El Chalten Tours

9 Reviews
El Chalten
A magnet for hikers and lovers of mountains, the village of El Chalten is flanked by the snowcapped peaks of the mighty Fitz Roy mountain range.

Mountaineers come from around the world to climb the 3440m (1,1283-feet) Fitz Roy peak, while hikers follow mountain trails to backcountry campsites and hilltop lakes.

El Chalten is not only a climbing and hiking hub, it’s also Argentina’s newest town, founded on October 12, 1985. The isolated little town takes great pride in its pristine surroundings and natural environment.

The hiking season is December to March. Rug up, as even in summer the peaks can be covered in cloud and it can feel like a cold and wet winter’s day. Due to the increasingly wintery weather, the town shuts down from April to October.

Depending on your level of hiking experience, you can hike to the Fitz Roy lookout in under two hours, or to the blue waters of Lake Capri. Other moderate hikes include Chorrillo del Salto and Piedra del Fraile.

Longer hikes up to four hours each way wind to the Rio Blanco waterway, Laguna de los Tres and the Maestri lookout. Guided walks for advanced climbers take to the glacier for ice climbing.

Practical Info

El Chalten is in Santa Cruz Province, beside the Vueltas River in Los Glaciares National Park. El Calafate is 220km (136 miles) away to the south.
Address: Argentina
Read More

2 Tours & Activities to Experience

Category
Select Dates
Filter




Clear Filters
Clear Filters
Sort by:Default

6-Day Tour of Patagonia: El Calafate, El Chalten, Perito Moreno Glacier and Los Glaciares National Park

Set out on a six-day tour of Argentina’s stunning Patagonia region with a range of lodging budgets to choose from. This multiday excursion includes guided adventures like a boat cruise to Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park, as well as ample time to explore on your own. Embark on a full-day hike up Mt Fitz Roy if you’re feeling up to it, or simply bask in the scenic beauty of El Chaltem. Learn about Patagonian culture throughout your trip, which begins and ends in El Calafate.
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Duration: 6 days
From  
US$587.50
From  
US$587.50
See Details

Laguna de los Tres Hiking Day Trip from El Chaltén

Prepare to be awed by one of the most memorable vistas of the Los Glaciares National Park on this full-day small-group hike from El Chaltén. Lace up your hiking boots and set out on an 8-mile (12km), 8-hour hike across the rugged Fitz Roy Valley. Enjoy the magnificent panoramic views, but save space on your camera for the grand finale – the majestic glacial lake of Laguna de los Tres, set against a dramatic backdrop of Mount Fitz Roy.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
From  
US$140.99
From  
US$140.99
See Details


Having trouble booking online?
(888) 651-9785
Call (888) 651-9785