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Duration
4 Days
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Tour Type
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Trek
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Group Size
12
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Argentina, Patagonia

Patagonia: Cerro Huemul Circuit (El Chaltén)

Cerro Huemul Circuit – Patagonia: El Chalten: Trek along one of the less visited areas of this national park; crossing some high passes with views of the most spectacular valleys and glaciers. The Southern Patagonian ice field forms part of the backdrop to this trek route. After all; it is the second-largest extrapolar icefield that exists. It is the bigger of two remnant parts of the Patagonian Ice Sheet which covered all of southern Chile during the last glacial period, locally called the Llanquihue glaciation.

Summary Itinerary

1: This is a warm up day, hiking mostly through the forest on a nice trail until we reach Laguna Toro campsite.
2: After breaking our camp we begin our trek towards Paso del Viento
3: Today we follow the trail that takes us alongside the Viedma glacier crossing the Huemul Pass camping at Icebergs Bay.
4: From this last camp we have the chance to see some icebergs from the calving Viedma glacier and get spectacular pictures at sunrise. Return to El Chalten

Highlights: Windy Pass, South Patagonian Icefield view, colourful lakes and trekking near by and along Viedma glacier. Wilderness and pure nature.

Technical Difficulty: low – medium
Physical Demand: Intermediate
Duration of the Itinerary: 4 days
Starting Point: El Chaltén

Included
Breakfast x 3
Lunch x 4
Dinner x 3
Private bilingual guide during the trek
All meals, transfers, permits during the trekking
1 assistant guide every 4 participants. Rate 1:4
Technical gear when required
Tents and any gear necessary except what is considered personal
VHF radio or satellite communication
Entrance tickets and permits
Note: all participants must carry their own sleeping bag and mat plus the necessary equipment/food for the program provided. (4 to 5 kgs per person)
Not Included
Hotels before & after (can be organised as part of trip)
Tips for crew
Domestic flights (can be organised as part of trip)
Any additional extras
Joining Arrangements There will be a pre-trek briefing held usually the evening before departure, at your hotel, to go over the details of the trek and any specific requirements not already captured.
Food & Water Prior to setting off we recommend you steer clear of street food and only eat in good restaurants, to avoid any stomach complaints. Likewise with tap water, it is largely untreated, please only consume bottled water only or sterilised water if you have the right equipment.
Special Diets We’ll ensure that we cater for all of your dietary needs, at the point of booking we’ll collect this information from you. We can secure special menu requests also for your trek party.
Trekking Crew We are able to customise our treks to suit you, but usually our treks are guided by a professional bilingual guide, mountain cook, arriero (horseman) and mules to carry all equipment (passenger horses also available on request). They become a large part of your trekking expedition and it’s a great experience working together.
Acclimatisation
This is a really important part of your trip planning process, please find a link below which explains a little more about preparing for altitude. Altitude Preparation
Preparation
Attached below are a couple of links which will explain how to prepare for your trip & trek in advance of your arrival. We recommend being prepared in advance to save time & stress whilst you’re in Patagonia. Trip Planning | Trek Planning
Reservation Please contact us to reserve your trek and we will send you our deposit & payment options.
Customer Service Please feel free to contact us at any point before your trip for any queries or problems.




¡Oferta!

Patagonia Pack

El precio original era: $ 680.00.El precio actual es: $ 612.00.

From lightweight baselayers to midweight fleeces, this pack focuses on layering your gear perfectly so you stay protected and warm on your Patagonia adventure.

Fabric: 100% Alpaca Wool. Sourced, Sheared, & Sewn in Perú
*All packs can be mixed with women’s & men’s items

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Alpaca Wool Long Sleeve Shirt: 160 Ultralight
Alpaca Wool Leggings: 300 Lightweight
Alpaca Wool Base Layer: 300 Lightweight Half-Zip
Alpaca Wool Hoodie Jacket: 420 Midweight Full-Zip
Alpaca Wool Beanie: 160 Ultralight
Alpaca Wool Neck Gaiter: 160 Ultralight
Unisex Alpaca Wool Gloves: 300 Lightweight

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Alpaca Wool

Alpaca wool outperforms merino, offering superior warmth, moisture-wicking, and breathability, keeping you protected on any adventure. Additionally, alpaca wool is sustainable, as alpacas have a low environmental impact and their wool is biodegradable.

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Joel (Lux) - 'O' Circuit Trek, Torres del Paine, Chile & El Chaltén, Argentina

febrero 22, 2024

Overall, the trip was very nice and James was helpful and responsive! I started with the O Trek in Torres del Paine in Chile together with the friendly guide Fransisco/Pancho and the amazing cook/porter Teo from Peru. Afterward, I had a few very nice day hikes with the guide Martin in El Chaltén, Argentina.

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Joel Theisen

Lan (USA) - El Chaltén, 'Mountain Escapes', Argentina

enero 15, 2024

Walking on the Glaciar Río Túnel Inferior, was an amazing experience – Huemul Circuit

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Lan Ly

Ben (UK) - El Chaltén Mountain Escapes, Patagonia, Argentina

diciembre 16, 2023

I agree with Ally, this was an amazing trek and it was even better than I had imagined it would be! Edu is an amazing guide, fun to chat with when walking, and very knowledgeable about everything Patagonia has to offer. He adapted quickly to the minor weather challenges we faced and ensured we saw everything planned! Additionally, Teo is an amazing chef. His ability to craft delicious 2-course meals at every stop is incredible and is something I wish I could do even when I have a full kitchen at home! Always with a smile, he carried a massive pack for the entire trip to ensure that we enjoyed delicious meals, and was always willing to laugh with us at our poor attempts at speaking Spanish.

A 5-star trek and I will make sure to get my reviews in on those websites to ensure this company can continue to grow and give others the amazing experience that we had.

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Ben Armstrong

Simon (UK) - El Chaltén Mountain Escapes, Patagonia, Argentina

diciembre 16, 2023

It was a fantastic experience, we trekked in el chalten for 5 days. The guides Ed and Teo were very experienced, and the food was exquisite. It was one of a lifetime experience. Highly recommend.

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Simon Podowski

Ally (UK) - El Chaltén Mountain Escapes, Patagonia, Argentina

diciembre 16, 2023

I will write a review on Google as well. But wanted to say that I have nothing but amazing things to say about the tour! It was a great route. And I cannot speak more highly of Eduardo and Teo. Eduardo is a very knowledgeable, kind, enthusiastic guide. And Teo’s food was so delicious! It was always a treat to come back to camp and enjoy a warm, delicious & somehow different meal each time! 5 Star Trek, would recommend very highly!

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Ally Armstrong



Angela (UK) - 'O' Circuit Trek, Torres del Paine, Chile & El Chaltén, Argentina

diciembre 16, 2023

Although the organization is a bit messy, it was eventually a great experience in Patagonia. James has been helpful when there are any unclarity or questions. The ‘O’ trek and El Chaltén have so much to give. The guides are fantastic. They do all they can to make sure I’m safe but also, they’re a lot of fun!

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Angela Yip

Susann (GER) - 'W' Trek, Torres del Paine, Chile

mayo 16, 2024

The trip went well and Francisco was a great guide, thank you for organizing the tour with him!

Only thing that got me a little by surprise is that we were not doing the W Trek as advertised as some of the routes were closed for winter. It would have been good to know that in advance as it might have influenced my decision to take the tour or meet my expectations as the reason, I was taking it was a pretty personal one and hence I was quite disappointed when I heard. Francisco did make it a really good tour though and Torres del Paine national park is beautiful.

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Susann Reuter (GER)

Daniel & Rod (AUS) - 'W' Trek, Torres del Paine, Chile

mayo 16, 2024

This was an important Father & Son trip for us. ¡Yes! We are very happy with our trek in Patagonia. Francisco was very friendly and a great guide too with profound knowledge & awareness of the park and its environment. Many thanks for organizing our dream trek 🙂

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Daniel & Rod Teggelove (AUS)

Valerie (CAN) - Patagonia: Torres Del Paine ‘W’ Trek, Chile

abril 7, 2024

Yes, amazing time. Francisco is the best 🙂

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Valerie Langlois (Canada)

Rolando (USA) - 'O' Circuit Trek, Torres del Paine, Chile

marzo 7, 2024

It was a very rewarding experience! The itinerary was very detailed and I knew what to expect each day. Unu Raymi Expeditions delivered & I will definitely use them again 🙂

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Rolando J Escobar

Details

Itinerary

An early departure from El Chaltén as we have 6 hours trekking through the forest until we reach Laguna Toro campsite. This hike passes through beautiful meadows whilst enjoying amazing views of the impressive Patagonian spires of Fitz-Roy and Cerro Torre. The Toro campsite is located at the edge of the forest, thus providing good protection from the wind.
  • Distance: 15 km +500
  • Trekking time: 6/7 hours
  • Physical Intensity: Medium
  • Accommodation: Wild camp
  • All meals: Snacks (B, L, D)
After breaking our camp we begin our trek towards the day’s first challenge: crossing the river Túnel via a zip line or wading depending on the river conditions. Then we continue walking uphill along big and spectacular moraines towards del Viento Pass – privileged viewing point of the Southern Ice Field. The name of this pass means Windy in Spanish, so we expect to feel the full-force of these notorious gales. Once over and onto the western slopes of the mountain we descend in direction to Paso del Viento camp, an ideal resting place with a crystal clear creek running next to our tents.
  • Distance: 13 km +900/-450
  • Trekking time: 7-8 hours
  • Physical Intensity: Medium-High
  • Accommodation: Wild camp
  • All meals: snacks (B, L, D)
Today we follow the trail that takes us alongside the Viedma glacier. We will always see the glacier from above, thus giving us spectacular views along the way. Along the day we pass by some sparkling mountain lakes and after lunch the hard work awaits us as we trek up to the Huemul Pass. At the top we could have the chance to see some Condors flying around since there is a huge “Condorera”. From the top of this wide pass and after taking the necessary time for resting, we have to descend a long and steep way thru the forest to get to our next camp at Bahia de los Tempanos (Icebergs), on the shore of Viedma lake with view to the glacier face.
  • Distance: 18 km +300/-900
  • Trekking time: 7-8 hours
  • Physical Intensity: Medium-High
  • Accommodation: Wild camp
  • All meals, snacks (B, L, D)
From this last camp we have the chance to see some icebergs from the calving Viedma glacier and get spectacular pictures at sunrise. After breakfast we have a fairly easy trek to get to Bahía Túnel, including a last zip line. From the end of the trail we complete the day with a transfer that will take us to El Chalten 16 km away.
  • Distance: 14 km
  • Trekking time: 5-6 hours
  • Physical Intensity: Low - Medium
  • Accommodation: Not included.
  • Meals (B,L, snacks)

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