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Challenging day hike in El Chalten to the Loma del Pliegue Tumbado

Chalten Hike

Join AAGM certified guide Juan for a challenging, but exciting hiking adventure in El Chalten, Argentina that will take you to the Loma del Pliegue Tumbado.

Private and Group


1 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Oct, Nov, Dec




  • Enjoy a full-day trek around El Chalten in Argentina.
  • Venture to the Loma del Pliegue Tumbado.


Trekking around El Chalten in Argentina is a magnificent experience. The views are absolutely breath taking, and seem to go on and on. And, on this full-day trip, I would be happy to take you on a hiking adventure that will take you all the way to the Loma del Pliegue Tumbado.

Our trip will begin in El Chalten. From there, we will trek through a forest, which we will cross through completely. After that, we will start trekking to higher altitude, ascending approximately 300 meters before reaching Loma del Pliegue Tumbado, where you can enjoy some incredible views of the Andes and the surrounding landscape. Afterwards, we will return to El Chalten.

The difficulty of this trip is moderate, as there will be some challenging parts. Furthermore, we will be covering a distance of approximately 10 kilometers, and hiking for approximately 8 hours. As a result, it is important that participants on this trip are in good physical condition. Prior hiking experience is recommended as well.

Have you ever wanted to hike through the wilderness of Argentina? If so, you can’t do much better than El Chlaten. To join me on this great adventure, please send a request. I have no doubt you’ll have a great time.

I also offer a classic, 2-day, 28 kilometer trek around El Chlaten that includes a night of camping.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Please contact me for pricing information.


More info

Participants should bring the following items: 25 L backpack Trekking footwear First synthetic or merino layer Polar diver Waterproof / breathable clothing Coat jacket Sun hat Cap Buff cap Lenses Sunscreen Gloves.

Meeting point

El Chalten

About the guide

I moved to El Calafate in 2001 and very soon I started practicing mountain activities, including rock climbing, skiing, hiking and trekking. In 2007, I began to work in the mountains as an assistant guide in Perito Moreno.

I finished my trekking guide course in 2011 and then, in 2015, I completed the following course to become a Mountain Guide.

I manage Zetatrek, a guiding company offering hiking and trekking trips in El Chaltén and Los Glaciares National Park. I work together with a group of guides, so if I'm not available to guide you, one of my colleagues will do it. All the guides in the team are professionally certified, and hold the required permits to guide.





What people are saying about Juan Zaldivar


September, 2023

The experience and the guide Juan were excellent. During our trip he told us Many stories about the land and the culture of Angentinian people and It was super. A really professional guy. Unfortunately the wheater wasn’t the best and we were not able to see the Laguna de los Tres but the experience was beautiful.

Jamil Dewji


January, 2023

Juan and the guide he assigned to hike with us, Rodrigo, were fantastic. Rodrigo was patient, knowledgeable, and a total blast to hike with. The hike itself was one of the toughest but most unforgettable experiences of our lives. Would absolutely recommend.

Amy Stubbs


December, 2022

The hike was a wonderful, unforgettable experience! Juan and Matias provided great insights regarding the trail, region and town. Highly recommend!

Shane Li


July, 2019

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 !


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