El Chaltén Tourism, Argentina

Visit El Chaltén - Best of El Chaltén

El Chaltén is a small mountain village in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. It is located in the riverside of Rio de las Vueltas, within the Los Glaciares National Park (section Reserva Nacional Zona Viedma) at the base of Cerro Torre and Cerro Fitz Roy mountains, both popular for climbing. It is also a popular base for hiking numerous trails, such as those to the base of surrounding peaks and glacial lakes, such as Laguna Torre. For those reasons, El Chaltén was named Argentina's Trekking Capital or Capital Nacional del Trekking. It was built in 1985 to help secure the disputed border with Chile. Today the sole reason for its existence is tourism. It is 220 km north of El Calafate. In October 2014, El Chalten took second place in a ranking of "Best cities in the world to know" of the travel guide Lonely Planet publishing in 2015, being the first city of Argentina.


Discover the beauty of the city's striking landscope, welcome to El Chaltén, Argentina. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

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El Chaltén Tours for you

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of El Chaltén

  • Paso del Viento
    Paso del Viento New on TripHobo

    Duration: 3 Days

    With this program Patagonia Hikes gives you the possibility of, in alone 3 days and with a moderate technical difficulty, to ...

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  • Huemul Circuit 4 days
    Huemul Circuit 4 days New on TripHobo

    Duration: 4 Days

    Throughout the years this hike has become one of the most popular hikes. This trekking consists in a five dayhike around The ...

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  • Sail, Hike and Explore El Chaltn Small Group Full Day Tour
    Sail, Hike and Explore El Chaltn Small Group Full Day Tour New on TripHobo

    Duration: 8 Hrs

    Sail, Hike and Explore Lago del Desierto and Vespignani Gacier. Experience El Chalten's nature with your professional guide i...

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  • Viedma Peninsula Trek from Puerto Bahia Tunel
    Viedma Peninsula Trek from Puerto Bahia Tunel New on TripHobo

    Duration: 5 Hrs

    During this 5.5-hour excursion you will learn the history of the largest glacier in Argentina and its behavior over the past ...

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