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Hiking in Argentina

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!
 
 
 
 
 

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What people are saying about these trips

Matthias Steiner

5.00

November, 2022

3-day Tierra del Fuego hike to the southernmost lighthouse in the world

Amazing hiking-experience for 3 days in Patagonia with Seb, a local mountain guide from Ushuaia! I highly recommend it!

ruth board

5.00

November, 2022

Frey and Jakob Huts 3-day trek

Juan was a great guide. We went in mid November and there’s no way we could have done the Frey to Jacob traverse without him. He’s very relaxed but you feel very safe and unhurried, good fun to be around. He looked after us really well and even let us take a shower at his place before we headed off to the airport.

Birgitte Utzon

5.00

July, 2022

1-day trek to Laguna de los Tres from El Chalten, Los Glaciares National Park

Web were so pleased having Gisela as our guide. She was on time, nice company, very knowledgeable, very patient when the speed from one of us wasn’t that fast. She had egen customized the trip, sso we made a round-trip, instead of going back and forth

Birgitte Utzon

5.00

July, 2022

One-day Trekking to Laguna Torre from El Chalten, Los Glaciares National Park

Me and my sister booked two treks with Explorer-Share and guide Gisela. We are vers content with havinspektionen Gisela as a guide. She was on time, very pleasant company, had made an ekstra effort to make the trip interesting, very knowledgeable and just all in all made our trip to El Chalten a success

Rachel Miller

5.00

March, 2022

Frey and Jakob Huts 3-day trek

Juan was an amazing guide! We had the best experience treking with him and would highly recommened this trip!

Gülçin Altinok

5.00

February, 2022

Trekking Cerro Huemul loop, El Chalten

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

Chelsea Trotta

5.00

February, 2022

Trekking to Aconcagua “Confluencia” Base Camp, Day trip from Mendoza

Joaquin was an amazing tour guide! He was polite, on time, and gave us an amazing experience. He is not only a great guide but amazing person, we love talking to him and learning about Argentina and consider him a friend. We are so appreciative and this hike was the highlight of our trip.

Macarena Freire

5.00

February, 2022

Aconcagua Base Camp + Cerro Bonete 7-day Trek

Fue una hermosa experiencia de la cual guardaré bellos recuerdos y lazos. Al recordar volveré a viajar a las montañas de la Cordillera amada. Gracias por brindarme seguridad y confort en la realización de mis sueños.

Keith Bailey

5.00

January, 2022

Base Camps Trek in El Chaltén

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!

Oded Knaan

5.00

January, 2022

Hiking day to Frey Hut by Cerro Catedral ridge

A wonderful hike with Nano! The communication before the hike was great. The hike was fantastic with lots of explanations! Great experience!

Nicky Mills

5.00

December, 2021

3-day guided trek in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego

Marine was a really wonderful guide and she made the 3 day trek around Tierra del Fuego a great pleasure for us. She is very knowledgable and a very professional guide. Marine also helped us with renting clothes that we needed and went the extra mile to make sure we had everything we would need. I would definitely recommend this trek as well as Marine and Seba. Booking and paying through explore-share was also very easy and efficient. Thank you to all!

Merilyn Rees

5.00

January, 2020

Mount Carbajal and Turquesa Lagoon 1-day hike

Wonderful day. Guide sensitive to the weather conditions and our experience in leading a wonderful walk through superb landscape.

Scott

4.00

January, 2020

Ojo del Albino Glacier trekking day in Ushuaia, Argentina

Since my Dad could not come due to illness I am hoping his tour price can be refunded. The tour was nice although the trail conditions were incredibly muddy and wet, which can’t be helped. But people should be warned about how wet and muddy it is. Gabriel and Félix were great and the views were spectacular! Thanks.

Jorg Fischer

5.00

January, 2020

5-day Trek in the mountains around El Chaltén, Argentina

Magnificent tour! Cristian was an amazing guide we strongly recommend for your tour who knows all about the landscape, its plants and animals and all stories around the impressing climbing, trekking and expedition destination in the area!

Jorg Fischer

5.00

January, 2020

3-day guided trek in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego

Amazing tour with Guias del Sur! Jeremias was an outstanding guide we strongly recommend for your tour who knows all about the landscape, its plants and animals and a lot of inside stories and all climbing routes and trekking tours in the area!

Ereuss

4.00

December, 2019

Cerro Bella Vista one day guided ascent

Camila has excellent knowledge of the area and was enjoyable to be with. Lunch was so so.

Andrew Bratt

5.00

November, 2019

1-day trek to Laguna de los Tres from El Chalten, Los Glaciares National Park

Weny was a great guide. She was very knowledgeable and kept us motivated the whole time. I would definitely recommend taking this hike. It’s very challenging but worth the view of Laguna de los Tres and Fitz Roy!

Koen Kolkman

5.00

November, 2019

Trekking to Aconcagua “Confluencia” Base Camp, Day trip from Mendoza

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!

Kevin Hulse

4.00

October, 2019

Guided 1-day trek to Laguna Esmeralda, Ushuaia

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.

PAULO SANCHES

5.00

August, 2019

1-day Trek to Loma del Pliegue Tumbado from El Chalten, Los Glaciares National Park

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Shane Li

5.00

July, 2019

Classic trek in El Chalten with camping, 28km (2 days)

Juan is an excellent guide who genuinely cared for the clients ! He came with a huge backpack full of emergency equipment! He has in-depth knowledge of Patagonia and is truely passionate about sharing it with tourists. Highly recommend !

Enya Lundgrenn

5.00

April, 2019

Trekking to Aconcagua “Confluencia” Base Camp, Day trip from Mendoza

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.

Sandy Harrison

5.00

January, 2019

Nahuel Huapi Traverse hut to hut trek

A tough but thoroughly rewarding hike. The challenges of the trek are matched by the stunning views, unique flora, and wonderful people you meet along the way.

Allen

5.00

January, 2019

Poincenot and Laguna Torre 2-day guided trek

The trip was great, as was the guide. Highly recommend!

Margaret Sullivan

1.00

January, 2019

Calilegua National Park one day guided trek

I hired David Torres for a full-day mountain hike at least 2 months in advance. Without explanation or warning, he sent in his place a man with a recently broken ankle who uses a cane to walk! My entire day of "hiking" was a 3k slow walk on a flat trail. I have attempted to get a refund, but the company has refused to communicate with me. The replacement guide told me David had another trip at the same time as mine, and chose the other, more lucrative, trip.

Anne_Syd

5.00

January, 2019

Trekking Cerro Huemul loop, El Chalten

Recientemente fui guiado en el circuito de Cerro Huemul por Luis, quien era un guía muy experimentado, experto y profesional. Ayudó con los 2 cruces de tirolesa, la parte de la caminata que requería caminar sobre el glaciar, y significó que nunca tuve dudas sobre dónde llevaba el sendero. Merlin organizó a la perfección toda la comida, el equipo y la transferencia de retorno desde el final del camino. Debido a que toda la experiencia transcurrió tan bien, y Luis hizo que mi caminata fuera tan cómoda y agradable, definitivamente recomendaría esta compañía. El sendero en sí era hermoso, con muchas vistas impresionantes y estoy muy contento de haberlo experimentado. Entre los puntos destacados se encuentran los Campos de Hielo de la Patagonia Sur después de escalar sobre Windy Pass, así como los cóndores al otro lado del paso Huemul y las vistas desde el último campamento.

C4360AXianm

5.00

February, 2018

4-Day Huemul Circuit with Ice Field Views, Patagonia

This was a great trek. The organization by and support from the Serac team was top notch. I reserved well in advance and the communications I received before my trip were always clear and timely. Once I arrived in EL Chalten, everything was smooth. Hostels were arranged and the team arrived to walk us through the trek. The guides were knowledgeable and helpful, the trek was challenging but the views were rewarding. Highlights were camping in "iceberg bay" and the hike up to Paso del Viento. The shuttle back to El Chalten was timely and even came with a complimentary beer! The trek is tough so not for the mentally unprepared.

Joseph Miranda

5.00

February, 2018

3-day guided trek in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego

Everything about the experience was perfect - Sebastian was an amazing guide, the trek was incredible and every detail from the food to the equipment could not have been better. Absolutely unforgettable experience.

Anonymous

5.00

February, 2018

4-Day Huemul Circuit with Ice Field Views, Patagonia

Awesome guides provided by serac Expedition. The Huemul circuit is really beautiful and we were lucky to have good weather. Meals provided were sufficient, given that you have to carry your food, and dinner carried by the guide. It would be cheaper if you could go in a bigger group, and also definitely more enjoyable with more people. We managed to spend 1 hour at the Paso del Vento and the view is amazing!

Anonymous

5.00

May, 2017

Base Camps Trek in El Chaltén

Absolutely awesome, one of the best weeks of my life! Did the 6 day basecamp trek and the scenery cannot be compared to anything! Amazing guides who were so knowledgeable, friendly and funny!

harmonyv11

5.00

December, 2016

Trekking expedition to Marconi Pass

¡Fantástico! ! Ambos tuvimos una increíble aventura con nuestro guía de montaña, Max. Por suerte el clima era perfecto y toda la experiencia fue fantástica. Realmente disfrutamos aprendiendo sobre el área local, así como la montaña de plantas autóctonas que Max estaba muy dispuesto a transmitir durante el viaje. Nos sentimos seguros en todo el 3 días y tenía plena confianza en nuestros guías los niveles. Él también era muy agradable y divertido. El día en el glaciar fue inolvidable. Explorando las cuevas y ver los hoyos profundos de la fusión del hielo fue de lo más destacado. El equipo de escalada y tutorial para principiantes era genial. Un especial de unos pocos días en las montañas que le gusta compartir durante algún tiempo. gracias Merlin para organizar nuestro viaje y nos configurar con un gran guía. Todo lo mejor y nos pondremos en contacto la próxima vez que estemos en El Chaltén. Leon y armonía

Jason O

5.00

December, 2016

Base Camps Trek in El Chaltén

I did the 6 Day Basecamp Trek through Patagonia and had a blast. The trip was amazing, with amazing views and the hiking top notch. I would totally go back and do another one of the hikes offered by Mountaineering Patagonia.

Iris V

5.00

April, 2016

Southern Ice Field Expedition, Patagonia

Fantastischer Bergsteiger-Trip über das patagonische Eisfeld von El Chaltén aus. Unser Bergführer Juan und sein Assistent Raffael waren hervorragende Führer. Wir hatten eine super Zeit zusammen. Die Tour ist körperlich sehr anspruchsvoll, ein echtes Abenteuer. Aufgrund eines Schlechtwetter-Einbruchs mussten wir zusammen 2,5 Tage auf einer chilenischen Hütte ohne Heizmöglichkeit Weihnachten feiern. Juan und Raffa haben uns am 24.12. sogar Pizza auf dem Gaskocher gebacken! Das Wetter klarte auf und wir konnten auf das Eisfeld gehen. Die Blicke auf den Cerro Torre und FitzRoy waren atemberaubend schön! Die gesamte Organisation über Merlin und sein Büro sowie mit Juan und Raffa waren top! Unser absolutes Highlight in Patagonien.

iriseveleigh

5.00

April, 2016

Southern Ice Field Expedition, Patagonia

Fantastischer Bergsteiger-Trip über das patagonische Eisfeld von El Chaltén aus. Unser Bergführer Juan und sein Assistent Raffael waren hervorragende Führer. Wir hatten eine super Zeit zusammen. Die Tour ist körperlich sehr anspruchsvoll, ein echtes Abenteuer. Aufgrund eines Schlechtwetter-Einbruchs mussten wir zusammen 2,5 Tage auf einer chilenischen Hütte ohne Heizmöglichkeit Weihnachten feiern. Juan und Raffa haben uns am 24.12. sogar Pizza auf dem Gaskocher gebacken! Das Wetter klarte auf und wir konnten auf das Eisfeld gehen. Die Blicke auf den Cerro Torre und FitzRoy waren atemberaubend schön! Die gesamte Organisation über Merlin und sein Büro sowie mit Juan und Raffa waren top! Unser absolutes Highlight in Patagonien.

Menchu2173

5.00

March, 2016

Base Camps Trek in El Chaltén

Had a really amazing time on this trek. Most credit to our very knowledgeable guide Juan, his assistant Matthias who was also a good cook and porters Waco and Patto. The trip was very well organized, and we learned a lot from being hands on as far as pitching and taking down our own tents. The views were amazing and everyday had something different to offer. Would definitely recommend Mountaineering Patagonia to anyone who wants see the beauty of Patagonia. Would love to do the Southern Ice field someday with the same company

Nicole M

5.00

March, 2016

Base Camps Trek in El Chaltén

I just returned from an incredibly memorable and exciting trip from Patagonia, the highlight being the 6 day Base Camps trek with Mountaineering Patagonia. The trip was well organized, the food was amazing (I think we all gained weight somehow despite the long days of hiking) and the guides were wonderful-particularly our lead guide Juan. If you're looking for an adventurous outdoor experience with a team that truly knows and loves the area I highly recommend them. The experience could not have been better. Thank you Merlin, Juan & the rest of Mountaineering Patagonia for an incredible time!

Acido003

5.00

April, 2015

Trekking Cerro Huemul loop, El Chalten

impresionante la excursión!!! vale la pena cada minuto dentro de la montaña, sus hielos, paisajes y atardeceres. Algo que no borraré nunca de mi alma. Gracias Mountaineering Patagonia, un servicio excelente, un guía de primera - experiencia de vida.-


 

There are many reasons for choosing Hiking in Argentina

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.

 

Good to know:

Country Code

+54

Language

Spanish

Currency

Argentine Peso

Best time to visit

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

How to get there

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

Weather

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

More info about Hiking in 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

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