The colourful mountain village of El Chaltén lies 3½ hours north of Calafate along a road that offers wonderful views of Lago Argentino, Lago Viedma and the towering granite Fitzroy peaks. This is an excellent area for walking.
Our preferred accommodation
means that the hotel is one of our Dream Destinations.
Lodge/Hosteria - Lago del DesiertoThis remote yet cosy lodge is on the eastern shore of Lago del Desierto, and is reached by boat after a 37km drive north from El Chalten. There are stunning views towards the towering Fitzroy peaks and the western shores of the lake, over which the snow-capped peaks fo the Andes can be seen.
Inn/Posada - ChaltenOne of El Chalten’s most charming lodges owned by mountain guide Alberto Del Castillo, who has filled the walls of the breakfast room with his mountaineering photos. It has a warm, friendly atmosphere and very helpful staff.
Country hotel - Lake ViedmaFounded by Finn Alfred Ramstrom as an estancia in 1917, this remote property (the gravel access road alone is 75km) is in a beautiful setting sheltered from the fierce glacial winds by knarled sequoias. Power is provided by a hydraulic turbine.
Lodge/Hosteria - El ChalténA small and friendly hotel at the southern edge of El Chaltén. The restaurant serves breakfast, and other meals during high season.