GENERAL DESCRIPTION

El Chaltén, the hiking capital of Argentina, is a village within the Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina’s Santa Cruz province. It is still a small town that is best known for being the gateway to Mt. Fitz Roy and Cerro Torres, two of the most rugged and impressive peaks in the Patagonian Andes.

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El Chalten is only 3 hours’ drive from El Calafate (so just a stone's throw away, for Patagonian standards). It offers trekking opportunties in quiet snowy mountains, with landscapes similar to the Alps.

LOCATIONS EXPERIENCED

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EL CHALTEN CITY

El Chaltén city is a base for hikers and mountaineers. Near Fitz Roy, a path leads to the Laguna de los Tres viewpoint. Just northwest of the village, the shores of Laguna Capri offer mountain views. Shops line San Martín, one of the village’s main streets.

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TREKKING 1 - CHORRILLO DEL SALTO

Chorrillo del Salto waterfall is of 20 meters high and on the last leg of the Chorrillo river before it flows into the De las Vueltas river. The total distance of this trek is only 4 Km from El Chalten.

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TREKKING 2 - LOS CONDORES Y LAS AGUILAS

Viewpoint Mirador de los Cóndores is at the top of a small hill that gives panoramic views of the town and the Valley of the Vueltas River, the massifs of Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy. The viewpoint of Las Águilas offers views of Lake Viedma and the vast Patagonian steppe.

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TREKKING 3 - LAGUNA DEL TORRE

Laguna Torre is at the foot of the Adela range, Torre and Grande glaciers and Cerro Torre. The footpath leads to a wide range of landscapes, ranging from wide glacially formed valleys to dense forests.

EL CHALTEN CITY

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El Chaltén city is a base for hikers and mountaineers. Near Fitz Roy, a path leads to the Laguna de los Tres viewpoint. Just northwest of the village, the shores of Laguna Capri offer mountain views. Shops line San Martín, one of the village’s main streets.

TREKKING 1 - CHORRILLO DEL SALTO

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Chorrillo del Salto waterfall is of 20 meters high and on the last leg of the Chorrillo river before it flows into the De las Vueltas river. The total distance of this trek is only 4 Km from El Chalten.

TREKKING 2 - LOS CONDORES Y LAS AGUILAS

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Viewpoint Mirador de los Cóndores is at the top of a small hill that gives panoramic views of the town and the Valley of the Vueltas River, the massifs of Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy. The viewpoint of Las Águilas offers views of Lake Viedma and the vast Patagonian steppe.

TREKKING 3 - LAGUNA DEL TORRE

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Laguna Torre is at the foot of the Adela range, Torre and Grande glaciers and Cerro Torre. The footpath leads to a wide range of landscapes, ranging from wide glacially formed valleys to dense forests.

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