El Chaltén

The Hikers Paradise

Enjoy our handpicked tours to discover El Chaltén, a charming mountaineering village surrounded by lakes, lenga woods and amazing wildlife.

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FAQ

How many days should I stay in El Chaltén?

That depends on your interest in this area, but it’s recommended 2 nights to be able to do at least 2 full-day explorations or a couple of half-day hikes.

Is there an ATM in El Chaltén?

Yes, there is 1 ATM but this one doesn’t always have money. So it is best to bring cash from El Calafate so you don’t run out of money.

How can I travel from El Chaltén to Bariloche?

The fastest way is to return to El Calafate and take a direct flight to Bariloche.

What should I put in my suitcase to visit El Chaltén?

Trekking shoes, waterproof and comfortable clothing, and also clothes to wear in layers. In Patagonia, you can have all 4 seasons in one day. Sunscreen, sunglasses, a cap, and buf are useful too. Don’t forget to pack a small backpack for excursions.

What are the trails I can do in El Chaltén?

El Chaltén has many options and for all tastes and demands. The most important trails are Laguna de los Tres (the most impressive hike with the most spectacular views of the Fitz Roy massif), Capri Lagoon, the viewpoint “Mirador del Torre”, Laguna Torre (where stands out the Cerro Torre), Pliegue Tumbado (the only hike that does not go into a valley but rises above it, It is one of the most impressive panoramic views of the whole area of El Chaltén).

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