Weather
Since we are at the foot of the mountains, the weather in this area is quite changing and unpredictable. During the day, the four seasons may be present, and sometimes the wind is part of the scenery.
Clothes
It is advisable to bring sport shoes or trekking boots. Clothing that may be superimposed, to put them on or take them off in layers according to the weather conditions. Thermal clothing -preferably made of synthetic material-. Waterproof jacket.
There is no banks in El Chaltén, just one ATM.

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Walks within Los Glaciares National Park.

POICENOT CAMP and the lake LAGUNA DE LOS TRES
Three hours walk, with views to Río de lasVueltas Valley, and then to the mountain mass of the Fitz Roy Mount and to the glaciers, walking through the forest and open areas, and passing through lake Capri. Low to medium difficulty.
After crossing the White River, there is a one walk with a marked slope, medium to high difficulty, to the lake Laguna de los Tres, formed by the old moray of the glacier Glaciar de los Tres, coming from the Fitz Roy mount and its thaw. Marvelous view to the Fitz Roy mountain mass, the valley, the steppe and the Viedma Lake.

LAGUNA TORRE, DE AGOSTINI CAMP
From the town, it is a three-hour walk path, of low difficulty, and little stretches with slope. After the first hour and a half, there is a viewpoint, a clearing with a small elevation that enables walkers to see the Fitz Roy River and the chain of the Torre peak. Descending from the viewpoint, there is another hour-and-a-half walk to the camp De Agostini, and then another 15 minutes walk through the moray, up the Torre Lake, to have a magnificent view of the glacier and the steeple.

LOMA DEL PLIEGUE TUMBADO
four-hours walk of constant ascending with a different, less wooded landscape. The top of PliegueTumbado is a wonderful panoramic point that enables to see the Fitz Roy mountain mass and the Cerro Torre mountain mass together with their valleys.

OTHER SHORT WALKS
Capri Lake, Chorrillo del Salto, Mirador de los Cóndores, Mirador de la Águilas, Bicisenda (Cyclepath).

FOR MORE EXPERIENCED VISITORS
Lago Toro, Cerro Huemul , Continental Ice Fields Expedition, and other tours.

ORGANIZED TOURS

SAILING AND TREKKING ON THE VIEDMA LAKE

At a distance of 15 km from the town, from a little pier of Bahía Túnel, sails a catamaran that navigates the Viedma Lake, through the ice floes, and arrives to the front of the Viedma glacier. Then tourists disembark and make an ice trekking with crampons over the glacier, lasting around one hour and a half (medium difficulty).

 

LAKE DEL DESIERTO

Transportation to the Desierto Lake, 38 km north, outside Los Glaciares National Park. It is a one-hour-and-a-half to two-hour journey, on a winding gravel path, through the Río de lasVueltas Valley, with amazing panoramic views. Tourists can make walks, sailing, and fishing activities.

PARQUE NACIONAL LOS GLACIARES

  •  Do not leave trash: come back to the town with the trash on your bag.
  • Water purity: if you are camping, do not do any washing in the water streams.
  • Fires are not allowed within the park: you may only use heaters.
  • Beware with cigarettes: since they may cause a fire, put it out and store it with the trash.
  • Stay on the marked path.
  • Do not enter the National Park with domestic animals.