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El Chaltén

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, Austral and LATAM Airlines.

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 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.

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, Austral and LATAM Airlines.

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 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.

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

Solicitado
para todas as atividades

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)
Opcional
para todas as atividades
  • 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).

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).