Hiking Patagonia

Hiking Patagonia

Patagonia hiking experiences are our favorite trips. Explore Argentina and Chile, immerse into a natural journey to discover amazing hiking trails, and marvel upon the most incredible mountains of South America. You won't return home the same...

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FAQ

What is the destination for Hiking in Argentina?

If you like Hiking the best place to visit is our national capital of Trekking, El Chalten. There are many self-guided trails with magical views of Patagonia. Laguna de los Tres to have a privileged view of the Fitz Roy or the trail to see the Cerro Torre. There are options for all levels of demand.

Where is Patagonia?

Patagonia is a geographical, historical and cultural region located in the extreme south of America. This region is shared between Argentina and Chile.

Can anyone enjoy hiking in Patagonia?

Yes, Patagonia has options for everyone. You can enjoy a panoramic tour, with low, moderate or high demand trails, sailing, horseback riding, kayaking, rafting, etc.

Which kind of wildlife can I see?

In Patagonia you can see penguins, whales, sea lions, elephant seals, foxes, pumas, condors, guanacos, cormorants and much more.

Can I travel alone?

Of course you can travel alone! It is a perfect destination for independent travelers who want to be alone with nature or meet new people. There are options for everyone in Patagonia.

What to do on a hiking trip to Patagonia?

Mountains and glaciers define the glorious region known as Patagonia. This vast, virgin and distant territory are shared by two countries (Chile & Argentina), offering beautiful and spectacular landscapes, which will take your breath away. Hiking in Patagonia is a dream for any nature or adventure enthusiast, whether you’re a high-risk climber, a slow-and-steady hiker, or somewhere in between.

Argentina has a lot to offer for trekkers and hikers who are feeling excited to get in touch with nature and discover new paths. In fact, Argentina has a national capital of hiking in Patagonia: El Chaltén. This town has the privilege of being part of the Los Glaciares National Park, a protected region with some of the area’s tallest mountains. However, El Chaltén is not the only place to hike; oh no, we have plenty for you all to enjoy! Bariloche, Ushuaia and Torres del Paine (in Chile) are just a few of the best locations that Patagonia has to offer. Patagonia’s world-class hikes put it firmly at the top of most trekkers lists.

Where to hike in Patagonia?

  • El Chaltén

El Chaltén, a remote town in the Austral Andes, overlooks the northern and most picturesque portion of Los Glaciares National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site), a natural playground for adventure seekers, hikers, and climbers.

Founded in 1985, this once-tiny village has become a hiking destination – the gateway for world-class routes to the surrounding mountain peaks and lakes, offering some of the greatest trekking in the country; it’s no surprise it’s regarded as Argentina’s “trekking capital.”

El Chaltén is an excellent location for both day excursions and longer treks into the region’s notably beautiful surroundings.

Mount Chaltén, usually covered by clouds, was given the name “Chaltén” by the Tehuelches, which means “smoke mountain”. 

 

  • Bariloche

The major gateway to the Lake District is Bariloche. It is scattered along the banks of the dazzling Lago Nahuel Huapi and in the midst of a national park with the same name, surrounded by some of Argentina’s most beautiful landscapes: inky lakes, green woods, and snow-capped mountains. Nahuel Huapi National Park was the first national park in Argentina, created in 1903 thanks to Francisco Moreno, a scientist who donated the lands.

Bariloche provides a plethora of outdoor activities all year round, with good skiing options in the winter and also one of America’s most important scientific poles, such as the Balseiro Atomic Center.

 

  • Ushuaia

Ushuaia, nicknamed “the city at the end of the world,” has become a departure point for ships bound for Antarctica. “Ushuaia”, in the Yamaná language means “deep bay.” The Yamanás were a community of hunters that used to live in this area.

Today, Ushuaia offers museums dedicated to the yamanas’ tale, as well as trips to the ruins of several ancient villages. This city is also known for being the home of Argentina’s southernmost prison, which is currently open to the public as a museum.

Among Ushuaia’s many highlights you’ll find the national park, the navigation along the Beagle Channel, the Les Eclaireurs lighthouse and the Fganano and Escondido lakes.

 

  • Torres del Paine

Torres del Paine National Park is 112 kilometers from Puerto Natales. The park is bordered to the west by Bernardo O’Higgins National Park and to the north by Los Glaciares National Park. In the local Tehuelche language, Paine means “blue,” while Torres means “towers.” The Tehuelches were a community of excellent hunters who still live in Argentina today.

This National Park was established in 1959 and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Chilean Patagonia. There are extensive hiking routes, glaciers, lakes, and magnificent mountains inside the park. UNESCO designated the park as a biosphere reserve in 1978, and it was named the world’s eighth wonder in 2013. The W Circuit, a 5-day trekking adventure, is the most well-known path.

Recommended trips including hiking in Patagonia

Tour NamePriceDurationDescription
Hiking PatagoniaFROM USD 278316 DaysYou'll encounter Patagonia's legendary landscapes and unrivaled natural marvels, during this 2-week journey.
Trekking Torres del Paine “W” CircuitFROM USD 11665 DaysHike during 5 days to the renowned granite Paine Towers and explore Torres del Paine National Park.
Best of PatagoniaFROM USD 10659 DaysEnjoy an active tour and visit Argentina and Chile most popular destinations.
Argentina for AdventurersFROM USD 251115 DaysThis 15-day journey will take you to Patagonia as well as the North Eastern region of Argentina.
Best of PatagoniaFROM USD 201813 DaysVisit breathtaking glaciers, towering mountains, and pristine national parks on your journey from El Calafate to Ushuaia.