El Chaltén - "Steaming Mountain" in native Tehuelche - is a small town found in the south of Argentinian Patagonia, surrounded by the impressive Glaciers National Park. The region surrounding it is considered to be one of the most beautiful on the planet by many. It’s a land of lakes, glaciers, rivers and mountains, where the unpredictable Patagonian weather reigns. All of this is watched over by the daunting Fitz Roy, which, along with Cerro Torre, forms the most stunning and most sought after mountain range in Argentina. Thanks to these majestic neighbours, this tiny town is internationally recognised as one of the best destinations for anyone passionate about adventure sports, such as rock climbing and alpinism, but also for those wishing to explore massive glaciers. The glaciers here form part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, which is beaten in size only by those of Antartica and Greenland.
The climbs in Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre before considered impossible, have given El Chalten a key place in the alpine climbing history. Today, however, it offers ascents and routes to any adventurers regardless their experience; from rock and mixed climbs in the Aguja Guillaumet or Aguja de la S to less technical climbs in Cerro Solo, Cerro Gorra Blanca and circuits like La Vuelta al Campo de Hielo, Circo de los Altares and La vuelta al Fitz Roy.
En desarrollo de lo dispuesto en el artículo 17 de la Ley 679 de 2001, la agencia advierte al turista que la explotación y el abuso sexual de menores de edad en el país son sancionados penal y administrativamente, conforme a las leyes vigentes.