river conditions).

During the ascent of the 800 meters of altitude to Paso del Viento, we will cross a glacier and tall stones. The splendid views throughout the journey will be crowned by a fabulous panoramic view of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field. After a short break at Paso del Viento, we will begin the descent to Paso del Viento Camp where we will set up our tents, enjoy the dinner and rest.

Hiking time: 5:00 hrs.

Distance: 10 km

Elevation gain: 600 m (maximum elevation gain during the day)

Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Camp (sleeping tent in double occupancy)

Day 3:  PASO DEL VIENTO – PASO HUEMUL – BAHÍA TÉMPANOS

Our trekking day goes through the foothills of Cerro Huemul, which we will surround.

Andean meadows, lagoons and spectacular views will accompany us to Paso Huemul Camp. Here we will have an incredible aerial view of the Viedma Glacier entering the homonymous lake.

Finally, we will undertake the most pronounced descent of the expedition to reach Bahía Témpanos camp where we will spend the night.

Hiking time: 8:00 hrs.

Distance: 12 km

Elevation gain: 200 m (maximum elevation gain during the day)

Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Camp (sleeping tent in double occupancy)

Day 4:  BAHÍA TÉMPANOS – LAGO VIEDMA – BAHÍA TÚNEL

After breakfast, we will descend to Lago Viedma, which we will skirt until Bahía Túnel, where a vehicle will be waiting to take us to El Chaltén, which is 18 kilometers away. End of services.

Hiking time: 7:00 hrs.

Distance: 12 km

Elevation gain: 350 m (maximum elevation gain during the day)

Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch

Accommodation: Not included

Note:

The hiking times, distances and elevation gains are tentative.

Remember that each person will have to carry their own personal equipment, box lunch and water during all the program route.

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INCLUDED

  • Mountain guide
  • Technical and camping equipment for the activity
  • Three camping nights (double tent)
  • Meals specified in the itinerary
  • Transportation from Bahía Túnel to El Chaltén
  • Communication

NOT INCLUDED

  • Personal equipment
  • Sleeping bag and insulating mat
  • Accommodation at El Chaltén
  • All the services that are not specified in this program

RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT

  • A backpack of 70 liters capacity
  • Water-proof trekking boots
  • Synthetic mountain stockings (2 or 3 pairs)
  • Strong fleece pants, trekking or other synthetic material
  • Waterproof trousers with side closures (we recommend Gore-tex)
  • Two synthetic polypropylene shirts
  • Polar fleece jacket
  • Duvet or synthetic jacket for warmth when not hiking
  • Waterproof Shell jacket with hood (we recommend Gore-tex)
  • Polar fiber cap
  • Glacier sun glasses with UV filter for high solar radiation
  • One sun cap
  • One pair of polar gloves
  • Plastic bottle (if possible, wide mouth, Nalgene type)
  • Headlamp (with replacement batteries)
  • Multi-purpose penknife
  • Sunscreen cream (SPF 50)
  • Lipstick with sunscreen (SPF 50)
  • Personal first aid kit with personal medicines
  • Wide adhesive tape for blisters
  • Hygiene items reduced to the minimum necessary
  • Photographic equipment
  • One pair of trekking or ski poles (optional)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Insulating mat
  • Mug, bowl, knife, spoon, fork

Booking Code: T – FRE 24