Best Backpacking in Argentina

Looking for the best backpacking in Argentina? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Argentina. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the incredible Outbound community.

  • Camp at Poincenot

    From El Chalten, the trail starts Avenida San Martín, where El Chaltén town ends. There you can park your vehicle in a designated parking area, or just walk from your hotel. The slope is steep to begin with, but levels off after the first kilomete...

    5.6 miles 984.3 ft gain

  • Backpack to Mt. Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre

    Mount Fitz Roy is one of the most iconic mountains in the world and is still relatively undeveloped, allowing visitors to experience the landscape without the massive hoards of people. The best place to start the trek is in the town of El Chalten....

    16.8 miles

  • Hike to Fitz Roy

    This trail has awesome flexibility whether you're looking for a day hike or looking to stay a few nights. You head North/West out of El Chaltén on the Sendero al Fitz Roy trail. It’s a big pull out of the valley. Depending on what you’re carrying,...

    13 miles

  • Climb Cerro Aconcagua via the Normal Route

    Cerro Aconcagua is the tallest mountain outside of the Himalayas, the highest point in the Western Hemisphere, and the second-highest of the Seven Summits behind Mt. Everest. It is a high-altitude endeavor not for the faint of heart, or legs.Since...

    31.1 miles 13123.4 ft gain

  • Hike to Laguna Capri

     The head of the trail begins at the north end of town, at the end of San Martín Ave. During the first hour, the trail is a steep slope until entering the valley of Del Salto river, towards Mount Fitz Roy. After 30 min. walk from El Chaltén you...

    2.5 miles 656.2 ft gain

  • Hike the Huemul Circuit

    If you're reading this article you've probably contemplated escaping the daily grind to walk the W or O trek around Torres del Paine. Do it. You won't regret it. But you'll be cheating yourself if you don't head north to Los Glaciares National Par...

    36 miles 6500 ft gain

  • Backpack the Huemul Circuit in Los Glaciares NP

    Begin this hike from the ranger station in El Chalten. You will need to register (they will send out search and rescue if you do not return within 48 hours of the anticipated date) and show the park ranger your mandatory gear (more details in pack...

    40 miles 9000 ft gain

  • Backpack to Refugio Frey

    The most common way to access the Refugio is via the trail from Villa Catedral (there are other paths, as well as a multi-day backpacking route in the park). The town and recreation area of Villa Catedral can be reached from Bariloche by a bus tha...

    14.9 miles 2460.6 ft gain

  • Hike to Piedra Del Fraile

    The trailhead to Piedra Del Fraile is on the right side of Ruta 23 just before the road crosses Rio Electrico.  There is signage a few yards into the trail that initially is easy to find.  There is a short section where the trail is difficult to f...

    9 miles 800 ft gain

  • Hike to Laguna del Caminante via the Andorra Valley

    From the parking area, pass through a gate and hike up the trail which is lined with fields of Buttercup flowers. This lasts for about 0.5 miles when you gradually enter the forest. At this point, the trail gets incredibly muddy. Some attempts at ...

    16 miles 2700 ft gain