Chalten Camp

The world has been shaped by the dreams of the pioneers. Many of them were considered crazy because their plans were impossible, there was no way to make "those things" come true. Chalten Camp took that heritage and rose in the most unthinkable place in El Chaltén.

The Camp offers a unique glamping experience that combines stunning views of Fitz Roy with minimal environmental impact. Blended with the native forest, each dome provides shelter and comfort with panoramic "windows" to the mountain range.

The camp has a strong commitment to sustainability and this fact also demands extra effort from our guests (such as avoiding hair dryers).  Responsible and intelligent use of energy and water has challenged us in various aspects of service and the whole experience, but this, far from being a problem, has been a great opportunity to build something unique and special.

Like the simple houses of "Old Patagonia", the dining dome is the heart of the camp, providing shelter and the ideal space to relax, the eighty square meters house the dining area and a panoramic living room with views of Fitz Roy. Three antique tables with six place settings each, give room to enjoy dinner by candlelight, either in the company of your loved ones or sharing stories and anecdotes with other travelers.

Aiming to find a balance between comfort and low environmental impact, the domes are built on stilts within the native forest. Each unit is 27 square meters, housing a bedroom and a private bathroom. They are equipped with a wood-burning salamander, 220-volt electricity, queen-size beds, generous blankets and cozy décor.  These geodesic structures are the starting point for a simple but memorable stay. The camp offers a secluded wilderness experience, offering only 8 units: six doubles and two triples. All of the domes enjoy panoramic "windows" onto Fitz Roy.


In & Around the camp

• The hammocks: In front of the magnetic Fitz Roy there are two places with a small table and two hammocks. This place is ideal to enjoy a look, a drink or just enjoy the weather.

• The chairs by the river: No matter if you want to have a picnic, take a dip or admire the stars, this is the perfect spot.  With two sets of four chairs and a table, the "Rio de las Vueltas" riverside is a great plan for any type of traveler.
• The picnic table: Enjoying a box lunch near the domes can be a good alternative after demanding days of hiking, staying "at home" deciding what to do at your own pace.
• Hiking to "La Florida": Starting from the access gate to the farm, you can walk along the river of the turns, through forests of lenga and nires. This gentle hike is a self-guided alternative that can take up to four hours.  This depends entirely on the enjoyment of each.

• Hiking in the National Park: El Chaltén is a paradise for climbers and hikers, as it offers a wide range of self-guided trails that can be done in half a day or a full day. Access to them is really easy, starting in town.

• Climbing classes: There are few places in South America where you can feel, see and breathe rock climbing. Immerse yourself in this intrepid world and take private lessons, learning the basic skills that will allow you to enjoy this mountain adventure.

• Full day kayaking: Explore lakes and rivers, getting a full sense of nature, which definitely enriches your visit to the , this excursion is for people with good physical condition but not necessarily with kayaking experience.

• Salmon fishing: Go in search of huge king salmon in a breathtaking scenery, choosing the fishing technique that best suits your tastes and expectations

• Bird watching: The richness and diversity of the surrounding landscapes make it a fantastic place for bird lovers. Los Glaciares National Park has 10% of the species found in Argentina.

• Madsen House-Museum: Enjoy a gentle stroll along the magnificent granite wall that leads  to the camp, and discover all about Andreas Madsen, pioneer of El Chaltén.


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