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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|
|Head||VISOR PEAK CAP||R|
|Hiking clothing||First layer: TOP AND BOTTOM||R|
|Second layer: POLAR||R|
|Third layer: GORE-TEX JACKET||R|
|Fourth layer: DOWN JACKET||R|
|Feet||TREKKING SOCKS (LONG)||R|
|MOUNTAIN OR TREKKING BOOTS||R|
|Other accessories||BATHING SUIT||O|
|BUFF OR NECK GAITER||R|
|SMALL BACKPACK (25 lts)||R|
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.
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.
|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|
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.
El Calafate Airport: Leaving the hotel at 09:00 AM to arrive at the airport at 12:40 PM.
Hotels in El Calafate: Leaving the hotel at 09:00 AM arriving at hotels at 13:00 PM.
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.
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).