Get started in the fabulous world ice climbing when you take our fantastic private 2 or 3-day course for beginners. You will learn all the essential techniques as you ascend the magnificent Cagliero glacier.
Multiday Private Ice Climbing Tour
Day 1: El Chaltén - Vivac Cagliero
At 8 a.m, we will pick you up at your accommodation in El Chaltén before heading in a private vehicle to the visitor's center in the beautiful Los Huemules Reserve.
When we are ready, we will start the day with a three-hour walk through the idyllic lenga beech forests until we reach the stunning Devil's Lagoon. There, we put on the safety equipment and set off along the via ferrata route that winds along the cliffs bordering the lake.
After just over half a mile, we arrive at the Domo Vivac Cagliero refuge, where we will leave our backpacks and equip ourselves in preparation for the ice climbing course.
Then we head to the foot of the Cagliero glacier, where we explain all the necessary techniques to enjoy this activity in the safest possible way. You will learn how to use the equipment and how to climb in this environment. After, we will return to the shelter to recover our strength with a delicious dinner and enjoy a well-earned rest until the next day.
Day 2: Vivac Cagliero - El Chaltén
After breakfast, we gather the climbing equipment again and return to the Cagliero glacier to continue learning new techniques and practice those we learned the previous day. You will have enormous fun climbing these icy walls!
After checking how you've improved, we then enjoy a well-deserved lunch and head back to the Los Huemules Reserve's visitor's center. There a vehicle will be waiting for us to take us back to El Chaltén.
If you have the time and want to perfect your ice climbing techniques even further, you can choose to extend the course by one more day. In this case, on the second day, you will enjoy a full day of climbing followed by dinner. The following day, you will climb until lunchtime before returning to El Chaltén.
If you choose this option, you will have an additional day of accommodation with breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Although the route is only moderately difficult, it is necessary to have a good level of fitness.
The accommodation on the tour is an individual bed in a double room at the Domo Vivac Cagliero refuge.
This is a private tour organized for you and your partner, friends or family.
2 day course
1 personUS$ 1,188
2 peopleUS$ 1,680
3 peopleUS$ 2,214
4 peopleUS$ 2,448
5 peopleUS$ 3,060
6 peopleUS$ 2,952
3 day course
1 personUS$ 1,752
2 peopleUS$ 2,088
3 peopleUS$ 2,826
4 peopleUS$ 3,192
5 peopleUS$ 3,990
6 peopleUS$ 3,816
* Children under 18 years old are not allowed to take part in this activity.
Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more
The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
2 days - 3 days.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
Hotel pick up an drop off in El Chalten.
Transport in private vehicle.
English speaking guide provided by the National Park Administration.
1 or 2 nights accommodation in Domo Vivac Cagliero.
Technical equipment for the via ferrata and the glacier trek.
Entry to the Huemules reserve.
1 day lunch.
Personal equipment (gloves, hiking boots, warm clothing, etc.).
When to book?
You can book up to 2 days before (El Chaltén local time) if there are still places available. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Not wheelchair accessible.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more
Printed material is avoided.
No single-use plastics are used.
The activity helps the conservation of biodiversity.
The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.
No printing of documentation required.
Promotes local employment.
Has a gender equality policy.
Has a carbon footprint offset policy.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
If you have any other questions please contact us.