Puesto Cagliero. Perched high in front of Cagliero Glacier, this mountain refuge offers true comfort to those who enjoy a good trekk or a glass of wine in the cosiness of the lobby while looking at the wondrous views.
We offer a personalized service, delicious regional meals and fully equipped rooms to make your stay unforgettable.
In the area, we also have the Piedra del Fraile refuge located in the Río Eléctrico valley.
Located within the Estancia Los Huemules.
Exclusive view of the Cagliero glacier and Diablo lagoon.
Six rooms for 4 people.
Private bathrooms with hot shower.
Starting point for self-guided and guided walks.
Our mountain refuge
The Refuge has 6 quadruple rooms with a bunk bed, private bathroom with hot showers and a view of the glacier.
Welcome you, lunch, breakfast and dinner with water. Sale of drinks at the refuge: soft drinks, beer and wines.
Self guided trails
From the refuge there are trails that can be done without a guide:
- Laguna Azul
- Laguna Verde
- Loma del Diablo.
Full day guided excursions from the refuge
Cerro 30 Aniversario
Full day hike up to the top of the Cerro 30 Aniversario, with views 360º views to the southern ice field and the Fitz Roy massif. See Full details.
Ice trek Lagunas Gemelas
Trekking through virgin terrain, via ferrata and hiking on a high mountain glacier with stunning views of the Fitz Roy hill range. See Full details.
Superior Circuit of Shelters
It allows you to see in just one day the silhouettes of Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre from height, the immensity of the Southern Ice Field. See Full details.
What our guests say
The main trail begins 17 km from El Chaltén (approx. 35 min.), from the Interpretation Centre of Ea. Los Huemules, on RP N° 41 through which you can drive with your own vehicle or regular transport that comes from the town. There is parking at the entrance to the reserve. The refuge can only be accessed on foot, along a path of low/medium difficulty that lasts approximately two and a half hours.
Keep in mind
Access to Estancia Los Huemules is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m..
In the Refugio area, there is no internet access or cell phone signal.
The refuge is located on the edge of Laguna Diablo, within Estancia Los Huemules, about 17 km north of El Chaltén, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia Argentina.
Distance from Comandante Armando Tola International Airport (El Calafate) to Estancia Los Huemules: 215 Km (2.5 hours by car or bus).
How to get to the area
To El Chaltén: From the International Airport "Comandante Armando Tola" or from El Calafate city, there are daily buses all year round; It is also possible to hire a private transfer service, or even rent a car at the same airport.
From El Chaltén to Estancia Los Huemules: 11 miles trough Río De las Vueltas Valley, hiring a taxi. Once in Estancia Los Huemules, walk the trail in the direction of the Laguna Diablo for about two hours.
Argentina, the country
Official language: Spanish.
National currency: Argentine Peso.
Passport: minimum validity of 6 months.
Visas for tourism: authorized period of stay of is up to 90 days.
Vaccination for foreigners: Yellow Fever Vaccine is mandatory only in case of visiting forested areas of the north and northeast of Argentina, the borders with Brazil and Paraguay at altitudes below 2300 masl, including Iguazu Falls.
It is advisable to take out travel insurance to cover medical expenses abroad, including medical transfer.
Electric network: 220V / 50Hz.
National Direct Dialing Code: 02962.
International Direct Dialing Code: 0054 2962.
How to get there: land route from El Calafate to 215 Km.
Nearest airport: El Calafate at 200 Km.
Climate in the austral summer: dry, windy and very variable.
Minimum average temperature: 33ºF (-1ºC) on winter.
Maximum average temperature: 59ºF (+15ºC) on summer.
Available services in El Chaltén
ATM: Red Link, Banco Santa Cruz.
Postal Mail: Correo Argentino.
Mobile telephony network: 2G, Movistar only.
Fuel: gasoline and diesel.
Services NOT available
Money Exchange agencies.