Spend your days participating in the incredible activities available both on property and beyond. Enjoy world-class salmon fishing or a kayaking excursion that immerses you into the many lakes and rivers in the area. You might consider a visit to the Madsen House Museum, where you can learn about El Chalten pioneer Andreas Madsen, or set off on a bird watching expedition and see how many different species you can find.
For those who want to relax, wander down to the river and sink into one of the chairs set along the bank. Or swing in a nearby hammock overlooking the Fitz Roy. You are also highly encouraged to choose one of the spectacular hikes through the national park.
De Los Tres Lagoon Full Day: This trek starts with a transfer to the trailhead at El Pilar, located 11mi to the north of the town. Enjoy the attractive views of the valley and the Río de Las Vueltas, and the impressive Cordón de Los Cóndores mountains that you will drive alongside.
The walk begins through a dense forest of lenga trees that protect you from the winds coming off the Continental Ice Field. Right from the start you will be able to see many different glaciers; Marconi, Eléctrico, Cagliero and in the distance, towards Lago Del Desierto, the Vespignani glacier.
Arriving at your first viewpoint, Piedras Blancas glacier, you will then leave the forest, and end up in a clearing where you can admire in all their splendor the peaks of “S”, Saint Exupéry, Poincenot, Fitz Roy, Mermoz and Guillaumet. You will then begin the 1,312ft climb, and in about an hour you arrive at Laguna de los Tres.
During this steep climb up to Laguna de los Tres, the path will be rocky and contain steps; but arriving at the highest point on the path, you will be rewarded by the majestic views of Fitz Roy, the glacier de los Tres and its lagoon. The grandeur of this location makes you feel very insignificant. From here, circle Laguna de los Tres and head towards the viewpoint of the Laguna Sucia and its glacier. After a rest and a bite for lunch, start the descent and walk back to El Chaltén.
Lagoon Torre Full Day: From El Chaltén you will head off on the Laguna Torre footpath and, after a small climb, enter a small Ñire wood. From here, the path starts to ascend more steeply alongside the Fitz Roy River until it arrives at a viewpoint of the canyon and the Margarita waterfall. You’ll look down over the FitzRoy River and its serpentine course with a backdrop of the unique Mount Solo, the Adela range, and the impressive Mount Torre.
After about an hour of walking you will arrive at the Mount Torre viewpoint, which affords unforgettable views of the surrounding mountains. You will then continue for another 2 hours through grand lenga forests, crossing old glacial moraines and wet plains until you arrive at Laguna Torre. In this section you may spot a wide range of birds, including the Magellanic woodpecker, and upon arrival at Laguna Torre will see huge icebergs floating, having calved from the Torre glacier face.
Chalten Camp Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner