The colourful village of El Chalten overlooks the stunning northern sector of Los Glaciares National Park. Additionally, it is the base for exploring the majestic and World renowned Fitz Roy Massif. Considered “the” place for hiking in Argentine Patagonia, El Chalten is just 220km from El Calafate by road. Furthermore, there is a wide choice of hikes taking you deep into the impressive surrounding mountains of Fitz Roy, Laguna Los Tres and Laguna Torre.
Today, you will depart by bus for the 3 hour journey to El Chalten, passing by Rio La Leona post where you will enjoy one of the oldest and typical Patagonian hostels. (A pre night in El Calafate is essential, but not included).
Day 2El Chalten
This morning, depart El Chalten on the Fitz Roy trek and ascend to the Vueltas River Viewpoint. From here you will see the “U” shape valley below that has been carved by glaciers. Ascend to the Fitz Roy massif where you will have panoramic views of Saint Exupery, Poincenot, Fitz Roy, Mermoz and Guillaumet. Pass through beautiful lenga forests to De los Tres lagoon, following the trail to Sucia Lagoon. (B, L)
Day 3El Chalten to El Calafate
Today you will start your walk along the Laguna madre e Hija Valley until you reach the Cerro Torre viewpoint, which offers stunning views of Torre Glacier. In the late afternoon walk back to Chalten and take the bus back to El Calafate. (B, L)