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El Chaltén travel guide

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You're Going to Love El Chaltén

Overlooking Los Glaciares National Park in Patagonia, El Chaltén, founded in 1985, is a small town below the Cerro Torre and Cerro Fitz Roy mountains. Known for its countless hiking trails, it draws adventurers and nature lovers.

El Chaltén is also popular for its water activities, including boat tours on Lago Viedma and Lago Del Desierto, as well as white water rafting on Río De las Vueltas Canyon.

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When to Visit El Chaltén

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The best time to visit El Chaltén is during the summer, from late December to late February, when the weather is warmest and the days are longer.

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Where to Stay in El Chaltén

The upscale Hotel Destino Sur features mountain views and amenities such as satellite TV, a gym, and spa with Jacuzzi and sauna. The Hosteria Koonek has eight rooms for up to four guests each, a shared kitchen, and BBQ facilities.

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Shopping Streets

On the Avenida San Martín, you'll find climbing and camping gear, clothing, sunglasses, trekking shoes, and more.

Groceries and Other

Supermercado La Tostadora Moderna sells staples, snacks, and take-out. Almacen Don Manolo has fruit, cured meats, cheeses, and beverages. El Chaltén is relatively affordable. A gallon of milk is AR$74 and a dozen eggs is AR$31.

Where to Eat in El Chaltén

Estepa specializes in lamb in mint sauce, pizzas, and pumpkin sorrentinos. Entrees average AR$310. Ruca Mahuida serves Patagonian stews, trout, and pastas dishes. Entrees average AR$110.