Los Huemules

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Emmanuel P
Buenos Aires, Argentina3 contributions
A Fantastic Scenic and Wild Off-the-Beaten Tracks Alternative in El Chalten
Feb 2021
Our 1-month stay at Casa Huemules, located inside the reserve itself, allowed us to fully live the Los Huemules experience.

Our lodging experience at Casa Huemules, has been truly wonderful. Barbara & Federico are truly excellent hosts with genuine attention to the guests. The house is very practical, even with 2 young children. And the house's location, in the center of the reserve, makes it very practical to start trekking very early!

The reserve trekking tracks remains wild, are truly bucolic while being challenging at times. It is truly one off-the-beaten-track option for those looking for original options to the wellknown Laguna de los tres and the likes, with very different sights of the Fitz Roy massif.

The maintenance and preservation of te reserves is very well done and even allowed us to see (rarely seen) huemules and pumas!

In short: a must do in El Chalten for those willing to experience Patagonic scenes and wildlife experience.
Written March 3, 2021
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travelguy23233
Ashland, OR49 contributions
Fantastic hiking and easy to get too
Nov 2019 • Couples
After doing the w trek and Fitz roy, we wanted a hike that was not as steep. Los huemeles has a number of beautiful hikes that are on relatively flat terrain. Easy to get to, 45min shuttle from El chalten. We took zona Austral, 900 pesos roundtrip. Left at 9:30, return is set at 5:30. Entrance to this private hiking area is 500 pesos and ticket is good for three days. We did the Rio electrica hike, along a river to a glacier. Then cut over to Lago Azul. Total of 5 hours Worth of hikes, and didn't see anyone on the trails! More trails to explore too of you have an extra day.
Written November 23, 2019
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Sara Nina
Madrid, Spain66 contributions
Great hikes and very few people
Jan 2018 • Friends
This is a private reserve that charges a 200 peso entrance fee. But it is definitely worth it. There are several paths that are visibly marked and offer beautiful nature and great viewpoints. The hike to Laguna del Diablo is not easy but worth a try. I would recommend to take the transfer with las Lengas and start rather early in the day. You can enjoy a whole day without seeing any other people.
Written January 29, 2018
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Wanderdogs
Palo Alto, CA823 contributions
Beautiful forests, lakes, and no crowds.
Jan 2017 • Couples
We loved our hike here. We went up Rio Diablo part way, then turned back to head over to Laguna Azul. The forest is very pretty and the views of Mt Electrico are nice. The lakes were also lovely. Unlike the other hikes, we saw a grand total of TWO other hikers all day. There is a very informative visitors center near the trailhead. This was supposed to be a chance to see the huemules, a sort of deer, but we did not see any.
Written February 5, 2017
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John P
10 contributions
Hike in Seclusion
Dec 2016 • Solo
A privately owned eco development park with controlled access offers more secluded walks without the hordes of hikers. There is a couple of days worth of trails to discover.
Written January 29, 2017
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Nana_JP
Washington, DC414 contributions
Private reserve hiking, beautiful and unspoiled
Jan 2016 • Friends
I spent 9 days in El Chalten exploring the many hiking trails offered in the area. My hands-down favorites were at the private reserve, Los Huemules, 17KM to the north of El Chalten off State Hwy 23. There is a very modest daily fee to hike in this private reserve but it is completely worth it. There are 5 trails of moderate difficulty but the scenery is amazing, and of course the background is Fitz Roy mountain. Most of the trails are through low land forests up to foothills full of streams and lakes. There is Laguna Condor, Laguna del Diablo at the base of Glaciar Cagliero, Laugna Azul and Laguna Verde at the base of Glaciar Marconi and Lago Electrico. The trails are well marked but because this area is minimally hiked, it has the feel of wilderness hiking. There are one, two and three hour hikes (one way) and on the two days I hiked the Condor trail and the Laguna Azul trail, my companions and I didn't see another hiker in the area, making for a spectacular private feel. There is a welcome center where you must register, indicate your preferred trail and pay the fee. You must check in when you complete the hike so the administration can keep track of all hikers and be sure they return safely. There is no need to carry much water as streams and lakes are abundant and crystal clear and the water is potable. While there are cabins in the area, and we did stay in one, my future preference would be to return to El Chalten for the evening to have a hot shower and comfortable bed after a full day of hiking. Plus there isn't much choice in purchased food, though the cabins do have gas cookers if you prefer to bring food. In short, I can't sing the praises of this hiking area enough. Even if I only had a couple of days in El Chalten, this would be my preferred hiking trails.
Written February 13, 2016
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