El Chaltén boasts a stunning backdrop of jagged peaks, pristine lakes, and glaciers, making it a mesmerising retreat into the core of Argentine Patagonia. Positioned strategically within the boundaries of the UNESCO World Heritage site, Los Glaciares National Park, this enchanting village lies near the majestic peaks of Cerro Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre.
The iconic Cerro Fitz Roy, also known as Mount Fitz Roy (“The Smoking Mountain”), dominates the skyline. This is one of the reasons El Chaltén has earned the title of the “National Capital of Trekking in Argentina”. Many world-class hiking and climbing trails start here. As you embark along the meandering paths, you’ll find yourself heading deeper and deeper into unspoiled nature, pure mountain air, and a sea of greenery backed by powdery-white peaks.
Aside from hiking, travellers to El Chaltén can try mountain biking, ice trekking with crampons and horseback riding amidst the steppe and white peaks. El Chaltén likewise offers a laid-back atmosphere, and the village is dotted with cosy lodges, boutique hotels, and charming restaurants, providing a comfortable and authentic base for exploring the surrounding wilderness.