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El Chaltén

Patagonia, Argentina

Tips for your travel

From the Buenos Aires, Argentina Airport: Take a connecting flight to El Calafate. From there, a 137-miles land route takes you to El Chaltén, with a 3-hour traveling time.

From the Santiago de Chile Airport: Take a connecting flight to Punta Arenas or Puerto Natales, and cross the border to Argentina through the Río Don Guillermo border crossing to Calafate. Our team will pick you up here and take you to explora El Chaltén in a van.

From a stay in Explora: You can travel with us to Explora in El Chaltén in a trip that takes approximately eight hours, with one stop over to eat and rest. This trip has an additional cost that varied depending on the date of your stay.

Flights from Argentina

The nearest airport is the Comandante Armando Tola International Airport at El Calafate, located at 137 miles from El Chaltén. Landings are mainly from Buenos Aires, with a non-stop travel time of approximately 3.5 hours. Operating lines are Aerolíneas Argentinas, Jetsmart y Flybondy.

Distance Chart

From To mi hh:mm
Hotel El Chaltén 11 0:30
El Chalten Calafate Airport 124 3:00
El Calafate Airport El Calafate 12 0:20
El Calafate Perito Moreno 47 1:00
El Calafate Cerro Castillo 180 3:00
Cerro Castillo Puerto Natales 37 0:40
Puerto Natales Punta Arenas 155 2:30

 

Pick-Up Spot and Timetable

El Calafate Airport and Hotels: Free pick-up shuttle at 12:00 noon from the El Calafate Airport to explora El Chaltén.

Hotels in El Calafate: Free pick-up shuttle at 11:00 AM (approximate time) from the city’s hotels to explora El Chaltén.

Drop-Off Spots and Timetable

El Calafate Airport: Leaving the hotel at 08:00 AM to arrive at the airport at 11:30 AM.

Hotels in El Calafate: Leaving the hotel at 08:00 AM arriving at hotels at 12:00 PM.

We offer ground transportation by van between Torres del Paine and El Calafate or El Chaltén on certain days of the week between October 2021 and April 2022.

Travel between the two Explora destinations:

Travelers who combine their stays in Explora Torres del Paine and Explora El Chaltén can make the one-way trip without additional cost on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays.

*The trip between Torres del Paine and El Chaltén is 402 km and takes about 8-9 hours.

How to get there?

From the Buenos Aires, Argentina Airport: Take a connecting flight to El Calafate. From there, a 137-miles land route takes you to El Chaltén, with a 3-hour traveling time.

From the Santiago de Chile Airport: Take a connecting flight to Punta Arenas or Puerto Natales, and cross the border to Argentina through the Río Don Guillermo border crossing to Calafate. Our team will pick you up here and take you to explora El Chaltén in a van.

From a stay in Explora: You can travel with us to Explora in El Chaltén in a trip that takes approximately eight hours, with one stop over to eat and rest. This trip has an additional cost that varied depending on the date of your stay.

Flights from Argentina

The nearest airport is the Comandante Armando Tola International Airport at El Calafate, located at 137 miles from El Chaltén. Landings are mainly from Buenos Aires, with a non-stop travel time of approximately 3.5 hours. Operating lines are Aerolíneas Argentinas, Jetsmart y Flybondy.

Distance Chart

From To mi hh:mm
Hotel El Chaltén 11 0:30
El Chalten Calafate Airport 124 3:00
El Calafate Airport El Calafate 12 0:20
El Calafate Perito Moreno 47 1:00
El Calafate Cerro Castillo 180 3:00
Cerro Castillo Puerto Natales 37 0:40
Puerto Natales Punta Arenas 155 2:30

 

Timetable Pick-Up & Drop-Off

Pick-Up Spot and Timetable

El Calafate Airport and Hotels: Free pick-up shuttle at 12:00 noon from the El Calafate Airport to explora El Chaltén.

Hotels in El Calafate: Free pick-up shuttle at 11:00 AM (approximate time) from the city’s hotels to explora El Chaltén.

Drop-Off Spots and Timetable

El Calafate Airport: Leaving the hotel at 08:00 AM to arrive at the airport at 11:30 AM.

Hotels in El Calafate: Leaving the hotel at 08:00 AM arriving at hotels at 12:00 PM.

Transfers from/to Torres del Paine

We offer ground transportation by van between Torres del Paine and El Calafate or El Chaltén on certain days of the week between October 2021 and April 2022.

Travel between the two Explora destinations:

Travelers who combine their stays in Explora Torres del Paine and Explora El Chaltén can make the one-way trip without additional cost on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays.

*The trip between Torres del Paine and El Chaltén is 402 km and takes about 8-9 hours.

El Chaltén has a cool and dry mountain weather, with irregular winds. In Patagonia you can experience the four seasons in the same day.

Required
for all activities

Explora provides travelers with trekking poles, helmets and riding gaiters for horseback rides and give them a bottle of water.

  • Baseball cap
  • Polar/ Wool/ Windstopper hat
  • 1st layer: Layer top and bottom
  • 2nd layer: Fleece
  • 3rd layer: Waterproof Jacket
  • 4rd layer: DownJacket
  • T-shirts
  • Long sleeve T-shirts
  • Thin Fleece
  • Trekking pants and trekking shorts
  • Trekking socks (long)
  • Trekking boots
  • Rain Pants
  • Liner Gloves
  • Wind stopper gloves
  • Waterproof gaiters
  • Sunglasses
  • Buff or neck gaiter
  • Small back pack (25 lts)
Optional
for all activities
  • Bathing Suite
  • sandals
What to bring Patagonia

El Chaltén has a cool and dry mountain weather, with irregular winds. In Patagonia you can experience the four seasons in the same day. However, there are certain weather events that mark the different periods of the year:

Spring-Summer: From October until March, the weather is mainly temperate, with average temperatures between 10ºC and 20ºC (50ºF and 68ºF). There is sunlight during most of the day and nights are fairly short.

Autumn: Daily sunlight hours and temperatures reduce starting March. Patagonia forest are tinged with classic autumn colors, including red, ocher and yellow.

Winter: They typical Patagonian wind is almost gone during this season. Days are shorter and average temperatures vary between -5ºC and 5ºC (23ºF and 41ºF).

CHECK-IN & CHECK-OUT

Check-in: Check-in takes place as of 13:00 p.m.

Check-out: Check-out must be at 10:00 a.m. If you want to take a half-day exploration, you have to check out before leaving to the exploration and we will take care of your luggage.

Climate

El Chaltén has a cool and dry mountain weather, with irregular winds. In Patagonia you can experience the four seasons in the same day. However, there are certain weather events that mark the different periods of the year:

Spring-Summer: From October until March, the weather is mainly temperate, with average temperatures between 10ºC and 20ºC (50ºF and 68ºF). There is sunlight during most of the day and nights are fairly short.

Autumn: Daily sunlight hours and temperatures reduce starting March. Patagonia forest are tinged with classic autumn colors, including red, ocher and yellow.

Winter: They typical Patagonian wind is almost gone during this season. Days are shorter and average temperatures vary between -5ºC and 5ºC (23ºF and 41ºF).

Check in/out

CHECK-IN & CHECK-OUT

Check-in: Check-in takes place as of 13:00 p.m.

Check-out: Check-out must be at 10:00 a.m. If you want to take a half-day exploration, you have to check out before leaving to the exploration and we will take care of your luggage.