El Chaltén

El Chalten is a small trekking town in Los Glaciares National Park. From El Chalten, you can hike straight into the mountains of the Fitz Roy area. Sitting at the foot of Cerro Fitz Roy, which dominates the skyline on a clear day, El Chalten is the base for the top climbers to tackle this peak, as well as many others, and for expeditions onto the South Patagonian Ice Cap. Accommodation options, restaurants, bars and places to rent or buy gear are all good , but communications with the outside world remain very primitive - a blessing for many visitors.

Map of El Chaltén

Nearby landmarks

Trips that visit El Chaltén

Los Glaciares Multisport Adventure

Take the classic hikes to Laguna de Los Tres and Laguna Torre and then get a different perspective of the awe-inspiring peaks of Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre peaks as you learn to climb the outcrops behind El Chaltén, bike…

  • 7 Days
  • $2,830
Highlights of Los Glaciares

Trek the two main hiking trails in Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina – Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre – with a warm and comfortable hotel to return to each evening. You'll discover the amazing Perito Moreno Glacier and surrounding fjords…

  • 5 Days
  • $1,555
The Best of Los Glaciares

Experience the very best scenery of the Los Glaciares National Park on a series of day hikes. You'll visit Laguna de Los Tres and Laguna Torre, plus spend time kayaking on Lago del Desierto. There's also a day trip to…

  • 7 Days
  • $2,490
El Chaltén Highlights

Explore the famous trails of Los Glaciares on this comprehensive hiking trip in the El Chaltén area. Take in stunning views of Mount Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre and hike to the remote Loma del Diablo in a private reserve.…

  • 5 Days
  • $1,720
Fitz Roy and Paine Hiking Tour

This small group trekking tour combines the best hikes in Patagonia: Torres del Paine W Trek, Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre. Discover Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park by boat expedition. Our tour leader and expert guides ensure…

  • 12 Days
  • $5,495
Infamous Ruta 40 & Carretera Austral

The epic Ruta 40 and Carretera Austral run alongside the spectacular Patagonian Andes. Your road trip takes in the highlights of this stunning region by expedition truck, with a small group of travellers and your driver/guide. Get truly off the…

  • 7 Days
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South America - Wild Patagonia

An epic, in-depth small group tour travelling the length of Patagonia in a kitted-out truck which will take you to places other tourist don't get to experience. Stay in comfortable hotels, visit wineries, volcanic lake districts, estancias, vast plains and…

  • 27 Days
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South America - Southern Explorer

This fantastic, privately guided trip takes you through stunning Southern Patagonia, staying in comfortable hotels along the way. You'll visit all the spectacular, iconic sights while hiking through Torres del Paine National Park, getting up close to the immense Perito…

  • 10 Days
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Independent Trek in Paine & Chaltén

Combine fantastic day hikes around the Fitz Roy massif in Argentina's Los Glaciares National Park with the famous W Trek in Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. All travel, border crossings and accommodation is included and arranged for you,…

  • 11 Days
  • $4,385
Chaltén Mountain Escape

Trek between four established campsites linking spectacular viewpoints in some of the wildest areas of the park. Hike to Laguna de Los Tres for unrivalled views of Mount Fitz Roy, see Cerro Torre at dawn, climb to the Viento Pass…

  • 7 Days
  • $2,450
Los Glaciares Explorers

Begin at the majestic Perito Moreno Glacier, then base yourself in the cosy town of El Chaltén. Trek to the top sights of Mount Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre and try ice-hiking on Glacier Cagliero with a night in a…

  • 8 Days
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