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

Fitz Roy Lakeside Retreat

Explore the incredible sights of Los Glaciares National Park while basing yourself in the top boutique hotels and one truly unique remote mountain lodge. Your privately guided tour will allow you to take in Perito Moreno Glacier, hike the iconic…

  • 7 Days
  • $5,495
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
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
  • $2,360
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
  • $1,530
Los Glaciares Winter Experience

Discover the highlights of Patagonia in winter. With no crowds and snow-covered vistas, this is an incredible time to explore the best trekking routes in El Chaltén: Laguna de Los Tres, Laguna Torres and Loma del Pliegue Tumbado. You'll also…

  • 5 Days
  • $1,770
Iconic Sights of Southern Patagonia Tour

This action-packed group tour takes in the very best of Patagonia. Trek in Los Glaciares National Park for views of the Fitz Roy massif before heading south to the stunning Perito Moreno Glacier. Continue on to Torres del Paine National…

  • 14 Days
  • $5,299
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
  • -
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
  • $2,003
Patagonian Peaks and Plains

Travel in a small group with an expert tour leader from Santiago all the way down through central Chile to Tierra del Fuego and back up to Buenos Aires. Experience some of Patagonia's best trekking in Torres del Paine National…

  • 20 Days
  • $6,155
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
  • $3,985
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
  • $2,265