El Chaltén

  • El Chaltén, the National Capital of Trekking.
  • A small town surrounded by the National Park Los Glaciares, and the ever-present Mounts of Fitz Roy and Torre.
  • Departure point for gentle half hour strolls to demanding 10-day expeditions.
  • Explore on foot, bike, horseback or kayak.
  • Adventure town and pristine nature.
  • A must in Patagonia, Argentina!.
Day treks

The can't be missed highlights!

Laguna de los Tres - Mt. Fitz Roy

The classic, spectacular and unforgettable trek of the region. This is the trek to do if you only have one day in El Chaltén.

Length: 8/9 hours
Grade of difficulty: Moderate
Season: October to April

Laguna Torre - Cerro Torre

Another classic trek, where we find an impressive view of the Torre massif, the Adela range, Mount Solo and their respective glaciers.

Length: 7/8 hours
Grade of difficulty: Moderate
Season: October to April

Loma del Pliegue Tumbado

A 360° viewpoint. From here we can appreciate the valleys of Fitz Roy, Torre and Toro, the Patagonian steppe and the vast Lake Viedma.

Length: 7/8 hours
Grade of difficulty: Moderate
Season: October to April

Half day

Chorrillo del Salto Waterfall

A short and easy walk, perfect for trekkers who arrive at midday. This attractive waterfall has a 20 metre drop and it can freeze in the winter!

Length: 2/3 hours
Grade of difficulty: Easy
Season: October to April

Los Cóndores and Las Águilas Viewpoints

Panoramic views of the massifs of Torre, Fitz Roy and the Valley of the Vueltas River and spectacular views of Lake Viedma and the vast steppe.

Length: 2/3 hours
Grade of difficulty: Easy
Season: October to April

Cañadón Río De las Vueltas Viewpoint

A great spot for understanding the rock formation of Mt Fitz Roy, spotting some condors and eagles and taking panoramic photos.

Length: 1/2 hours
Grade of difficulty: Easy
Season: October to April

Like walking and have more time?

Estancia Los Huemules

A private natural reserve, located some 20 Km away from El Chaltén where you can enjoy some of the most beautiful forests of the area.

Length: Varies depends on trail chosen
Grade of difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Season: October to April

Piedra del Fraile & Glaciar Pollone

The walk takes you to the campground of Piedra del Fraile; the departure point for all expeditions who dare to cross the Southern Ice Field.

Length: 8/9 hours
Grade of difficulty: Easy
Season: October to April

Multi-Day Treks {camping/refuge/lodge}

Two days

CLASSIC

A spectacular and unforgettable camping trek in the region; great views of the mystical Mt Fitz Roy and the famous Cerro Torre.

Length: 2 days + 1 nights
Grade of difficulty: Moderate
Season: October to April

CHALLENGE

An intensive trek in order to enjoy awe inspiring views of Mt Fitz Roy and its satellite mountains, from a unique and wild perspective.

Length: 2 days and 1 night
Grade of difficulty: Demanding
Season: October to April

FRONTIER LAND

Exclusive programme in one of the more wild and less visited areas of El Chaltén.


Length: 2 days + 1 night
Grade of difficulty: Moderate
Season: October to April

Three days

CLASSIC PLUS

Camp in beautiful spots, walk in stunning U shaped valleys, enjoy views of the most important mountains.

Length: 3 days + 2 nights
Grade of difficulty: Moderate
Season: October to April

FRONTIER LAND PLUS

An exciting option exclusively offered by Walk Patagonia in one of the more wild and less visited areas of El Chaltén.

Length: 3 days + 2 nights
Grade of difficulty: Demanding
Season: October to April

PASO DEL VIENTO

Look out over the amazing sight of the Southern Continental Ice Field!


Length: 3 days + 2 nights
Grade of difficulty: Demanding
Season: October to April

More than three days

PASO MARCONI

The classic "port of entry" to the indescribable landscapes of the Southern Ice Field.

Length: 3 days + 2 nights
Grade of difficulty: Demanding
Season: October to April

HUEMUL CIRCUIT

An unforgettable trek where we will see the source of the Viedma Glacier and Viedma lake.

Length: 4 days + 3 nights
Grade of difficulty: Demanding
Season: October to April

CHALTEN TOTAL

A fantastic trekking experience which treks past the main highlights near El Chaltén.

Length: 6 days + 5 nights
Grade of difficulty: Moderate to demanding
Season: October to April

Excursions

Viedma glacier: Viedma Light

A boat ride across Viedma Lake up to the front of the biggest glacier in Argentina.

Length: 4 hours
Grade of difficulty: Easy
Season: October to April

Viedma glacier: Ice Trekking

Boat ride across Viedma Lake and trekking with crampons on Viedma Glacier

Length: 6/7 hours
Grade of difficulty: Moderate
Season: October to April

Viedma glacier: Viedma Pro

Navigation + Trekking with crampons + Ice climbing on Viedma Glacier

Length: 9/10 hours
Grade of difficulty: Moderate
Season: October to April

Lago Del Desierto: Full Day

Enjoy nature, a boat ride on the lake and trekking in one of the most beautiful forests of the region.

Length: 8/9 Hs
Grade of Difficulty: Easy
Season: October to April

"La Leona" Petrified forest

Enjoy a fantastic landscape, as if from another planet, halfway between El Calafate and El Chaltén.

Length: 7 1/2 hours
Grade of difficulty: Easy
Season: October to April

Activities

Horseriding

Why don't ride a horse to enjoy unique landscapes, the Patagonian steppe, mountains, forests and glacially formed valleys?

Length: half day to full day
Grade of difficulty: Easy - Moderate
Season: November to March

Mountain Bike

Ride your bike to enjoy the road between El Chaltén and Lago del Desierto, one of the prettiest routes in Southern Patagonia.

Length: 6/8 hs.
Grade of difficulty: Moderate
Season: October to April

Kayak

We invite you to enjoy a memorable experience of kayaking along glacially formed rivers and lakes. Guaranteed fun and excitement!

Length: half day
Grade of difficulty: Moderate
Season: November to March

Rock climbing

Learn about the world of climbing in the hands of the experts: professional mountain guides certified by the AAGM.

Length: 4 hours
Grade of difficulty: Moderate
Season: November to March

Photosafari

Walk Patagonia offers the possibility of an unforgettable “Photosafari” in the world of Patagonian glaciers.

Length: 2 to 10 hours (to be agreed)
Grade of difficulty: Moderate
Season: October to May

Birdwatching

We offer you the possibility of combining birdwatching with fantastic photo safaris in the hands of specialised guides.

Length: To be agreed
Grade of difficulty: Easy
Season: November to March

Expeditions

Continental Ice Field

This expedition is a 90km trek circling Mounts Fitz Roy and Torre, walking through forests, crossing rivers, walking with crampons and/or snowshoes, living a unique experience: It is without a doubt one of the most exciting treks in the world.

Length: 10 days
Grade of difficulty: Difficult
Season: November to March


Ascents

Loma De las Pizarras

A non-technical ascent to enjoy one of the most spectacular views of the two most imposing valleys in the National Park.

Length: 1 day
Grade of difficulty: Moderate
Season: October to April

Cerro Madsen

A perfect challenge for beginners, or for anyone who wants to reach the summit of a Patagonian mountain.

Length: 1 day
Grade of difficulty: Demanding
Season: October to April

Cerro Solo

From its summit marvellous views can be enjoyed of the Southern Patagonian Ice Fields and the entire northern sector of the National Park.

Length: 2 days
Grade of difficulty: Demanding
Season: November to March

Cerro Eléctrico

The summit gives us the chance to appreciate the granite massif of Fitz Roy, spectacular glaciers and the amazing valley of the De Las Vueltas River.

Length: 2 days
Grade of difficulty: Demanding
Season: November to March

Cerro Gorra Blanca

The climb does not require any technical know-how and the physical effort required is rewarded by wonderful views over the Southern Ice Field.

Length: 4 days
Grade of difficulty: Demanding
Season: November to March

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