Huemul glacier

This small glacier is the most accessible in the area, which is reached in less than an hour from Punta Sur of Lago Del Desierto.


This trek takes place in the Southern region of Lago Del Desierto, 37 km from El Chaltén. To get there you can take the services of private transfers. This trek is the usual option for those who arrive at the lake and have little time to spend in the area. You will be able to enjoy the extraordinary views of the north face of Mount Chaltén and the valley of the De las Vueltas river.

The trailhead starts a few metres away from the free parking area. Remember you must pay the entrance fee since the entire trek is in private property.

Lenga Forest

The footpath quickly enters the Lenga forest and after a few minutes it begins its ascent on a well-marked trail. n little more than half an hour you will reach a moraine ridge with breathtaking views of the De las Vueltas river valley and the Mount Fitz Roy.

North face of Cerro Chaltén

Towards the NE you will see the Lago del Desierto and the snowcapped mountains of the Del Bosque range.

View of the Lago Del Desierto

After walking along the moraine ridge for about 15 minutes you will arrive at the beautiful Huemul lagoon, fed by the glacier of the same name.

Lagoon and Huemul Glacier

Admission price

AR$ 400

Children under 10 years are free of charge

How to get there

Take a transfer in El Chaltén and travel 37 km of the scenic route 41.


You will have an incredible view of the north face of Mount Chaltén.

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