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El Chaltén is a small town that now acts as a base for the climbing and hiking visitors to the Fitzroy Massif.

El Chaltén, ArgentinaThe town has a relaxed and friendly feel, although can be expensive given that it is so geared to tourism. However it has an interesting mix of architectural styles and a fabulous setting.

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    Our expert guides to exploring El Chaltén

    Written by our specialists from their own experiences of visiting El Chaltén, these guides will help you make the most of your time there. We share both our practical recommendations and the best ways to appreciate El Chaltén at its best.

    • Patagonia beyond the Torres: hiking vacations in Argentina’s El Chaltén
      El Chaltén, Argentina

      Patagonia beyond the Torres: hiking vacations in Argentina’s El Chaltén

      Patagonia beyond the Torres: hiking vacations in Argentina’s El Chaltén

      Audley South America specialist Iain explains why, for him, El Chaltén isn’t just one of the best places to visit in Argentina, but offers some of the best hiking in Patagonia. He recommends his preferred trails.

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    Accommodation choices for El Chaltén

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit El Chaltén. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.