El Chaltén how to get there. Useful information & Tips

El Chaltén, Argentinian Patagonia

Travel tips

R: Required / O: Optional / (*) Most of the gear suggested can be found at the explora store in our hotel

explora provides travelers with trekking poles and a courtesy water bottle, which they can fill with purified water. This is in order to reduce the use of plastic bottles.

WHAT TO BRING
Trekking
HeadVISOR PEAK CAPR
WINTER CAPR
Hiking clothingFirst layer: TOP AND BOTTOMR
Second layer: POLARR
Third layer: GORE-TEX JACKETR
Fourth layer: DOWN JACKETR
T-SHIRTSO
LONG-SLEEVE T-SHIRTS R
THIN FLEECEO
TREKKING PANTSR
TREKKING SHORT O
WATERPROOF PANTSR
GlovesTHERMAL GLOVESR
WINDPROOF GLOVESR
FeetTREKKING SOCKS (LONG)R
MOUNTAIN OR TREKKING BOOTSR
WATERPROOF GAITERSO
Other accessoriesBATHING SUITO
SANDALSO
BUFF OR NECK GAITERR
SUNGLASSESR
SUNSCREENR
SMALL BACKPACK (25 lts)R

el chaltén how to get there

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 Patagonia: You can travel with us to explora 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, Austral and LATAM Airlines.

Distance Chart

From Tomihh:mm
HotelEl Chaltén110:30
El ChaltenCalafate Airport1242:30
El Calafate AirportEl Calafate120:20
El CalafatePerito Moreno471:00
El CalafateCerro Castillo1803:00
Cerro CastilloPuerto Natales370:40
Puerto NatalesPunta Arenas1552:30

 

Pick-Up Spot and Timetable

El Calafate Airport and Hotels: Free pick-up shuttle between 08:00 and 20:00 hrs. from the El Calafate Airport and the city’s hotels to explora El Chaltén.

Drop-Off Spots and Timetable

El Calafate Airport and Hotels: Free drop-off shuttle between 08:00 and 20:00 hrs. to the El Calafate Airport and the city’s hotels from explora El Chaltén.

Check-In & Check-Out

Check-In: Check-in takes place as of noon.

Check-out: Travelers must check-out before noon. In case you want to take a half-day exploration, you must check-out before departing and we will take care of your luggage.

*Please arrange the transfer schedule from the hotel to the airport based on the availability on the check-out date.

Weather

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).

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