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

El Chaltén
Huemul Circuit

Join Juan, AAGM-certified alpine guide, and discover the beauty of El Chaltén, in Argentina. Explore some of the best hiking routes of Patagonia with an expert!


2 Days

Jan - Mar, Oct - Dec




* Discover a scenic village of the Argentine Patagonia.

* Explore the most stunning hiking routes of El Chalten.

* Spend a night surrounded by fabulous alpine landscape.


Would you like to explore one of the most beautiful areas of Patagonia? Then join me for this 2-day hiking excursion around El Chalten.

We offer both private and group departures. Check out our scheduled dates below!

El Chalten is a colorful village in Santa Cruz Province in southern Argentina. Located within Los Glaciares National Park and surrounded by snow capped peaks and deep-blue coloured lakes, this area is an awesome destination for summer outdoor adventures.

On this hiking experience, we will discover the most stunning areas of El Chalten. We will reach the De los Tres lagoons, and amazing vantage points on Monte Fitz Roy and Glaciar Grande. Furthermore, we will spend a night at the Poincenot Base Camp surrounded by a fabulous alpine landscape.

Keep in mind that during the hike, your backpack will stay in the campsite so you won’t have to carry anything! However, you will need a good fitness level as we will hike for about 6 hours each day. For more information, you can check the itinerary below.

So, if you are up for this exciting 2-day hiking tour in the Argentine Patagonia, please get in touch with me. Let’s discover the beauty of El Chalten together!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Personal insurance

- Mountain guide expenses

- Tents

- Sleeping pad

- Cooking utensils

- Sleeping bag

- Snacks

- Clean drinkable water

Price details

Not included: personal equipment - alcoholic drinks / Optional: Transfer from El Calafate to El Chalten.

If you are interested in a group trip, check our scheduled departures below.


Day 1: El Chalten - De los Tres Lagoon

Meeting in El Chalten. We start hiking along a path towards Laguna Capri, a great viewpoint for Fitz Roy. We then continue to the camping area where we take a break. From there we undertake the hardest part of the trek ascending to Laguna de los Tres, reaching 400 m in only 2 km. We return to the Poincenot base camp for dinner and rest.

Distance: 10 km / Elevation gain: 650 m / Difficulty: Moderate / Duration: 6/7 hs

Day 2: Madre and Hija Lagoons - Cerro Torre Valley - El Chalten

Hike to Madre and Hija Lagoons and the valley of Cerro Torre. We reach the impressive viewpoints of the Torre lagoon, the Grande glacier and Cerro Torre. After lunch we descend back to El Chalten.

Distance: 18km / Elevation gain: 250m / Difficulty: Low / Duration: 6/7 hs



More info

Recommended equipment: 25 L backpack - trekking shoes - synthetic base-layer - polar fleece - Waterproof / breathable clothing - winter jacket - sun cap - winter cap - buff - sunglasses - sunscreen - trekking poles - Personal hygiene kit - front lamp - extra socks ///// We discourage this trip to people who have had some heart surgery, and to pregnant women.

Meeting point

El Chalten, Santa Cruz (Argentina)


What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
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About the guide

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Alpine 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.





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What people are saying about Juan



So happy with my trip. It was more than I could ever hope for. My guide was very patient and flexible with my capability to hike the difficult trails I am totally satisfied with this hike and will plan to do it again. Do you have this service for Torres Del Paine as well? Let me know.



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.



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



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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