We start the morning at 08:00 am with the pick up from your hotel, we will go by vehicle accompanied by an expert mountain guide to the Reserve Los Huemules, located 16km from the town.
Once in the private reserve, we will start the trekking along a little traveled path surrounded by fascinating Lengas forests, we will advance through a kind but stony terrain until we reach the Devil`s Lagoon located at 770 meters above sea level, from this point we will be able to enjoy the unusual view of the north wall of Mount Fitz Roy and the Cagliero refuge.
After two hours of travel and outside the Los Huemules Reserve, we will find the Via Ferrata, where we will pause briefly to receive the necessary equipment and instructions. Via ferratas are rock sectors with little difficulty that have previously been prepared with artificial steps and steel cables. The guides will put on the harness and explain how to use the equipment to move autonomously and safely .
The journey on the Via Ferrata will be entertaining and as we skirt the lagoon, it will allow us to gain altitude and obtain fantastic views of the snow-capped mountains. After an hour and a half of travel we will arrive at the Cagliero Glacier viewpoint (950 masl) from that point we will be able to observe the accumulation of snow that falls on the glacier from the Neumayer Hills, Cagliero and Loma del Diablo.
From the viewpoint a short walk will take us to the front of the Glacier and to the “Vivac Cagliero ”, a small base armed with domes where we will pause for lunch, rest and receive the equipment and instructions to walk on the glacier. The average stay on the Cagliero Glacier will be 3 hours, depending on the weather conditions and the physical level of the group, we will be able to do an ice climbing initiation.
Entry In the afternoon and after the exciting walk on the ice of the glacier, we will return to the "Vivac Cagliero", and together with a hot drink we will enjoy nature and the beautiful view. The descent will be by the same path and crossing a sector of the Devil`s Lagoon through a “Puente Tibetano” (suspension bridge) and after 14km traveled in the day we will arrive back to the starting point of the trek, where the vehicle will be waiting to take us to El Chalten. The drop off will be at your hotel around 6:00 p.m.