El Chaltén, Argentina

Map of El Chaltén with roads and terrain

Transportation to El Chaltén

Description

El Chalten is in the Patagonian region of southern Argentina. El Chalten was founded in the late 1970s/early 80s as an outpost of Argentina to anticipate land claims of Chile for that area. 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. The growing number of hiking tourist lead to an increase in construction and in summer the town is full of tourists.

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Accommodations in El Chaltén

Top Things to Do in El Chaltén

Cerro Fitz Roy

Mountain

Laguna Torre

Historic Walking Area

Salto El Chorrillo

Waterfall

Laguna Capri

Body of Water

Viedma Glacier

Landmark

Mirador del Torre

Lookout

Road to El Chalten

Scenic Drive

Glaciar Huemul

Geologic Formations

Miradores Los Condores y Las Aguilas

Hiking Trail

El Chaltén Travel Tips & Reviews