Reasons to hike in El Chalten

World Class Day Hikes

There are few places in the world where you can sleep in your choice of hotel, fill your pockets with pastries, hike straight into the mountains and be sat under a glacier straining your neck to see the top of towering pinnacles in time for lunch. El Chalten's day hikes are simply world class.


Wild Unexplored Valleys

The Tunel, Electrico and Diablo valleys are largely unexplored and you can visit these on either a multi-day hike or day hike from El Chalten. You'll see gnarled Lenga forests, hanging glaciers and climb to get unique views of Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre without any of the crowds that you will find on the Fitz Roy and Torre day hikes.

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Proximity to the Ice Cap

In a couple of days walking you can reach the ice cap whether it is a view of this expanse of ice or you would like to pitch yourself against the wind and extremes by taking an expedition across the ice cap.


El Chalten Village

El Chalten is a hiking, mountaineering and climbing hub with gear stores, bakeries, waffleries and two breweries. What else do you need to make a happy hiker?

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