A view toward Cerro Fitz Roy near El Chaltén, Argentina

A view toward Cerro Fitz Roy near El Chaltén, Argentina


Hikers, climbers, and adventurers of all sorts are drawn to the extraordinary landscapes of the Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina. The village of El Chaltén is an excellent base to launch an expedition (or a simple day hike) into the wonder of the Patagonian Andes. Numerous trails—including the renowned Lago de los Tres hike—lead through glacier-carved valleys and alongside serene lakes shimmering under the jagged peaks of Cerro Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre mountains. El Chaltén is so popular with those seeking alpine nirvana that it’s been named Argentina’s ‘trekking capital.’
El Chaltén is a small mountain village in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. It is located on the riverside of Rio de las Vueltas, within the Los Glaciares National Park at the base of Cerro Torre and Cerro Fitz Roy mountains, both popular for climbing.

It is 220 km north of El Calafate. 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.[1][2]  

Source: El Chaltén

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