Top Adventures in El Chaltén

  • Hike to Laguna Torre in El Chaltén

    This hike, while quite long, is a fairly easy & flat hike and can be done in a day with no problem. We hiked out and back in 5.5 hours with a moderate pace, including a lot of photo stops along the way. The route starts close to the start of E...

    13 miles 820.2 ft gain

  • Photograph Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre from Route 40

    From El Calafate, the town of El Chalten is about 2 1/2 - 3 hours away. The entire drive is incredibly scenic as you will have views of Lake Argentina Viedma to start with, and as you get closer to the town, Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre get closer wit...

  • 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 Mirador Los Condores

    When you drive in to El Chalten, you will see the visitor's center directly on your left. Park here, and there are signs to the lookout from the parking lot. It's an easy 1.2 mile round trip hike, but the views of Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre are magn...

    1.2 miles 328 ft gain

  • Hike to Laguna Torre

    This is one of the more popular hikes in El Chalten.  There are two trailheads with the main one being on the west side of town at the end of Avenida Charito.  There is plenty of parking along the road.  The trail ascends quickly from the road and...

    13 miles 1500 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

  • Hike to Loma del Pliegue Tumbado

    Start this hike from the ranger station in El Chalten. Over the first 3 miles of the hike, you will gradually ascend 1000 feet. The terrain is mostly fields. After about 2 hours of walking, you will reach a field with cows in it. You will reach a ...

    11 miles 3000 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

  • Hike to Laguna de los Tres

    This 13 mile roundtrip hike begins in El Chalten, at the end of Avenida San Martín, the main street in town. Within the first 10-15 minutes, you should encounter a clearly marked sign for "Senda al Fitz Roy" ("Path to Fitz Roy") with park rules a...

    13 miles 3159 ft gain

  • 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

  • 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 to El Chorillo del Salto Waterfall

    There are admittedly more dramatic hikes to more impressive locations in the El Chalten area, but most of them require a fairly significant time commitment and some stamina.  At only 4 miles roundtrip with little elevation change, this adventure c...

    4 miles 30 ft gain