The 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 Outbound community.

Top backpacking spots in and near Argentina

  • El Chalten, Argentina

    Camp at Poincenot

    5.0
    5.6 mi / 984.3 ft gain
    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 kilometer. In about 4 hours (with pack), you will reach th...
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  • El Chalten, Argentina

    Backpack to Mt. Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre

    4.0
    16.8 mi
    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. I would recommend coming to the town with plenty ...
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  • El Chalten, Argentina

    Hike to Fitz Roy

    13 mi
    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, some will find it easier than others. With a full...
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  • Luján de Cuyo, Argentina

    Climb Cerro Aconcagua via the Normal Route

    31.1 mi / 13123.4 ft gain
    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 the normal route on Aconcagua is largely non-tech...
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  • El Chalten, Argentina

    Hike to Laguna Capri

    5.0
    2.5 mi / 656.2 ft gain
     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'll have access to a natural viewpoint with panora...
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  • El Chalten, Argentina

    Hike the Huemul Circuit

    36 mi / 6500 ft gain
    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 Park in Argentina.  No crowds, no fees, and no online...
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  • 8400 Base Cerro Catedra, Argentina

    Backpack to Refugio Frey

    5.0
    14.9 mi / 2460.6 ft gain
    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 that leaves from the center every  hour and takes abo...
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  • El Chalten, Argentina

    Backpack the Huemul Circuit in Los Glaciares NP

    40 mi / 9000 ft gain
    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 packing list). If you do not have these items already,...
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  • El Chalten, Argentina

    Hike to Piedra Del Fraile

    9 mi / 800 ft gain
    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 find but it is marked with small cairns. After abou...
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  • Chacra Los Barreto Road, Argentina

    Hike to Laguna del Caminante via the Andorra Valley

    16 mi / 2700 ft gain
    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 trail maintenance are apparent with logs placed ac...
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