El Chaltèn +
Lago del Desierto +
Comfortable and warm clothing
Transfer from El Calafate
Does not include:
Sailing desert lake
Spectacular full day excursion in a frame of unparalleled natural beauty in which you can visit the city of El Chaltén, the Cañadón del Río Las Vueltas, sail through the Lake of the Desert and trek for 1 hour and a half in the mountain towards the Huemul Glacier.
The tour of the hotels in El Calafate starts at 7:00 am and then goes towards the mythical Route 40. This route borders Lake Argentino, crosses the Santa Cruz River and La Leona River, and allows you to arrive, after 1 hour 15 minutes, to the old hotel of route Parador La Leona (almost a museum of Route 40). Afterwards, we continue bordering Lake Viedma, taking the Andes Mountain Range as a backdrop and, before reaching the Chaltén, we will stop at the viewpoint of the Viedma Glacier. From here you can appreciate a beautiful panoramic view of the Viedma Glacier, the Andes Mountain Range and the emblematic Cerro Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre. After 3 hours of travel and 220 km up to the mountain village of El Chaltén.
From our location in El Chaltén, the Cañadón del Río de las Vueltas will travel for 37 kilometers towards the Lago del Desierto along a gravel road crossing forests and beautiful streams.
Arriving at the Lago del Desierto, you will embark to navigate through this beautiful mirror of water for 1 hour (round trip) and, when you reach the opposite coast, you will descend to begin with the mountain trekking. There are three trails with different levels of difficulty to travel towards the HUEMUL AND VESPIGNIANI GLACIER. After 2 hours of trekking (round trip) through this spectacular natural landscape, little explored, you can eat the food in our dome located in the forest.
Around 4:00 pm, the return to the city of El Chaltén begins, and then we return to El Calafate where we arrive at 8:30 p.m. approximately