El Chaltén, trekking capital of Argentina

Province of Santa Cruz • Argentina

Campsites in El Chaltén

Camping sites can be found: in the urban sector of El Chaltén, in private areas located north of town (towards Lago del Desierto) or in specific areas of Los Glaciares National Park. In the National Park, all the camping sites are free, with latrines but with no other services. We advice to read Recommendation during your stay.

In the urban sector of El Chaltén

El Relincho

Addres: 505, San Martín Av.
Phone: +54 2962 493007 (DDN: 02962 493007)

Located on a large property to enjoy nature in the heart of El Chaltén. The camp site is located a few meters from Río De las Vueltas where you can see several native trees. We have plenty of space to install tents and you can also use individual repair areas with fences with a barbacue and/or chulengos.

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El Refugio

Address: no number, San Martín Ave.

Del Lago

Address: Lago Del Desierto Ave. intersection A. Rojo Ave.
Phone: +54 2962 493010 (DDN: 02962 493010)

Private camping sites outside El Chaltén

Outside the National Park, there are several private camping sites, all located in the direction to Lago Del Desierto. To access them, if you do not have your own vehicle you can hire a taxi or transfer service.


Location: Route 23 (towards Lago del Desierto), 12 Km from El Chaltén

Lago Del Desierto

Location: Southern point of Lago Del Desierto, 37 Km. from El Chaltén
Phone: +54 2962 493010 (DDN; 02962 493010)

Touristic Complex Estancia Ricanor & Piedra del Fraile

Location: On Lago Del Desierto road, Provincial Route Nº 41
Phone: ++ 54 2962 493385/211 - Celular: ++54 2966 15 621779

Just 20 minutes from El Chaltén in Ea. Ricanor we offer a peacefull, wide green area, to enjoy a barbecue or just contemplate this unique landscape. The service includes toilets, showers, fire places, electric light. For the most daring, Piedra del Fraile offers -after two hours of walking through a forest of dreams - a fully equipped camping, dorms, restaurant and snack bar, plus access to unique treks in the area.

Free camping sites, inside the National Park

The three designated camping sites within the protected area (Los Glaciares National Park) are free, each one has a latrine but they do not include other services (such as groceries, electricity, etc.). You access them by hiking from El Chaltén. As in the rest of the National Park it is forbidden to make fire and all the waste generated must be returned to El Chaltén. For more information we suggest you read Recommendation during your stay.

Laguna Capri

Location: Near to Laguna Capri, 7 Km. from El Chaltén

Padre D'Agostini

Location: Trail to Laguna Torre, 10 Km. from El Chaltén


Location: Trail to Laguna De los Tres, 10 Km. from El Chaltén