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El Chaltén

Patagonia, Argentina

Explorations in
El Chaltén

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Glaciar Huemul

Lago del Desierto
Hike
Moderate
Half-day

We take the van to the southern sector of the Lake of the Desert to begin hiking through a rainforest, where we will begin our ascent to Laguna Huemul, at the foot of the Glacier. We will pass through some clearings along the way where we will see the waterfalls that come down from the glaciers. We return along the same trail, with a panoramic view of the Laguna Huemul, Mount Fitz Roy and the Las Vueltas River valley.

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Glaciar Huemul
Hike
Moderate
Half-day
  • Exploration Path

    We take the van to the southern sector of the Lake of the Desert to begin hiking through a rainforest, where we will begin our ascent to Laguna Huemul, at the foot of the Glacier. We will pass through some clearings along the way where we will see the waterfalls that come down from the glaciers. We return along the same trail, with a panoramic view of the Laguna Huemul, Mount Fitz Roy and the Las Vueltas River valley.

    395 m 1296 ft
    393 m 1291 ft
    871 m 2858 ft
    483 m 1583 ft

    Elevation Profile

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Laguna Pollone

Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Hike
Advanced
Full-day

We begin by crossing the Eléctrico River and gradually enter a great nothofagus forest, accompanied by Patagonian birdsong the entire time. We then change landscape and move on to the sandy riverbanks of the Eléctrico River, with views of glaciers and mountain ranges up to Lake Eléctrico. We return along the same trail, which will give us other views of the valley.

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Laguna Pollone
Hike
Advanced
Full-day
  • Exploration Path

    We begin by crossing the Eléctrico River and gradually enter a great nothofagus forest, accompanied by Patagonian birdsong the entire time. We then change landscape and move on to the sandy riverbanks of the Eléctrico River, with views of glaciers and mountain ranges up to Lake Eléctrico. We return along the same trail, which will give us other views of the valley.

    264 m 865 ft
    213 m 700 ft
    712 m 2335 ft
    433 m 1420 ft

    Elevation Profile

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Rio Arriba

Lago del Desierto
Overland
Easy
Half-day

We leave by van northward toward the Laguna del Desierto Provincial Reserve, passing beautiful waterfalls that are formed thanks to the Las Vueltas River Valley's geography. We will cross the nothofagus rainforest until we reach the Lake of the Desert lookout point, which offers a great panoramic view of the lake, the mountains that surround it and their glaciers.

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Rio Arriba
Overland
Easy
Half-day
  • Exploration Path

    We leave by van northward toward the Laguna del Desierto Provincial Reserve, passing beautiful waterfalls that are formed thanks to the Las Vueltas River Valley's geography. We will cross the nothofagus rainforest until we reach the Lake of the Desert lookout point, which offers a great panoramic view of the lake, the mountains that surround it and their glaciers.

Las Lolas

Los Huemules Conservation Reserve
Self Guided
Easy
Half-day

A brief hike from the lodge will take us to the entrance of the Los Huemules Reserve forest. Along the way are lenga and ñires trees, and lagoons, as well as the company of native birds.

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Las Lolas
Self Guided
Easy
Half-day
  • Exploration Path

    A brief hike from the lodge will take us to the entrance of the Los Huemules Reserve forest. Along the way are lenga and ñires trees, and lagoons, as well as the company of native birds.

    129 m 423 ft
    -129 m -423 ft
    492 m 1614 ft
    465 m 1526 ft

    Elevation Profile

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Laguna de los huemules

Los Huemules Conservation Reserve
Hike
Easy
Half-day

We hike from the lodge crossing a lenga and ñire forest, watching different types of birds and huemul deer tracks. We hike up to the Azul Lagoon, a water reserve that will reveal what has happened there. Different water birds will follow us along during this hike.

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Laguna de los huemules
Hike
Easy
Half-day
  • Exploration Path

    We hike from the lodge crossing a lenga and ñire forest, watching different types of birds and huemul deer tracks. We hike up to the Azul Lagoon, a water reserve that will reveal what has happened there. Different water birds will follow us along during this hike.

    204 m 669 ft
    -669 m -603 ft
    603 m 1978 ft
    487 m 1598 ft

    Elevation Profile

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Aves Patagónicas

Los Huemules Conservation Reserve
Hike
Easy
Half-day

We leave by van for Laguna Cóndor, where we will be able to observe and learn from the behavior of different types of birds in this region. The sector is home to a great diversity of birds, including some that can only be seen on this trail. We then hike through an ancient rainforest, whose characteristics make it a great place to see different types of owls.

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Aves Patagónicas
Hike
Easy
Half-day
  • Exploration Path

    We leave by van for Laguna Cóndor, where we will be able to observe and learn from the behavior of different types of birds in this region. The sector is home to a great diversity of birds, including some that can only be seen on this trail. We then hike through an ancient rainforest, whose characteristics make it a great place to see different types of owls.

    158 m 518 ft
    -146 m -479 ft
    500 m 1640 ft
    466 m 1529 ft

    Elevation Profile

Laguna Azul

Los Huemules Conservation Reserve
Self Guided
Easy
Half-day

We hike from the lodge crossing a lenga and ñirre forest, watching different types of birds and huemul deer tracks.

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Laguna Azul
Self Guided
Easy
Half-day
  • Exploration Path

    We hike from the lodge crossing a lenga and ñirre forest, watching different types of birds and huemul deer tracks. We hike up to the Azul Lagoon, a water reserve that will reveal what has happened there. Different water birds will follow along.

    216 m 708 ft
    -216 m -708 ft
    603 m 1978 ft
    487 m 1598 ft

    Elevation Profile

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Laguna Cóndor

Los Huemules Conservation Reserve
Hike
Easy
Half-day

We will walk through a rainforest area, where biodiversity plays a key role. The route includes a gentle ascent along a rocky ledge, which will give us unique views and perspectives of the Las Vueltas River valley. Diverse birds can be observed in the Laguna sector.

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Laguna Cóndor
Hike
Easy
Half-day
  • Exploration Path

    We will walk through a rainforest area, where biodiversity plays a key role. The route includes a gentle ascent along a rocky ledge, which will give us unique views and perspectives of the Las Vueltas River valley. Diverse birds can be observed in the Laguna sector.

    158 m 518 ft
    -146 m -479 ft
    500 m 1.640 ft
    466 m 1.529 ft

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Río Las Vueltas

Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Overland
Easy
Half-day

We border the Las Vueltas River, enjoying different perspectives of the valley and wide views of the Andes Mountains We stop along the way to get different views of the Los Andes Mountain Range.

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Río Las Vueltas
Overland
Easy
Half-day
  • Exploration Path

    We leave the lodge and border the Las Vueltas River, enjoying different perspectives of the valley and wide views of the Andes Mountains We stop along the way to get different views of the Los Andes Mountain Range. Before returning to the lodge, we will make a stop in El Chaltén town to walk through its streets.

Reserva Vespigniani

Lago del Desierto
Overland
Easy
Full-day

We walk along a low difficulty path through the forest of the least known areas of El Chaltén. On the way back, we see the valley surrounded by woody mountains.

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Reserva Vespigniani
Overland
Easy
Full-day
  • Exploration Path

    We take the van from the lodge to the southern tip of Lago del Desierto. From there, we will navigate for about 30 min to the Vespigniani Nature Reserve, where we can walk along a low difficulty path through the forest of the least known areas of El Chaltén. On the way back, we see the valley surrounded by woody mountains and, in the background, Mount Fitz Roy.

    *Exploration subject to availability operated by third parties.
    **Wednesdays not available

Colonos

Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Overland
Easy
Half-day

This exploration is a trip in time, including a guided visit to the house of pioneer Andreas Madsen.

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Colonos
Overland
Easy
Half-day
  • Exploration Path

    This exploration is a trip in time, including a guided visit to the house of pioneer Andreas Madsen, a Danish man who arrived in 1901 to work with Perito Pascasio Moreno and built the first houses in El Chaltén. You will learn their history, the challenges faced by Madsen and his family, and everyday life in an estancia over a century ago.

    *Temporarily unavailable. Consult other exploration options with your Explora guide at the destination.

    413 m 1355 ft
    -95,6 m -314 ft
    413 m 1.355 ft
    392 m 1.286 ft

    Elevation Profile

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La Roca

Los Huemules Conservation Reserve
Climbing
Moderate
Half-day

For those with the appropriate experience, we offer climbing routes for beginners and others that are more demanding, always caring for the traveler’s safety and experience.

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La Roca
Climbing
Moderate
Half-day
  • Exploration Path

    El Chaltén is known worldwide for rock climbing. Many of the world’s top climbers have gone up the Fitz Roy, Torre, and La Guilloumet mounts, among others. For those with the appropriate experience, we offer climbing routes for beginners and others that are more demanding, always caring for the traveler’s safety and experience.

    *Climbing explorations are subject to availability have an additional cost. Reserves in the lodge.

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