Description

Place of passage and meeting place. A classic in the area. Located in the Valle del Río Eléctrico, it has unique views and location. It is an ideal place to spend the night and regain strength before venturing towards the Marconi glacier or the Pollone glacier. It has a camping place and there is also the possibility of staying overnight inside the shelter.

Services

SERVICES: Baths, meals, drinks, dorms, camping.

ACCESS: from the bridge of the river Eléctrico to 17 km from El Chaltén, 6.5 km path with 50 m of unevenness per millenary forest.
See the trek

PATHS: Lago Eléctrico, Laguna Pollone, Glaciar Marconi, Piedra Negra, Paso Del Cuadrado.

RATES: AR$ 300 pass to trails, AR$ 450 camping, AR$ 600 Dorms (prices per person).

Location

Valley of the Río Eléctrico - El Chaltén area - Santa Cruz province - Argentine Patagonia

Distance from El Chaltén: 14,6 miles (10,6 miles by Provincial Route 41 + 4 miles walking in the path).

Distance from Comandante Armando Tola International Airport (El Calafate): 138.6 miles (2.5 hours by car or bus).

Useful information

Argentina, the country

Official language: Spanish.
National currency: Argentine Peso.
Passport: minimum validity of 6 months.
Visas for tourism: authorized period of stay of is up to 90 days.
Vaccination for foreigners: Yellow Fever Vaccine is mandatory only in case of visiting forested areas of the north and northeast of Argentina, the borders with Brazil and Paraguay at altitudes below 2300 masl, including Iguazu Falls.
It is advisable to take out travel insurance to cover medical expenses abroad, including medical transfer.
Electric network: 220V / 50Hz.

El Chaltén

National Direct Dialing Code: 02962.
International Direct Dialing Code: 0054 2962.
How to get there: land route from El Calafate to 215 Km.
Nearest airport: El Calafate at 200 Km.
Climate in the austral summer: dry, windy and very variable.
Minimum average temperature: 33ºF (-1ºC) on winter.
Maximum average temperature: 59ºF (+15ºC) on summer.

Available services in El Chaltén

ATM: Red Link, Banco Santa Cruz.
Postal Mail: Correo Argentino.
Mobile telephony network: 2G, Movistar only.
Fuel: gasoline and diesel.

Services NOT available

Bank.
Money Exchange agencies.
Rent-a-car.