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Argentina. El chaltén



This excursion begins with the pick-up of the passengers by their respective hotels; the guide with the mini bus picks them up at 8 am and drives them to the Los Huemules Natural Reserve. This field is located about 10,5 miles away from the town, by scenic route No. 41 on the way to Lago del Desierto. There is the Natural Reserve that occupies about 5500 hectares, surrounded by very big mountains, glaciers, fantastic forest Woodland. A well conserved green forest (even on Winter) with new ones trees and amazing fauna such as foxes, dock from the torrents, magallanic woodpecker, condor, deer, red fox and puma. Upon entering the Estancia, between 8.45 / 9 am, visitors are received by Reserve guardians and maintenance personnel who register the visitors and collect the corresponding ticket. After receiving the full information about the area, we start a soft walk especially for those with good physical condition. The complete trail takes us by the left side of Diablo River Valley until Diablo Lake. During this tour is possible to see docks from the torrents, puma and deer are also possible to see too, meanwhile 30º Anniversary Mountain and Del Diablo Hill in front of us. After 3 hours we cross the river by a bridge very close to Diablo Lake and then we reach Cagliero Mountain Hut, in front of the homonymous Glacier. There a hot cup of soup, while we can see the imposing view of the front of South Cagliero Glacier and Diablo Lake. After lunch, around 1 pm, we start to come back to the entrance of the Natural Reserve, without repeat the trail, and passing by Blue and Green Lakes. Our mini bus awaits us and around 4.30 / 5 pm we start the return to El Chaltén (arrival between 5.30/6 pm)
Slope: 350 meters. Total distance: 16 km (9,94 miles)