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El Chaltén

Patagonia, Argentina

Explorations in
El Chaltén

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Rio Arriba

Lago del Desierto
Overland
Easy
Half-day

We leave Explora by van, going through the different curves and beautiful waterfalls that are formed thanks to the geography of the Río de las Vueltas valley, to go into the deepest and most humid forests of the Lago del Desierto Provincial Reserve. Once we reach the lake, after making a panoramic stop, we return along the route to the lodge.

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Rio Arriba
Overland
Easy
Half-day
  • Exploration Path

    We leave Explora by van, going through the different curves and beautiful waterfalls that are formed thanks to the geography of the Río de las Vueltas valley, to go into the deepest and most humid forests of the Lago del Desierto Provincial Reserve. Once we reach the lake, after making a panoramic stop, we return along the route to the lodge.

Las Lolas

Los Huemules Conservation Reserve
Self Guided
Easy
Half-day

A brief hike from the lodge will take us to the entrance of the Los Huemules Reserve forest. Along the way are lenga and ñires trees, and lagoons, as well as the company of native birds.

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Las Lolas
Self Guided
Easy
Half-day
  • Exploration Path

    A brief hike from the lodge will take us to the entrance of the Los Huemules Reserve forest. Along the way are lenga and ñires trees, and lagoons, as well as the company of native birds.

    129 m 423 ft
    -129 m -423 ft
    492 m 1614 ft
    465 m 1526 ft

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Laguna de los huemules

Los Huemules Conservation Reserve
Hike
Easy
Half-day

We hike from the lodge crossing a lenga and ñire forest, watching different types of birds and huemul deer tracks. We hike up to the Azul Lagoon, a water reserve that will reveal what has happened there. Different water birds will follow us along during this hike.

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Laguna de los huemules
Hike
Easy
Half-day
  • Exploration Path

    We hike from the lodge crossing a lenga and ñire forest, watching different types of birds and huemul deer tracks. We hike up to the Azul Lagoon, a water reserve that will reveal what has happened there. Different water birds will follow us along during this hike.

    204 m 669 ft
    -669 m -603 ft
    603 m 1978 ft
    487 m 1598 ft

    Elevation Profile

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Aves Patagónicas

Los Huemules Conservation Reserve
Hike
Easy
Half-day

In this exploration we will learn more about the birds of this region. We will leave by van to the Laguna Cóndor. We will walk to a viewpoint to contemplate the landscape and observe various types of birds that live there to learn more about them and their behavior. Then we will continue walking through an old lengas forest that will allow us to see other birds. We will return by van to Explora.

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Aves Patagónicas
Hike
Easy
Half-day
  • Exploration Path

    In this exploration we will learn more about the birds of this region. We will leave by van to the Laguna Cóndor. We will walk to a viewpoint to contemplate the landscape and observe various types of birds that live there to learn more about them and their behavior. Then we will continue walking through an old lengas forest that will allow us to see other birds. We will return by van to Explora.

    151 m 495 ft
    -133 m -436 ft
    500 m 1640 ft
    466 m 1529 ft

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Laguna Azul

Los Huemules Conservation Reserve
Self Guided
Easy
Half-day

We hike from the lodge crossing a lenga and ñirre forest, watching different types of birds and huemul deer tracks.

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Laguna Azul
Self Guided
Easy
Half-day
  • Exploration Path

    We hike from the lodge crossing a lenga and ñirre forest, watching different types of birds and huemul deer tracks. We hike up to the Azul Lagoon, a water reserve that will reveal what has happened there. Different water birds will follow along.

    204 m 669 ft
    -204 m -669 ft
    603 m 1978 ft
    487 m 1598 ft

    Elevation Profile

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Laguna Cóndor

Los Huemules Conservation Reserve
Hike
Easy
Half-day

An ancient lenga tree forest welcomes us to this exploration where birds take main stage in several spots along the way.

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Laguna Cóndor
Hike
Easy
Half-day
  • Exploration Path

    An ancient lenga tree forest welcomes us to this exploration where birds take main stage in several spots along the way. The tour continues upward through a rock cliff offering unique views and perspectives to the Las Vueltas River valley.

    151 m 495 ft
    -133 m -436 ft
    500 m 1.640 ft
    466 m 1.529 ft

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Campo de Hielo Sur

Campo de Hielo Sur
Expedition
Expert
Full-day

The Southern Ice Field is considered one of the world’s most remote and inhospitable places. Walking over this huge ice and snow plateau is one of the most transformative experiences for an explorer.

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Campo de Hielo Sur
Expedition
Expert
Full-day
  • Exploration Path

    The Southern Ice Field is considered one of the world’s most remote and inhospitable places. Walking over this huge ice and snow plateau is one of the most transformative experiences for an explorer. If conditions allow for it, we will spend six days among forests, rocky slopes, lagoons, and vast ice and snow expanses, all surrounded by impressive mountains. This is a demanding 90 km hike expedition in a changing weather.

    *This exploration combines Explora services with services provided by third parties, meaning it must be reserved in advance and can carry an additional charge. Only for travelers with experience. Available as of December 2022.

    2629 m 8625 ft
    -2719 m -8921 ft
    1.577 m 5.174 ft
    395 m - ft

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Hielos Patagónicos

Campo de Hielo Sur
Expedition
Expert
Full-day

We hike from the lodge bordering the Diablo River valley. We spend the first day among Patagonian forests until we reach the edge of the Diablo...

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Hielos Patagónicos
Expedition
Expert
Full-day
  • Exploration Path

    We hike from the lodge bordering the Diablo River valley. We spend the first day among Patagonian forests until we reach the edge of the Diablo Lagoon. We sleep at the Cagliero refuge. The next day will be spent hiking up rock cliffs towards the Southern Ice Fields. It will be a day of contrasts between the valley, the lagoons, and this huge ice expanse. We camp through the night. On the next day, we enjoy the splendor of this place, contemplating the mountains as we descend over ice and snow, until reaching the rock of the Eléctrico River valley. We cross the river in a zip line and hike to a forest, where a van will be waiting for us to return to the lodge.

    *This exploration combines Explora services with services provided by third parties, meaning it must be reserved in advance and can carry an additional charge. Only for travelers with experience. Available as of December 2022.

    1795 m 5889 ft
    -1823 m -5981 ft
    1.566 m 5.138 ft
    448 m 1.470 ft

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Los Témpanos

Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Overland
Easy
Full-day

We begin our trip at El Calafate, from where we approach the front of this magnificent and sculptured ice mass that will constantly remind us that it is always moving. Travelers will have the option to take the different walkways.

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Los Témpanos
Overland
Easy
Full-day
  • Exploration Path

    The impressive Perito Moreno Glacier comes down to Argentina from the Southern Ice Fields. We begin our trip at El Calafate, from where we approach the front of this magnificent and sculptured ice mass that will constantly remind us that it is always moving. Travelers will have the option to take the different walkways to get a better view of the glacier. We return to El Calafate by van and then take off to explora El Chaltén.

    * Subject to availability between the months of October and April. This exploration combines explora services with services provided by third parties, so it must be confirmed with our reservations team at least 30 days before the stay and has an additional cost.
    This exploration must be done during the day prior to check-out at Explora, and must include a night's stay in El Calafate, which must be covered by each traveler. To make your reservation, contact us at reserve@explora.com or by phone +56 2 2395 2800.

Glaciar Perito Moreno

Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Overland
Easy
Full-day

While we drive to the Perito Moreno Glacier, we will learn more about its history, the Patagonian steppe, the area’s nature, the dynamics of glaciers, and the features that make this one so special.

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Glaciar Perito Moreno
Overland
Easy
Full-day
  • Exploration Path

    While we drive to the Perito Moreno Glacier, we will learn more about its history, the Patagonian steppe, the area’s nature, the dynamics of glaciers, and the features that make this one so special. Why is it balanced? How does it compare with other glaciers? These are some of the questions that will be answered as we approach the impressive Perito Moreno Glacier.

    * This exploration combines Explora services with services provided by third parties, so it must be confirmed with our reservations team at least 30 days before the stay and has an additional cost. This exploration must be done on the day of check-out and must include a night's stay in El Calafate, which must be covered by each traveler. To make your reservation, contact us at reserve@explora.com or by phone +56 2 2395 2800.

Río Las Vueltas

Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Overland
Easy
Half-day

We border the Las Vueltas River, enjoying different perspectives of the valley and wide views of the Andes Mountains We stop along the way to get different views of the Los Andes Mountain Range.

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Río Las Vueltas
Overland
Easy
Half-day
  • Exploration Path

    We leave the lodge and border the Las Vueltas River, enjoying different perspectives of the valley and wide views of the Andes Mountains We stop along the way to get different views of the Los Andes Mountain Range. Before returning to the lodge, we will make a stop in El Chaltén town to walk through its streets.

Reserva Vespigniani

Lago del Desierto
Overland
Easy
Full-day

We walk along a low difficulty path through the forest of the least known areas of El Chaltén. On the way back, we see the valley surrounded by woody mountains.

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Reserva Vespigniani
Overland
Easy
Full-day
  • Exploration Path

    We take the van from the lodge to the southern tip of Lago del Desierto. From there, we will navigate for about 30 min to the Vespigniani Nature Reserve, where we can walk along a low difficulty path through the forest of the least known areas of El Chaltén. On the way back, we see the valley surrounded by woody mountains and, in the background, Mount Fitz Roy.

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