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Hiking in Argentina: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You

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Argentina is a vast and diverse land, ranging from the tropics of the North, the Pampas and Andes in the West, Buenos Aires in the East, and the mighty Patagonia in the South. Hiking is a truly stunning way to discover the best of this beautiful country.

Argentina conjures up images of huge and vast desolate plains framed by towering and majestic mountains, with flat grass fields and romantic cities littering the landscape. The Andes and Patagonia are two of the most impressive natural wonders on earth, with Buenos Aires being one of the great world cities. Hiking around this country is an unbelievably special experience, as the wide array of landscapes and sheer epic scale of the scenery takes the breath away. Take a pick from our selection of hiking trips in Argentina, and prepare to fall in love with this exquisite place!

Hiking in Argentina

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FAQs: Hiking in Argentina

What should I know about Hiking Argentina?

Argentina is a very large country, with every conceivable type of climate and landscape possible located within. Each region has its own distinct culture, so try and learn more about each one to discover just how diverse this place is.

Some of the hiking can be extremely difficult, so make sure you have a good level of fitness before undertaking.

Why should I choose Argentina for my Hiking adventure?

The Scenery

The scenery of Argentina is absolutely jaw-dropping and breath-taking, with vast tracts of fields and pampas giving way to massive lakes, humongous mountains and dry rock formations. Patagonia in particular has been a source of fascination for centuries, with its other-worldly terrain and sheer emptiness creating a unique territory at the bottom of the world.

The Culture

The culture of Argentina is heavily shaped by its immigrant-heavy history, with Spanish colonial and Italian influences still looming large. Red meat, wine, tango and beautiful art are just some of the gorgeous cultural delights to sample, with late-nights and a fun vibe permeating the country.

The Cities

Argentina contains fantastic cities, with the world-famous, riotous and intoxicating Buenos Aires an obvious example. Other places such as Mendoza, Cordoba, Rosario and Salta each have unique and distinct cultures, customs and traditions, with interesting histories and sumptuous architecture abound.

What can I expect from the weather in Argentina?

Hot summers and mild Winters in most of the country, with Patagonia very cold for most of the year.

Which language is predominantly spoken in Argentina?

Spanish

What currency is accepted in Argentina?

Argentine Peso

How can I get to Argentina?

Flights to Buenos Aires from most South/Central/North American hubs, with many more from Europe.

What’s the country code of Argentina?

+54

What’s the high season for Hiking in Argentina?

October-March, when the weather is warmest and conditions driest.

What people are saying about Hiking | Argentina

Enya

5.00

I would highly recommend this trip to anyone. Joaquin is an excellent guide, and will not only take you to you destination, but also teach you a lot about the geography and history around Aconcagua and the area around. The view of Aconcagua is better by the entrance to the park, but the trip up to Confluencia is worth the trouble if you are staying in Mendoza (or nearby, I travelled from Chile just for this hike). Depending on your fitness level, Joaquin can find a hike that will suit you and give you an experience of the Andes mountains that you wont get anywhere else.

Kevin

4.00

I came here at the end of Winter, so it was still snowing and the lake was unfortunately frozen with snow on top. However, the hike had amazing views with a very knowledgeable Guide. Pick up was on time and all information was given to me as needed. Highly recommend.

Koen

5.00

The hike and location were great, but what made it a super experience was Joaquin, our guide. He shared a lot of his knowledge about the nature and the country. He really took his time and let you enjoy all the surroundings have to offer. On top of that we had an amazing lunch (you have to try the carrot mayonaise) with an incredible view. If we ever go back to Argentina we’ll definitely book another day with him. Thanks for making mendoza unforgettable!

Keith

5.00

Emiliano was great. I have traveled all over the world with many trekking guides. He is definitely among the best. Thank you, Emiliano, for a great trip!

Gülçin

5.00

Everything about this trip was really great. Firstly explore-share was extremely helpful, really responsive. We felt really supported making all the arrangements from Netherlands to Argentina. Thanks for the team for that! In terms of the trip -- this was one of the most special trips we ever had. Huemel circuit is was very special. You start day1 in Patagonian forests and slowly ascend to the more rugged, stoney views of the circuit until you end up in the glaciers (and walk on them!) in day 2. Day 2 is slightly challenging due to the long ascend and walk until the camp. But without being very experienced we were able to do it (also thanks to our amazing guide Luis). We camped in an area only by ourselves, where it snowed overnight, which added to the majestic beauty of the whole trip. Day 3 mainly was descending to the 3rd camp area next to Viedma lake. This was also slightly challenging given the very steep descend in the forest, but despite the challenge it was fun, and was filled with great views. The reward is big, where Viedma lake is awaiting with glacier pieces floating on the lake just in front of you (and sometimes letting go some of it’s pieces). It’s a mesmerising area. And day 4 is going back to the start through next to the lakes, hares and guanakos. slightly easier trek but very peaceful, a nice goodbye to the circuit. We were picked up by a car at the end, arranged by Merlin/Luis. In all days, we were flabbergasted by the ruggedness and beauty of Patagonian mountains, glaciers, forests, lakes and everything we've seen. We were mainly alone in the circuit -- at least in the direction we were doing there was no one else with us. In that sense it was extra special. Our guide Luis was one of the main reasons for why this trip was so special. Very experienced and friendly -- made us feel really comfortable in what we were doing through his guidance on technical moves (e.g. in traverses, when we are descending etc). Also very experienced in the area, knew the circuit step by step - gave us a lot of information on the story of the geography not just like a guide but like a scientist almost (he was full of knowledge for this space). It was obvious that he really loves these lands and mountains, it was great to experience this route with him. I never write reviews, but this was a great trip on all levels, and want to make sure anyone who sees the review doesn’t doubt and just goes for it. Thank you Luis, Merlin and explore share - for your friendliness, professionalism and love of nature. You definitely added an incredible memory to our minds. I highly recommend everyone to experience Huemel Circuit with Luis and Merlin. Gulcin and Sebastiaan

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