Surrounded by mountains, glaciers and rivers, Explora El Chalten is a luxury eco lodge with privileged access to some of the best hiking in Patagonia around Mount Fitz Roy and Los Huemules Conservation Area


Explora El Chalten is a luxury eco-lodge set within a private conservancy on the banks of the Electrico River in southern Argentina. With easy access to day hikes in Glaciers National Park like Fitz Roy, Laguna Torre and Laguna de los Tres, you can discover the Patagonia's unique landscapes and wildlife on a range of expertly guided hikes and other nature excursions here. Guest rooms and suites offer comfort and privacy, while the onsite spa's massage rooms, sauna and open-air hot tubs are the perfect antidote for tired muscles. In typical Explora style, all meals, snacks and beverages are included at the lodge, with traditional Argentinean wood-fired dinners a highlight.

Combine two or more Explora Lodges for special rates and transfer inclusions; date and length of stay restrictions apply. Please enquire for applicable specials for your itinerary and travel dates.

Explora El Chalten Hike Natural Reserve Los Huemules
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What's Included
  • All meals, snacks and open bar
  • Guided excursions daily (two half-day or one full-day)
  • Passes to National Parks and Reserves, and use of walking poles
  • Hot tub use and access to leisure areas
  • Scheduled shared transfers to and from El Calafate airport
3Getting here
Location & Access

Explora El Chalten is located within the Los Huemules Conservation Reserve in southern Patagonia near El Chalten (Argentina's hiking capital). Complimentary scheduled shared transfers are available between the lodge and El Calafate airport (about three hours by road). From El Calafate connecting flights are available to Buenos Aires and other locations. Transfer options from El Calafate to Torres del Paine National Park and other locations are available through Walk into Luxury.

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What You Need to Know
Best Room

The spacious Suite (three available)

Suitable For

Ideal for couples and private groups (enquire for options for families with children)

Best Nearby Walk

Laguna de los Tres and Fitz Roy-Laguna Torre are the bucket-list day hikes, but there are countless options ranging from easy walks to mountain ascents like Cerro Madsen

Best Nearby Park

Los Huemules Conservation Reserve and Los Glaciares National Park

Best Food & Wine Experience

Enjoy Argentinian cuisine inspired by the surroundings, featuring locally and sustainably sourced ingredients

Best Place for Relaxation

The lodge's outdoor hot tubs with views of the forest


October to April

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