Huemul Circuit

Argentina Argentina

Worth knowing

The Huemul Circuit runs for a length of 65 kilometers through Argentina.

The difficulty of the trail is rated as easy and demanding and it usually takes 3 days to walk the Huemul Circuit.
Of course, how long it really takes for the trail depends on the experience and fitness of the hikers.

The drinking water supply is on the way no problem, since there are numerous possibilities to fill up the water supplies.
This can be done, for example, at streams, springs, but also at wells or public facilities. However, the water may have to be filtered before drinking!

On the trail you are completely self-sufficient..
There are no grocery stores along the way, so you have to take all the food you need with you for the entire trail.

You can stay overnight in a tent/tarp and in managed huts.

Wild camping is allowed As always, leave behind no traces . Rubbish has to be taken away and nature has to be respected and protected!

Campfires are currently prohibited. However, this can change at any time.
Therefore, please be sure to pay attention to public notices and a possible risk of forest fires..
In addition, new fireplaces should never be built, but existing ones should be used.

Facts about Huemul Circuit

65 km
Elevation gain
2.920 m
Elevation loss
2.920 m
Highest Point
Paso del Viento / 1.428 m
Lowest Point
Lago Viedma / 250 m
Round Trip?
Walk in both directions?
65 km
2.920 m
2.920 m
Paso del Viento
1.428 m
Lago Viedma
250 m
You have the following accommodation options on the Huemul Circuit
  • in a tent/tarp
  • in managed huts
Solitude on the Huemul Circuit
Hardly any other people and you sleep in huts/tents with no contact to villages

The best time to hike the Huemul Circuit is:


Arrival to the Huemul Circuit

You will arrive via Ministro Pistarini International Airport.

You can get to Starting point via Bus / Flugzeug. Duration approx. 6 hours.

Departure from the Huemul Circuit

Departure is via Ministro Pistarini International Airport.

You can get to the airport per Bus / Flugzeug. Takes about 6 hours.

Map and elevation profile of the Huemul Circuit

What else you should know about the Huemul Circuit

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