The surrounding Parque Nacional Los Glaciares is the playground of El Chaltén; various adventure options are available in the northern part of the park.


Lodgings range from budget to high end. Reservations should be made at least one month in advance for the January–February high season – demand here is that great. Dorm beds fill up fast in summer. If you bring a sturdy tent, however, there’s always space in the campgrounds.


Eating establishments range from budget to top end. Groceries, especially produce, are limited and expensive. Bring what you can from El Calafate. Restaurants can also be short on vegetables.

Drinking & Nightlife

While El Chaltén isn't known for its nightlife, the relatively recent addition of a few bars greets the growing demand for after-hours fun.