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Fitz Roy , El Chalten
Poking above the horizon like a pair of cat's ears, the peaks of Fitz Roy offer one of Patagonia's iconic sights. Each year, hundreds of clim
Tours from $45
Water Body
Laguna Torre , El Chalten
Located at the base of the Adela range, Laguna Torre offers visitors unparalleled views of Cerro Torre. Tranquil scenery accompanies you as y
Tours from $296
Hiking Trail
Laguna de los Tres , Los Glaciares National Park
Hike to Laguna de los Tres, an emerald lagoon of glacier water on a track that reveals plenty of natural sights along the way. On your way up
Tours from $145
Duration: 9 hours
Enjoy the best navigation through the Upsala, Seco, Heim, Spegazzini and Perito Moreno glaciers. The new Maria Turquesa Cruiser includes a recreational room for children and offers choosing between a Gourmet Lunch Box service on the main deck or on the first deck (capacity for 180 passengers), Gourmet Glaciers Classic or our traditional Premium Gourmet Experience in an exclusive room (capacity for 16 passengers).
Book on Viator from $130
Water Body
Laguna Capri , El Chalten
Hike from El Chalten to the green-blue lake of Laguna Capri, which awards visitors with picturesque views of forested hillsides and jagged sn
Tours from $80
Chorillo del Salto , El Chalten
Half hidden by green woods traversed by many hiking trails, Chorillo del Salto drops from a height of 20 m (66 ft). During cold winters, the

El Chalten

Mountains · Bodies of Water · Waterfalls
Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia. Built only in 1985 as leverage in a border dispute with Chile, El Chalten has since transformed into a tourist hub thanks to its proximity to both the Cerro Torre and Cerro Fitz Roy mountain ranges. Thousands of foreign visitors flock to the small town each year, and things to do in El Chalten universally involve expeditions into the dramatic surroudings, with plenty of tour operators offering options of varying length and difficulty. Back in town, the infrastructure revolves around keeping visiting trekkers happy, fed, and well equipped for adventure. Use our world travel planner: El Chalten and all its delights await.

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Where to stay in El Chalten

Thanks to the city's small size, almost all of the accommodation options in El Chalten are within easy walking distance of anything of note in town. Most
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